Spurs Out Of Steam, Chelsea and Especially Man U Have It Easy.


United cruise past woeful West Ham

(Pic from Eurosport)

Wigan Athletic bounced to the Premiership scene in style this week after embarrassing performances that saw them lose 0-4 and 0-6 to embarrass UEFA Champions’ League debutants, Tottenham Hotspurs 1-0 at White Hart Lane. Spurs showed signs of heavy legs as the Champions’ League matches took their toll, and they completely wilted this afternoon.

It must be said that Wigan actually fought for their victory with committed combats and goalkeeping saves. Arguably, luck either eluded Spurs or favoured Wigan, as Spurs threw everything into the match and somehow, the ball just refused to follow instructions.

Chelsea maintained their clean sheet performances with a 2-0 win over physical Stoke City, maintaining their ‘only unbeaten team’ status and taking their goal tally to 14 in 3 matches. Stoke were a little respectful, probably heeding a call by Arsene Wenger, who called referees to watch them out as they ‘played rugby’.

Arsenal were on fire against a spirited Blackburn Rovers who signed Zimbabwe skipper Benjani Mwaruwari a few days back. Theo Walcott scored early on from an acute angle, further boosting his finishing confidence. I will be the last one to affirm that he is here to stay, but hats off to that electrifying pace and scoring touch he has just discovered.

In a day Lewis Hamilton came 2nd to Mark Webber in F1 qualifying, there was a 1-1 draw between Wolverhampton and Newcastle, and 2-2 in the Blackpool vs Fulham fixture.

Manchester United had it very easy against West Ham United at Old Trafford, Wayne Rooney converting a very easy penalty and Nani making up for the one he missed the last week. West Ham just got worse with every minute of that match and there were gaps everywhere. Man U could not believe how easy it was and got confused in the process. Dimitri Babertov could even afford a classy acrobatic to put the Hammers to the sword with 20 minutes to go.

West Ham was so weak they had their first corner in the 87th minute, and kept Benni McCarthy warming the bench, not that he was going to make any difference given he is a striker but the coach would have given him a run to prepare him for the next match.

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4 comments on “Spurs Out Of Steam, Chelsea and Especially Man U Have It Easy.

  1. I’m happy the Blues are marching on… We aint stopping! Ramirez must be given more time in our next home match, he’s full of potential. For a change, Rooney scored (WOW!). I’m glad Berbatov now going back to the good old scoring days, at least there’ll be some competition in the league. Congrats to the Gunners and wats happening to the Reds (OMG!)
    All the best to my fellow countryman Benjani Mwaruwari, i hope he gives the likes of Rooney and v. Persie a good run 4 their money at the goal scoring charts.

    • Wow, a great comment Skhokho. You are a great asset for the game. Your opinions are balanced and fair. I like the fact that you appreciate other teams and their efforts. Usually, we forget that and think our own are the real and only thing. I wish your team all the best.

      The Reds will come good today though. It is my feeling.

  2. Mina vele with the time diiference i never really get to watch soccer so i just wait and see what this season brings. But man i love Mourinho with his big mouth, i hope he does something at Real. My bet is Chelsea is going to win the champions league…what do you think?

    • Thanks Nhlanhla for the comment. I hope this blog brings you with the necessary upto date material before you see the highlights.

      Frankly, Manchester United and Chelsea have the experience and pedigree to win everything they compete in. They do not seem to appeal to me.

      Arsenal play attractive football, the way I prescribe it. Unfortunately, I think their mentality can no longer take them above the level they have been in the last 2 seasons. They blew it with their own hands (feet).

      Spurs have made in-roads in the last 2 seasons as well. They seduced me to be the real deal this season. They are making me eat a pie, a humble one. There is still time though. As for Jose, he plays mental games that I love too. He will take Madrid to another level for sure.

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