Premier League Week 6 Review

The Toon lost at home to Stoke City 2-1, the second time a good away result has followed with a poor home showing.
After beating Chelsea in midweek the team reverted back to the starting 11 which defeated Everton.
However, the lads never got going, despite leading at half time thanks to a Kevin Nolan penalty.
Stoke came back, hitting the post twice through Kenwyne Jones, before the Trinidad striker made no mistake with a simple header.
Stoke then scored the winner late on in the 85th minute, with James Perch heading into his own net from a corner, under pressure from Robert Huth.
I didn’t watch the game, I’m glad I didn’t, it’s going to be a long long season…

There were a few shocks this week in the Premier League, so we’ll start with them..

Man Utd were held to a 2-2 draw away at Bolton, as their defence continues to look uncharacteristically fragile.
Zat Knight scored an early goal in the 6th minute after poor defending from Jonny Evans, who had started ahead of Ferdinand.
However, Nani soon had United level with a wonderful individual goal. He picked the ball up just on half way, danced through the Bolton defence and finished from the 18-yard box. Brilliant goal.
Petrov had his shot deflected by Fletcher into the net as Bolton again strode to the lead, and they should have made it 3-1 after more poor defending from United, however Elmander blazed his shot over the bar.
Substitute Michael Owen came to United’s rescue however, heading in a nice goal from a Nani free kick.
Not the stuff of Champions from Sir Alex’s side, however they could take some solace from results elsewhere.

Chelsea went to Man City with an impeccable record so far this season, yet despite their slight dominance throughout most of the game, lost 1-0.
Tevez got the winning goal, running at Terry and Cole with no sign of an attempted challenge, and smashed the ball past Cech.

In yet another shock result, Arsenal lost at home to West Brom 3-2, with their playing staff once again under pressure.
The Baggies had missed a penalty in the first half, before three goals in 20 minutes from Odemwingie, Jara and former Arsenal trainee Jerome Thomas gave them a 3-0 lead.
Samir Nasri pulled Arsenal back to 3-2, however it was too late as Arsene Wenger’s side produced a poor performance without Cesc Fabregas.
The second goal came albeit a shocking piece of keeping from Almunia, though the result cannot be blamed on him. Also Nasri’s first was amazing. Look it up.

West Ham produced the last shock of the weekend, defying the form guide to get an important 1-0 win at home to Tottenham.
Piquonne scored in the 29th minute and Spurs couldn’t break down the Hammers defence, in which Rob Green produced some outstanding saves.

It’s no shock these days seeing Liverpool fail to register a decent performance. The Reds only managing a 2-2 draw at home to sunderland.
Stevie G once again saved them with a late equaliser, after Darren Bent had given the scum a 2-1 lead.

Gerard Houllier got his first win as Aston Villa’s new manager, beating Wolves 2-1. Goals from Downing and Heskey either side of a Matt Jarvis fluke sealed the win.

Birmingham and Wigan as well as Fulham and Everton played out 0-0 draws, while an injury time winner from Aussie Brett Emerton gave Blackburn a 2-1 victory over Blackpool.

So that is it. The table is still pretty congested so I won’t get into that, Everton, West Ham and Wigan remain in the bottom three, while Chelsea still have a 3 point gap up the top.

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About janekspeight

I'm 22 years old, love football, want to be a football journalist
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