Hello and welcome to my EPL Blog. Yesterday, there was 8 matches in the English Premier League.
Today, on Super Sunday there is a derby match between Sunderland between Newcastle and QPR vs Everton.
Here are the rest of yesterday EPL matches:
Manchester United 4 Stoke City 2
Liverpool 1 Reading 0
Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0
West Ham United 4 Southampton 1
Swansea City 2 Wigan Athletic 1
West Bromwich Albion 1 Manchester City 2
This match was played at The Hawthorns, as 4th placed West Brom hosted EPL defending champions Manchester City in an interesting top 6 match.
In the 24th minute, Vincent Komapny lost the ball to pacy West Brom striker Shane Long who burst towards the goal before being brought down on the edge of the area.
In the 40th minute, striker Mario Balotelli skilled up three West Brom defenders down the wing before having a powerful shot parried away by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster.
At half-time it was 0-0, with Manchester City the happier of the sides, as the had been brought down to ten men, and still had goalscoring chances.
In the 47th minute, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez had a curling shot from 20 yards out parreid away by Ben Foster.
In the 58th minute, a City free-kick was missed by Balotelli, Richards and Yaya Toure inside the box. Toure's header was over the bar, and Richards' header was across goal, and Balotelli mis-kicked a veolley.
In the 67th minute, West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie passed the ball into the box, for Shane Long who was just onside to tap the ball past a helpless Joe Hart into the net to break the deadlock.
In the 80th minute, Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko headed City into an equaliser after a Carlos Tevez free-kick was whipped into the box, and Foster was off his line.
In the 90th minute, Romelu Lukaku had a header from 6 yards out comfortably saved by Manchester City goalkeeper goalkeeper Joe Hart.
In the 90+1st minute, Lukaku had another shot, but this time, he had an overhead kick which was curling into the top corner acrobatically saved by Joe Hart AGAIN.
1 minute later, Manchester City went on a dangerous counter attack, after a West Brom corner was cleared away, and striker Edin Dzeko popped up again, to slot the ball past Ben Foster into the net.
|Slot home: Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko scores in the dying minutes of the match to make it 2-1.|
|Super sub: Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring 2 goals in 10 minutes - straight after coming on.|
The match ended 2-1 to Manchester City, who left it late to score and win the match.
Both Manchester City and West Brom played great football, and The Baggies were unlucky not to win the match in the end.
Norwich 1 Arsenal 0
(MORE ANALYSIS AFTER 6PM)
Today's EPL Matches:
|Perfect start: Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye scored his first goal of the season in the 2nd minute.|
|There we go: Cabaye celebrates breaking the deadlock against Sunderland with a powerful effort.|
In the 24th minute, Newcastle midfielder Chieck Toite was given a straight red card after showing studs and tackling striker Steven Fletcher after a push by James McClean.
The match intensity has increased ten-fold, and tackles were flying in at this point.
There has been over 5 shouts for handball and penalties/free-kicks.
Sunderland were trying to get back into the match, having a men extra over their fierce rivals, but they kept losing the ball and have not tested Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul well enough so far.
They came close once, with midfielder Craig Gardner's swerving low free-kick just wide of the post.
Demba Ba had an acrobatic overhead kick missed over the bar, and the score is still 1-0 at half-time. Expect some late drama and some more controversy in the second half.
45: The referee Martin Atkinson has blown the whistle to start the second half at The Stadium of Light.
47: Sunderland midfielder Sebastien Larsson's swerving cross into the box finds striker Steven Fletcher who heads the ball towards goal, but the header goes wide.
54: It looks like Sunderland manager Martin O'Neil has said something to his players at half-time, because Sunderland are dominating possession but not doing much with it.
58: The Sunderland fans are getting frustrated now, because the attacks keep breaking down.
65: Sunderland SUB:
Stephane Sessegnon OFF
Louis Saha ON
Some fresh legs for Sunderland, and Saha comes on with 25 minutes to go to try and make an impact.
Sessegnon has not done much in the match, and has not tested Krul at all which is NOT good for his side.
68: Newcastle defender Coloccini is booked for dissent after tripping down Sunderland full-back Danny Rose.
76: Coloccini is clutching his leg now on the ground, with signs of cramp. Substitute and fellow defender James Perch helps by stretching the leg and he is soon back to his feet.
80: Newcastle SUB:
Fabricio Coloccini OFF
Steven Taylor ON
A precautionary measure by Alan Pardew with 10 minutes to go in the match. He does not want to risk an injury to his captain.
82: Saha has a shot at the far post, but he misses the target completely and failes to hit the target or test Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul.
83: Sunderland SUB:
Adam Johnson OFF
David Vaughan ON
83: Newcastle SUB:
Hatem Ben Arfa OFF
Gabriel Obertan ON
84: Sunderland free-kick given, after Sunderland striker Louis Saha is clattered over by Newcastle full-back Mike Williamson on the counter attack from 40 yards out.
85: Sunderland midfielder Sebastien Larsson whips the ball into the box...
Defender John O'Shea heads the ball towards goal.... the ball deflects off Newcastle striker Demba Ba's face past Tim Krul....
GOAL!!!! Sunderland have equalised with 5 minutes to go of the match.
90: The fourth official has signalled for four minutes of stoppage time to be added on, as Sunderland continue to press for the winner....
90+1: Sunderland corner comes of nothing, and Newcastle clear.
90+4: The referee blows the whistle to end the match at The Stadium of Light.
Newcastle dominated the match from start to finish, with or without 11 men and wil feel hard done by that they did not take all three points, especially having conceded in the last 5 minutes of the match with no comeback.
Newcastle move up 1 spot to 11th place, ahead of Liverpool while Sunderland stay in 14th.
QPR v Everton:
QPR: Julio Cesar, Bosingwa, Diakite, Nelsen, Traore, Mbia, Granero, Park, Taarabt, Hoilett, Zamora.
Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Cisse, Wright Phillips, Mackie, Onuoha, Faurlin.
Everton: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Jelavic, Anichebe.
Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gueye, Duffy.
Everton are without talisman and a good midfielder in Marouane Fellani who is injured.
0: The match has kicked of at Loftus Road.
2: An Everton corner is whipped into the box, but goalkeeper Julio Cesar punches the ball away to safety.
The ball falls straight to young winger Junior Holiett who has a look up before using his blistering pace to run past three Everton defenders before having a shot from 20 yards out...... GOAL!!!!
|Great start: QPR winger Junior Holiett uses his blistering pace to score against Everton after only 2 minutes.|
QPR are off to a great start, and they have scored in the first 2 minutes of the match at home.
The shot took a deflection from a Everton defender and span out of control before beating goalkeeper Tim Howards, but it is a goal nonetheless.
10: QPR are trying to dominate the match now, with good passes between them and keeping possession of the ball well.
25: Rain is falling now, but it is still 1-0 to QPR.
32: An Everton free-kick outside the box is whipped into the box by Leon Osman, towards the far post....
Defender Sylvain Distin is unmarked, and towers at the far post before heading the ball towards goal..... HITS THE POST!!!
Before coming back off the post, and creeps underneath goalkeeper Julio Cesar.... GOAL!!!!!
|Equaliser: Everton defender Sylvain Distin is unmarked inside the box, and makes QPR pay by scoring a header|
Everton have equalised!
42: QPR winger Junior Holiett runs down the wing, before finding Adel Taarabt just outside the box.
Taarabt does a fake shot to trick the defender, before passing the ball out wide to £9million midfielder Granero who crosses the ball intoethethe ball out of the box to safety.agielka clears the ball out of the box to safety.
45: The fourth official signals for 2 minutes of stoppage time, and Anichebe goes down clutching his head after an aerial challenge with Ryan Nelsen.
45+2: Everton striker Victor Anichebe looks in pain, and recieves treatment before standing up on his feet.
45+4: QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has the last shot of the first half, but it goes wide of the goal.
16:57: Half-time at Loftus Road, with both teams have good spells but neither team dominating and deservedly 1-1 at the moment.
45: The referee blows the whistle to start the second half at Loftus Road.
50: Everton SUB:
Victor Anichebe OIFF
Steven Naismith ON
53: Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar has been booked for a late challenge on Junior Holiett.
55: QPR go on the counter attack with Holiett running past two defenders on his own, before he is closed down well, and loses the ball as there is no-one to pass to.