ASTON VILLA 2 - 2 MAN UNITED
Alex Ferguson will admit his side had to work hard to get their point as they scored two desperate goals in the last nine minutes. Villa attacked well and Gerard Houllier put his faith in youth, none of whom disappointed. Ashley Young scored from the spot and Mark Albrighton got the second after an impressive Villa counter attack. Before Ferderico Macheda and Nemanja Vidic grabbed the point for United.
STAR MAN: Mark Albrighton
CHELSEA 0 - 3 SUNDERLAND
If I hadn't have watched it myself, I might have thought you were lying to me. But I did and it did happen. I won't dwell on how bad Chelsea were but how fluid the Black Cats were. Starting with a 4-4-2, they took the game to the home team and were rewarded with three points. A great individual goal by Nedum Onuoha, a second by Asamoah Gyan and third by Danny Welbeck after an individual error by Ashley Cole.
STAR MAN: Danny Welbeck (Chosen by my Mum because 'he was a pain in the arse for Chelsea')
EVERTON 1 - 2 ARSENAL
Arsenal managed to capitualise on a weekend when the other members of the table's top four all dropped points. Arsenal were their normal attacking self when defender Bacary Sagna opened the scoring with a superb strike, before Cesc Fabregas increased the lead just after half-time. The Toffees gave the Gunners a nervy last 15 minutes before the always lively Tim Cahill gave the home team a consolation goal.
STAR MAN: Lukasz Fabianski
MAN CITY 0 - 0 BIRMINGHAM
The goalless draws continue at the home of the noisy neighbours as City continue to be rich and poor all at the same time. Much will be made of Roberto Mancini's decision to bring Gareth Barry on for lone frontman Carlos Tevez, though I prefer to commend Birmingham on a well drilled defensive performance.
STAR MAN: Roger Johnson
NEWCASTLE 0 - 0 FULHAM
Fulham continue to struggle on the road as they picked up a point at St. James Park. Chris Houghton will know his side's inabilty to take all three points were down to Mark Schwarzer and another impressive goalkeeping display.
STAR MAN: Mark Schwarzer
STOKE 2 - 0 LIVERPOOL
The nightmare of losing in the Premier League carries on for Liverpool, taking their total losses to five. Roy Hodgson looks increasingly bewildered and now has to deal with another injury to Fernando Torres who was missing for this game. Stoke have reminded people their league poosition has been a bit of a lie as Ricardo Fuller scored his 101 league goal and newbie Kenwyne Jones added a second just before the final whistle.
STAR MAN: Ricardo Fuller
SPURS 4 - 2 BLACKBURN
Unfortunately Blackburn didn't start playing until the 75th minute when the home team were already 4-0 up. Gareth Bale continues to gain all the plaudits with two goals. Although no one should ignore that 'Arry Redknapp has built a good team which has allowed the Welshmen to thrive. Roman Pavlyuchenko redeemed himself after sending a penalty wide and Peter Crouch scored his first of the season. Ryan Nelsen and Gael Givet scored two to set up a nervy ending.
STAR MAN: Who else but the Welsh Wonder that is Gareth Bale.
WEST HAM 0 - 0 BLACKPOOL
Avram Grant is surely living in one of those bubbles the fans sing about if he is not at all worried about the Hammers lack of points. Blackpool were their normal exuberant self and although they were unable to score, Ian Holloway may make 11 changes again next week.
STAR MAN: Scott Parker
WIGAN 1 - 0 WEST BROM
Martinez three, Di Matteo nil. Wigan needed these three points as they continue to float around the bottom of the table. West Brom were a tad tentative but they should continue to pick up points with their good home form. Forgotten youngster Victor Moses scored the goal that gave the home team the points.
STAR MAN: Victoe Moses
WOLVES 2 - 3 BOLTON
Mick McCarthy needs to get his team to stop conceding goals if they are to get out of the bottom three. They have the players yet the cannot seem to get the points. An own goal in the first minute, an surprising piece of individual flair by Johan Elmander and Stuart Holden sent Bolton on their way. Kevin Foley and Steven Fletcher scored in the space of eight minutes but it was a case of too little too late.
STAR MAN: Johan Elmander
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