Sunday, 27 November 2011

Today's EPL Results, LIVE Match Commentary of Arsenal vs Fulham and Tomorrow's EPL Match Previews:


Today's EPL Results:

Stoke City 3 Blackburn Rovers 1
Rory Delap scored a header from Jermaine Pennant's free-kick to brake the deadlock for the home side in the 28th minute. Midfielder Glenn Whelan scored from 20 yards out past Paul Robinson to make it 2-0 to Stoke in the 57th minute. Marc Wilson crossed a ball from his own half to Peter Crouch who drilled the ball into the net from 12 yards in the 72nd minute to make it 3-0 to Stoke. Steven N'Zonzi passed to Ruben Rochina who scored a consolation goal from 20 yards out in the 86th minute to make it 3-1 but Stoke took and deserved all three points at The Britannia.
Attendance: 26,686

Chelsea 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
This match came from Stamford Bridge as two out-of-form teams faced each other.
Juan Mata crossed the ball into the box and John Terry headed the ball past Wayne Hennessey to open the scoring for Chelsea in the 7th minute. Mata assisted Daniel Sturridge from the wing for the second goal in the 29th minute. Ashley Cole assisted Juan Mata who eventually got his goal to make it 3-0 to Chelsea. Chelsea go down to 5th place behind Tottenham, Newcastle, City and United.
Wolves stay 17th in the table with 11 points. Juan Mata was excellent for Chelsea today, setting up two goals and scoring one to give Chelsea three points. 
Daniel Sturridge adding Chelsea's second of the match in the 29th minute against Wolves.

Attendance: 41,648


Norwich City 2 QPR 1
This match came from Carrow Road as Norwich hosted QPR. Defender Russell Martin opened the scoring for the home side in the 15th minute as Andrew Surman passed the ball into the box which was finished easily from 6 yards by Martin. QPR defender Luke Young equalised for QPR in the 59th minute from Jamie Mackie's pass. Grant Holt scored the winner for Norwich in the 74th minute from a Wesley Hoolahan cross. Norwich move up to 9th place in the table with 16 points and QPR move down to 11th place with 15 points. 
Attendance: 26,781 
FACT: There have been 29 goals from 7 meetings between these two sides.


West Brom 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3
West Brom faced Tottenham at The Hawthorns and if West Brom won, they would have moved up to 8th place and Tottenham in 5th place. The home side scored first as Steven Reid's cross found Youssouf Mulumbu who headed the ball past Brad Friedel into the net. They did not keep the lead for long as they conceded a penalty. Nicky Shorey pulled back Aaron Lennon in the penalty area and a penalty was given. A power penalty was taken by Emmanuel Adebayor and even though Ben Foster parried the ball, it fell back to Adebayor who put the ball in the back of the net to make it 1-1. In the 81st minute, Emmanuel Adebayor passed to Jermain Defoe who shot from 20 yards out and scored to make it 2-1 to the away side. In the last minute, Adebayor scored his second of the day, 12 yards out from a pass by midfielder Gareth Bale. Tottenham move up to 3rd in the table with 28 points and a game in hand. West Brom move down to 13th place with 13 points.
FACT: Tottenham have only lost twice this season.
Emmanuel Adebayor scoring the rebound of his penalty to break the deadlock for Tottenham against West Brom in the 25th minute.

Attendance: 24,801


Sunderland 1 Wigan Athletic 2
This match came from The Stadium Of Light as Sunderland faced Wigan Athletic. Free-kick specialist Sebastien Larsson scored for the hosts in the 8th minute from a pass by Kieran Richardson in the 6 yard box. Victor Moses was fouled by Sebastien Larsson inside the box in the 44th minute. Jordi Gomez made it 1-1 just before half-time by putting away the penalty. In the 92nd minute, striker Franco Di Santo scored a late winner for Wigan 6 yards out from a pass by James McArthur.
Sunderland will feel disappointed that they lost as they were playing at home, scored first, had more chances and conceded it the 92nd minute.
Attendance: 37,883


Bolton Wanderers 0 Everton 2
This match came from the Reebok Stadium as Bolton hosted Everton. 
In the 19th minute, Bolton defender David Wheater was sent off was a dangerous tackle on Bilyaletdinov.
Midfielder Marounane Fellani made it 1-0 to Everton after 49 minutes from 6 yards after Diniyar Bilyaletdinov's cross fell to him. Tim Cahill passed the ball to Apostolos Vellios who scored to make it 2-0 to Everton and pick up three points away from home against an upset Bolton team who stay 18th place in the table with only 9 points. They will feel hard done by as they were playing with 10 men for 70 minutes which cost them the match. Everton move up to 9th in the table with 16 points which they needed after picking up many draws so far this season.
Attendance: 24,058
FACT: Bolton have conceded 29 goals in 13 matches this season.
FACT: Marounane Fellani scored his first goal in the EPL this season.

Manchester United 1 Newcastle United 1


Today's featured game saw 2nd placed Manchester United face 3rd placed Newcastle at Old Trafford. Javier Hernandez made it 1-0 to the home side in the 49th minute after Wayne Rooney's pass was hit by Hernandez from 6 yards who placed the ball past Tim Krul. Defender Rio Ferdinand fouled Hatem Ben Arfa inside the box in the 63rd minute and gave away a controversial penalty. Demba Ba put the ball past goalkeeper David De Gea to equalise for Newcastle in the 64th minute. Jonas Guiterrez was sent off in the 79th minute after two yellow cards for Newcastle to build suspense for the last ten minutes of the match. In the end, it finished 1-1 and Newcastle fought hard for a well-earned point against a tough opponent.
Manchester United will feel frustrated that they did not win especially as they had 23 shots on goal and scored first.
United stay 2nd with 30 points but drop 2 points in the race for 1st place in the EPL.
Newcastle go down to 4th place with 26 points.

Javier Hernandez breaking the deadlock for Manchester United in the 49th minute against Newcastle.

Attendance: 75,954
FACT: Manchester United have drawn twice this season, against Stoke and Newcastle.
FACT: There were 27 fouls and 5 yellow cards in this match.
FACT: Newcastle have not beaten United at Old Trafford since 1972.
FACT: Newcastle striker Demba Ba has scored nine goals this season.







LIVE Match Commentary of Arsenal vs Fulham:

Teams:
Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Santos , Song, Ramsey, Arteta, Walcott, Van Persie, Arshavin. Subs: Fabianski, Diaby, Koscielny, Frimpong, Gervinho, Chamakh, Benayoun.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Senderos , Arne Riise, Etuhu , Murphy, Dempsey, Ruiz, Dembele, Zamora  . Subs: Etheridge, Johnson, Kasami, Gecov, Hughes, Frei, Briggs.


0: This match is LIVE at The Emirates where Arsenal host Fulham.

4: Andrey Arshavin takes a shot...... goes past the keeper... GOAL!!!! 1-0 to Arsenal.... OFFSIDE!
4: Free-kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
5: Throw-in taken by Fulham's John Arne Riise.
6: Shot by Fulham's Clint Dempsey... blocked by Arsenal's Johan Djourou.
7: Shot by Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.... saved by Mark Schwarzer!!! Arsenal corner.
8: Corner whipped into the box by Robin Van Persie..... saved by Schwarzer.
10: Foul by Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin on Dickson Etuhu. Free-kick taken by John Arne Riise.
13: Foul by Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy on Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta. Free-kick taken by Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.
15: Shot by Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey from 30 yards out..... MISS!
18: Foul by Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy on Arsenal's Mikel Arteta. Free-kick taken by Arsenal's Per Mertesacker.
20: Shot by Theo Walcott from 18 yards.... blocked by Fulham defender Brede Hangeland.
21: Shot by Fulham striker Bobby Zamora inside the penalty area.... OVER THE BAR!!! 
24: Shot by Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey from 12 yards out.... OVER!
26: Shot by Theo Walcott.... saved by Mark Schwarzer! Arsenal corner.
26: Corner taken by Arsenal's Van Persie.... cleared away by defender Phillipe Senderos.
27: Handball by Arsenal full-back Andre Santos... Foul. Yellow card given to Santos (handball) and Zamora (for dissent)
29: Shot by Fulham's John Arne Riise from 35 yards out... blocked by Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen.
31: Shot by Robin Van Persie from 18 yards out... saved by Mark Schwarzer!!!
33: Fulham corner, taken by Danny Murphy into the box for Brede Hangeland.... he heads the ball past the keeper... MISS!!
34: Volleyed shot by Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin... MISS!!
39: Foul by Arsenal midfielder Alex Song on Fulham's Moussa Dembele. Free-kick taken by Riise.
42: Shot from 18 yards out by Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele.... FANTASTIC SAVE!! by Wojciech Szczesny to deny Dembele from putting the away side ahead just before the break!
45+1: Foul by Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu on Arsenal's Mikel Arteta. Yellow card brandished to the midfielder. Free-kick taken quickly by Arteta.... goes to defender Per Mertesacker who heads from 12 yards out... MISS!!!
45+2: Half-time here at The Emirates. Both teams have had chances but no goals so far here.... 
45: The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
49: Foul by midfielder Mikel Arteta on Fulham's Moussa Dembele. Free-kick taken by Dembele.
59: Foul by Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey on Moussa Dembele. Free-kick taken by Danny Murphy. 
59: Shot by Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie.... blocked by Fulham defender Chris Baird.
60: Arsenal Corner taken by Mikel Arteta... clearance by Clint Dempsey.
62: Shot by Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey.... blocked by Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker.
63: Moussa Dembele with a shot from 30 yards out for Fulham.... SAVE by Szczesny.
65: Fulham pressing..... Riise with a pass into the box.... the ball hits Vermaelen's boot, deflects and goes past Szczesny.... GOAL for Fulham! They are leading due to an own goal. 1-0.
68: ARSENAL SUB:
Gervinho ON
Aaron Ramsey OFF
69: Arsenal SUB:
Abou Diaby ON
Per Mertesacker OFF
70: Diaby with a shot for Arsenal...blocked by Hangeland. 
71: Arsenal corner taken by Robin Van Persie... cleared away by Fulham's Clint Dempsey.
74: Van Persie whips an Arsenal corner into the box... Johan Djourou with a header... SAVE! by Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
75: Fulham SUB:
Pajtim Kasami ON
Bryan Ruiz OFF
Arsenal SUB:
Marouane Chamakh ON
Andrey Arshavin OFF
76: Foul by Fulham defender Phillipe Senderos on Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie. Yellow card for the Swiss international.
79: Foul by Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen on Fulham striker Pajtim Kasami.
Fulham SUB:
Andrew Johnson ON
Bobby Zamora OFF
81: Shot from Arsenal captain Van Persie from 12 yards.... OVER!!
82: Nice creativity by Arsenal winger Theo Walcott... he runs with pace down the wing..... crosses the ball into the box... finds Vermaelen... POWERFUL HEADER!!! GOAL!!! 1-1. Vermaelen with the equaliser for Arsenal!
84: Shot by Arsenal striker Gervinho from 18 yards..... saved by Schwarzer! He did not want to concede two goals in two minutes....
84: Another shot by Arsenal... this time from Theo Walcott from 18 yards out... saved again by Schwarzer.... Arsenal are piling on the pressure for Fulham, looking for the win here...
85: Shot by Van Persie from 6 yards out.... MISS!!
86: Foul by Fulham striker Pajtim Kasami on Arsenal striker Gervinho.
86: Shot by Arsenal full-back Andre Santos... blocked by Brede Hangeland...
90: Corner from Arsenal's Mikel Arteta... punched away by Mark Schwarzer! Cannot afford to concede here.... Fulham are hanging on... 
90+2: Arsenal corner taken by Mikel Arteta.... into the box for captain Van Persie... he heads the ball... SAVE!!! by Schwarzer! And that will be the last action of the match...
90+3: The referee blows the whistle here at The Emirates. Arsenal move up to 6th place with 23 points and Fulham move up to 15th place with 12 points. Arsenal will feel upset that they conceded an own goal and could not move further up the table with a win but relieved that they did not lose and Fulham will feel that they should have dominated the game better and not conceded late on in the match. A point for both teams is not the score that reflected the game as Arsenal took 20 shots to Fulham's 10 and dominated possession throughout the match. 

Attendance: 60,043 

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen scoring in the 82nd minute for Arsenal to take a point at home against Fulham.
Tomorrow's EPL Matches:
Swansea City vs Aston Villa: LIVE from 13:30pm
This match comes from the Liberty Stadium as 14th placed Swansea face 10th placed Aston Villa. 
On-loan midfielder Jermaine Jenas will return to the Aston Villa squad for tomorrow's match against Swansea.
Captain Stiliyan Petrov (hamstring) and fellow midfielder Chris Herd (leg) are battling to be fit to play.
Swansea midfielder Joe Allen may return to the first 11 after recovering from a calf problem.
Centre-half Steven Caulker has returned to training after his knee injury, but is unlikely to be risked by manager Brendan Rodgers.
Aston Villa have attacking flair with Gabriel Agbonlahor, Darren Bent and Marc Albrighton. They will hope that they can comfortably win tomorrow. Swansea will try keep a high offside line and keep Villa out of their 16 yard box.



Liverpool vs Manchester City: LIVE from 16:00pm
This match comes from Anfield as Liverpool host EPL leaders Manchester City.
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has recovered from a fever ahead of tomorrw's match against Liverpool.
City have no injury concerns ahead of the match but Argentinan striker Carlos Tevez remains out of the first-team picture.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is unlikely to make many changes to his first 11.
Defender Jamie Carragher may feature for The Reds but may not start due to lack of match fitness.
Winger Stewart Downing may start for Liverpool after being dropped least weekend but captain Steven Gerrard is still not fit to return from an ankle infection.

This match will be interesting as two top clubs with high talent and potential face each other. Manchester City have the chance to extend their lead at the top of the EPL table to seven points (with United held to a draw tonight) but it will not be easy for them against Kenny Daglish's men who have a strong defence and many attacking options which includes Craig Bellamy, Luis Suarez, Maxi Rodriguez, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing. Liverpool want to move back up to 6th place and pressure London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea but they will have to play superbly as they face City's defence who have only conceded 11 goals this season. Manchester City are not short of talent either with Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Adam Johnson and Mario Balotelli. This will be a big, attacking match so expect goals, shots and passing spells.

FACT: These two teams have scored 58 goals in 26 matches between them...