Derby 1-2 Blackburn

By | Dec 31, 2007

David Bentley netted a first-half winner for Blackburn to condemn bottom club Derby County to another defeat. Derby went ahead when Giles Barnes’ lay-off found Matt Oakley, who shot through keeper Brad Friedel’s legs. Friedel then saved Steve Howard’s penalty after Ryan Nelsen was adjudged to have fouled Kenny Miller. Roque Santa Cruz tapped in […]

Man City 0-0 Liverpool

By | Dec 31, 2007

Manchester City survived a second-half onslaught to prevent Liverpool ending 2007 with three league wins in a row. Fabio Aurelio came closest to scoring in a cagey first half, his long-range strike tipped over by City’s Joe Hart. Fernando Torres squandered two good chances and Hart palmed away a fierce effort from Yossi Benayoun as […]

Birmingham 1-1 Fulham

By | Dec 31, 2007

Sebastian Larsson’s deflected strike denied Fulham victory a day before new boss Roy Hodgson officially takes over. The visitors looked sharp in the first half and Carlos Bocanegra headed in Simon Davies’ corner to put them ahead. Birmingham improved considerably after the break and were level when Larsson’s shot went past a stranded Antti Niemi. […]

Wigan 1-2 Aston Villa

By | Dec 31, 2007

Aston Villa came from behind to hand Wigan their first defeat in four games. Titus Bramble outmuscled Martin Laursen at a corner to thump a header into the net and give Wigan a deserved lead. But Villa, who last lost away from home back in August, pulled level early in the second half when Curtis […]

West Ham 2-1 Man Utd

By | Dec 30, 2007

Cristiano Ronaldo’s missed penalty for Manchester United proved crucial at West Ham as the Premier League champions were beaten at Upton Park. United got an early let-off when Hayden Mullins hit the woodwork and Mark Noble blazed high from the rebound. Ronaldo quickly made the Hammers pay when he headed in a Ryan Giggs cross. […]