The Barclays Premier League at a Glance

By PAW    21-Oct-2013 17:40 UTC+02:00

barclays leagueIt was a busy weekend for the notorious FA League with a total of nine league matches, most of which were on Saturday.

Newcastle United and Liverpool played an eventful four goal thriller which saw no less than five yellow cards and a red card. The hosts, Newcastle, opened the scoring through Cabaye in the twenty third minute and in the fifty sixth minute, scored their second and final goal while Liverpool replied through a penalty from Gerard in the forty-first minute and Sturridge sealed the scoring in the seventy-second minute. Both Liverpool scorers and Kolo Toure earned themselves yellow cards while Goufran and Debouchy got yellow cards for Newcastle United and Yanga-Mbiwa was shown the red card by the referee.

The Gunners were on the rampage when they massacred Norwich City four goals to one with goals from Wishere and Ramsey and a brace from Ozil. Howson replied for Norwich City in the seventieth minute to give dignity to the whole event.

A brace from Hazard; one on either side of the break, with additions from Etoo and Oscar were enough to seal the landslide victory of Jose Murinho’s charges at home against Cardiff City. The visitors only managed a single goal in reply through J. Mutch in the eleventh minute.

South African, Steven Pienaar scored the winning goal in the fifty-seventh minute to help Everton to a slight win of 2-1 playing at home against Hull City. The visitors replied through Sagbo in the thirtieth minute. Everton had opened the scoring through Mirallas in the eighth minute. Three players from Everton were shown the yellow card while only Huddlestone from the visitors was cautioned.

A win seems to be forever elusive for new manager David Moyes at Manchester United after a draw again this weekend. Robbie van Persie opened the scoring in a match that also saw five yellow cards issued. Southampton equalized through Lovren a minute shy of full time.

Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion played a goalless draw with the only marked event of the match being the yellow card issued to Wilkinson from Stoke City.

P. Bardsley scored an own goal to open the scoring in the four nil drubbing of his team, Sunderland by Swansea City. Guzman, Wilfried and Chicco also added to the tally.

It took just over a quarter of an hour for the visitors, Manchester City to find the back of the net through Arguero in a three-one win against West Ham United. Arguero went on to score another goal in the fifty-first minute while Da Silva atoned for his yellow card earlier by scoring the winner thirty minutes later. The home team replied through van Te in the fifty-eighth minute.

In the only league match to be played on Sunday, A. Townsend and K. Soldado were the only scorers in the match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspurs. Even though the later team won the match, they showed more indiscipline as they were responsible for the four out of the seven yellow cards that were issued by the referee.

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