Posted on : 18-10-2009 | By : admin | In : Sports
Tags: Antonio Valencia, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bent, Bilyaletdinov, Birmingham City, Bolton, Bolton Wanderers, Chelsea, Collins, Drogba, Dunne, Ecuadorian, Emirates, Everton, Evra, Liverpool, Manchester United, Neville, Old Trafford, Portsmouth, Stoke, Sunderland, Taylor, Tottenham Hotspurs, United, Valencia, West Ham, Wolves, Zat Knight
Manchester United regained the top spot in the league as Chelsea who were playing away this afternoon, lost 2-1 to Aston Villa. Manchester United defeated Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at Old Trafford. The first goal came soon in the 5th minute in the form of an own goal when Evra’s cross into the box was directed into the goal post by Bolton defender Zat Knight.
Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia scored his first goal for Manchester United and it was a goal he won’t forget. In the 33rd minute Valencia pierced through the Bolton defense and with a little help from Neville scored the second goal of the day for United. United kept attacking and if they had converted those chances, the scoreboard at Old Trafford would have seen a double figure score sheet today.
But the last 15 minutes of the match saw a sudden surge from the Bolton side who scored in the 75th minute through Taylor and kept the entire stadium on their feet till the final whistle and for once Old Trafford was delighted for no late goals.
Chelsea looked set to win the match when Drogba netted in the 15th minute. But the home team was not going to give up and won the match by scoring a goal in each half of the match. Dunne equalized in the 32nd minute while Collins scored the winner in the 52nd minute.
Liverpool suffered their 3rd defeat this season when they lost 1-0 to Sunderland this afternoon. Bent scored the only goal early in the 5th minute, surprising the visitors. Arsenal defeated Birmingham City 3-1 at the Emirates.
The only team that secured an away win this afternoon was Tottenham Hotspurs who defeated Portsmouth who continued their poor form this season as they have only 3 points from the 9 games played. Stoke defeated West Ham by 2-1 whereas Everton managed to draw at home against Wolves. Everton were saved from embarrassment when Bilyaletdinov scored in the 88th minute to equalize for the home team.