Sunday, May 10, 2009

Premiership Roundup

Liverpool move on to the top of the league before Manchester United face local rivals City in the derby.At the bottom of the table,West Brom continued their hopes to stay in the Premiership next season.As did,Blackburn Rovers who look to be secure now.The same cannot be said for Hull City who lost to Stoke City who would stay in the top flight next season.

The results read :

Blackburn Rovers (Pedersen,McCarthey) 2 - 0 Portsmouth

Bolton Wanderers 0 - 0 Sunderland

Everton 0 - 0 Spurs

Fulham (Murphy,Kamara,Kamara) 3 - 1 (Young) Aston Villa

Hull City (Dawson) 1 - 2 (Fuller,Lawrence) Stoke City

West Brom (Fortune,Brunt,Fortune) 3 - 1 (Martinez) Wigan Athletic

West Ham 0 - 3 (Gerrard,Gerrard,Babel) Liverpool

Blackburn Rovers after their impressive 2-0 victory over Portsmouth aren't mathematically safe but look secure as Pedersen scored after what seemed like an eternity and another from McCarthey from the spot put Rovers on 40 points.Portsmouth drop below Rovers to 15th place.

Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland played out a goalless draw.Ricky Sbragia's men could have come out with 3 points had they taken the chances that they created.Bolton reached the coveted 40 point mark to ensure their safety.

Everton and Spurs played out a dull goalless draw at the Goodison Park.The only exciting moment being Everton's Gosling's effort which hit the sidebar.

Fulham went back into European contention spot with a 3-1 win over struggling Aston Villa.Kamara was a constant threat for the Cottagers as he scored two and was involved in the third after he won his side a penalty which Danny Murphy coolly slotted in past Friedel to give the London based club a dream start.Aston Villa equalised through a Milner cross which was converted by Ashley Young.

Hull City lost 2-1 at home to Stoke City who are assured of their security in the Premiership.Fuller reacted quickest courtesy a Lawrence corner as he had the time and composure to turn and shoot past a woeful Hull defence. Lawrence scored a spectacular in the 73rd minute with the keeper left stranded. Hull tried to make a late comeback when they scored through a delightful Dawson free kick.

West Brom entered the weekend knowing they could be relegated if they lost but a great performance by Fortune sees West Brom still in contention to avoid the drop.Wigan on the other hand,have let their Europa Cup dream all but vanish.

A brace by Fortune and winning his team a penalty helps West Brom be equal in points with Newcastle and Middlesbrough on 31points.

Liverpool maintained their tight grip on the top of the Premiership with a 3-0 win over West Ham.Gerrard broke the deadlock in as little as 76 seconds with a through ball provided by Torres to go around the goalkeeper and make Zola's men switch to Plan B.Gerrard scored another after his penalty was saved by Green.Liverpool completed the rampant performance to finish the ball home.

Upcoming fixtures:

Manchester United vs Manchester City (10 May)
Arsenal vs Chelsea (10 May)
Newcastle United vs Middlesbrough (11 May)



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