Saturday, 17 December 2011

EPL LIVE Commentary of Today's Matches:


3:00pm kick-off's:

Blackburn Rovers vs West Bromwich Albion: LIVE
This match is currently being played at Ewood Park as 19th placed Blackburn host 15th placed West Brom.
Teams:
Blackburn: Robinson, Samba, Pedersen, Dann, Lowe, Dunn, Formica, Nzonzi, Vukcevic, Rochina, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Hanley, Henley, Petrovic, Blackman, Goodwillie, Roberts.
West Brom: Foster, Olsson, Reid, Shorey, McAuley, Morrison, Brunt, Mulumbu, Scharner, Long, Odemwingie. Subs: Fulop, Dawson, Jones, Tamas, Thomas, Dorrans, Cox.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Stoke City: LIVE
This match is being played at Molinueux as 17th placed Wolves face a tough Stoke side in 8th place.
Teams: 
Wolves: Hennessey, Zubar, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Milijas, Henry, Hunt, Fletcher, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Elokobi, Stearman, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Guedioura, Forde.
Stoke: Sorensen, Woodgate, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Shotton, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Crouch, Walters. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Fuller, Pennant, Upson, Jerome, Palacios.
A strong Stoke squad....




Everton vs Norwich City: LIVE
This match is being played at Goodison Park as Everton host an inform Norwich side.
Teams:
Everton: Howard; Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines; Gueye, Neville, Fellaini, Osman; Cahill; Saha. Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Distin, Rodwell, McAleny.
Norwich: Ruddy; Naughton, Martin, Whitbread, Tierney; Crofts, Fox, Hoolahan, Surman; Morison, Holt. Subs: Rudd, Johnson, Jackson, Pilkington, Bennett, Barnett, Wilbraham.


Fulham vs Bolton Wanderers: LIVE
This match is being played at Craven Cottage as European drop-outs Fulham face an out of form Bolton side in 20th place.
Teams:
Fulham: Stockdale, Baird, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Johnson, Dembele. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Orlando Sa, Gecov, Duff, Hughes, Frei.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Boyata, Cahill, Knight, Alonso, Mark Davies, Muamba, Reo-Coker, Pratley, Kevin Davies, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Steinsson, Robinson, Eagles, Sanli, Petrov, Ngog.
A routine Fulham win on the cards???


Newcastle United vs Swansea City: LIVE
This match is played at St James Park (Sports Direct Arena) as 7th place Newcastle face 11th place Swansea.
FACT: Newcastle have lost their last three matches out of four.
Teams:
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Perch, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Best, Ba. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi, Vuckic.
Swansea: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Routledge, Gower, Britton, Sinclair, Allen, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Dyer, Dobbie, Monk, Lita, Moore, Agustien.


17:30pm kick-off:

Wigan Athletic vs Chelsea: EVENING KICK-OFF


We are underway here....


Wolves vs Stoke City:
Wolves midfielder Matt Jarvis has been brought down by Stoke City defender Jonathan Woodgate inside the box... the referee blows the whistle to indicate a penatly for the home side!! Wolves defender Stephen Hunt to take it..... GOAL!!!! He scores the first EPL goal this weekend!
Woodgate has been substituted here after a nightmare start to the match.

Newcastle United vs Swansea City:
Striker Leon Best has hit the post here.... Newcastle are ontop here.

Everton vs Norwich City:
28: Captain Grant Holt with the ball.... he takes a strike..... GOAL!! The away side has broken the deadlock here at Goodison!

Fulham vs Bolton Wanderers:
Midfielder Clint Dempsey with a header from striker Bryan Ruiz's cross.... GOAL!! Fulham are ahead!!
 Kick-off by Bolton.... Ruiz steals the ball and runs through the defence...... he chips the ball towards goal... it looks good.... GOAL!!!! 2-0! Two goals in less than two minutes!
Bolton do not know what hit them....
The Fulham fans were still celebrating their first goal!!

HALF TIME:
Fulham 2 Bolton 0
Everton 0 Norwich City 1
Newcastle United 0 Swansea City 0
Wolves 1 Stoke City 0
Blackburn Rovers 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

The second half has started everywhere in the EPL. 4 goals from 5 matches so far.... lets hope that we get some more....

Blackburn Rovers vs West Brom:
52:
West Brom corner taken by Chris Brunt.... cleared by the Blackburn defence..... the ball comes to James Morrison from 25 yards out... he shoots.... GOAL!!!!! West Brom have opened the scoring here at Ewood Park!! What a screamer.
FACT: James Morrison has scored the 19994th goal since the EPL started.
Wolves vs Stoke City:
58: Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan passes a free-kick to Robert Huth who hammers it towards goal...... deflection off striker Kevin Doyle... GOAL!!! The deflection helped the ball into the net. Stoke equalise.
70: Cross by Stoke City midfielder Matthew Etherington to striker Peter Crouch.. he heads the ball..... GOAL!!!! Stoké are infront for the first time in the match!! 2-1 to Stoke.

Blackburn Rovers vs West Brom:
72: Centre backs Samba and Dann combine to equalise for Blackburn to put them back into the match... an interesting 20 minutes left in store as both teams will want to steal three points late on.....


Everton vs Norwich City:
81: Everton forward Royston Drenthe sets up fellow midfielder Leon Osman who beats the defenders and shoots inside the box...... GOAL!! Everton equalise at Goodison Park! Can they push for a late winner???
87: Royston Drenthe with a long-range shot...... GOOD SAVE!! by John Ruddy... Everton are piling on the pressure....

Blackburn Rovers vs West Brom:
89: Peter Odemwingie with the ball at his feet for West Brom.... he cuts inside the box.... shoots with his left foot.... GOAL!!! West Brom are infront at Ewood Park. A huge blow to Blackburn at home.

FULL TIME:
Blackburn Rovers 1 West Brom 2
Everton 1 Norwich City 1
Newcastle United 0 Swansea City 0
Fulham 2 Everton 0
Striker Bryan Ruiz chipping the ball into the net to make it 2-0 to Fulham against Bolton.

Wolves 1 Stoke City 2
Stoke striker Peter Crouch celebrating his goal to make it 2-1 to Stoke against Wolves in the 70th minute.



Wigan Athletic vs Chelsea: LIVE

Wigan: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Stam, Jones, Diame, McCarthy, Moses, Gomez, Sammon. Subs: Pollitt, Gohouri, Crusat, Watson, Di Santo, McArthur, Rodallega.
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Romeu, Lampard, Meireles, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Torres, Mikel, Malouda, Ferreira, McEachran, Kalou.

0: This match has kicked off at the DW Stadium.
If Chelsea win today, they will close the gap from 7 points to 4 points against 1st place Manchester City.
If Wigan win today, they will move out of the relegation zone.
10: Chelsea striker Daniel Sturidge with the ball.... gets into the box.... cleared away by Wigan defender Cary Caldwell.
14: Shot from Chelsea defender John Terry from 25 yards out.... MISS!!
18: Chelsea dominating possession here... passing well.
23: Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu with a drive from 30 yards out.... keeper Ali Habsi parries the ball to ensure that Chelsea are not infront here. 
33: Wigan corner.... cleared away by Chelsea's defence.. Petr Cech was a bit worried about that...
41: Wigan striker Victor Moses with a fierce shot inside the 16 yard box... the ball hits Ivanovic's arm.... The referee walks away from the situation. Wigan will feel frustrated as they did not get that but he tried to move out of the way...
45: Raul Miereles with the ball at his feet for Chelsea... he shoots... WIDE!!
45: One minute of stoppage time to be added on.



HALF-TIME:
Wigan Athletic 0 Chelsea 0


45: The referee blows the whistle to indicate the start of the second half here at the DW Stadium. 
Chelsea SUB:
Salomon Kalou ON
Oriol Romeu OFF


47: Ivanovic gives the ball away in a dangerous position... Gomez with a shot... HITS THE SIDE NETTING!!!
55: Salomon Kalou with the ball for Chelsea... he passes to Drogba... he shoots.... HITS THE SIDE NETTING!! Very close by the Ivorian... Chelsea fans thought that was in...
58: Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is currently recieving treatment off the field for a cut mouth after being accidentally hit by Wigan midfielder Diame.
59: Cross by Chelsea full-back Ashley Cole who finds Daniel Sturridge who drilled the ball past Ali Habsi with a sweet, clean volley.... GOAL!! Chelsea are infront here!
62: Frank Lampard has recovered and has come back on now...
65: Run by Wigan left-back Maynor Figueroa.... he takes a shot.... TIPPED ROUND THE POST!!! by Petr Cech.. Great save to deny an equaliser for Wigan....
66: Chelsea SUB:
John Obi Mikel ON
Juan Mata OFF
73: Wigan SUB: