Premiership round-up (09-11/12/06)
Pompey beat Everton in our latest Barclays Premiership match, what about the others…
Blackburn 1-3 Newcastle
Former Pompey target Obafemi Martin is finally finding his goalscoring boots. A first half strike (31) was added to by Steven Taylor (35) before Blackburn had Stephane Henchoz (40) sent off. A second half effort from Morten Gamst Pedersen (47) gave Blackburn hope before a breakaway Martin (90) second.
Bolton 4-0 West Ham
Bolton ran riot in the LIVE evening SKY Sports Prem Plus match, a match that proved to be Alan Pardew's last match in charge of West Ham. Kevin Davies (17 & 52), El Hadji Diouf (77) and another former Pompey target finding the goal after early struggles Nicolas Anelka (78) completed the goalscoring.
Liverpool 4-0 Fulham
Four second half goals saw of Fulham despite a spirited first half showing. Steven Gerrard (54) followed up after his own penalty had been saved; a first league goal in eight-years from Jamie Carragher (61) was soon followed by Luis Garcia`s (66) before a late fourth through Mark Gonzalez (90).
Man Utd 3-1 Man City
The early LIVE SKY Sports Prem Plus game saw Manchester United victorious in the first Manchester derby of the season. Wayne Rooney (6) and Louis Saha (45) had United two up at half time. Hatem Trabelsi (72) gave City hope before Cristiano Ronaldo (84) wrapped up the win. Bernardo Corradi (90) saw red in injury time for a blatant dive.
Middlesbrough 1-1 Wigan
Henri Camara (24) gave Wigan the lead with a penalty before former Pompey striker Yakubu (67) made sure Middlesbrough gained a point.
Tottenham 5-1 Charlton
Spurs gave Charlton a real hiding in this London derby. Dimitar Berbatov grabbed a brace (31 & 66), Teemu Tainio (33), Steed Malbranque (55) with his first goal for the club added another and Jermain Defoe (63) were the Sours goalscorers with Charlton`s goal also coming from a Spurs player Michael Dawson (43) as he put through his own net.
Watford 0-0 Reading
Watford earned another point in their 0-0 draw, but home draws won't be enough to save the hornets this season though.
Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
In the Sunday afternoon LIVE Sky Sports clash Mathieu Flamini (78) looked as though he may have given Arsenal the win but Michael Essien (84) soon levelled with a fine strike.
Sheff Utd 2-2 Aston Villa
Monday night LIVE Sky Sports football returned with another Villa draw in an entertaining match with Sheff United. Stilian Petrov (2) gave Villa and early lead before Steven Quinn (50) and Danny Webber (64) gave United the lead, a minute late Milan Baros (65) levelled things up.