February 23, 2003

EPL REPORT WEEK 28: Arsenal's five-goal blast takes them five points clear at the top. (more links inside!)

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 05:55 PM - 4 comments

Here's the round-up of Saturday and Sunday's matches. Here's the Table and the Team of the week. Yesterday's highlights: League leaders and defending champions Arsenal crushed Manchester City 5-1, scoring four goals in the first 19 minutes. Meanwhile, City's rivals, second-placed Manchester United choked in their quest to catch Arsenal, needing a last-minute goal to tie 1-1 with relegation strugglers Bolton Wanderers. Today's highlights: Two teams in the race to avoid relegation had much to celebrate today. West Ham beat fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion 2-1, thanks to a brace from England international Trevor Sinclair. Birmingham stunned lackadaisical Liverpool 2-1. Birmingham's first goal was scored by Stephen Clemence, the son of one of Liverpool's great keepers, Ray Clemence. I'm sure Ray will be having a word with his son. (Also, Fat Buddha and squealy can stop gloating now. Liverpool didn't deserve to win. Birmingham played better. Good luck to them.) Still one more game to play this week: Tottenham v Fulham tomorrow. And, oh yes, Radzinski's rocket is goal of the week. Do jump in with your links, embarrassing photos, whatnot.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:28 PM on February 23, 2003

Here is a link to a Blues report from an unofficial club site, written by a fan. It's obviously skewed towards the Blues but is fair minded, more so than the mainstream media who concentrate on Liverpools shortcomings rather than offering any real anaylis of the match. Much more in the spirit of the web, as well, I think. Well, you asked for photos!

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:10 AM on February 24, 2003

Decent report on the Blues vs Hopeless Scousers game in The Times. Also, could Houllier be on the way out? I'll stop gloating in my own time thanks very much. :-P

posted by squealy at 05:44 AM on February 24, 2003

Has anyone ever seen Houllier on the sidelines? He TALKS TO HIMSELF! Its really disturbing. I used to work in a mental hospital, this is what the patients did there... I'm not saying Houllier is mental, i'm just thinking he is senile.

posted by StarFucker at 09:28 AM on February 24, 2003

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