January 15, 2006
Horse 479 - A Tale of Three Cities
And aren't there are lot of sevens in the picture?
With the departure of the Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, Middlesborough had more than just a hint of egg on their faces. Replacement Bradley Jones was left utterly helpless as "boring, boring Arsenal" produced their own seven-goal thriller.
Captain Thierry Henry collected a hat-trick while Philippe Senderos, Robert Pires, Gilberto and Alexander Hleb all got themselves on the scoresheet as the Gunners made light work of Boro.
For the side that's tried to blame Schwazer for their troubles, he may have been the player that was actually holding them in the Premiership.
Harry Kewell does SOMETHING!
The Reds eked out a 1-0 win against 10-man Spurs following a first half bereft of real chances. After the break, it was in-form Liverpool who took the lead - and in spectacular fashion. Kewell was in space at the far post and he met Steve Finnan's cross to send a crashing volley past Paul Robinson. Paul Stalteri was sent off towards the end for a professional foul after he brought Kewell down.
It was Kewell's first goal for his club in more than a calendar year having last scored on Dec 4, 2004.
Sir Alex Ferguson scurried out of Eastlands with his head bowed after his 10-man Manchester United side suffered their third derby-day defeat in four years.
The United boss claimed the atmosphere at City's plush new home is nowhere near as intimidating as Maine Road, but the noise at the final whistle was deafening as the 'Blue Mooners' were sent into orbit by a richly-deserved 3-1 victory.
Goals from Sinclair, Vassell and Fowler put this result beyond doubt; like most of these derbies, this was a spiteful affair. City keeper David James was given a yellow for dissent and "poo boots" Ronaldo was given his marching orders after a diabolical challenge on Andy Cole after only seconds earlier rolling around on the ground trying to claim his own free-kick.
Arsenal run rampant, Kewell does... something; Man Utd are disgraced by City and "poo boots" is sent.
Posted by Rollo at 03:47