22 April 2010
ASTON VILLA 2 (Agbonlahor 13, Milner 76 (Pen)
Attendance : 23,842
Assists : Carew, Milner (won pen)
19 April 2010
LIVERPOOL 3 (Benayoun 19, N'Gog 29, Green 59 og)
WEST HAM 0
Liverpool kept their European hopes alive with a comfortable win against West Ham who remain just three points above the drop zone. After a drab opening, Liverpool took control with two first half goals. Steven Gerrard's drilled free kick across the area set up Yossi Benayoun to guide the ball in via the far post with his stomach and ten minutes later they doubled the lead as David Ngog did brilliantly to volley home a cross from Maxi Rodriguez. Liverpool wrapped it up after the break when a header from Sotirios Kyrgiakos hit the post and went in off keeper Robert Green.
Attendance : 37,697
Assists : Gerrard (fk), Rodriguez, n/a
18 April 2010
WIGAN 3 (Watson 80, Bramble 89, N'Zogbia 91)
ARSENAL 2 (Walcott 41, Silvestre 48)
Wigan significantly increased their survival hopes and severely dented Arsenal's title dreams with a sensational comeback at the DW Stadium. The Gunners were cruising with a goal either side of half time as Nicklas Bendtner found Theo Walcott who nipped between two defenders and slotted home despite being off balance and the Mikel Silvestre sent a header into the corner from Samir Nasri's cross. With ten minutes left, Wigan grabbed a lifeline as Victor Moses miss-controlled the ball but still managed to cut it back for Ben Watson to slot in and then they levelled as keeper Lukasz Fabianski dropped a corner and Titus Bramble bobbled it over the line despite the efforts of Gael Clichy to hack it clear. Arsenal were rattled and Wigan took full advantage with a stoppage time winner as Hugo Rodallega found Charles N'Zogbia and after carrying the ball across the edge of the area, he crashed a shot in off the post with the keeper left standing.
Attendance : 22,113
Assists : Bendtner, Nasri (ck), Moses, n/a, Rodallega
PORTSMOUTH 1 (Brown 10)
ASTON VILLA 2 (Carew 16, Delfouneso 82)
Aston Villa move above Liverpool and into a Europa League place with a late winner at already relegated Portsmouth. The hosts went ahead when Michael Brown curled into Anthony Vanden Borre's cross but Villa levelled quickly through John Carew's firm shot after latching onto Stephen Warnock's long ball. They should have led at the interval but David James saved Carew's penalty after the striker had been fouled by Papa Bouba Diop. The visitors deservedly won it late on when Emile Heskey touched James Milner's cross onto sub Nathan Delfouneso who struck home his first ever league goal.
Attendance : 16,523
Assists : Vanden Borre, Warnock, Heskey
17 April 2010
Hull moved to within three points of safety after a goalless draw at Birmingham. In a game of few chances, Hull's best opportunity to grab a much needed win fell to Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink but his header was easily saved by Joe Hart.
Attendance : 26,669
Assists : n/a
BLACKBURN 2 (Nzonzi 69, Roberts 81)
EVERTON 3 (Arteta 4 Pen, Yakubu 79, Cahill 90)
Blackburn twice came from behind at home to Everton only to lose to a late winner from Tim Cahill. Mikel Arteta gave the visitors a half time lead with a confidently taken early penalty after he been clattered in the area by Ryan Nelsen however the game really kicked into life in the final quarter when Steven Nzonzi collected a pass from Martin Olsen and unleashed a bullet shot which arrowed into the corner. Enter Yakubu from the subs bench and within 23 seconds he headed Everton back ahead from Victor Anichebe cross only for Jason Roberts to level two minutes later which another fine shot after being found by Nikola Kalinic. Everton clinched the win in the last minute when Yakubu's low cross gave Cahill a tap in from three yards.
Attendance : 27,022
Assists : Arteta (won pen), Dunn, Anichebe, Kalinic, Yakubu
No goals at Craven Cottage as Wolves edged six points away from the drop zone. Fulham came close when Bobby Zamora thudded a shot against the post but the only effort on target in the entire game came from Christophe Berra but his header was easily saved.
Attendance : 25,597
Assists : n/a
MANCHESTER CITY 0
MANCHESTER UNITED 1 (Scholes 93)
Man United left it late, even by their standards, to see of rivals Man City and keep them in the title race. United had the better of possession in a first half with few chances. Darren Fletcher and Paul Scholes had efforts off target for the visitors whilst Wayne Rooney missed a glorious chance from 15 yards when he shot wide with only the keeper to beat. Ryan Giggs also forced a comfortable save from Shay Given just before half time. City came close when Carlos Tevez saw his free kick well saved by Edwin Van Der Sar early on in the half. The second half began in much the same vein although City created the best chance when Craig Bellamy shot wide from a tight angle when he should perhaps have squared to Tevez. Giggs burst through only to denied by Given before the United late show, three minutes into stoppage time as Paul Scholes headed in a cross from Patrice Evra.
Attendance : 47,019
Assist : Evra
STOKE 1 (Kitson 13)
BOLTON 2 (Taylor 85 fk, Taylor 88)
Matt Taylor scored two late goals to give Bolton a much needed win at Stoke. The hosts led through Dave Kitson who latched onto Tuncay's through ball and tapped into an empty net after nicking the ball past the keeper. Taylor levelled matters with five minutes to go with a trademark free kick which seemed to go through the wall and just three minutes later he won it with a close range finish from a cross by Vladimir Weiss. Equally notably were two glaring misses for Stoke by Kitson after Tuncay had hit the post and then late on Abdoulaye Faye blazed over from close range.
Attendance : 27,250
Assists : Tuncay, n/a, Weiss
SUNDERLAND 2 (Campbell 25, Bent 40)
BURNLEY 1 (Thompson 82)
Burnley remain four points from safety and are teetering over the relegation trap door after defeat at Sunderland. The home side had it won by the interval as Frazier Campbell netted from Alan Hutton's cross and then Campbell turned provider for Darren Bent to volley in his header. Steven Thompson collected a pass from Robbie Blake to pull a late goal back but they couldn't muster up an equaliser.
Attendance : 41,341
Assists : Hutton, Campbell, Blake
TOTTENHAM 2 (Defoe 15 Pen, Bale 44)
CHELSEA 1 (Lampard 92)
Spurs move into fourth and re-ignited the title race with a comfortable victory over league leaders Chelsea. Spurs began well and were rewarded with a penalty when John Terry got himself in a tangle and handled a cross as he went to head it, allowing Jermaine Defoe to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Just before the break, Spurs doubled their lead as Roman Pavlyuchenko found Gareth Bale wide and after cutting inside, he arrowed a shot inside the near post. The second half began in remarkable fashion as Chelsea made two subs in addition to one made in the first half and, just as they went to kick off, Didier Drogba pulled up with an injury, although he stayed on despite an apparent obvious pull. Defoe should have made it three but his drilled shot was kept out by Petr Cech as he burst clear on goal and things went from bad to worse for the visitors when John Terry was sent off for his second miss-timed tackle in five minutes as he brought down Bale on the left. It effectively ended any chance for Chelsea as both David Bentley and Bale came close to adding a third goal. Chelsea did have half chances with Branislav Ivanovic shooting just over and Drogba had a shot blocked but Spurs looked largely comfortable until Frank Lampard slid in at the far post to convert Michael Ballack's cross to get the nerves jangling for the home side although Pavlyuchenko missed a sitter late on which would have wrapped it all up. Somewhat ironically the result aids Spurs' great rivals Arsenal who will be right back in the title race themselves with a win at Wigan tomorrow.
Attendance : 35,814
Red Card : Terry 67 (Chelsea)
Assists : n/a, Pavlyuchenko, Ballack
14 April 2010
ASTON VILLA 2 (Agbonlahor 72, Jagielka 91 og)
EVERTON 2 (Cahill 23, Cahill 74)
Attendance : 38,729
Assists : Baines (fk), Milner, Bilyaletdinov (ck), n/a
TOTTENHAM 2 (Rose 10, Bale 47)
ARSENAL 1 (Bendtner 85)
Attendance : 36,041
Assists : n/a, Defoe, Walcott
Attendance : 14,323
Assists : n/a
13 April 2010
CHELSEA 1 (Anelka 43)
Attendance : 40,539
Assist : Drogba
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