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Baines sinks former employers

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Everton grabbed their first league points of the season thanks to an injury-time penalty from Leighton Baines after struggling to subdue a defiant Wigan, finally running out 2-1 winners at the close.Some of Wigan's tackling - they picked up six bookings - enraged the Goodison Park faithful but it looked as if Roberto Martinez's men were going to grab a point at least.They led early in the second...Full Story »

Ancelotti - We'll handle loss of Drogba

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Chelsea can cope without star striker Didier Drogba even if his calf injury sidelines him for a long time.The Ivory Coast international was carried off in the 83rd minute of Chelsea's 3-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Tottenham today.Drogba had already made and scored one of Chelsea's goals before he had to be substituted.The victory earned Chelsea a new cl...Full Story »

United turn up the volume

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Manchester United silenced their "noisy neighbour" for a few hours at least after Michael Owen settled a seven-goal derby thriller in the sixth minute of stoppage time at Old Trafford.After a summer investment exceeding #120million and four successive wins to start their Premier League campaign, City had turned this latest confrontation between Manchester's old rivals into the most eagerly-await...Full Story »

Duff magic snatches win

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Damien Duff produced a moment of magic to secure a 2-1 win against Everton and kick-start Fulham's Barclays Premier League campaign.The visitors looked comfortable at half-time when they led through Tim Cahill's header but Paul Konchesky's deflected equaliser gave them momentum.Republic of Ireland winger Duff beat Tim Howard with a powerful drive before the end for his first Fulham goal, giving ...Full Story »

Fulham (WLWLL) v Everton (WWLLW)

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Last season: Fulham 0 Everton 2, Everton 1 Fulham 0After opening their season with a victory at Portsmouth, Fulham have lost their last two games and failed to score in both.Everton needed a late penalty from Leighton Baines to register their first points of the season against Wigan last time out and will be looking to build on that win.Leon Osman will put the Toffees in front and David Moyes' s...Full Story »

Villa earn the derby spoils

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor`s late header was enough to settle a scrappy west Midlands derby against Birmingham at St Andrews.Agbonlahor struck with six minutes remaining to lift Martin O'Neill's side into sixth place in the Barclays Premier League.City had dominated the second period but failed to create anything of note to trouble Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel and they paid for thei...Full Story »

Birmingham (WLWDL) v Aston Villa (DWLWW)

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Last season: No corresponding fixtureBirmingham have made a decent start on their return to the Premier League and will be looking to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat against arch-rivals Aston Villa.Villa reacted to the disappointment of going out of Europe by beating Fulham last time out and have won two of their first three Premier League games.Ashley Young will put Villa in front and they wil...Full Story »

Villa hit back with win over sorry Cottagers

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Gabriel Agbonlahor helped Aston Villa bounce back from their European exit as they easily disposed of Fulham 2-0 to register their first home Barclays Premier League win of the campaign.The England striker's pressure forced Fulham defender John Pantsil to head into his own net for the opening goal after three minutes.Then Agbonlahor struck the decisive second goal 14 minutes into the second peri...Full Story »

City march on as Pompey look to the future

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Emmanuel Adebayor scored his third goal in as many Barclays Premier League games to see off Portsmouth 1-0 as the man who helped bring Manchester City their millions watched from the stands at Fratton Park.Sulaiman Al Fahim, who fronted the consortium that bought City a year ago, was sat in the crowd four days after it was announced an agreement had been made for him to buy Portsmouth from Alexa...Full Story »

Benitez: More to come from Torres

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez insisted two-goal hero Fernando Torres could become even better after the Reds edged a five-goal thriller against West Ham Upton Park.Torres struck first in the 19th minute but Alessandro Diamanti was fortunate to level from the penalty spot after slipping as he struck the ball.Dirk Kuyt put Liverpool back in front five minutes before the break only for Carlton Cole...Full Story »

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