Wednesday, 21 December 2011

LIVE Coverage of EPL Midweek Matches:

LIVE EPL Matches:

We have seven very interesting and exciting matches for you today.... crunch time in mid December for the EPL:

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: LIVE
Manchester City vs Stoke City: LIVE
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion: LIVE
Everton vs Swansea City: LIVE
Fulham vs Manchester United: LIVE
Fulham: Stockdale, Baird, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Dembele, Johnson. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Gecov, Duff, Hughes, Frei, Zamora.
FACT: Striker Wayne Rooney will make his 300th EPL appearance tonight. The youngest player to reach this milestone in the EPL.

QPR vs Sunderland: LIVE
Teams:Wigan Athletic vs Liverpool: LIVE
Wigan: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Stam, Jones, Diame, McCarthy, Moses, Gomez, Sammon. Subs: Pollitt, Crusat, Watson, Di Santo, McArthur, Rodallega, Lopez.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Henderson, Adam, Downing, Kuyt, Maxi, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Carroll, Coates, Carragher, Shelvey, Kelly, Bellamy.

So Suarez starts despite having recieved an eight match ban..... This could be his last match for up to two months.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal:
16: PENALTY AWARDED. Villa defender Ciaran Clark pulls back Arsenal forward Theo Walcott inside the box and the referee gives a penalty to The Gunners.
17: Striker Robin Van Persie steps up to take the penalty..... He shoots..... GOAL!!!! Arsenal are infront!
FACT: Van Persie has now equalled a club record for 34 EPL goals in a calendar year- joining Thierry Henry.

Fulham vs Manchester United:
5: Nani runs half the pitch unopposed before setting up striker Danny Welbeck..... he shoots from four yards out.... GOAL!!!! United open the scoring!!! Very easy for the visitors.

Newcastle United vs West Brom:
20: Midfielder Chris Brunt splits the Newcastle defence with a through ball to Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie who shoots from 12 yards out..... it goes past Krul.... GOAL!!! The Baggies have opened the scoring here!!!

Manchester City vs Stoke:
29: Midfielder Yaya Toure with a cross.... goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen spills the ball.... Sergio Aguero tucks the ball away into the goal!!! 1-0 to City! Unlucky by Sorensen who tried to keep it but City's attackers put him under pressure.

Newcastle United vs West Brom:
34: Newcastle free-kick taken by striker Demba Ba..... It's curling..... GOAL!!! Newcastle are back in the game! Ba's free-kick was sweet into the top corner!
QPR vs Sunderland:
19: Cross by Sunderland midfielder Keiran Richardson.... header at the near post by striker Nicklas Bendtner.... GOAL!!! Sunderland score!

Manchester City vs Stoke:
36: Shot by Manchester City midifelder Adam Johnson outside the 16 yard box.... GOAL!!! City are 2-0 ahead!!! Surely Stoke cannot get back into the match now against a solid City defence???

Fulham vs Manchester United:
25: Injury concerns for United here.... Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones is injured here...
United SUB:
Ashley Young ON
Phil Jones OFF

28: Midfielder Ryan Giggs with a cross from a short United corner..... into the box for Nani who attacks the ball with his head..... GOAL!!!! United are leading by 2-0 here!!

Newcastle vs West Brom:
43: West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt's free-kick is headed back by Paul Scharner.....  Gareth McAuley heads the ball from 6 yards out.... GOAL!!!! 2-1 to the away side!!!

20:34: Half-time in the 7:45pm kick-offs:

Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 1
Manchester City 2 Stoke City 0
Newcastle United 1 West Bromwich Albion 2

Fulham vs Manchester United:
43: Nani with a ball to midfielder Ryan Giggs.... he takes a shot.... GOAL!!! United are cruising now! Even though the ball deflected off Fulham defender Phillipe Senderos before going in the net, Giggs will still claim the goal....
FACT: Ryan Giggs has now scored his first EPL goal this season and it is the 19,999th EPL goal in history.

20:46: Half-time in the 8pm kick-offs:
Fulham 0 Manchester United 3

FACT: United are 3-0 up for the 3rd time this season, more than any other team in the EPL.
Everton 0 Swansea City 0
Goalless at Goodison Park.
QPR 0 Sunderland 1
New manager Martin O'Neil is leading against West London club QPR by 1-0.
Wigan 0 Liverpool 0
Goaless at the DW as Liverpool face an under-performing Wigan side.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal:
54: Marc Albrighton captalizes on a mix-up in Arsenal's defence to slot past Arsenal keeper Szczesny to level for Villa. 1-1.

FACT: Albrighton scores the 20,000th EPL goal in history and has £20,000 to donate to charity.

Manchester City vs Stoke City:
54: Midfielder Samir Nasri with the ball at his feet for City..... he crosses the ball to striker Sergio Aguero who taps the ball into the net... GOAL!! City are dominating here!

21:06: The 8pm kick-off's have all restarted here.

QPR vs Sunderland:
53: Sunderland midifelder Stephane Sessegnon's pace is too much for QPR as he runs from the halfway line before firing past goalkeeper Paddy Kenny from close range to give Sunderland a 2 goal cushion..... I doubt QPR will not respond back though as they have been playing well before this goal.
Wigan vs Liverpool:
51:  Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with an overhead kick.... blocked by Wigan defender Gary Caldwell.... the ball looked to hit his hand... PENALTY GIVEN!!! Liverpool have a golden chance to break the deadlock here...

Charlie Adam to take the penalty.... he steps up... Hits with a powerful strike..... SAVED!!! by Ali Al Habsi to deny Liverpool the lead here!!!

FACT: Al Habsi has now saved the most penalties this season with 3 (out of 4).

QPR vs Sunderland:
63: QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot across goal..... it is partially saved by goalkeeper Kieran Westwood but striker Heidar Helguson beats Sunderland defender Wes Brown to the rebound to tap the ball into the net! GOAL!! He halves the deficit for QPR! They have a chance now!
Everton vs Swansea:
60: Everton midfielder Royston Drenthe with a corner.... he takes it, it dips into the box and midfielder Leon Osman heads the ball inside the box.... GOAL!! Osman makes it 1-0 to The Toffees!!

QPR vs Sunderland:
67: QPR full-back Armand Traore's cross is headed back across goal by striker Heidar Helguson where Jamie Mackie nods the ball..... GOAL!!! QPR have equalised here!!!

Newcastle vs West Brom:
81: Striker Demba Ba equalises for Newcastle to make it 2-2 with just under 10 minutes to go in this match!!!!
FACT: Ba has now scored 13 goals this EPL season.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal:
87: Arsenal corner: Taken, into the box..... Midfielder Yossi Benayoun with the header...... GOAL!!!! With 3 minutes to go, Arsenal are in the lead here at Villa Park!!!!

Newcastle vs West Brom:
85: Defender Paul Scharner makes it 3-2 to West Brom!!! What a match! What late drama!!
21:39: Full-times in 7:45pm kick-offs:
Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2
Yossi Benayoun gave Arsenal all 3 points, 3 minutes from full-time with a header from a corner to boost Arsenal's Champions League hopes (for next season)
Manchester City 3 Stoke City 0
City dominated and beat fellow European representatives Stoke by 3 goals to nil. Sergio Aguero scored twice and Adam Johnson also scored as City stay 1st in the EPL.
Striker Sergio Aguero breaking the deadlock for City against Stoke in the 29th minute.

Newcastle United 2 West Brom 3
Striker Demba Ba scored twice but it was not enough for Newcastle as they lost 3-2 to West Brom at home with two defenders (Scharner and Mcauley) and Peter Odemwingie all on the scoresheet for The Baggies.

QPR vs Sunderland:
89: Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson with a cross inside the 6 yard box for defender Wes Brown who heads the ball past goalkeeper Paddy Kenny.... GOAL!!! Sunderland are back infront with a minute to go!!!

Fulham vs Manchester United:
88: United striker Wayne Rooney with the ball at his feet.... he takes a shot from 30 yards out.... GOAL!!! United 4-0 now!!! What a rocket shot!!!
FACT: Rooney has now scored 116 goals in his Manchester United career.
90: Dimitar Berbatov makes it 5-0 to United with a backheel..... Fulham have been killed here.... at HOME!!!

21:57: EPL Full-times:
Fulham 0 Manchester United 5
Absolute and total domination from start to finish for the defending EPL champions.
FACT: United have won 2 West London Derbies in 4 days. 
Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 2
Everton 1 Swansea City 0
Leon Osman's header was the only goal of the match at Goodison Park as Everton claim a well needed 3 points.
Manchester City 3 Stoke City 0
Newcastle United 2 West Bromwich Albion 3
Wigan 0 Liverpool 0
A goalless draw at The DW Stadium where Wigan held Liverpool and took an important point.
QPR 2 Sunderland 3
Sunderland defender Wes Brown scored a late winner in the 89th minute to ensure all 3 points for Martin O'Neil's men.

Sunderland celebrate a last gasp win against QPR.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Norwich City 2
Blackburn Rovers 1 Bolton Wanderers 2


Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: LIVE at 20:00pm from White Hart Lane. 

QPR: Kenny, Young, Gabbidon, Connolly, Traore, Barton, Faurlin, Derry, Wright Phillips, Mackie, Helguson. Subs: Cerny, Hill, Hall, Taarabt, Campbell, Bothroyd, Smith.
Sunderland: Westwood, O'Shea, Bramble, Brown, Bardsley, Larsson, Cattermole, Vaughan, Richardson, Sessegnon, Bendtner. Subs: Carson, Gardner, Kilgallon, Colback, Ji, McClean, Elmohamady.

Man Utd: Lindegaard, Smalling, Jones, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: De Gea, Berbatov, Park, Hernandez, Young, Rafael, Fryers.
Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Neville, Drenthe, Osman, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Stracqualursi, McFadden, Distin, Cahill, Gueye, Barkley.
Swansea: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Caulker, Taylor, Routledge, Gower, Britton, Allen, Sinclair, Graham. Subs: Tremmel, Dobbie, Monk, Lita, Moore, Rangel, Agustien.

FACT: Swansea have failed to beat Everton in the previous 13 meetings.
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Perch, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan, Vuckic, Tiote, Gutierrez, Best, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Ben Arfa, Abeid, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi.
West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Thomas, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Fulop, Morrison, Dawson, Jones, Thorne, Cox, Fortune.
Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Barry, Toure Yaya, Johnson, Silva, Nasri, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Milner, Savic, Toure Kolo, De Jong, Balotelli.
Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Woodgate, Upson, Wilson, Walters, Palacios, Whitehead, Shotton, Jones, Jerome. Subs: Begovic, Fuller, Diao, Pennant, Delap, Etherington, Arismendi.
FACT: If City win tonight, then they will stay top of the EPL at Christmas.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Hutton, Dunne, Cuellar, Warnock, Albrighton, Ireland, Clark, Petrov, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor. Subs: Marshall, Collins, Delfouneso, Delph, Bannan, Weimann, Williams.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Coquelin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Walcott, Ramsey, Frimpong, Arteta, Gervinho, Van Persie. Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Squillaci, Arshavin, Chamakh, Benayoun.