Premier League Round Up: Match Week 25 – Part 2

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Premier League Round Up: Match Week 25 – Part 2

Bottom of the table West Ham gave themselves a huge lift by coming home with all three points from Bloomfield road. In a game marred by goal keeping errors, West Ham took their chances better than Blackpool and eventually ran out 3-1 winners.

Blackpool’s Richard Kingson was at fault for the game’s opening goal when he allowed the ball go through his body from a tight angle. It was a well struck shot from the in form Obinna but it should never have been a goal.

However, he thought he had made up for his earlier error when he made a fantastic double save only for the ball to land at debutant, Robbie Keane’s feet, who made no mistake from 10 yards out.

Then it was the turn of West Ham goal keeper, Robert Green to return the favour. Charlie Adam’s in swinging corner was astonishingly allowed to bounce and it went in right in front of the former England no.1.

Nevertheless, credit where its due and Avram Grant’s team kept on going and were rewarded when Obinna scored is teams third and his second of the night, with a sumptuous shot from outside the box. There was no fuss about this goal though and West Ham regained their two goal cushion before half time, which they never let slip in the second period.

Tottenham travelled to Ewood Park to take on Steven Kean’s men, who have been improving slowly and steadily since the turn of the year. However, there was nothing complicated in the only goal of the game that was scored by Peter Crouch early on in the game.

Van der Vaart chipped in a deep lofted cross into the box where crouch out jump the big Christopher Samba to head home the first and the only goal of the match. It was hardly a walk in the park for the Londoners as Blackburn mounted sustained pressure on Heurelho Gomes’ goal.

The spurs shot stopper was in fine form and made a series of spectacular saves to give Blackburn at bay and managed to keep a rare clean sheet. The win takes Tottenham 3 points off champions Chelsea who currently hold the last Champions league qualification spot.

In what turned out to be a game of few chances, Bolton snatched a late win thanks to their loan signing of Daniel Sturridge.

A game which lacked zeal and quality all over the pitch, it was likely that a moment of madness rather than a moment of utter genius would settle the tie. And so it was when Ronald Zubar played a blind back pass which presented the new boy Daniel Sturridge with the easiest of chances to claim all three points for Bolton Wanderers.

A night before on Tuesday, it was the big guns who were in action. Chelsea went a goal down with the first 3 minutes but responded brilliantly and struck twice before Kieran Richardson scored a clever free kick to make it 2-2 going into the break.

However, Chelsea came back strong and completed the 4-2 win thanks to an inspired performance from Nicolas Anelka.

Manchester United completed yet another routine win as they overcame Aston Villa 3-1 at home. Rooney had made it 2-0 for Manchester United before Darren Bent pulled one back. However, Nemanja Vidic’s deflected shot meant United eased home with all three points.

Arsenal were also in action, came back from a goal down to win 2-1 at home against Everton. Louis Saha, who was clearly offside, gave Everton the lead. However, Arsenal fought back through goals from substitute Arshavin and defender Koscielny to keep up the pace with Manchester United.




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