Saturday, 13 August 2011

Premier League: Saturday Round Up

Newcastle 0-0 Arsenal
Arsenal new boy Gervinho was showed his marching orders due to controversial decision by the referee. He (Gervinho) was man handled by Joey Barton and Gervinho reacted with a slap to Barton's face, Gervinho saw red instead of Barton's face being red.  The absence of Arsenal's Nasri and Fabregas was well noted as the Gunners never left first gear for the entire game. No creativity, no vision, a flat and disappointing performance.

Newcastle had they chances but didn't take any, most of them coming through "bad boy" Barton.

Liverpool 1-1 Sunderland
No doubt the most exciting match of the Saturday games. Suarez missed a penalty, then his eye for goal gave Liverpool the lead before being pegged back a possible goal of the season from Sunderland's Larson

QPR 0-4 Bolton
Welcome to the Premier League, that was the intention of Bolton, a 4-0 drumming of QPR. Bolton had control for majority of the game and their top flight experience show throughout the match.

Wigan 1-1 Norwich
 Unlike their fellow debut ants Norwich's Wes Hoolahan goal was enough to give them their first point of the Premier League season.

Wigan took the lead after just 21 minutes played when Ben Watson scored from a free kick. The lead only lasted until the last minutes of the first half, when Hoolahan slotted home into a empty net due to an error by Ali Al Habsi

Fulham 0-0 Aston Villa
In a game of chances, atleast one of these two teams should have won. John Arne Risse, Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora missed a host of chances. Another guilty party is Aston Villa's Emile Heskey who missed two (if not more) clear chances.

Blackburn 1-2 Wolves
Premier League debutant Mauro Formica scored his first goal for Backburn as they lost to a very resilient Wolverhamton side. Wolves were level minute later when Mathew Javis cross was met by striker Stephen Fletcher, who's header was unstoppable. Wolves took the lead minutes after the restart when Kevin Doyle's missed penalty rebounded and Stephen Ward was at hand to finish what Doyle had started.

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