Monday, March 7, 2011

Premier League Weekend Roundup: Gameweek 29

Wolverhampton 3-3 Tottenham: After a long spell of posession for the Wolves, Kevin Doyle flicked in a header a Milijas header to put Wolves up 1-0. However, 10 minutes later, Jermaine Defoe fired a thundering shot from 25 yards out to equalize for the Spurs. 5 minutes later, Jermaine Defoe scored another off a deflection off of Ward to put Tottenham up 2-1. Continuing to trouble the Spurs' defense, Nenad Milijas was pulled down in the area by Alan Hutton, and Kevin Doyle slotted the penalty into the back of the net for his second. Two minutes into the second half, Roman Pavlyuchenko of Tottenham put the ball into the back of the net to give the Spurs the lead, and scoring his 11th of the season. Tottenham held onto the lead until the 87th minute, when Steven Fletcher equalized the match with a header from Jarvis' cross. Because of this draw, Tottenham wasn't able to hop above Chelsea in the table.

Blackpool  1-3 Chelsea: Despite the one-sided scoreline, this match wasn't as close as it seemed. Having many chances early in the match, Blackpool wasn't able to capitalize on those shots. Taking advantage of the Tangerine's poor finishing, John Terry put a corner into the back of the net in the 20th minute. After Blackpool almost gaining an equalizer, the half ended with Chelsea showing poor form. Soon after coming on, Slomon Kalou won a penalty for Chelsea, and Frank Lampard put it away to double the Blues' lead. 4 minutes later, Lampard scored another and put the game away for Chelsea. Blackpool got a consolation goal when Puncheon scored in the 86th minute, but that did nothing to change the outcome. Chelsea now move above Tottenham in the table. 

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