It gets though in the Barclay’s English premier League. There are no more easy games anymore. Ask Spurs. After an exciting game at Wolves with both teams going for the win, points were shared. 3-3. Defoe scored goal number 1 and 2 for this season, finally. Wolves turn into a though bite for the top teams. Clearly, Wolves presentation deserves results and if they can keep their form, they should be able to pass on relegation to someone else.
On the way up are “The New Hammers”. 3-0 against Stoke. No questions were asked by Stoke. Ba, da Costa and Hitzlsperger scored. Clear trend for the Hammers, up!
In Birmingham on the other hand, a hang-over has taken over. 1-3 loss against West Brom and taking position on a relegation spot. There must be a huge performance boost for City to avoid deep trouble. Yes, two games on hand, but those are for sure no sure wins. Better get the points before those games are played. They play in Europe next year, but might also play in the second “fiddel” in England.
Manchester City played Wigan at home and had a lot of trouble and work to secure the points with a 1-0 win. Wigan played an outstanding game and City left the field lucky to have the so important points. One can feel really bad for Wigan, playing well, but not getting results in.
The Clash of the Giants took place in Liverpool and found a deserved winner in the Kops. 3-1 was the result in a match that Liverpool controlled for the most part. Only after halftime had United a few minutes when they tried to turn the match around. Kuijt with three goals was the hero in Liverpool.
Arsenal had to face uncomfortable Sunderland and had their hands full. A number of opportunities wasn’t enough for the Gunners, Sunderland took a point. Arshavin scored a regular goal, but the linesman saw offside. Saturdays game wasn’t a confidence booster for the game against Barca this week. The Gunners will have to find a way to keep Barca in check, somehow.
Also, Newcastle United – Everton 1-2 and Bolton – Aston Villa 3-2 and Fulham – Blackburn 3-2.
On Monday Chelsea is visiting Blackpool and a win is needed to stay in touch with the top three. On the other hand, Blackpool needs the points as well in order to avoid more trouble in their relegation battle. Chelsea is hoping to see Torres’ first goal for Chelsea and win.
The number of teams that are involved in relegation has increased by one. Newcastle, with today’s loss, has joined the group and is just six points clear of relegation.