Big Four win this weekend in Premier League
All the big four won this weekend in the Premier League Liverpool defeated West Ham 3-2, Arsenal hammered Wigan 4-0, Chelsea took Tottenham apart 3-0 and Manchester United managed a dramatic 4-3 victory over Manchester City.
Arsenal demolished Wigan 4-0 at the Emirates Stadium. Thomas Vermaelen put the Gunners 2-0 up with a bullet header then a superb curling effort from 18 yards out. Emmanuel Eboue then deflected Eduardo’s shot past Chris Kirkland in the Wigan goal for 3-0. Captain Cesc Fabregas added a fourth from close range late on to complete the scoring.
Liverpool defeated West Ham 3-2 at the Boleyn Ground. Fernando Torres opened the scoring with a stabbed effort early on. The home side equalised through an Alessandro Diamanti penalty. Dirk Kuyt put the visitors back into the lead after Steven Gerrard’s header landed at his feet. Carlton Cole headed the hammers back on level terms before half-time. Liverpool had the final say though Fernando Torres heading home the winner with 15 minutes remaining.
Manchester United defeated Manchester City 4-3 in a dramatic Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney opened the scoring for the home side. Gareth Barry put City back on level terms after a mistake from Ben Foster. Darren Fletcher gave the champions the lead from a Ryan Giggs cross.
Craig Bellamy equalised for City with a superb curling effort before Fletcher scored his second from another Giggs set-piece. Bellamy thought he had claimed a point for City in injury time slotting home after a mistake by Rio Ferdinand. City’s joy was short lived however as United substitute Michael Owen struck a 95th minute winner from Ryan Giggs superb through ball.
Chelsea maintained their 100 per cent Premier League record with a convincing 3-0 victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Ashley Cole opened the scoring with a header in the first half. Michael Ballack doubled their lead with a close range header early in the second half. Striker Didier Drogba made it 3-0 after a lucky deflection gave the Ivorian a tap in.