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Published : 13 Mar 2010 19:30:00Rss feed
SCORESBirmingham 2-2 Everton FT Bolton 4-0 Wigan FT Burnley 1-2 Wolverhampton FT Chelsea 4-1 West Ham FT Stoke 0-0 Aston Villa FT Tottenham 3-1 Blackburn FT Hull 1-2 Arsenal FT LATESTGOAL! Hull 1 Arsenal 2 (Nicklas Bendtner 90) Huge goal. Poor goalkeeping. Denilson's long-range effort was parried by Myhill into the path of Bendtner and he steered the ball into the corner. 92 mins Only one winner It's Arsenal attack against Hull defence 90 mins Six minutes of added time 88 mins Possession football Hull take the ball off Bendtner and stick it in the corners. 85 mins Hull of a chance Hull have conceded the most goals in the last 10 minutes... Arsenal have scored the most in the last 10 minutes of Premier League games. 84 mins Altidore replaced by Kilbane Hull take off their only striker and prepare to hold on for a point. 82 mins Huge blow for Hull Zayatte's knee injury could rule him out for the rest of the season. 80 mins Another Bendtner miss Arshavin and Walcott combine to tee up the Arsenal striker but his delay allows Cooper to block his shot. 78 mins Record crowd at the KC Attendance of 25,003 and they've had their money worth. 75 mins More changes Arsenal - Eduardo on for Nasri. Hull - Garcia on for Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. 72 mins More donkey than great Dane More like the Bendtner we love. The ball bounces invitingly in the box just six yards out but the Arsenal striker hooks his effort high and wide. 70 mins Arsenal piling up the pressure Walcott at the centre of a wave of attacks down the right but they can't find a way through the massed ranks. 66 mins Shocking miss by Arsenal Walcott breaks clear in his first run down the right and squares the ball to Arshavin, who falling back blazes high and wide. 65 mins Wenger's had enough Arsenal look a little weary after their midweek exertions so the Arsenal boss decides to bring on Walcott for Eboue. 60 mins Hull coping well There's been so many stoppages the second -half really hasn't started yet. The 10-men of Hull have kept their shape and denied Arsenal any clear-cut opportunities. 57 mins Now Fagan goes down The Hull defender was caught by Arshavin. No intent but the stoppage time must be racking up. 54 mins Zayatte carried off The Hull defender leaves on a stretcher. Liam Cooper comes on in his place. 50 mins Sol flattens Zayatte The Arsenal defender appeared to have won the ball cleanly but catches the Hull player with his follow through. The ref awarded a free kcik and Campbell has already received a yellow card. 48 mins Sagna looks OK The Frenchman appears to have recovered from Boateng's wild challenge as he steams down the right but his pass in-field runs behind three tea-mates. 46 mins Hull start the second half. HT Hull 1-1 Arsenal Jimmy Bullard put a fractious week behind him to coolly net a penaltyagainst Arsenal but Hull's hopes of a crucial Barclays Premier League victorywere hit by the dismissal of George Boateng on the stroke of half-time. Relegation-threatened Hull went behind when Andrey Arshavin's persistence wasawarded with a ninth league goal of the season for title-chasing Arsenal. But Sol Campbell's clumsy foul on Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink allowed Bullard -involved in an altercation with team-mate Nick Barmby during the week - toequalise from the penalty spot before Boateng was dismissed for a second yellowcard. RED CARD! George Boateng Hull (45 Second Bookable Offence) Boateng's escape only lasted a few minutes. He catches Sagna with a high and wild lunge and receives a second booking. It could have been a straight red. 40 mins BOATENG LUCKY TO ESCAPE A RED The veteran Hull midfielder gets involved with Bendtner off the ball and twice pushes him in the face. It's spotted by the linesman but the ref only gives Boateng a yellow and for some reason also books Bendtner. High flyer: Jimmy Bullard of Hull fires in a penalty past Manuel Almunia 39 mins Mad few minutes Wenger storms to the touchline after Dawson chops down Denilson and deservely receives a yellow card. 35 mins All hands on deck Hull forced to defend desperately as Bendtner and Arshavin twist and turn in the box and let fly. Twice the Hull defence managed to block and twice there were appeals for handball. 31 mins No chance, Nick Bendtner goes down under the aerial challenge of Mendy but ref Marriner waves away the half-heartened appeals. GOAL! Hull 1 (Jimmy Bullard Pen 28) Arsenal 1 Great penalty. Bullard fires his spot kick into the roof of the net. 26 mins PENALTY TO HULL Vennegoor of Hesselink was about five yards offside when the ball was played to him but he's allowed to run on and Sol Campbell bundles him over in the box. Campbell booked even though he was the last man. 23 mins Fagan does a Bully Looks as if the Hull defender has picked up one of Bullard moves as he grabs Sagna around the neck and wrestles him to the ground looking for one submission or a knockout. 18 mins Rare attack from Hull Bullard heavily involved as the ball was moved over to Marney on the right but his cross was caught easily by Almunia. Point taken: Hull's Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink wins a penalty from referee Andre Marriner after a foul by Arsenal's Sol Campbell GOAL! Hull 0 Arsenal 1 (Andrey Arshavin 14) Shocking defending. Bendtner feeds Arshavin just outside the boxand the Russian just waltzes past two Hull defenders and when the ball sits up nicely he volleys it into the corner. 10mins First Vennegoor of Hesselink and then Arshavin stray offside which is quite a feat when they can literally look along the line. 8mins Quiet start Phil Brown managed to find Arsene Wenger to offer a handshake before kick-off and the Hull players have been on friendly terms, so far. 5mins Crossed lines The strange lines on the pitch are not another FIFA experiment, the KC staff have not tried too hard to clear the rugby league markings. 17.34 Arsenal kick off. 17.28 Take it as red The Hull match will feature a special match ball to promote the Red charity campaign to fight AIDs in Africa. Walcott also wearing red laces in his boots. 17.25 A stat to cheer up Arsene Hull have not recorded a home victory over Arsenal since 1915 - although they have only met 15 times in all competitions. 17.22 Wenger already unhappy The Arsenal boss complains about the state of the pitch and believes it will favour the physical threat of Hull. Eyes down: Arsenal's Andrey Arshavin (R) scores against Hull 17.07 Hull v Arsenal team news Jimmy Bullard and Nick Barmby were separated by Phil Brown as Hull entertained Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League. In the week it was revealed the City midfielders were involved in an altercation in front of members of the Women's Institute near the Humber Bridge. Bullard was retained in the starting XI and Barmby was dropped to the bench in one of six changes following last week's 5-1 humiliation at Everton. Captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) - the subject of alleged spitting allegations when the sides met at the Emirates Stadium last season - was absent for the second straight game for Arsenal and Alex Song (suspended) and Tomas Rosicky (groin) were replaced by Denilson and Emmanuel Eboue. GOAL! Chelsea 4 (Didier Drogba 90) West Ham 1 GOAL! Middlesbrough 2 Newcastle 2 (Andrew Carroll 82) 16.45 Hull v Arsenal teams Hull: Myhill, Mendy, Zayatte, Mouyokolo, Dawson, Fagan, Boateng, Bullard, Marney, Vennegoor of Hesselink, Altidore.Subs: Duke, Barmby, Garcia, Kilbane, Zaki, Cooper, Olofinjana. Arsenal: Almunia, Sagna, Campbell, Vermaelen, Clichy, Denilson, Diaby, Eboue, Nasri, Arshavin, Bendtner. Subs: Fabianski, Eduardo, Walcott, Silvestre, Traore, Merida, Eastmond. Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands) GOAL! Chelsea 3 (Florent Malouda 77) West Ham 1 Malouda caps a fine display by latching onto a pass by Drogba and coolly slotting the ball past Green. GOAL! Burnley 1 (Steven Thompson 73) Wolverhampton 2 Game on at Turf Moor. Alexander fired his shot into the ground and sub Thompson reacted first to deflect the ball past Hahnemann. GOAL! Middlesbrough 2 (Scott McDonald 74) Newcastle 1 16.31 Bolton 4 (Matthew Taylor 69) Wigan 0 When they're bad, they're horrid. 16.26 Huge 20 minutes for the Coles Chelsea's Joe and West Ham's Carlton come on as a subs in front of the watching England boss Fabio Capello. 16.24 Warming up at Stoke Huth's rasping drive from 25 yards goes straight at Friedel. GOAL! Chelsea 2 (Didier Drogba 56) West Ham 1 Malouda has been the bright spot in a lacklustre display and he picks out Drogba to head home from close range. GOAL! Birmingham 2 (Craig Gardner 52) Everton 2 Jerome flicked on Hart's clearance to Gardner on the edge of the box and he fired his effort into the corner. GOAL! Burnley 0 Wolverhampton 2 (Clarke Carlisle Og 47) Guedioura's shot from the edge of the box takes a deflection off the heel of Carlisle and goes into the bottom corner. GOAL! Bolton 2 (Kevin Davies Pen 48) Wigan 0 Caldwell fouled Cohen in the box and Davies sent Kirkland the wrong way from the spot. Law and order: A policeman and a ballboy both attempt to collect a stray ball at Bolton HT: Bolton 1 Wigan 0 Johan Elmander's third league goal of the season put Bolton in thedriving seat at the Reebok Stadium. The Swedish striker made the breakthrough against Wigan in the 23rd minute togive his side the boost they needed. Kevin Davies got the better of Titus Bramble and the ball broke to Elmander,who swept it home. HT: Birmingham 1 Everton 2 Cameron Jerome's third goal in the past two games gave Birmingham alife-line after Everton had taken command of the Barclays Premier League clashat St Andrew's. Victor Anichebe and Ayegbeni Yakubu had netted in the space of three minutesmid-way through the half to put Birmingham's six-month unbeaten home recordunder threat. But Jerome put City back in contention with his eighth goal of the campaign asAlex McLeish's side started to gain some momentum. HT: Stoke 0 Aston Villa 0 Champions League-chasing Aston Villa found Stoke's famed resilience atthe Britannia Stadium difficult to break down in a goalless first half. Stiliyan Petrov had the only shot on target in the 27th minute but goalkeeperThomas Sorensen got down low to his right to make the save. HT: Chelsea 1 West Ham 1 A sensational 29th-minute volley from Scott Parker hauled West Ham levelagainst Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Parker collected a throw-in from the left flank and sent a 25-yard dipping shotbeyond Chelsea's debutant goalkeeper Ross Turnbull. The goal cancelled out Chelsea's 15th-minute opener from Brazilian defenderAlex, who rose unchallenged to head home a cross from Florent Malouda. Hit and run: Everton's Victor Anichebe, right, scores against Birmingham 15.47 Brilliant save by Jaaskelainen Wigan denied an equaliser just for halft-time as the Bolton keeper dives full-length to keep out N'Zogbia's effort. 15.45 Injury blow for Burnley Set piece specialist Danny Fox has suffered a back injury. He goes off and replaced by Stephen Jordan. GOAL! Middlesbrough 1 (Barry Robson 36) Newcastle 1 GOAL! Chelsea 1 West Ham 1 (Scott Parker 30) Chelsea could have had Turnbull, Hilario and Cech all in goal and they still wouldn't have been able to keep Parker's stunning strike. GOAL! Preston 3 (Matthew James 32) Nottm Forest 0 GOAL! Birmingham 1 (Cameron Jerome 26) Everton 2 Pienaar's pin point cross from the right was headed home by Yakubu but the home side hit back through Jerome's close range effort. GOAL! Burnley 0 Wolverhampton 1 (Matthew Jarvis 26) The strong wide is playing havoc with this match and Mears didn't put enough on hios header back to keeper Jensen but Wolves winger Matt Jarvis nipped in first to nick the ball past the keeper and put the ball into an empty net. He can't miss: Wolves' Matthew Jarvis taps the ball into an empty net GOAL! Birmingham 0 Everton 2 (Ayegbeni Yakubu 22) GOAL! Birmingham 0 Everton 1 (Victor Anichebe 19) Victor Anichebe cut inside and let fly with a powerful shot that flew past Hart into the top corner. GOAL! Middlesbrough 0 Newcastle 1 (Peter Lovenkrands 16) GOAL! Chelsea 1 ( Alex 16) West Ham 0 Ilan missed a great chance and 60 seconds later his team were behind. Malouda was given two attempts to cross and his second was headed home by Alex. GOAL! Bolton 1 (Johan Elmander 10) Wigan 0 The Swede makes the most of a defensive lapse to fire past Kirkland. The £10m striker deserves a spot of good fortune as his link up play has been impressive but he has struggled to hit the target. Kiss off: Chelsea's Alex (centre) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with teammates Branislav Ivanovic (left) and Didier Drogba (right) 15.12 Fastest goal in England Scored by Shaun Harrad (Burton Albion) v Cheltenham after 1 minute and 30 seconds. 15.11 Drogba flexes his muscles The Chelsea striker fires his first effort into the sidenetting. The home side have dominated the early possession. 15.08 Mike Dein denies penalty shock Rodallega got the wrong side of Knight and was about to shoot when he was bundled over but ref Dein waves away the appeals. 15.05 Huge gamble by Zola An interesting starting 11 for the struggling Hammers and an interesting tactical decision with Dyer, just back from another injury, playing wide left. 15.01 The games kick off. 14.58 Burnley v Wolves preview Burnley boss Brian Laws made two changes to his side for their crucial BarclaysPremier League relegation battle with Wolves at Turf Moor. Wade Elliott replaced Steven Thompson and Andre Bikey was back in place ofyoungster Jack Cork as Laws understood the need to get back to winning ways. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy named an unchanged side for the fifth successive game after admitting his pleasure with his side's display against Manchester United last time out. 14.46 Chelsea v West Ham teams Chelsea: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Alex, Terry, Paulo Ferreira, Ballack, Mikel, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Malouda.Subs Not Used: Taylor, Joe Cole, Zhirkov, Deco, Kalou, Sturridge, Bruma. West Ham: Green, Spector, Upson, Gabbidon, Daprela, Ilan, Parker, Kovac, Behrami, Dyer, Mido.Subs Not Used: Stech, Cole, McCarthy, Tomkins, Collison, Diamanti, Stanislas. Ref: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear). 14.46 Stoke v Aston Villa teams Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Collins, Delap, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Sidibe, Sanli.Subs Not Used: Begovic, Lawrence, Fuller, Kitson, Pugh, Wilkinson, Moult. Aston Villa: Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Downing, Milner, Petrov, Ashley Young, Heskey, Carew.Subs Not Used: Guzan, Luke Young, Sidwell, Agbonlahor, Delfouneso, Delph, Beye. Ref: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire). 14.45 Tottenham 3 Blackburn 1 Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko was on target again to help defeatBlackburn at White Hart Lane and maintain his side's hopes of a top-four finishin the Barclays Premier League. Pavlyuchenko has been unsettled for most of the season and looked set to leaveduring the January transfer window but stayed at the club and has now played abig part in Spurs' push for Champions League qualification. Jermain Defoe opened the scoring against Sam Allardyce's men, then Pavlyuchenkodoubled the lead before Christopher Samba pulled one back. Hopes of a Blackburncomeback, however, were dashed when Pavlyuchenko scored his eighth in his lastsix games. 14.39 Chelsea v West Ham preview Chelsea left-back Paulo Ferreira retained his place against West Ham in theBarclays Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. Fit again Yury Zhirkov was on the substitute's bench while Germany captainMichael Ballack returned to the midfield following suspension. Goalkeeper Ross Turnbull made his Chelsea league debut and Ivory Coast strikerSalomon Kalou dropped to the bench to allow Florent Malouda to move forward intothe front three. West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola shuffled his pack to incorporate a totallychanged attack. Alessandro Diamanti, Guillermo Franco and Carlton Cole were left on the benchas Zola preferred Mido, Araujo Ilan and Kieron Dyer. 14.32 Bolton v Wigan preview Bolton manager Owen Coyle made two changes to his side for the visit of Wiganto the Reebok Stadium in this relegation clash. Andy O'Brien replaced Sam Ricketts, who was suspended, while Tamir Cohen waspreferred to Ricardo Gardner. Coyle was looking for the team to bounce back following the defeat bySunderland in midweek and stretch their unbeaten home record to six games. Wigan manager Roberto Martinez made one change to the side that defeatedLiverpool on Monday. He brought in former Crystal Palace forward Victor Moses for Marcelo Moreno. 14.29 Birmingham v Everton preview Skipper Stephen Carr and midfielder Lee Bowyer returned to the Birmingham sidefor the home Barclays Premier League clash with Everton. Carr had been rested for the midweek win at Portsmouth while Bowyer was beensidelined through illness, but the pair were recalled in place of Stuart Parnaby(ankle) and Michel respectively. Everton boss David Moyes made one change from the starting XI which haddemolished Hull 5-1 last weekend. Tim Cahill recovered from a calf problem and came into the side in place ofLeon Osman who was ruled out with a groin injury. In a reshuffled line-up JohnHeitinga switched into midfield, Phil Neville moved to right-back and VictorAnichebe wide right. 14.22 Bolton v Wigan teams Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Andrew O'Brien, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Cohen, Wilshere, Kevin Davies, Elmander.Subs: Al Habsi, Taylor, Riga, Gardner, Klasnic, Shittu, Weiss. Wigan: Kirkland, Boyce, Caldwell, Bramble, Figueroa, Scharner, N'Zogbia, Diame, Moses, McCarthy, Rodallega. Subs: Stojkovic, Amaya, Thomas, Scotland, Gomez, Sinclair, Moreno. Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral) 14.17 Burnley v Wolverhampton teams Burnley: Jensen, Mears, Carlisle, Cort, Fox, Elliott, Alexander, Bikey, Eagles, Paterson, Nugent. Subs: Weaver, Duff, Edgar, Rodriguez, Blake, Jordan, Thompson. Wolverhampton: Hahnemann, Zubar, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Foley, Guedioura, Henry, David Jones, Jarvis, Doyle. Subs: Hennessey, Elokobi, Ebanks-Blake, Keogh, Vokes, Milijas, Mancienne. Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent) 14.11 Birmingham v Everton teams Birmingham: Hart, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Gardner, Ferguson, Bowyer, Fahey, Jerome, Benitez. Subs: Taylor, Larsson, Phillips, McFadden, Michel, Queudrue, Tainio. Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Anichebe, Heitinga, Arteta, Pienaar, Cahill, Yakubu. Subs: Nash, Hibbert, Yobo, Bilyaletdinov, Donovan, Gosling, Rodwell. Referee: Lee Probert (Wiltshire) Follow all the action as it happens from around the grounds at 3pmtoday, as Sportsmail brings you live minute-by-minute coverage from allthe top Premier League games.
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