Weekly football roundup – 19/20 Jan 2013

West Brom 2 – 2 Aston Villa:

Christian Benteke put Aston Villa ahead, and in the 31st minute, Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled Villa’s lead. A 20 yard screamer from Chris Brunt sparked West Brom’s comeback, and in the 83rd minute, Peter Odemwingie killed Villa’s hope of three points after firing home from inside the six-yard box.

Liverpool 5 – 0 Norwich:

Jordan Henderson put Liverpool ahead with a superb volley, and it was 2-0 before half time after Daniel Sturridge’s beautiful dummy sent Luis Suarez through to slot home. Daniel Sturridge then got his goal after the break, and 7 minutes later, Gerrard scored a belter to make it 4. The rout was completed by an unfortunate Ryan Bennet, after being in the wrong place at the wrong time to score an own goal i n the 74th minute. Liverpool completed a high scoring double over Norwich, after beating them 5-2 in October, and moved level on points with Arsenal!

Man City 2 – 0 Fulham

Manchester City strolled to victory over Fulham with a brace from David Silva. The Spaniard scored in the 2nd and 69th minute to put City within 5 points of Manchester United.

Newcastle 1 – 2 Reading

Reading, inspired by Adam Le Fondre, snatched all three points at St James’ Park. Yohan Cabaye put Alan Pardew’s Newcastle ahead after 35 minutes, and the Jordies dominated until the 71st minute, when Le Fondre struck first. His second came six minutes later, as the Reading substitute took all three points for himself and his team.

Swansea 3 – 1 Stoke

Swansea recorded a shock victory over Stoke. Ben Davies put the Swans in front, and two Jonathan De Guzman strikes made it three. Michael Owen got nothing more than a consolation goal in the 90th minute, as Swansea cruised to victory at the Liberty Stadium.

West Ham 1 – 1 QPR

Loic Remy scored on his debut for QPR as his side got a rare point away from home. Remy fired home in the 14th minute, before Joe Cole equalised to end QPR’s hopes of an away win.

Wigan 2 – 3 Sunderland

In a tight game, David Vaughan scored an own goal to put Wigan one up, but Sunderland responded by scoring three first half goals. In the 79th minute Wigan pulled one back, but Sunderland held on to snatch three points.

Tottenham 1 – 1 Manchester United

Robin Van Persie struck for the leaders United in the 25th minute with a sublime team omve and a bit of awful defending from Kyle Walker, and United defended heroically for 92 minutes, until a terrible punch from United goalie David De Gea fell to Aaron Lennon, who squared it to American Clint Dempsey, who slotted the ball into the corner to earn Spurs a point.

Chelsea 2 – 1 Arsenal

In a thrilling London derby between two historic teams, the European champions, Chelsea, came out on top. Juan Mata put Chelsea in front inside six minutes, and referee Chris Foy awarded a controversial penalty to Chelsea after  Ramires went down in the box. Frank Lampard slotted home the pen, and the blues had a two goal cushion. Their resistance was broken by a certain Theo Walcott, who had just signed a new contract with Arsenal, to make it 2-1, but Chelsea hung on to record only their second Premier League double over Arsenal.


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