Saturday, 24 March 2012

Today's EPL Results:


Today's EPL Results:
8 matches come from the Premier League on this lovely Saturday afternoon in England.
Chelsea host Tottenham in the early kick-off, Arsenal face Aston Villa, Wigan go to Anfield to face 7th placed Liverpool, Stoke City and Manchester City clash in the evening kick-off and much more!


12:45:

Chelsea 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0

This London derby rival match between 5th placed Chelsea and 4th placed Spurs ended in a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge. 
Both teams take one point, much to 3rd placed Arsenal's pleasure before their 3oclock match with Villa as they could move further away from their rivals in the race for a Champions League place next season.

FACT: Chelsea are now 20 points away from first placed Manchester United who have 70 points from 29 matches.
FACT: Tottenham have now drawn 7 matches this season.

15:00:

Arsenal 3 Aston Villa 0

This match was played at The Emirates Stadium as 3rd placed Arsenal hosted 15th placed Aston Villa. The home side were very eager to move 3 points clear of 4th placed rivals Spurs, and 8 points clear of Chelsea (in 5th).
Full-back Kieran Gibbs scored his first EPL goal for the hosts after 16 minutes to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead. 

Full-back Kieran Gibbs fires past goalkeeper Shay Given to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead against Aston Villa.


Winger Theo Walcott scored, 9 minutes later to double their lead.

Winger Theo Walcott celebrates doubling the home side's lead for his 6th EPL goal of the season.


Midfielder Mikel Arteta ended the match with a sweet free-kick in the 90th minute to put the icing on the cake for Arsenal's day.

Midfielder Mikel Arteta celebrates scoring a nice free-kick to gift Arsenal a 3-0 win at The Emirates.
FACT: This is Arsenal's 7th consecutive win in a row.

Liverpool 1 Wigan Athletic 2

This match was played at Anfield, as 7th placed Liverpool looked to get back in-form against 19th placed Wigan who are also in poor form.
Striker Shaun Maloney opened the scoring for the visitors after 30 minutes from a penalty.

Striker Shaun Maloney breaks the deadlock for Wigan against Liverpool from the penalty spot by beating Pepe Reina.


In-form striker Luis Suarez equalised for The Reds, 2 minutes after half-time before having another goal ruled out for handball in the 58th minute.

Defender Gary Caldwell scored the last goal of the match in the 63rd minute to give the away side all 3 points.

Late winner: Gary Caldwell pushes the ball past Reina to give Wigan their 5th win of the season.
FACT: Liverpool are on course for their worst ever finish in the EPL.

Bolton Wanderers 2 Blackburn Rovers 1

This match was played at The Reebok Stadium, as 19th placed Bolton hosted Blackburn in their first match since midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed last Saturday against Tottenham in the FA Cup Quarter Final.
Defender David Wheater broke the deadlock for The Trotters in the 28th minute, before scoring yet again in the 35th minute (7 mins later) to make it 2-0.

Defender David Wheater doubles the lead for Bolton to make it 2-0 against Blackburn.


In the 56th minute, midfielder Steven N'Zonzi halved the 2 goal lead after converted Morten Gamst Pedersen's pass but this was the final result, and it was too little too late for Blackburn.

Norwich City 2 Wolves 1
This match came from Carrow Road, as 13th placed Norwich hosted bottom club Wolves in a must win match for both clubs in their seperate (mid-table and avoiding relegation) goals.
Midfielder Matthew Jarvis opened the scoring in the 25th minute for Wolves to give Terry Connor's men a 1-0 lead away from home. 

1-0: Wolves midfielder Matthew Jarvis hits the ball past the defence and goalkeeper John Ruddy for the lead at Carrow Road against Norwich.


Just a minute later, in-form striker Grant Holt equalised for the hosts to make it 1-1.

Holt's header gives Norwich the equaliser against Wolves at Carrow Road.


Holt made it 2-1 to the home side in the 45th minute, before getting sent off (for two yellows) in the 85th minute.

The good of Grant Holt: Celebrates scoring his second of the day, and his 12th goal of the season.
The bad of Grant Holt: Holt gets a red card after recieving two yellow cards and now has a 1-match ban.


This had no positive effect for Wolves who eventually lost and did not take advantage of this.

Norwich move up to 11th place, while Wolves stay bottom of the table with caretaker manager Terry Connor in trouble if he wants them to stay in the PL next season.

Swansea 0 Everton 2
10th vs 13th in the EPL at The Liberty Stadium as Swansea hosted Everton.
Full-back Leighton Baines made the scoreline 1-0 to the away side after 58 minutes, from a sweet curling free-kick. 

Free-kick taken, free-kick scored: Baines curls the ball into the net to give the visitors the lead at The Liberty.


Striker Nikica Jelavic scored his second goal for the club in the 76th minute to ensure that The Toffees took all 3 points away from home.

I'll take that: Striker Nikica Jelavic enjoys his winner for Everton at Swansea in the 76th minute.


FACT: Swansea have now only lost 3 matches at home this season.

Sunderland 3 QPR 1
This match was played at The Stadium of Light, as 12th placed Sunderland hosted a QPR side who came back from 2 goals down to beat Liverpool 3-2 with 13 minutes to play in midweek.
Striker Nicklas Bendtner broke the deadlock for the home side after 41 minutes to make it 1-0. 

Striker Nicklas Bendtner heads Sunderland ahead against QPR after 41 minutes.

Djibril Cisse hit the headlines in the 55th minute, for the wrong reasons as he was given a straight red card (and a 3-match ban) after a dangerous tackle. 

Cisse sees red: He is given his second red card since moving to QPR in January - against his old club Sunderland.
Midfielder James McClean doubled the home side's lead in the 70th minute before Stephane Sessegnon made it 3-0, 6 minutes later.
Full-back Taye Taiwo scored his first goal in English football to give Rangers a consolation goal away from home.


17:30:
 
Stoke City 1 Manchester City 1

City had the chance to go back top of the table until at least Monday with a point at a tough side Stoke.