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Premier League Review - 1st and 2nd October

last updated Tuesday 04th October 2011, 11:52 AM

The weekend started with a derby had a derby in the middle and ended with a derby inbetween times title chasers and relegation avoiders won and lost..

On Saturday Manchester City moved on from the Carlos Tevez row with an emphatic 4-0 win over Blackburn while their Barclays Premier League title rivals Manchester United secured a less fluent 2-0 victory against Norwich.

Liverpool edged past 10-man Everton to win the 216th Merseyside derby 2-0 after second-half goals from Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez. Everton were holding their own until Jack Rodwell was given a dubious red card in the 23rd minute

Gabriel Agbonlahor led Aston Villa to a 2-0 victory over Wigan at Villa Park.

Newcastle ran out 2-1 winners over an aggrieved Wolves at Molineux.

Under-fire Sunderland boss Steve Bruce saw his side concede twice in the first five minutes against West Brom before coming back to earn a point.

On Sunday Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-1 in the North London derby. There have been plenty of special goals in North London derbies, and Tottenham's winner was spectacular. Kyle Walker scoring his first goal for the club with a long range effort.

Elsewhere, Frank Lampard helped himself to a hat-trick as Chelsea battered Bolton 5-1 at the Reebok Stadium. It was an afternoon to forget for Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. The result means Chelsea are now just 3 points behind the Manchester clubs at the top of the Premier League.

There was a hat-trick hero too at Craven Cottage. Andy Johnson scored three in Fulham's 6-0 win against QPR. Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora with the other goals to give Fulham their first league win this season. They are now out of the bottom three.

A Scott Sinclair first half penalty and a late goal from Danny Graham gave Swansea a 2-0 win against Stoke at the Liberty Stadium. The win means the Swans climb into the top half of the table.

Everton (0) 0 Liverpool (0) 2

Liverpool edged past 10-man Everton to win the 216th Merseyside derby 2-0 after second-half goals from Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

Everton were holding their own until Jack Rodwell was given a dubious red card in the 23rd minute and still managed to keep the score at 0-0 until Carroll combined with former Newcastle team-mate Jose Enrique 19 minutes from time for his first of the season.

Suarez then added a second after 82 minutes after a defensive misunderstanding between Leighton Baines and Sylvain Distin.

Everton Howard, Hibbert (Vellios 78), Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman (Drenthe 59), Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman (Neville 69), Cahill, Saha.
Subs Not Used: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Stracqualursi, Barkley.

Sent Off: Rodwell (23).

Booked: Cahill.

Liverpool Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Lucas (Henderson 88), Adam (Gerrard 67), Downing (Bellamy 67), Suarez, Carroll.
Subs Not Used: Doni, Coates, Spearing, Flanagan.

Booked: Lucas.

Goals: Carroll 71, Suarez 82.

Att: 39, 510 Ref: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).

Aston Villa (1) 2 Wigan (0) 0

Gabriel Agbonlahor led Aston Villa to a 2-0 victory over Wigan at Villa Park.

The forward opened the scoring in the 36th minute and then turned creator for the second, powering his way down the left flank in the 62nd minute before crossing for Darren Bent, who tapped home first time.

Aston Villa Given, Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Petrov, Ireland (Heskey 57), Bannan, Delph, Agbonlahor (Weimann 85), Bent (N'Zogbia 74).
Subs Not Used: Guzan, Albrighton, Clark, Herd.

Goals: Agbonlahor 36, Bent 62.

Wigan Al Habsi, Stam (McArthur 56), Caldwell, Figueroa, Van Aanholt, Moses, McCarthy (Sammon 85), Boyce, Watson, Diame (Maloney 71), Di Santo.
Subs Not Used: Kirkland, Gomez, Jones, Lopez.

Booked: Caldwell.

Att: 30, 744 Ref: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear).

Blackburn (0) 0 Man City (0) 4

Manchester City moved on from the Carlos Tevez row with an emphatic 4-0 win over Blackburn .

Man City endured a goalless first half - with City suffering the additional blow of an injury to Sergio Aguero - then they turned on the style in the second period at Ewood Park.

Adam Johnson, back in a reshuffled starting XI, put City in front in the 56th minute, collecting a loose ball on the edge of the area and curling brilliantly into the top corner.

Four minutes later Mario Balotelli, who also hit the post, made it two with a neat volleyed finish from Samir Nasri's cross.

The Frenchman added one of his own in the 73rd minute before substitute Stefan Savic headed home his first for the club.

Blackburn Robinson, Lowe, Samba, Dann, Givet, Petrovic, Nzonzi, Pedersen, Goodwillie (Formica 61), Yakubu, Hoilett.
Subs Not Used: Bunn, Slew, Rochina, Vukcevic, Roberts, Hanley.

Booked: Givet.

Man City Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Toure Yaya, Silva, Johnson (Savic 79), Aguero (Nasri 27), Balotelli (Dzeko 88).
Subs Not Used: Pantilimon, Barry, Clichy, De Jong.

Booked: Zabaleta.

Goals: Johnson 56, Balotelli 59, Nasri 73, Savic 87.

Att: 24, 760 Ref: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).

Man Utd (0) 2 Norwich (0) 02

Manchester United claimed three points but not before being put under big pressure by Paul Lambert's side.

Steve Morison and Anthony Pilkington both wasted good chances to put the visitors in front against the champions and were made to pay when Anderson got on the end of Wayne Rooney's header into the six-yard box.

Norwich had further chances, Morison wasting a particularly good one, before Danny Welbeck finished off a fine move to seal the points.

Man Utd Lindegaard, Valencia, Jones, Evans, Evra, Park, Fletcher, Anderson (Ferdinand 76), Nani (Giggs 64), Rooney, Hernandez (Welbeck 65).
Subs Not Used: De Gea, Owen, Berbatov, Carrick.

Booked: Welbeck.

Goals: Anderson 68, Welbeck 87.

Norwich Ruddy, Naughton, Russell Martin, Barnett, Tierney, Bennett (Crofts 74), Hoolahan (Chris Martin 85), Fox (Jackson 74), Pilkington, Morison, Johnson.
Subs Not Used: Rudd, Drury, Holt, Surman.

Att: 75, 514 Ref: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire).

Sunderland (2) 2 West Brom (2) 2

Under-fire Sunderland boss Steve Bruce saw his side concede twice in the first five minutes against West Brom before coming back to earn a point.

Chris Brunt's free-kick was nodded home by James Morrison in the fourth minute and just moments later the Black Cats backline were caught flat-footed by Shane Long, who slotted home.

Bruce looked understandably nervous in the technical area but saw his side draw level by the 27th minute as Nicklas Bendtner scored his first goal for the club and Ahmed Elmohamady converted a cross from the Dane.

Sunderland Mignolet, O'Shea, Brown, Turner, Richardson, Elmohamady (Ji 82), Gardner (Meyler 90), Cattermole (Colback 70), Larsson, Sessegnon, Bendtner.
Subs Not Used: Westwood, McClean, Cook, Laing.

Booked: Cattermole.

Goals: Bendtner 24, Elmohamady 26.

West Brom Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu (Scharner 74), Dorrans (Thomas 88), Morrison, Odemwingie, Long.
Subs Not Used: Fulop, Tchoyi, Jones, Tamas, Cox.

Goals: Morrison 4, Long 5.

Att: 34, 815 Ref: Lee Mason (Lancashire).

Wolverhampton (0) 1 Newcastle (2) 2

Newcastle ran out 2-1 winners over an aggrieved Wolves at Molineux.

Demba Ba followed up his hat-trick against Blackburn last week with a headed opener in the 17th minute and Jonas Gutierrez added a solo second in the 38th minute.

Wolves were denied a penalty after what appeared to be a foul on Jamie O'Hara and, after Steven Fletcher (88) hauled them back into it, Kevin Doyle saw a late effort chalked off after the linesman indicated the ball had gone out in the build-up.

Wolverhampton Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Hunt (Guedioura 58), Henry (Hammill 58), O'Hara, Jarvis, Doyle, Fletcher.
Subs Not Used: De Vries, Edwards, Vokes, Zubar, Doherty.

Booked: Henry.

Goals: Fletcher 88.

Newcastle Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor, Obertan (Marveaux 90), Cabaye (Guthrie 89), Tiote, Gutierrez, Best, Ba (Lovenkrands 71).
Subs Not Used: Elliot, Santon, Ben Arfa, Sammy Ameobi.

Booked: Gutierrez, Krul.

Goals: Ba 17, Gutierrez 38.

Att: 26, 561 Ref: Mark Halsey (Lancashire).

Bolton (0) 1 Chelsea (4) 5

Frank Lampard netted a hat-trick as Chelsea hammered beleaguered Bolton 5-1 in front of their own fans.

And former Reebok loan star Daniel Sturridge bagged a brace of his own as the Trotters' pride - and goal difference - took a battering.

Sturridge took just 92 seconds to sink home hearts, escaping the attention of Gretar Steinsson to head downwards and into the net, before Lampard finished another slick move with ease for his 15th-minute first.

Then came three minutes to haunt Bolton's Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, first a clumsy fumble that allowed a hopeful Sturridge shot to wriggle home followed by some poor handling which gifted Lampard his second.

Trotters boss Owen Coyle at least saw his half-time words provoke a swift response when Dedryck Boyata nodded in Martin Petrov's centre on 46.

Petrov was the man to tee up Kevin Davies for what should have been a second - instead ruled not to have crossed the line - but by that time the Blues were further out of sight, Lampard's cool finish wrapping up the points.

Bolton Bogdan, Steinsson (Knight 46), Cahill, Boyata, Robinson, Petrov, Pratley, Reo-Coker, Gardner (Eagles 74), Ngog (Sanli 74), Kevin Davies.
Subs Not Used: Lainton, Muamba, Mark Davies, Vela.

Booked: Ngog.

Goals: Boyata 46.

Chelsea Cech, Bosingwa (Ivanovic 53), Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires (Mikel 56), Meireles, Lampard, Mata (Anelka 72), Drogba, Sturridge.
Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Romeu, Malouda, Lukaku.

Booked: Luiz, Terry.

Goals: Sturridge 2, Lampard 15, Sturridge 25, Lampard 27, 59.

Att: 24, 657 Ref: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire).

Fulham (3) 6 QPR (0) 0

Andrew Johnson joined Lampard in netting a hat-trick as Fulham romped to a 6-0 victory against west London rivals QPR.

The 30-year-old broke the deadlock after just 79 seconds, before adding further goals either side of the break.

Danny Murphy's penalty along with efforts from Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora complemented Johnson's treble as the Cottagers secured their first Barclays Premier League win of the season.

Fulham Schwarzer, Grygera, Baird, Hangeland, Riise, Dempsey, Sidwell, Murphy (Etuhu 83), Dembele (Orlando Sa 87), Zamora, Johnson (Ruiz 75).
Subs Not Used: Etheridge, Kelly, Senderos, Duff.

Booked: Sidwell, Hangeland.

Goals: Johnson 2, Murphy 20 pen, Johnson 38, 59, Dempsey 65, Zamora 74.

QPR Kenny, Orr, Hall, Ferdinand, Young, Derry (Smith 46), Wright-Phillips, Faurlin, Taarabt (Campbell 46), Barton, Bothroyd (Mackie 72).
Subs Not Used: Murphy, Buzsaky, Perone, Helguson.

Booked: Hall, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips.

Att: 23, 766 Ref: Andre Marriner (W Midlands).

Swansea (1) 2 Stoke (0) 0

Record signing Danny Graham grabbed his first Swansea goal as they maintained their unbeaten home record in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Stoke in a feisty Liberty Stadium encounter.

Scott Sinclair opened the scoring when he slotted his second penalty of the campaign in the 10th minute after Potters' captain Ryan Shawcross, on his 100th top-flight appearance, had made a rash challenge on Wayne Routledge.

Graham then made sure of the win with five minutes remaining as he came out on top in a challenge with Jonathan Woodgate to calmly fire home his maiden strike following a £3.

5million move from Watford.

Swansea Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Monk, Rangel, Sinclair, Dyer, Routledge (Moore 66), Allen, Gower, Graham (Lita 90).
Subs Not Used: Tremmel, Dobbie, Bessone, Richards, Lucas.

Booked: Gower, Taylor, Routledge.

Goals: Sinclair 9 pen, Graham 85.

Stoke Begovic, Wilson (Huth 33), Shawcross, Delap (Jerome 54), Woodgate, Whelan, Pennant (Shotton 80), Whitehead, Wilkinson, Walters, Crouch.
Subs Not Used: Sorensen, Sidibe, Upson, Arismendi.

Booked: Whelan, Wilkinson, Crouch, Pennant, Shotton.

Att: 19, 523 Ref: Mike Jones (Cheshire).

Tottenham (1) 2 Arsenal (0) 1

Kyle Walker wrote himself in to Tottenham folklore by scoring a 30-yard screamer to give Harry Redknapp's team a 2-1 victory in the north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Spurs took the lead through Rafael van der Vaart just before half-time, but Aaron Ramsey swept home just after the restart to make it 1-1.

The game seemed destined for a draw until the ball fell to Walker 17 minutes from time and the right-back hammered a bullet of a shot that flew past Wojciech Szczesny.

It was a strike that will live long in the memory of the Spurs fans and of the 21-year-old himself as it was his first for the club.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will feel hard done by given his team controlled much of the match, but Tottenham's superior finishing meant they prevailed to heap further pressure on the Frenchman.

Tottenham Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Van der Vaart (Sandro 63), Parker (Corluka 90), Modric, Bale, Adebayor (Livermore 84), Defoe.
Subs Not Used: Cudicini, Pavlyuchenko, Giovani, Bassong.

Booked: Van der Vaart, Parker.

Goals: Van der Vaart 40, Walker 73.

Arsenal Szczesny, Sagna (Jenkinson 68), Mertesacker, Song, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Coquelin, Walcott (Benayoun 72), van Persie, Gervinho (Arshavin 77).
Subs Not Used: Fabianski, Park, Andre Santos, Frimpong.

Booked: Mertesacker.

Goals: Ramsey 51.

Ref: Mike Dean (Wirral).

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