November 1, 2011
Around the English Premier League – Round 10
The Manchester teams remain leaders of the Barclays Premier.
By Camilla Mancini
The weekend matches of the top two teams in the Premier League gave them the points needed to maintain their positions; above all Manchester City continued their good streak and sustained its 5 point difference between them and Manchester United. Meanwhile, most of the other teams experienced changes on the board.
Consistent with the winning streak, the Citizens defeated the Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 to 1 during the tenth date of the season. The Citizens hosted the Wanderes at the Etihad Stadium this past Saturday, and demonstrated they still had the same confidence from days before when they had defeated the Wolves 5-2 on the fourth round of the English League Cup on October 26th.
Citizens and Red Devils separated by only five points.
Along with the goals, most of the peaks of the game arrived in the second half. First the Bosnian Edin Džeko hit a loose ball from Sergio Agüero straight into the frame (52). Then, just 15 minutes later, it was Kolarov shooting the sphere back in Wayne Hennessey’s box.
The 2-0 was looking quite perfect for the City, until Vincent Kompany received a red card for bringing down Kevin Doyle, then from the penalty mark Stephen Hunt made the shot and achieved the 2-1. Even so, the absence of the Blue #4 did not stop his team from scoring once more at the very end, when Adam Johnson reached the third goal.
On the other hand, Manchester United is struggling to conquer the main title consecutively. Although the squad still occupies the second place in the standings, things have got tougher during the last games, especially after falling 6-1 at the Manchester derby. Fortunately, the visit to Everton’s Goodison Park concluded 1-0 on their favor, putting the Red Devils back on track for the title race.
The Mexican Juan Hernandez brought the triumph to United after only 19 minutes of playing. Both teams had a couple of good chances to make a difference on the final score, but in the end opportunely the 3 points went to Sir Ferguson’s group. The Reds now have to beware of Newcastle, which follows them on the 3rd place of the table just a point behind.
Chelsea and Tottenham are currently competing in the chase for the entries to the UEFA Tournaments playoffs with 19 points each, while Liverpool, with its 18 points, closely stalks behind for a chance to sneak in. And definitively the one looking weaker among these three is Chelsea, which lost the last 2 matches, first to QPR and then to Arsenal.
On the other end of the list, Wigan and Bolton are watching overhead from the bottom two positions to the Blackburn Rovers crawl up looking to escape the relegation zone, while waiting in suspense for their own opportunity.
Round 10 was completed by: Man. City 3-1 Wolverhampton, Everton 0-1 Man. United, Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal, Norwich 3-3 Blackburn, Sunderland 2-2 Aston Villa, Wigan 0-2 Fulham, Swansea 3-1 Bolton, West Brom 0-2 Liverpool, Tottenham 3-1 QPR, Stoke 1-3 Newcastle.
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Camilla Mancini is one of the most qualified copy writers on Sports Betting and currently writes for Instant Action Sports covering European Football. Feel free to reprint this article in its entirety on your site, make sure to leave all links in place and do not modify any of the content.