Saturday, 25 August 2012

EPL Super Saturday LIVE Coverage:



Hello and welcome to my EPL Live Coverage of Saturday's EPL Matches!

Let me begin with the early afternoon match between Swansea and West Ham which started at 12:45pm.

Swansea 3 West Ham United 0 FT

New signing Michu, striker Danny Graham and an own goal from goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen gave Swansea three points at The Liberty Stadium against West Ham.

In the 20th minute, full-back Angel Rangel took a shot from 7 yards out along the wing before the ball slipped underneath goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen into the net.

In the 28th minute, an attempted back pass by West Ham defender James Collins was weak and found Swansea midfielder Michu who ran through on goal before poking the ball past Jaaskelainen to double Swansea's lead.

In the second half, Swansea play good football before Wayne Routledge's cross falls to striker Danny Graham who hits the ball towards goal before a deflection from defender Guy Demel hits the net to give Swansea a 3-0 lead.


Welcome to Wales: New £5.5million signing and midfielder Ki Sung Yeung is unveiled at Swansea this afternoon.
Deadlock broken: Angel Rangel celebrates the opening goal for Swansea after Jussi Jaaskelainen scores an own goal.
Bargain: Swansea midfielder Michu scores his 3rd goal in 2 matches in the 29th minute to give Swansea a 2-0 lead.
Remember the name - Michu: He celebrates doubling Swansea's lead at home against West Ham.

15:00pm kick-offs:

BREAKING NEWS:
Sunderland vs Reading has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

Called off: The match between Sunderland and Reading has been called off due to poor weather conditions.

Aston Villa vs Everton:

Aston Villa: 
Given, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Clark, N'Zogbia, Herd, El Ahmadi, Bannan, Delfouneso, Bent.
Subs: Guzan, Ireland, Holman, Delph, Weimann, Lichaj, Burke.

Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Pienaar, Gibson, Naismith, Jelavic, Fellani.
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Mirallas, Gueye, Barkley, Coleman, Anichebe.

Manchester United vs Fulham:

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Carrick, Vidic, Evra, Cleverley, Anderson, Valencia, Kagawa, Young, Van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Evans, Rooney, Giggs, Hernandez, Welbeck, Scholes.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Briggs, Duff, Diarra, Dembele, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Petric.
Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Baird, Sidwell, Kasami, Rodallega, Halliche.

Southampton vs Wigan:

Southampton: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Lallana, Do Prado, Rodriguez, Lambert.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Sharp, Ward-Prowse, Richardson, Shaw, Seaborne, Puncheon.

Wigan: Al Habsi, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Kone, Boyce, McArthur, Figueroa, Ramis, Di Santo, Maloney.
Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Crusat, Watson, Gomez, Boselli, Beausejour. 

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Brom:

Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertoghen, Assou-Ekotto, Livermore, Sandro, Lennnon, Van Der Vaart, Bale, Defoe. Subs: Cudicini, Naughton, Jenas, Sigurdsson, Adebayor, Townsend, Caulker.

West Brom: Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewll, Yacob, Dorrans, Morrison, Fortune, Long. 
Subs: Myhill, Rosenberg, Brunt, Lukaku, Gera, Dawson and Jones.

15:00: The 5 matches have all kicked off.

15:03:

Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Fulham:

Midfielder Damien Duff has scored his 2nd goal in two matches in the 2nd minute for Fulham... 1-0 to the away side.

2 in 2: Fulham midfielder Damien Duff celebrates breaking the deadlock in the 2nd minute at Old Trafford.

15:04:

Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton:

Midfielder Steven Pienaar has broken the deadlock at Villa Park for the away side. Everton are continuing their good form from the 1-0 win against Manchester United on Monday by dominating Aston Villa away from home.

Nice one: Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar celebrates opening the scoring in the 4th minute.


15:10:

Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Fulham:

Manchester United have equalised! And guess you scored it?!!!
£24million signing Robin Van Persie scored an amazing left foot volley after full-back Evra's cross was delivered straight to him.


First goal in his first start: Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie volleys United into an equaliser against Fulham.
There is more to come: RVP is mobbed by his new United team-mates after equalising in the 10th minute.
15:11:

Carrow Road - Norwich vs QPR:

The deadlock has been broken with Norwich defender Simoen Jackson scoring in the 11th minute against QPR as they look to bounce back from a 5-0 thrashing against Fulham last week.

15:18:

Carrow Road - Norwich vs QPR:

PENALTY

QPR have a penalty after striker Djibril Cisse is brought down by new defender Sebastien Bassong.

Cisse steps up to take the pen... SAVED by goalkeeper John Ruddy but the ball comes to striker Bobby Zamora who shoots towards goal... GOAL!!!

On the rebound: QPR forward Bobby Zamora equalises against Norwich, after Cisse has his penalty saved.

Zamora scores the rebound for QPR. 1-1

15:30:

Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton:

GOAL

Ecverton have doubled their lead thanks to Monday's hero and midfielder Marouane Fellani. He scored a header from a cross which goalkeeper Shay Given struggled to save and the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Belgian boy: Midfielder Marouane Fellani heads Everton into a 2-0 lead against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

15:35:

Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Fulham:

New signing and midfielder Shinji Kagawa has scored on his Old Trafford debut to make it 2-1 to United.

15:41:

Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Fulham:

Full-back Rafael Da Silva has made it 3-1 to United! 
He heads home winger Ashley Young's cross.

15:44:

Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton:

Surely it is game over for Aston Villa now, with Everton striker Nikica Jelavic making it 3-0 just before half-time.

15:48:

HALF-TIME SCORES:

Aston Villa 0 Everton 3
Southampton 0 Wigan 0
Norwich 1 QPR 1
Manchester United 3 Fulham 1
Tottenham Hotspur 0 West Brom 0


16:03:

The second halves have all started in EPL.

Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton:

Aston Villa SUB:

Brett Holman ON
Nathan Delfouneso OFF

In the Norwich vs QPR match:

QPR have made their first substitution with defender Clint Hill has been replaced by young defender Nedum Onuoha.

16:09:
 

St Mary Stadium - Southampton vs Wigan:

Wigan, who today start life without Victor Moses have broken the deadlock in the 51st minute. 
Striker Franco Di Santo is the goalscorer.

16:18:
Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton:

It has gone from very bad to worse for Villa as young defender Ciaran Clark has been sent off after a late challenge on Everton striker Nikica Jelavic who was through on goal and could have scored.

Villa are now down to ten men and are in trouble.

16:23:

Tottenham are dominating West Brom, but cannot find a goal to show for it. £5million signing Emmanuel Adebayor looks to be warming up on the touchline, getting ready to come on.

16:25:

Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Fulham:

GOAL

The Manchester United defence have been given a nightmare with some poor defending before the ball hits captain Vidic towards goal past David De Gea who flaps at the ball but fails to save it from going into the net. 

Fulham are given a lifeline, with 20 minutes to go.

Manchester United SUBS:
Shinji Kagawa OFF
Ashley Young OFF
Wayne Rooney ON
Danny Welbeck ON

16:35:

Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton:

A consolation goal for Aston Villa as new £4million signing Karim El Ahmadi scores his first goal for his new club to make it 3-1 and make the score slightly more respoectable from a Villa point of view.

16:36:

The Hawthorns - West Brom vs Tottenham:

GOAL

Tottenham have broken the deadlock, FINALLY!

West Brom clear the ball away after a corner is taken but the ball falls to full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto who takes a touch before unleasjhing a deadly strike from 30 yards out.

The strike takes a deflection before hitting the back of the net!

1-0 to Tottenham, but do NOT count out West Brom until the final whistle.

16:40:

St Mary's Stadium - Southampton vs Wigan:

Defender Jos Hooiveld has had a header hit the crossbar in the 80th minute as Southampton look for an equlaiser at home against Wigan.

16:46:

Villa Park - Aston Villa vs Everton: 

£6million forward Kevin Mirallas has come off the bench for Everton to score, but he has had the goal disallowed for offside.
Unlucky.

16:48:

St Mary Stadium - Southampton vs Wigan:
 

GOAL

Wigan striker Aroune Kone has broken Southampton hearts with a late winner in the 88th minute. First goal for his new club and now it is surely game over for Southamptona and the three points will go to Wigan. 

Game over: New srtriker Aroune Kone ended the match against Southampton with a 88th minute strike.

16:51:

The Hawthorns - West Brom vs Tottenham:

GOAL

Midfielder James Morrison has equalised with a LATE goal for West Brom.
1-1 against Tottenham and they have secured a crucial point at home against a tough Spurs side who have not taken their chances. 

Equaliser: Midfielder James Morrison (first left) celebrates his late goal against Tottenham to give his side a point.


16:53:

Old Trafford - Manchester United vs Fulham:

Striker Wayne Rooney has had to be stretchered off for United, after having a gaping wound on his knee because of being caught by flying studs.  

Big wound: Striker Wayne Rooney clutches his leg after getting caught by studs late in the match.
In a bad way: Wayne Rooney had to be stretchered off the pitch and could face months off the pitch.

16:54:

FULL-TIME SCORES:

West Brom 1 Tottenham 1
Manchester United 3 Fulham 2
Southampton 0 Wigan 2
Aston Villa 1 Everton 3
Norwich 1 QPR 1

17:15:

Chelsea vs Newcastle:

Team Line-ups:

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Mikel, Meireles Mata, Hazard, Bertrand, Torres.
Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Romeu, Ramires, Lampard, Oscar, Sturridge. 

Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, S Taylor, Santon, Gutierrez, Anita, Cabaye, Ben Arfa, Ba, Cisse.
Subs: Harper, Williamson, Perch, R Taylor, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Obertan.

17:30: The match has kicked off at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Newcastle.

17:55:

Chelsea 1 Newcastle 0
Eden Hazard has scored a penalty for The Blues in the 22nd minute after Torres was fouled by Newcastle's new £5million signing Vurnon Anita inside the box.

Impressive: Eden Hazard scores his first goal for Chelsea to score against Newcastle in the 22nd minute.
That's the one: £32million Eden Hazard celebrates his goal with team-mate Fernando Torres.

18:02: I will do a match result analysis of Chelsea vs Newcastle tomorrow, along with the LIVE Commentaries of Stoke vs Arsenal and Liverpool vs Manchester City.

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