03 November 2008

Weekend of Upsets, Besides Chelsea of Course

What is going on in the Premier League OR, rather, what the f**k happened this weekend? Wigan and Tottenham both won games tied at 1-1 in literally the last minute of the game. While Arsenal fell to Stoke in a dismal display and Hull were SOOO close to tying up with Manchester United. It was like twilight zone stuff.
amr zaki v pompey
Wigan beat Portsmouth 1-2 with goals from Amr Zaki (pictured above, looking exceedingly attractive in his post-goal celebration glory) and Emile Heskey. Niko Kranjcar was the lone goal scorer for Portsmouth. I'm thinking maybe Pompey was distracted by the flroescent yellow-green Chelsea throwback kits Wigan sported for the match.

fabregas v stoke
Gael Clichy saved the blushes of Arsenal by scoring on 90’, but it wasn’t enough as the Gunners fell 2-1 to Stoke. At least Cesc finally decided to get a haircut. (But the faux-hawk is so 2006.)

tottenham v pool
Last, but definitely not the least, Tottenham pulled out a win over Liverpool in the dieing embers of the match with a goal from newcomer Roman Pavlyuchenko (who’s mummy is saying that he didn’t want to join Spurs in the first place.) Jamie Carragher scored the other for the Spurs. That’s right, an own goal from the defensive master. Oh bother.

cron v hull
Credit to Hull City for their efforts against Manchester United. They were so close to tying it up, but just couldn’t finalize the deal. But still 4-3 was quite a remarkable result.

malouda and lampard v sunderlandfrank and JT v sunderland
There was much guy-love to go around at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had another AMAZING match against Sunderland. A hat-trick from Anelka, a goal from Alex, along with ANOTHER header from Lampard (he’s going to have to stop telling people that he’s no good at headers) sealed a 5-0 win for the Blues. That brings our goal differential to +26 compared to Liverpool’s +8. Oh and congrats to Frank for scoring his 100th career league goal. YAY!

pictures via jamd and kickette

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