Write-up by David Walker
Chelsea made no error in opposition to Manchester City subsequent very last weekend’s shock defeat at Fulham as they won comfortably at Stamford Bridge. Two objectives in 3 initial-50 percent minutes from Didier Drogba earned the 3/ten Blues a two- win and held up their march in the direction of retaining the Premiership.
Manchester United kept up the pressure on Chelsea with a at ease win above Birmingham City. Punters will have ploughed into the 1/five odds on an Old Trafford win and the Reds did not disappoint. A Maik Taylor very own goal following 3 minutes and Ryan Giggs soon after 15 gave United the ideal start off and Wayne Rooney extra gloss 7 minutes just before the end.
Liverpool won the 203rd Merseyside derby but noticed Steven Gerrard sent-off following just 18 minutes. The Reds, 6/10 favourites just before kick-off, lead at 50 percent-time by means of a Phil Neville personal objective and Luis Garcia doubled the advantage two minutes soon after the restart. Tim Cahill gave the Toffees desire on the hour but Harry Kewell ensured victory 6 minutes prior to complete-time.
Blackburn Rovers continued to push for a Champions League place with a narrow one- win at rock-bottom Sunderland. Rovers, most likely to be the most popular “absent win” option for punters this weekend, justified their seven/ten odds right after 15 minutes when Steven Reid scoring the winning target.
Middlesbrough won a thrilling encounter in opposition to Bolton Wanderers. The Trotters took the lead by means of Stelios Giannakopoulos but Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink equalised minutes later. Mark Viduka completed off an incisive transfer prior to Hasselbaink claimed his second after the break to set 8/five Boro firmly in control. Bolton hit back again by means of Jay-Jay Okocha’s penalty and then Radhi Jaidi levelled at three-three. Stuart Parnarby scrambled in a 91st minute winner to open up a ten level gap more than the bottom three.
West Ham United arrived from behind to snatch victory at tasty 11/4 odds at Wigan Athletic. Lee McCulloch gave the Latics the lead on the stroke of half-time but Marlon Harewood restored parity seven minutes following the break. Nigel Reo-Coker netted a last-gasp winner for the Hammers.
Newcastle United slumped to their 3rd consecutive league defeat as Charlton Athletic won comfortably at the Valley. A Darren Bent penalty gave the thirteen/ten Addicks the lead right after 23 minutes but Scott Parker equalised for the Magpies on 34. Charlton have been again in front two minutes later on by means of a Lee Bowyer very own objective and Jay Bothroyd added a third two minutes just before the stop.
Aston Villa and Fulham played out a goalless draw at Villa Park. Shrewd punters will have backed the nine/4 draw choice which saw Fulham make only their fourth point absent from property all period.
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