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Premiership round-up (16-17/09/06)

Pompey picked up another three points with our 1-0 win over Charlton, earning our fifth consecutive clean sheet in our latest Barclays Premiership match, what about the others…

Saturday 16/09/06
Bolton 0-0 Middlesbrough
The match between Pompey's next Premiership opponents Bolton and Middlesbrough would end in a draw with either side able to trouble the scorers.

Everton 2-2 Wigan
After twice leading Everton would have to settle for a point. A man in fine goalscoring form, Andy Johnson (48) would open the scoring only for Paul Scharner (61) to equalise. Four minute later substitute James Beattie (65) would convert a penalty but Wigan wouldn't be denied, one again Scharner (67) would level.

Sheff Utd 1-2 Reading
Two of last seasons promoted sides would meet in a game both would feel they had to win. Kevin Doyle (1) would open the scoring after only 22 seconds, before Korean Seol Ki-Hyeon (24) doubled the advantage. Rob Hulse (60) would give Sheff United hope but they couldn't find the equaliser.

Watford 0-0Aston Villa
The evening SKY Sports Prem Plus game saw both goalkeepers kept very busy but neither could be beaten as the honours ended even in a goal less draw.

Sunday 17/09/06
Blackburn 4-2 Man City
Blackburn recorded their first victory of the season against struggling Manchester City. Trevor Sinclair (17) would put through his own net to give Blackburn the lead before Joey Barton (38) pulled City level. Morten Gamst Pedersen (43) would restore the lead before the games second own goal from Andre Ooijer (44) saw City level again. Benni McCarthy (65) and a late Paul Gallagher (88) effort secured the win.

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
Didier Drogba (41) scored a stunning goal to give Chelsea victory in the early SKY Sports clash. Even having Michael Ballack (50) Sent Off for dangerous play could not change the result as missed chances cost Liverpool.

Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal
The second LIVE offering of the day from SKY Sport would see Tomasz Kuszczak, on his Manchester United debut concede a penalty only to save the resulting Gilberto Silva (11) effort. Emmanuel Adebayor (85) however would still win the game for Arsenal, a result that leaves Pompey top of the league!

Tottenham 0-0 Fulham
With Tottenham having trouble scoring recently they would be unable to find the net at White Hart Lane today, the London derby ending in a 0-0 draw.

West Ham 0-0 Newcastle
Newcastle United returned home with all three points. Damien Duff (49) opened the scoring before former Pompey target Obafemi Martins (74) wrapped things up.

Pompey, Aston Villa and Everton are now the only unbeaten sides left in the Premiership, who'd have thought this back on August 19th...

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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 17 2006

Time: 6:02PM

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Good to see United lose, leaving us top for a little while at least!
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17/09/2006 20:22:00

Top of the league for the week. Enjoy it. Play up Pompey.
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17/09/2006 22:19:00

Well guys frame the league ladder and put it on the wall....
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17/09/2006 22:57:00

It's great isn't it. Not sure that I quite share LuaLua's belief that a Champions League finish can be achieved, but with the more points we get you never know...
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17/09/2006 23:38:00

Yes, LuaLua is a bit quick off the draw as it has not been the hardest start to the season but I am not going to say enjoy it while it lasts because that is too negative, how about a nice EUFA spot instead.
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18/09/2006 03:08:00

We face the likelihood of going 3rd next week-end, but a great opportunity exists on Monday night when we can regain top spot.
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18/09/2006 05:47:00

Another great win on the road & first overall. Fantastic. I reckon Bolton may be the toughest test yet but you do have to love the schedule so far. This team looks like they could play with & cause problems for any of the top clubs, with the possible exception of the Gunners who looked leathully skilful against Man U. Play Up !
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18/09/2006 15:34:00

I don't wish to be negative but i am going to enjoy this while it lasts. If players stay fit and we continue to play as we have been then i see no reason why we can't make a uefa spot but i think that we will suffer badly if we suffer injuries or suspensions. But come January hopefully there may be a few players kicking themselves for not coming here when they had the chance and we will find it easier to sign the quality needed to give strength in depth.
Steve C
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18/09/2006 16:02:00

i agree with a lot of what you said SteveC so i guess we will find out how far the squad has come in our game aginst Mansfield tomorrow. but its nice not to hear players talking about "mountains to climb" & "winning ugly" etc, etc
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18/09/2006 19:48:00

pompeygray: 3rd by Saturday. Disaster. LOL
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18/09/2006 21:22:00

We'll be top again by this time next Monday...
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18/09/2006 22:06:00

Remember the preseason form with every miinow lining up to take chunks out of us. Mansfield will be our revenge. I HOPE!
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19/09/2006 04:00:00

All built around the best signing of the summer - Tony Adams. If you don't concede, you don't lode.
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19/09/2006 16:39:00

Good to see a couple of hajduk split fans at the back of the pompey section on saturday. Obviously were hoping Krancjar was going to play.
The Rabbi
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