How the top teams fared in this weeks Premiership games 2

English Premier League Review

English Premier League Review

In the biggest game of the weekend, Chelsea step up to the challenge and show their premiership superiority with a top notch performance against Spurs. The magical Juan Mata was again the major offensive force scoring two goals and assisting on another.  Andreas Villas Boas and Spurs can hold their heads up, in this AVB revenge game, as they put in a solid performance.  AVB has Spurs playing well and look a solid top four candidate, but on this day Chelsea proved to be to much in this London Derby as they powered to a 4-2 win with 3 unanswered goal in the 2nd half..

Man United hosted a Stoke side that can cause problems for many sides, in the opening 20 mins Stoke certainly gave Man Utd a scare. Man U edged there way into the game and finally began to show their class and quality and eventually  handled Stoke with too little problems after going down to an early, Wayne Rooney own goal. Man Utd got into there stride and started flexing there muscles. Rooney and Robin Van Persie linked up on several occasions before Rooney headed in off a superb Van Persie cross. 
Two goals from Rooney, one from Robin Van Persie, and one from Danny Welbeck, proved enough to secure the win. Stoke scored a late goal, which made for a nervy end, and also showed the continued defensive frailties of Manchester United. Man Utd take all 3 points in a comfortable 4-2 win.

Man City made a road trip to the midlands to play a well organized and resolute WBA side, who are off there best ever Premiership start. It was always going to be a tough afternoon, made tougher by the sending off of James Milner on 20 minutes for denying a goals scoring opportunity. WBA went up 1-0 with a redirected shot by Shane Long. City had to dig deep and show there championship credentials to fight there way back into this game. However, it took the injection of super sub Edin Dzeko coming off the bench, first to tie the the game up and then very late on score the winner in stoppage time. In the mark of champions city showing their resilience and determination to fight and claw there way to wins. A hard fought, well earned 2-1 after playing 70 mins with 10 men. 
The Liverpool Brendan Rodger experiment continues with Liverpool still looking to get off the mark and secure their 1st home win. This week they faced an equally desperate Reading team who find themselves 2nd from bottom. Uruguayan Luis Suarez was again Liverpool’s main attacking threat, doing everything but score. It was a Suarez through ball that set up the young and exciting 17 year old Raheem Sterling for the only goal of the game.The goal made Sterling the youngest Liverpool scorer in their Premiership history, taking the honour from one Michael Owen. No more goals followed with few little created, but its one step forward for the Reds as the 3 points moves them up to 12 place. For Reading, it is looking increasingly grim with only 3 points from 7 games. 

Norwich – Arsenal,
The Arsenal team of the last few seasons that showed momentary lapses during the year and went out and dropped points to lowly teams, reared its ugly head on Saturday. Arsenal dominated possession versus lowly Norwich, but lacked that crucial cutting edge to convert ball possession in goals. Norwich to there credit, dug in and defended well, but, Arsenal lacked that final thrust in the attacking third and really didn’t trouble Norwich. For all there huffing and puffing this was a poor performance from Arsenal, showing they still lack the experience to make a serious charge for the title. The result and 1st win of the season, does wonders for Norwich pushing them out of the relegation zone while it drops Arsenal to 9th.

In other results, Newcastle and Sunderland fight there way to a 1-1 draw. As does Everton and QPR. 
West Ham prove to strong for Southampton as they surge to a 4-1 win. And Fulham scrape to a 1-0 win over struggling Aston Villa.