September 29, 2009

Down goes Chelsea (EPL roundup)

As I've mentioned a couple times, I predicted Chelsea would be in at least a tie for the EPL lead on point total until the end of the season.

After a shocking 3-1 defeat to Wigan (no thanks to Petr Cech's sendoff), the Blues have no room for error now and share the top of the table with Manchester United -- the beneficiaries of a 2-0 win against Stoke City thanks to two Ryan Giggs' assists.

In other league highlights, Tottenham's Robbie Keane found his finishing form with four goals in a 5-0 win against Burnley. Fernando Torres also had a fine hat-trick in a 6-1 Liverpool win against Hull City.

Manchester City continues to play in top form. Sunderland hit Wolves for five. And Arsenal escaped Craven Cottage with a 1-0 win.

Oh and credit Tim Howard with a fine shutout of Portsmouth as well.

Here are the results and some highlights:

Monday
Manchester City 3-1 West Ham (A: 42,745)

Sunday
Sunderland 5-2 Wolverhampton (A: 37,566)

Saturday
Portsmouth 0-1 Everton (A: 18,116)
Blackburn 2-1 Aston Villa (A: 25,172)
Tottenham 5-0 Burnley (A: 35,462)
Birmingham 1-2 Bolton (A: 28,671)
Wigan 3-1 Chelsea (A: 18,542)
Stoke City 0-2 Manchester Utd (A: 27,500)
Liverpool 6-1 Hull City (A: 44,392)
Fulham 0-1 Arsenal (A: 25,700)

1 comment:

jar66su said...

gotta love ESPN's "highlights"