The title race is still on after 30 games already played, and the mystery is still here on which team will eventually get away with it, as Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal won their respective matches, while the race for the fourth spot is as interesting as well, with Spurs, Man City, Liverpool and Aston Villa fighting in that one.
Manchester United won rather convincingly over Fulham with a 3-0 score, but all 3 goals were scored in the second half, with Rooney hitting what has become his usual double, while Berbatov managed one as well, but it has to be noted that this time Rooney did not score any of his goals with the head, showing he still has a good footwork as well, instead it was Berbatov’s goal which came from a diving header 😛 as the Bulgarian gave a better display on the field than he usually does. Still a tough task awaits United the coming weekend as they host Liverpool at Old Trafford, Liverpool which has suddenly seemed to hit form as Rafa Benitez welcomed back all his injured players (match report in other paragraphs). Man Utd have taken the first place yet again, with a 2 point lead over both Chelsea and Arsenal, but the Blues have a game in hand, which if they win will take them back on top 🙄
Indeed Chelsea were temporary leaders on Saturday night as they easily saw off West Ham, 4-1, with this time Drogba scoring a double, and thus keeping the pressure on the Red Devils, as well as making the end of the season more exciting. Chelsea’s display must have surely shaken Jose Mourinho, whose Inter Milan side will come to Stamford Bridge today for the return leg of the Champions League match which Chelsea lost 1-2 in Milan, and rumors are flying around that if Mourinho’s team fails to qualify today, he may be out at the end of the season 😈
Arsenal on the same night were facing Hull in a late kickoff, and Arsene Wenger was a very relieved man after the final whistle, as he side just managed to make a 2-1 win over Hull, with a goal scored in added time by Bendtner, and that too with Hull playing with 10-men for the second half. Arsenal are leveled on points with Chelsea for the time being, and are also serious contenders for the title as well.
The fourth spot race is raging as well as four teams are battling for a place.
Liverpool played on Monday night, and were facing Portsmouth at Anfiel, and the Reds displayed a better football than what they produced for the last few weeks, and scored 3 goals in an interval of 5 minutes, as Torres, then Babel and Aquilani found the net between the 26th to the 31st minutes, and then Torres completing his double in the second half. The Liverpool players looked more lively, and Rafa Benitez had welcomed back his injured players, thus looking more solid in the game, a hit of form which could prove fatal to United in the weekend game, unless they too continue with that romping form they are in.
Spurs had an early kick off on Saturday, and they won easily over Balckburn, 3-1 the score with Defoe and Pavlyuchenko (2 goals) the scorers, while Man City escaped a defeat at the hands of Sunderland, where Jones gave an early lead to the Black Cats, but an inspired angled shot by Johnson in added time for the Citizens gave them a deserved equalizer and a point to take back home, and they have 2 games in hand as well, which could prove useful in their quest to make it in the Big 4.
Aston Villa were up away against Stoke, and had to contend themselves with a stalemate draw, but Villa still have 3 games in hand, and like Man City, if they exploit these 3 games to the fullest, they can join the Big 4 instead of City