January 15, 2010 by Richard · Comments Off
December 21, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
A head to head match between two of the troubled teams of the Premier League’s will play in the first match of the weekend. It is Liverpool taking a trip down to cellar dweller Portsmouth. The Hampshire fell to Chelsea in midweek. But it was a much better showing as Avram Grant watched his old charge Frank Lampard concludes the match with a second-half penalty.
Yet Pompey remained steady with only 11 points to their name, so they should get something when Rafael Benitez’s Reds come to town. The Anfield giants desperately need a win on Wednesday, triumphing 2-1 over Wigan Athletic in spite of failing to take full gain of their many goal-scoring chances. But Liverpool is still a long shot from where they hope to be at this point of the season. But still the Champions League qualification is a must for the 18-time English champions, and if they are to achieve that goal they should win against the cellar dwellers.
January 28, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
Heskey scored after a flick-on from Gabriel Agbonlahor from Brad Freidel’s long clearance on 21 minutes to give Villa a fourth consecutive win. Portsmouth on the other hand, are winl-ess in 7, and have won only 2 out of 14 games under manager Tony Adams.
Villa came into the game in fine form, and although they were never truly in command, they did enough to see off Portsmouth, who were spurred on by a boisterous home crowd. The home side created a few chances, as new signings Jermain Pennant and Hayden Mullins combined well, but Peter Crouch was guilty of a glaring miss from inside the box and Pompey clearly missed the pace and finishing prowess of Jermain Defoe, who was sold off to Spurs last week.
In the second half, Portsouth suffered another setback when Nadir Belhadj was sent off after a second booking.Villa held on for another win, and the dream of Champions League football next season is looking more and more possible.
January 26, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
Its a busy week in the English Premier League as all 20 teams play after a weekend of FA Cup action.
Leaders Manchester United are facing an injury crisis, with at least 7 first choice players out, but they will still fancy getting all 3 points away to bottom club West Bromwich Albion. United beat WBA 4-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season, and another victory will kepp them top of the table.
Level on points with United are Liverpool, and they travel to play in form Wigan Athletic. A win is necessary for the Reds after 3 consecutive draws have left them a little short of confidence. 3 points will help them regain some self-belief as the title race heats up.
Chelsea may have fallen off the pace in recent weeks, but they are still in with a good chance of winning the title this season. They host Middlesbrough, looking for a win to put pressure on the front two.
In other games, Arsenal play Everton, Aston Villa face Portsmouth, Spurs are up against Stoke, Manchester City play Newcastle, Hull City play West Ham and Bolton will lock horns with Blackburn Rovers.