Monday, September 12, 2011

England: Premier League Weekend Review, Reports and Analyses

Another Premier League weekend, and another match ball each for a Manchester United and Manchester City striker as they both maintained their 100 per cent records. On Saturday, City were first up as they hosted Wigan Athletic at the Etihad Stadium. Carlos Tevez returned to the City line-up for the first time since his tantrum ridden summer, but he was the sideshow as Sergio Aguero, courtesy of three assists from the sublime David Silva, smashed home his first hat-trick in English football in a 3-0 triumph. Wayne Rooney collected his second Nike T90 Seitiro in succession with a treble at Bolton in Saturday's late kick-off. United romped to a 5-0 win as Javier Hernandez marked his return to the side with a brace. Liverpool, though, could not maintain their unbeaten start to the season as they came unstuck at Stoke City - who find themselves in the top four after their hard fought 1-0 triumph. Elsewhere on Saturday, and Arsenal also claimed victory - but the three points courtesy of their 1-0 win over Swansea did little to lift the recent gloom from around the Emirates as the performance as a whole was far from convincing. Tottenham finally got their season going with an excellent 2-0 win at Wolves, who had been unbeaten. The final game on Saturday was keenly contested as Aston Villa twice came from behind to deny Everton at Goodison Park in a 2-2 draw.


Georgina Turner's Review

Stoke City 1 - 0 Liverpool

Sachin Nakrani at the Britannia Stadium

Arsenal 1 - 0 Swansea

Phil McNulty at the Emirates Stadium

Bolton 0 - 5 Manchester United

Richard Jolly at the Reebok Stadium

Team of the Week

How the new boys fared

Five Things We Learned

Five Thoughts

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