Saturday Football Round-Up

Birmingham 2-1 Sunderland
Burnley 1-3 Wigan
Hull 0-0 Portsmouth
Tottenham 0-1 Stoke
Wolverhampton 1-1 Aston Villa 
Chelsea 5-0 Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea shot to the top of the Barclay’s Premier League with a 5-0 thumping of Blackburn. Eyes will be on the Liverpool-United clash tomorrow, a win for United will see Chelsea drop to second. But for now, Ancelotti will be happy with the Blues display, after being shaken a bit with those loses to Villa and Wigan.
Spurs will be disappointed with their loss at home to Stoke. Whelan scored with 14 minutes left on the clock, the one goal enough to seal the deal. Spurs had more oppertunities in the game and could’ve topped the log if they managed the 3 points.
With United, Arsenal and City all with matches tomorrow, the EPL hasn’t looked this tight in years. With Arsenal and City both having a potential 6 points, no team is guarenteed a “top 4″spot.
Atletico Madrid 1-1 Mallorca
Sporting de Gijon 0-0 Real Madrid
Sevilla – Espanyol
Atletico Madrid managed a draw under new boss Quique Flores. Diego Forlan’s penalty in the 2nd half gave them the lead, but defiant Mallorca, down to 9 men scored in the 90th via Valero. Mallorca deserved the point, while its back to the drawing board for Los Colchoneros, who can’t seem to get it right, even though they have a superb team on paper.
Sporting Gijon held real Madrid to a goalless draw. Madrid had the better of the chances, but all failed to materialse. They were without Ronaldo, Benzema, Higuain and van Nistelrooy. Raul was used as a lone striker, and it was perhaps their lack of depth that saw them sacrifice 2 points. Madrid and Barcelona are now both on 19 points, but Barca still has to face Zaragoza at home tomorrow.
Sampdoria 4-1 Bologna
Inter Milan 2-1 Catania

Sampdoria topped  Serie A briefly after a convincing win over Bologna. The Visitors got off to a better start, applying pressure with an early shot on goal and a corner. The home team’s backline looked shakey,  however, once Sampdoria started controlling the ball more, they settled in and it was all one way.
Inter reclaimed their top spot a few hours later with a convincing win over Catania

 

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