Two important Barclays Premier League matches took place on the afternoon of Sunday, 28th November 2010. For the first ever Premier League weekend in history, every one of the 20 teams in action scored at least once as there were goals in both Newcastle v Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool.
Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea
In the day’s early kick-off, Newcastle took an early lead through Andy Carroll, who capitalised on a poor backpass from Brazilian defender, Alex, in the 6th minute. Chelsea responded with a deflected Kalou goal on 45 minutes, and proceeded to miss one or two chances to claim all three points, the lack of which means they must now relinquish the top of the league to Man Utd.
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur once again played a much improved second half to the first as they came from a goal behind to produce a last gasp winner at White Hart Lane.
Skrtel put the visitors in charge with a 43rd minute goal before the same player went from hero to villain with an own goal following excellent build up play from Modric on 65 minutes – though in fairness to the defender, there was very little he could do to avoid the embarrassing outcome.
Spurs took the three points their superior shot count perhaps deserved when Aaron Lennon latched onto a Peter Crouch flick-on in the 92nd minute, to claim three points that place them into fifth in the league – a point away from Man City in the vital UEFA Champions League fourth spot, and just six away from table toppers Man Utd.
If Spurs can begin matches the way they are currently ending them, they will pose a serious threat to any side this season.
Barclays Premier League Results – Sunday 28th November 2010
- Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea
- Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool