Sunday, 1 January 2012

Both Manchester Clubs lose (and Chelsea) and Tottenham held:

EPL Results (Top 7) over the weekend:

Manchester United 2 Blackburn Rovers 3
Blackburn: Happy Birthday, Sir Alex Ferguson!

Swansea City 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 

Chelsea 1 Aston Villa 3
Chelsea: Bent without a peg....

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0 
Ji: Stuns City to give Sunderland 3 points....

Arsenal 1 QPR 0

Stoke 2 Wigan 2

On Friday: Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 1

2nd of January:
Fulham 2 Arsenal 1

Zamora zooms from zero to hero against Arsenal in the 90+2nd minute.

Bobby Zamora and Steve Sidwell both scored in less than 5 minutes for the home side to come back from 1-0 down to beat 5th place Arsenal at Craven Cottage. That tells the whole story, just by looking at all the results.... we are in for a mixed second half to this EPL season.
Everyone thought that this season was a two horse race(United and City) but it is not... with only 11 points between 1st and 6th place.
Only goal difference seperates City and United, having played 19 matches each and scored 102 goals between them.

Everyone wants European football (preferably Champions League) and it will be interesting to see who prevails and what happens in the current transfer window will be vital.

Done Deals in the EPL:
Emmanuel Frimpong - Arsenal to Wolves (season loan)
Andros Townsend - Tottenham to Leeds (season loan) 
Nicklas Anelka - Chelsea to Shanghai Shenhua (free)

Anelka: A new start for the Frenchman.
Jordan Ibe - Wycombe to Liverpool (£2million) 
Gary Cahill - Bolton to Chelsea (£7million)  *awaiting personal terms confirmation.*
Thierry Henry - New York Red Bulls to Arsenal (2 month loan deal)  *awaiting parent club consent.*

Arsenal: Leaked picture of Henry's return.....
Federico Macheda - Manchester United to QPR (season loan deal)

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has dropped a strong hint that he plans to stay at the Emirates until 2013.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has told striker Mario Balotelli to quit smoking.

Gunners Thomas Vermaelen is out of action for up to a month after sustaining a calf injury. 

The FA have published the full written reasons for the eight-match ban and £40,000 fine handed out to Luis Suarez for racially abusing Patrice Evra when Liverpool played Manchester United at Anfield.