November 11, 2011
Around the English Premier League – Round 11
The top 3 teams of the standings had a victorious weekend.
By Camilla Mancini
The 11th round matches’ results were satisfactory for the three clubs leading the standings of the Premier League; the trio defeated their adversaries to earn the 3 points and reinforce their positions on the board.
Manchester City 3-2 Queen’s Park Rangers
Leading the league with 31pts, Manchester City, went south on Saturday to play with QPR at a full Loftus Road. The game was a real thrill through the whole 90 minutes, since the Hoops fought back powerfully, to even become the first team of the season to take the lead in a match against City; their striker Jay Bothroyd was the responsible of the 1-0 score, with a header at 28’. But soon enough the Blues took over the ball and before the end of first half Edin Dzeko evened things up.
By the beginning of the second half, the Citizens went ahead with David Silva’s fourth goal of the season for the 2-1. However within 20 minutes from the end, a lucky move gave QPR’s Heidar Helguson the draw 2-2 one more time. From that moment on it was a true battle with both teams giving their best for a chance to break the tie, but the only one to achieve it was Yaya Touré, giving the White City club its 7th triumph in-a-row.
Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland
The win of the Red Devils was a good end for a day full emotions at Old Trafford, since their manager Sir Alex Ferguson was celebrating his 25th anniversary with the club. The win gave the squad the 3 points needed to keep the 2nd spot, but it was an own goal by Sunderland instead of a score by one of its men. The truth is that United took control of the ball during the first half, but they didn’t come as a bigger threat then the Black Cats, which created the first two opportunities of scoring.
Keiren Westwood made his debut in Premier Leagues when he was called to replace the injured Simon Mignolet and was doing a great job stopping the Reds, until at the end of the first half he couldn’t stop a headed ball from his teammate Wes Brown. The former United player, Brown, put his rival ahead and ended up giving Ferguson the best gift of the day, since Sunderland couldn’t convert any of the opportunities it had.
Newcastle 2-1 Everton
Newcastle continues undefeated after its match at home on Saturday, when a 50,671 crowd saw Everton give away the lead at minute 12’ after John Heitinga headed the ball into his own net. The second goal was Ryan Taylor’s work, when at the 29th minute he caught a ball headed by Toffee Jack Rodwell and fired it into Tim Howard’s frame; the ball took such a curve that though Howard made a huge effort to stop it, he couldn’t.
The Magpies Army gave an excellent performance even though they lost two key players to injury: Cabaye and Marveaux. In the first half of injury-time Rodwell gave some hope to his team with a goal, but that would be the only one for The People’s Club. The 2-1 win leaves Newcastle with 25pts, still as the current third best, that now might find some harder challenges in the 3 coming encounters because they’re next contenders are Man. City, Man. United and Chelsea.
The Chelsea FC and Tottenham also won their matches from round 11, leaving them both with 22 points, on fourth and fifth place respectively. Also, while Liverpool (6th) only achieved a point at its game, Arsenal’s success of 3-0 helped it to even the Reds at 19ts.
The other games results of round 11: Chelsea 1-0 Blackburn; Tottenham 3-1 Fulham; Liverpool 0-0 Swansea; Arsenal 3-0 West Brom; Aston Villa 3-2 Norwich City; Stoke City 0-5 Bolton Wanderers; Wolves 3-1 Wigan.
(The leader Man. City will host Newcastle (3rd) on Saturday 19th) – Para la nota del cuadrito
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