Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Tottenham & Chelsea still lead the way

Tottenham & Chelsea maintainted their 100% records to the start of the season, and lead the table on 12 points.

Tottenham left it late, but Aaron Lennon's 95th minuite winner was enough to keep them on top of the table. Peter Crouch had given Spurs the lead having come on as a substitute, but Lee Bowyer levelled for Birmingham with just 15 minutes to go.

Chelsea meanwhile had no such problems, dismantling Burnley with a 3-0 scoreline. Nicolas Anelka, Michael Ballack, and Ashley Cole the scorers for Chelsea who sit alongside Tottenham at the top.

Man Utd came from behind to defeat Arsenal 2-1 at Old Trafford, as Andre Arshavin netted from 25 yards with a blockbuster of a shot to put the Gunners ahead towards the end of the first half, but the other side of half time, Wayne Rooney scored from the spot, before Abu Diaby headed into his own goal to gift United the win.

Man City are in the top 4 thanks to their 1-0 away win at Portsmouth, Emmanuel Adebayor scoring his third of the season as City continued their impressive start to the campaign.

Dave Kitson scored for Stoke as they moved into 5th place following their win over Steve Bruce's Sunderland, whilst Liverpool bounced back to winning ways following a topsy turvy game at Bolton. Liverpool were behind twice as Bolton led through Kevin Davies & Tamir Cohen, but goals from Glen Johnson, Fernando Torres, and Steven Gerrard swung it for the Reds.

Elsewhere, Aston Villa saw off Fulham at Villa Park which included an own goal from John Pantsil, and a cracker from Gabriel Agbonlahor, whilst Everton defeated Wigan in controversial fashion, when Leighton Baines scored a last minute penalty. This being after Paul Scharner had given Wigan the lead, but Louis Saha levelled for the Toffees.

Wolves & Hull drew 1-1 at Molineux, with Geovanni putting City ahead but Wolves bounced back through Stearman.

The other game in the Premier League ended in a goalless draw as Blackburn & West Ham took a point off each other.

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