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Published : 03 Apr 2010 17:01:01Rss feed
SCORESMan Utd 1-2 Chelsea FT Arsenal 1-0 Wolverhampton FT Bolton 0-1 Aston Villa FT Portsmouth 0-0 Blackburn FT Stoke 2-0 Hull FT Sunderland 3-1 Tottenham FT Burnley v Man City, 17:30 GOAL! Arsenal 1 (Nicklas Bendtner 90) Wolverhampton 0 Another late winner and Wenger beaming. Walcott pulled the ball back for Sagna and his cross was headed home by Bendtner. 16.51 Boateng taken to hospital Hull midfielder George Boateng has suffered a suspected fractured cheekbone. 16.50 Burnley v Man City teams Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Duff, Cort, Fox, McDonald, Alexander,Nugent, Blake, Eagles, Steven Fletcher. Subs: Weaver, Carlisle,Paterson, Elliott, Bikey, Thompson, Cork. Man City: Given, Onuoha, Toure, Kompany, Sylvinho,Adam Johnson, Vieira, Barry, Bellamy, Adebayor, Tevez. Subs:Nielsen, Garrido, Wright-Phillips, Santa Cruz, De Jong, Boyata,Nimely. Referee: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire) 16.48 Stoke 2 (Liam Lawrence 90) Hull 0 GOAL! Sunderland 3 (Boudewijn Zenden 86) Tottenham 1 Surely, game over. Jones, on for Bent, had missed an open goal and Zendan had an effort cleared off the line. But the Dutch winger made amends a few minutes later with a superb volley. 16.39 Hull down to 10 men. Iain Dowie has made all three of his substitutions so his side will have to play out the match with 10 men. 16.36 Boateng flat out at Stoke The Hull midfielder kicked in the head as Tuncay attempted an overhead kick. Boateng stretchered off after five minutes of treatment. GOAL! Sunderland 2 Tottenham 1 (Peter Crouch 72) Amazing. Spurs back in it. Sub Crouch heads home from Kranjcar's cross within 60 seconds of coming on. RED CARD! Karl Henry Wolves The Wolves midfielder shown a straight red for a late challenge on Rosicky. Harsh. Arsenal will have an extra man advantage for the last 24 minutes. GOAL DISALLOWED! Sunderland What a game. Sunderland just cannot get the third goal which would seal victory. Ferdinand lashed the ball past Gomes after a goalmouth scramble but the effort was ruled out for a foul. RED CARD! Anthony Vanden Borre Portsmouth MISSED PENALTY Soft one. Palacios fouled David Meyler. Bent was smiling before he took the spot kick but it was wiped off his face after Gomes dived to his right to save. PENALTY! Third for Sunderland 16.18 Gordon keeping out Spurs The Sunderland keeper first denied Pavlyuchenko and then Modric. 16.15 Leeds on the slide Simon Grayson's side heading for their fourth successive defeat after Charlie Austin puts Swindon 3-0 ahead at Elland Road. 16.13 Spurs piling on the pressure Defoe was put through on goal but his effort was saved by Gordon. Bale then saw his glancing header tipped over. GOAL! Peterborough 1 Newcastle 2 (Joey Barton 48) Toon will be promoted back to the Premier League if they win and Forest lose at Bristol City. 16.09 Changes by Spurs Redknapp needs an early goal. Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar replace Benoit Assou-Ekotto and David Bentley. 16.07 All change at Portsmouth All 22 players have changed their kit during half-time at rain-lashed Fratton Park. 16.05 The games have restarted. HT: Portsmouth 0 Blackburn 0 Blackburn were unable to break down Avram Grant's depleted Portsmouthside after being held 0-0 at Fratton Park at half-time. David Dunn and Christopher Samba came closest to netting for Rovers, but bothfired efforts against the post. Jamie O'Hara had Pompey's best chance, but Gael Givet nodded his header off theline to ensure the sides went down the tunnel on level terms. Air raid: Portsmouth's Jamie O'Hara (left) goes close with a header HT: Arsenal 0 Wolves 0 Title-chasing Arsenal dominated but could not find a goal in the firsthalf of today's Barclays Premier League clash against Wolves. The Gunners, who were outplayed by Barcelona for large spells at the EmiratesStadium on Tuesday night, made seven changes and looked to possess too muchclass for the visitors. However, Theo Walcott, Eduardo and Tomas Rosicky all failed to make the most ofgood chances. HT: Sunderland 2 Tottenham 0 Sunderland striker Darren Bent returned to haunt Tottenham boss HarryRedknapp with a first-half double against his former club. Bent took his tally since leaving White Hart Lane in a £10million summer switchto Wearside to 23 with the opener after just 34 seconds and then a 29th-minutepenalty, and passed up the chance to complete a hat-trick when goalkeeperHeurelho Gomes saved a second spot-kick four minutes before the break. It was no more than the home side deserved from a half in which the visitorscreated little. HT: Bolton 0 Aston Villa 1 Ashley Young scored his first goal in six matches as Aston Villaattempted to head down the road to redemption after last week's 7-1 mauling atChelsea. Young struck in the 11th minute with a delightful curler from 13 yards afterBolton had made the brighter start at the Reebok Stadium with two efforts fromTamir Cohen. In an open contest, it was remarkable there were no further goals in theopening 45 minutes as both sides created chances, with Jussi Jaaskelainen andBrad Friedel forced into saves. HT Stoke 1 Hull 0 In-form Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller scored for the second successiveweek to put his side ahead against struggling Hull at the Britannia Stadium. The Jamaica international, whose brilliant individual effort beat West Ham lastweek, capitalised on a sixth-minute error by Tigers defender Paul McShane toclip a shot past Boaz Myhill. GOAL! Peterborough 1 Newcastle 1 (Kevin Nolan 45) Getting shirty: tussles with George Elokobi of Wolves MISSED PENALTY Modric penalised for a clumsy challenge on Campbell in the box. Bent on a hat-trick put his spot kick to the other side and Gomes guessed right and pushed the ball past the post. PENALTY! Sunderland GOAL! Sunderland 2 (Darren Bent Pen 29) Tottenham 0 Walker handed while attempting to clear after Malbranque's shot has been pushed away by Gomes. Bent smashed the resulting penalty into the bottom corner. PENALTY! Sunderland 15.25 Pompey go close Portsmouth could be relegated today if they lose and Hull win but they go close to taking the lead through O'Hara. 15.17 Arsenal miss chance after chance Eduardo had a great opportunity to put the Gunners ahead after he was picked out by Rosicky just six yards out but the striker completely missed his kick. GOAL! Bolton 0 Aston Villa 1 (Ashley Young 11) A huge lift for Villa after a difficult week. Young takes advantage of some sloppy defending to curl a shot into the top corner. GOAL! Peterborough 1 (Dominic Green 11) Newcastle 0 GOAL! Stoke 1 (Ricardo Fuller 6) Hull 0 Fuller on target again. Buoyed by his super strike at West Ham last week, the Stoke striker latched on to a header from Kitson and beat Myhill with a clinical finish. Red hot: Sunderland's Darren Bent celebrates his first goal against Tottenham GOAL! Sunderland 1 (Darren Bent 1) Tottenham 0 Bent took just 36 seconds to exact revenge on Spurs boss Harry Redknapp. The in-form Sunderland striker reacted quickly to smash in the rebound after Gomes had parried Campbell's header. Some players don't celebrate against their former teams, Bent does. 15.00 The games have kicked off. 14.55 Sunderland v Tottenham teams Sunderland: Gordon, Ferdinand, Turner, Da Silva, Richardson,Henderson, Meyler, Cattermole, Malbranque, Campbell, Bent. Subs:Carson, Bardsley, Zenden, Jones, Kilgallon, Mwaruwari, Liddle. Tottenham: Gomes, Kyle Walker, Kaboul, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto,Bentley, Palacios, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Gudjohnsen. Subs:Alnwick, Crouch, Defoe, Kranjcar, Rose, Livermore, Dervite. Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire) FT Manchester United 1 Chelsea 2 Substitute Didier Drogba scored a controversial winner as Chelsealeapfrogged Manchester United to seize pole position in the Barclays PremierLeague title race. Clearly offside as he drove home Chelsea's second 12 minutes from time, themistake seemed of minimal interest at the time given the Blues were already infront through Joe Cole and had controlled the contest for long periods. But when Federico Macheda responded for United almost immediately, Chelsea wereleft clinging on to a winning goal Sir Alex Ferguson will claim should neverhave been allowed. 14.41 Robinson back for Blackburn Portsmouth boss Avram Grant went into the game against Blackburn without 13first-team regulars and was forced to pad his six-man substitutes' bench withyouth team players. Jamie Ashdown covered in goal for the injured David James, while Kanu startedas a lone striker and Frederic Piquionne took his place on the bench. Blackburn welcomed back goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who has missed the last threegames with a calf injury. But skipper Ryan Nelsen failed to recover from a knee problem in time andmissed out. 14.33 Kranjcar and Crouch on the bench Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was forced into changes as his side looked tocement their place in the Barclays Premier League's top four at Sunderland. Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone were both missing through injury and NikoKranjcar and Peter Crouch were named only on the bench as Redknapp made fourchanges, Younes Kaboul, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Wilson Palacios and RomanPavlyuchenko all coming in. Sunderland counterpart Steve Bruce also made changes with Paulo da Silva andDavid Meyler replacing Phil Bardsley and skipper Lorik Cana. The game pitched 21-goal leading scorer Darren Bent into battle with the clubwhich sold him for £10million last summer. 14.30 Walcott rewarded for Euro display Theo Walcott returned to the Arsenal starting line-up for the visit of Wolvesas the Gunners looked to keep their Barclays Premier League title bid alive. The England winger had impressed when coming off the bench to score in themidweek Champions League draw with Barcelona, during which captain Cesc Fabregas suffered a cracked bone in his leg which means he will miss the rest of the season. Brazilian youngster Denilson came into the centre of midfield, while TomasRosicky replaced the injured Andrey Arshavin. Veterans Sol Campbell and MikaelSilvestre came into the defence, while Eduardo was handed a rare start inattack. Wolves have found form in recent weeks to move away from the relegation zone.Mick McCarthy named an unchanged side, but striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake was notin the squad because of a virus. 14.27 Sunderland v Tottenham teams Sunderland: Gordon, Ferdinand, Turner, Da Silva, Richardson,Henderson, Meyler, Cattermole, Malbranque, Campbell, Bent. Subs:Carson, Zenden, Jones, Cana, Bardsley, Kilgallon, Mwaruwari. Tottenham: Gomes, Kyle Walker, Kaboul, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto,Bentley, Palacios, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Gudjohnsen. Subs:Alnwick, Crouch, Defoe, Kranjcar, Rose, Livermore, Dervite. Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire) 14.22 Stoke v Hull teams Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Collins,Lawrence, Whelan, Delap, Etherington, Fuller, Kitson. Subs:Begovic, Sidibe, Pugh, Shawcross, Whitehead, Sanli, Wilkinson. Hull: Myhill, Mendy, McShane, Mouyokolo, Kilbane, Garcia,Boateng, Bullard, Marney, Fagan, Folan. Subs: Duke, Dawson,Barmby, Altidore, Geovanni, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Olofinjana. Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire) 14.17 Portsmouth v Blackburn teams Portsmouth: Ashdown, Vanden Borre, Rocha, Mokoena, Mullins,Basinas, Brown, Hughes, O'Hara, Kanu, Utaka. Subs: O'Brien,Piquionne, Nlundulu, Ward, Ritchie, Sowah. Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Jones, Givet, Diouf,Nzonzi, Pedersen, Olsson, Dunn, Roberts. Subs: Brown, Emerton,Grella, Linganzi, Kalinic, Hoilett, Di Santo. Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent) 14.17 Arsenal v Wolverhampton teams Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Campbell, Vermaelen, Silvestre, Eboue,Song, Denilson, Walcott, Eduardo, Rosicky. Subs: Fabianski,Diaby, Nasri, Vela, Clichy, Eastmond, Bendtner. Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Elokobi,Foley, Henry, Mancienne, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle. Subs:Hennessey, Edwards, Keogh, Ward, Iwelumo, Milijas, Guedioura. Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands) 14.14 Bolton v Aston Villa teams Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Ricketts, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee,Muamba, Cohen, Wilshere, Kevin Davies, Elmander. Subs: Al Habsi,Samuel, Taylor, Steinsson, Klasnic, Andrew O'Brien, Weiss. Aston Villa: Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock,Ashley Young, Petrov, Delph, Downing, Carew, Agbonlahor. Subs:Guzan, Luke Young, Sidwell, Milner, Delfouneso, Heskey, Beye. Referee: Michael Jones (Cheshire) HT Manchester United 0 Chelsea 1 Joe Cole gave Chelsea a deserved lead in their crucial title clash withManchester United. Without star man Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford, United were a disappointment. Indeed, had Chelsea done more damage that a single goal, when Cole turned homea cross from the excellent Florent Malouda, the hosts could not havecomplained. 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