"Manchester United" is returned to the top spot of the standings, thanks to an important victory over a direct rival.
Match "Manchester United" - "Arsenal" completed another round of the Premier League. It was in this game decided the fate of first place in the championship. However, as has been happening for several years, in the decisive matches, "Gunners" blown away. It happened at this time.
The first half went pretty boring. Territorial advantage owned by the owners, but the protection of Londoners played a surprisingly reliable. Only twice I made a mistake Gael Clichy. And if in the first case, Nani (Nani) just guests, striking inaccurate. That is the second time it was a ricochet from a Frenchman after a pass of the same Nani, the ball found the head of Ji-Sung Park (Park Ji-Sung), then the post, and then, and the opponent.
There was 41 minutes and the "Arsenal" was more half-time to rectify the situation. However, the second half showed that the "Gunners" do not know how to play.
Spasmodic attempts to even the score with every minute more laid bare rear. Double substitution Arsene Wenger (Van Persie and Fabregas) has not given any effect.
And on 74 minutes, the referee put a penalty to the visitors for getting the ball in the hands of the same Clichy. Wayne Rooney (Wayne Rooney) lost nerves and broke above the gate.
However, "Sir Alex" and managed with a minimum advantage to bring the match to a victorious end.
Man.Yunayted - Arsenal 1: 0Gol Park, 41
Manchester United: Van der Sar, Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson (Giggs 85), Park, Nani, Rooney
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Wilshere (Van Persie, 64), Rosicky (Fabregas, 64), Nasri, Arshavin (Walcott 77), Chamakh
Warning: Chamakh, Arshavin, Nasri, Song
On 74 minutes, Rooney missed a penalty (wide)
In this round, perhaps, there were two central match. The second took place the day before, and it met in London derby "Tottenham" and "Chelsea". Team Harry Redknapp (Harry Redknapp) scored an incredible speed, and the fans were hoping only to win their favorite team.
As has become a tradition, both teams tried to play their favorite soccer. "Spurs" went into sharp counterattack, but "retired" calmly controlled the ball. On the 15 th minute of the match Jermain Defoe (Jermain Defoe) hung in the penalty area on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Togo forgot meet defense and calmly Russians opened the scoring.
However, the overall picture of this game is not changed. Teams allowed too much of marriage, so the first half and ended with a minimal advantage hosts. In the second half Ancelotti released Didier Drogba (Didier Drogba) and attacks of "aristocrats" perked up slightly.
Substitute the "Spurs" had no effect on the game. The team closed in their half of the pitch. On 70 minutes Drogba still uncertain when the score of the game keeper "Spurs».
At the end of the match, the goalkeeper, "Spurs" and even managed to bring a penalty kick, knocking Ramirez.
However, Drogba failed to beat Gomes. "Chelsea" is already the fourth, and "on the heels" it is "Spurs».
Tottenham - Chelsea 1: 1Goly: Pavlyuchenko, 15 - Drogba, 70
Tottenham: Gomes, Hutton, Dawson, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Palacios, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko (Keane, 78), Defoe
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel (Drogba 46), Essien, Kalou (Sturridge 68), Anelka, Malouda (Lampard 77)
Warning: Assou-Ekotto, Gomez - Essien, Drogba
90 +2 minutes Drogba penalty spot.
"Liverpool" lost again, but the "Newcastle", even with the change of the coach continues to show very good football. Although there is an opinion that the main basis of the presence of a trio of Nolan - Barton - Carroll. Will these three on the field - will win. "Liver", it seems, this season will remain in the "average" of the league. Magic Trio "forty" in turn to paint the gate "Liverpool».
At the guests were able to answer only one goal Kuyt.
Newcastle - Liverpool 3: 1Goly: Nolan, 15, Barton, 80, Carroll, 90 +1 - Kuyt, 49
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, S.Teylor, Campbell, Jose Enrique, Barton (Routledge, 90 + 3), Nolan (Smith, 87), Tiote, Gutierrez, Carroll, Ameobi (Ranger, 63)
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Kyriakos, Skrtel, Konchesky, Kuyt, Meireles, Lucas, Maxi (Jovanovic, 85), Torres, Ngog (Babel, 72)
Warning: Tiote, Gutierrez - Johnson
Very expressive match was held at Bolton, where the local "horses", playing in the minority (!!!), starting with 56 minutes, managed to win a match at "Blackburn».
And we scored twice. The result of the match was the dismissal of coach visitors - Sam Allardyce.
Bolton - Blackburn 2: 1Goly: Muamba, 65, Holden, 88 - Mame Diouf, 87
Bolton: Yaaskelaynen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee Chung Yong (Muamba, 58), Mark Davies, Holden, Petrov (Taylor, 77), Kevin Davies, Elmander
Blackburn: Robinson, Michel Salgado (Dunn, 72), Samba, Nelsen, Givet, Olsson (Mame Biram Diouf, 62), Emerton, Jones, Pedersen, El Hadji Diouf (Hoyllet, 77), Roberts
Warning: Knight, Mark Davies, Ricketts, Cahill - Jones Olsson, Nelsen
Removal: Mark Davis, 56
"Manchester City" played against the "West Ham" at a party without Carlos Tevez. Recall that the ex-player of the "West Ham" wants to leave the "citizens", but the club was not going to sell. However, the visitors were able to win and not rowdy. On three goals in the gate, "blacksmith" said a goal of prestige on the penultimate minute of the match.
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West Ham - Man.Siti 1: 3Goly: Tomkins, 89 - Yaya Toure, 30, 73, A.Dzhonson 81
West Ham United: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Ben Haim, Barrera (Cole, 71), Spector, Parker, Stanislas (Dyer, 65), Piquionne (Hines 80), Obinna
Man.Siti: Hart, Boateng, Toure, Kompany, Zabaleta, De Jong, Barry, Yaya Toure, Jo, Silva, Balotelli (A.Dzhonson 61)
Warning: Ben Haim - Balotelli, Zabaleta, De Jong
Other results of the 17th round:
Aston Villa - West Brom 2: 1Goly: Downing, 25, Heskey, 80 - Scharner, 90
Aston Villa: Friedel, Lehigh, Cuellar, Collins, Warnock, Albrighton (Hurd, 90 + 3), Hogg, Bannan (Reo-Coker 73), Downing, Ashley Young, Heskey (Delfuneso 83)
West Brom: Carson, Jara (Reid, 87), Scharner, Tamas, Cech, Choi, Brunt, Dorrans, Morrison (Miller, 75), Thomas Fortune (Cox, 86)
Warning: Hara Thomas
Stoke City - Blackpool 0: 1Goly: Campbell, 48
Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson (Whelan, 83), Shawcross, Huth, Collins, Pennant (Tuncay, 71), Whitehead, Dilepa, Etherington, Jones (Walters, 70), Fuller
Blackpool: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Evatt, Crane, Grand (Phillips 80), Adam, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney
Warnings: Adam, Evatt
Fulham - Sunderland 0: 0Fulhem: Schwarzer, Peyntsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Salcido (Eddie Johnson, 72), Davis, Murphy, Etuhu (Baird, 78), Dempsey, Gera, Kamara (Andy Johnson 46)
Sunderland: Minole, Onuoha, Mensah, Ferdinand (Al-Muhammadi, 10), Bardsley, Henderson, Meyler (Gyan, 53), Cattermole, Richardson, Welbeck (Zenden, 78), Bent
Everton - Wigan 0: 0Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Pienaar (Anichebe, 66), Cahill, Saha (Beckford, 60)
Wigan: Al Habsi, Gohuri, Steven Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Thomas (McArthur, 64), Dyame, N'Zogbia, Watson, Cleverley (Stam, 46), Rodallega
Warning: Pienaar, Neville - Thomas Gohuri, Figueroa, N'Zogbia
Wolverhampton - Birmingham 1: 0Gol: Hunt, 45
Wolves: Hennessey, Zubar, Berra, Stirmen, Elokobi, Foley, Edwards (Fletcher 84) Milijaš, Ward, Hunt, Ebanks-Blake
Birmingham: Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Murphy, Larsson, Bowyer (Phillips 73), Ferguson, Fehey (Beausejour, 61), Jerome, Zigic (Gardner, 61)
Warning: Stirmen, Foley - Johnson, Larsson, Jerome, Zigic