Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sunday's EPL Live Match Commentary:


LIVE EPL 13:30pm kick-offs:

Arsenal vs Stoke City
Manchester United vs Manchester City
Fulham vs Everton

Team News:
Arsenal vs Stoke City

Arsenal: Szczesny, Song, Koscielny, Santos, Mertesacker, Djourou, Walcott, Arteta, Ramsey, Gervinho and Chamakh. Subs: Fabianski, Van Persie, Park, Benayoun, Rosicky and Frimpong.

Stoke: Begovic, Wilson, Shawcross, Upson, Whitehead, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Walters and Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Jones, Jerome, Palacios, Shotton and Huth.

Manchester United vs Manchester City

United: Gea, Smalling, Evra, Ferdinand, Fletcher, Nani, Evans, Anderson, Young, Rooney and Welbeck. Subs: Lindegaard, Hernandez, Fabio, Berbatov, Park and Jones.

City: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Clichy, Yaya Toure, Kompany, Silva, Milner, Barry, Balotelli and Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Toure, Nasri and Dzeko.

Fulham vs Everton

Fulham: Schwarzer, Hangeland, Baird, Riise, Grygera, Dembele, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Johnson and Zamora. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Ruiz, Duff, Frei and Hughes.

Everton: Howard, Distin, Hibbert, Jagielka, Baines, Osman, Neville, Drenthe, Fellani and Vellios. Subs: Mucha, Saha, Coleman, Cahill, Heitinga and Stracqualursi.


Fulham vs Everton:
0: The referee has blown the whistle indicating the start of the match at Craven Cottage.
3: Jack Rodwell with the ball for Everton, he passes the ball to Royston Drenthe... who takes an ambitous shot from 30 yards out..... GOAL!!! Drenthe breaks the deadlock in the 3rd minute. 1-0 to Everton.
24: Shot by Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy.... HITS THE POST!
25: Shot by Clint Dempsey from 25 yards out.... FANTASTIC SAVE!!! by Tim Howard to prevent Dempsey from levelling the match.

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
21: James Milner with a cross into the box.... that finds Mario Balotelli who hits it... GOAL!! City are in front with Balotelli the scorer!
24: Mario Balotelli has been booked for unsporting behaviour. The Good and Bad Mario....
31: Shot by Yaya Toure from 40 yards out.... MISS!

Arsenal vs Stoke City:
27: Aaron Ramsey with a good pass into the box for Gervinho who shoots..... GOAL!!
31: Dean Whitehead with a bad foul on Mikel Arteta. Yellow card given to the Stoke City midfielder.
34: Peter Crouch with the ball at his feet from a cross by Jonathan Walters..... he hits the ball with his right-foot... GOAL!!! 1-1. FACT: This means that Crouch has scored over 7 goals against Arsenal in his career.


Fulham vs Everton:
45: The referee blows the whistle for half-time. Everton are leading at the break due to a goal in the 3rd minute by Royston Drenthe.

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
45: The fouls have been flying in here at Old Trafford and at the break City are leading 1-0 from Mario Balotelli's strike.

Arsenal vs Stoke City:
45+1: Arsenal corner taken by Mikel Arteta into the box for Gervinho who heades the ball..... OVER!!!
45+2: Half-time here at The Emirates with the score 1-1. Gervinho broke the deadlock in the 27th minute but Peter Crouch eqaulised for The Potters 7 minutes later.


Manchester United vs Manchester City:
45: The referee blows the whistle to start this second half at Old Trafford.
47: Foul by Jonathan Evans against Mario Balotelli on the edge of the penalty area.... RED CARD!! United are down to ten men.
58: Mario Balotelli scores!!!!! 2-0. Great set up play by Milner and Silva.
FACT: If Manchester City win, it will be the first win against United since February 2008.
62: Anderson with a dangerous foul on Sergio Aguero. Yellow card given to the Manchester United midfielder.
66: UNITED SUB:
Luis Nani OFF
Anderson OFF
Phil Jones ON
Javier Hernandez ON

Fulham vs Everton:
67: Clint Dempsey with the ball, he passes the ball to Bryan Ruiz who chips the ball from the edge of the box..... GOAL!!! Ruiz equalises for Fulham. 1-1.

69: Cross by defender Micah Richards.... to Aguero who shoots.... GOAL!!! 3-0. City are cruising now against United's ten men.
70: Manchester City SUB:
Mario Balotlli OFF


Arsenal vs Stoke City:
ARSENAL SUB:
Marouane Chamakh OFF
Robin Van Persie ON

71: ARSENAL SUB:
Theo Walcott OFF
Andrey Arshavin ON

73: Gervinho with the ball... who passes the ball to Robin Van Persie. He shoots... GOAL!! RVP scores his third goal in two EPL matches!!!
79: Robin Van Persie with the ball at his feet... he shoots... GOAL! 3-1. He scores twice in 6 minutes!!!

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
75: Manchester City SUB:
Sergio Aguero OFF
Samir Nasri ON
81: Javier Hernandez with the ball for United, passes the ball to Darren Fletcher who shoots from 20 yards out....GOAL!!! A consolation for United. 3-1.
89: Manchester City SUB:
James Milner OFF
Alexsandar Kolarov ON

Arsenal vs Stoke City:
90: The referee blows the whistle for full-time. Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1


RVP with his second goal of the day against Stoke.

Fulham vs Everton:
90: GOAL! Louis Saha with the goal for Everton in the last minute!!!! 2-1 to the away side.
90+1: GOAL! Jack Rodwell with a goal to seal all three points for Everton.
90+2: The referee blows the whislte for full-time at Craven Cottage. Fulham lose their second game on the trot against Everton who left it late before scoring twice in stoppage time.

Manchester United vs Manchester City:
90: Pass by Joleon Lescott to Edin Dzeko... he shoots... GOAL!! 4-1!
90+1: Edin Dzeko with the ball agin, he passes the ball through to David Silva who shoots.... GOAL! 5-1! The ball goes past David De Gea and goes in the net!
90+2: David Silva with an excellent through ball to Dzeko from City's own half.... he runs and shoots on the edge of the area..... GOAL!! 6-1! City are dismantling United!
90+3: The referee blows the whistle for full-time at Old Trafford. What a result for Manchester City beating their rivals United by 6 goals to 1. They are now 5 points clear at the top of the table. An excellent performance by all City players including Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko who scored twice each and David Silva who scored once.


Balotelli celebrating his first goal against United in style.

Silky Silva adds the final blow for United making it 6-1 in the last minute of stoppage time.


SUPER FACTS:

  • United suffered their heaviest defeat in the EPL era and conceded more than four goals at home for the first time in the EPL era.

  • Sir Alex Ferguson called the match 'his worst match in his managerial career'. He has been manager of United for over 25 years.

  • City have broken the string of 25 unbeaten EPL matches for United

  • This is the first time City have beaten United since the 10th of February 2008.

  • This also is the first time City have scored six at Old Trafford since 1926.



  • FULL TIME:
    Manchester United 1 Manchester City 6
    Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1
    Fulham 1 Everton 3

    FACT: There has been 15 goals in the three EPL matches played today which is more than all five matches played yesterday (12).

    Blackburn Rovers vs Tottenham Hotspur:
    15: Rafael Van Der Vaart scores and breaks the deadlock for the away side at Ewood Park.
    28: Mauro Formica scores to level and give Blackburn a chance of winning this match.
    45+2: It's half-time at Ewood Park with the scores 1-1. Tottenham will try and steal all three points and continue their consistent run of form in the second half.
    57: 2-1! VDV scores again for Spurs. Excellent set-up play by Tottenham and he tucked the ball away nicely. Paul Robinson simply could not get there!
    90: It's full-time here at Ewood Park with Tottenham continuing their excellent form of 5 wins out of 6. They are currently 5th with 16 points and a game in hand. Blackburn continue their very poor form this season and stay in the bottom three with only one win so far this season.
    Chelsea vs QPR: LIVE from 16:00pm

    RESULT:
    QPR 1 Chelsea 0
    Heidar Helguson scored the only goal of the game in the 10th minute due to a penalty. Chelsea were reduced to nine men before half-time as Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba both got sent off in less than 10 minutes of each other. It was an entertaining London Derby with lots of chances for both teams but in the end QPR prevailed. Chelsea are still third but pressure is on them due to Newcastle's win on Saturday. QPR move up to 10th position.