(Pic from Eurosport)
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.