It was another exciting and ruthless weekend of Barclays Premier League Football as wins for Arsenal, Manchester United and West Brom against struggling opposition were the highlights of a weekend full of expectation.
Arsenal followed up their derby day victory against rivals Tottenham with a trip to recent League Cup victors Liverpool at Anfield, in which a clinical Robin Van Persie scored twice after going behind to send the Gunners home with all 3 points, with poor little Kenny Dalglish moaning at the media again.
Manchester United kept up the pace with Manchester City with a 3-1 win at Tottenham where, I don’t know about you, but it looks like Harry Redknapp’s team’s form has taken a dip since he has basically become England manager. And it was the end of the Villas-Boas reign at Chelsea as he was sacked following their late loss against West Bromwich Albion, with moneybags Lampard and Cole not happy with starting and forcing the poor gingernut out of the club.
Elsewhere there were big wins for mid-table sides Swansea and Stoke, and Fulham’s new signing, Pavel Pogrebnyak (try pronouncing that!) scored 3 as they thrashed Wolves 5-0. And with an aggressive Tyne and Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland finishing 1-1 with 2 red cards and 9 yellow cards, it showed a passionate weekend of Premier League Football.
By Jason Barr