West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

By | Jan 31, 2008

Mark Noble’s injury-time penalty gave West Ham a deserved victory over Liverpool at Upton Park. Noble slotted the ball low past Pepe Reina with virtually the last kick of the match after Jamie Carragher had brought down Freddie Ljungberg. Earlier, West Ham’s Luis Boa Morte twice missed from six yards out while Xabi Alonso headed […]

Man Utd 2-0 Portsmouth

By | Jan 31, 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning double in the space of three minutes was the highlight as Manchester United returned to the top of the Premier League table. With the influential Paul Scholes back, the champions ran riot early on and Ronaldo put them ahead after a slick one-two with Nani on nine minutes. Moments later the Portuguese […]

Chelsea 1-0 Reading

By | Jan 31, 2008

Michael Ballack’s first-half header helped Chelsea keep in touch with the leaders as Reading suffered their fifth successive Premier League defeat. Ballack headed in Paulo Ferreira’s right-wing cross in the 32nd minute as the Blues dominated the first half. They were unable to score again in a nervy second half while Reading failed to make […]

Sunderland 2-0 Birmingham

By | Jan 30, 2008

Sunderland debutant Rade Prica climbed off the bench to help his new side seal a vital victory over fellow relegation strugglers Birmingham City. In a typically hard-fought game, Daryl Murphy opened the scoring with a neat finish from Kenwyne Jones’s knock-down. Cameron Jerome should have equalised when his shot on the break was saved, but […]

Middlesbrough 1-0 Wigan

By | Jan 30, 2008

An excellent first-half strike from Jeremie Aliadiere was enough to hand Middlesbrough a thinly-deserved victory that sends Wigan into the bottom three. Aliadiere collected Stewart Downing’s chipped pass and beat Chris Kirkland at the goalkeeper’s near post. Tuncay Sanli and David Wheater both wasted clear chances in an opening 45 minutes thoroughly dominated by Boro. […]