Premiership Round Up: Arsenal Drop Points in Title Chase



Arsenal fail to capitalise

Arsenal fail to capitalise

Arsenal failed to capitalize on Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea last week after they dropped two points at home to Sunderland.

Wenger’s men could only manage a 0-0 draw at the Emirates, as Steve Bruce’s men put in an impressive hard fought defensive display to come away with a scoreless draw.

Arsenal are now three points behind United who play Liverpool tomorrow.

In the early kick off West Brom were 3-1 winners away to Birmingham, in what may prove to be a decisive result in the battle against relegation.

The game was 0-0 at half time after a dull first half with not many chances but that changed shortly after half time.

Mulumbu put Albion ahead two minutes after the restart before Birmingham drew level 60 seconds later through Beausejour.

The game exploded into life following the two goals and West Brom were ahead again in the 58th minute through Morrison, before Paul Scharner rapped the game up to make it 3-1 in the 72nd minute.

Aston Villa twice surrendered the lead away at Bolton to lose 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.

Darren Bent put villa up after 15 minutes before Gary Cahill drew Bolton level right on the half hour.

Villa were ahead again when Marc Albrighton made it 2-1 on 65, before Cahill got his second in the 75th minute.

Klasnic then struck the winner for Bolton four minutes from time to send The Reebok Stadium into dreamland.

Fulham were also 3-2 winner in their home clash against Blackburn courtesy of Damien Duff’s first brace in 14 years.

The Irishman put Fulham 1-0 up in the 37th minute before Hanley drew the game level right on half time.

Fulham were again ahead on the half hour when Duff got his second for the London club, before Hoillet drew Rovers level seven minutes later.

The game looked certain for a draw before a Bobby Zamora penalty at the death won the game for Fulham.

Everton came from a goal down to beat 2-1 Newcastle at St James Park.

Newcastle were 1-0 up in the 23rd minute through Leon Best, before Liam Osman drew Everton level just after the half hour.

Phil Jagielka then struck six minutes later to earn an impressive three points for David Moyes’ men.

The Avram Grant revival continues at West Ham after they comfortably defeated Stoke 3-0 at home.

Demba Ba put West Ham 1-0 up after 21 minutes and were 2-0 up on the half hour through fellow new signing Costa.

West Ham wrapped up a comfortable victory when Hitzlsperger made it 3-0 before the end.

In the late kick off of the day Manchester City were 1-0 winners at home to Wigan.

The only goal of the game came in the 38th minute through David Silva after his shot slipped through the Wigan goalkeepers hands.

All eyes tomorrow will be at Anfield as Manchester United look to open a six point lead over second placed Arsenal in the early kick off of the day.

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