Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham

By | Aug 31, 2008

A resolute Tottenham earned their first point of the season as they held a frustrated Chelsea to a draw. Michael Essien hit the bar for Chelsea before they went ahead from a disputed corner after Darren Bent’s sliced clearance went in off Juliano Belletti. But Bent atoned when he slotted in the equaliser after inadvertently […]

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

By | Aug 31, 2008

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie scored a brace as his side found some of their irresistible form to beat Newcastle. Van Persie powered in a spot-kick after Charles N’Zogbia handled an Emmanuel Adebayor cross as Arsenal overwhelmed a depleted Newcastle. Michael Owen shot wide for the Magpies but Emmanuel Eboue’s clever backheel left Van Persie […]

Everton 0-3 Portsmouth

By | Aug 31, 2008

Jermain Defoe struck twice as Portsmouth secured their first win of the season at Everton. Defoe scored on the turn after 12 minutes, then set up Glen Johnson for a second five minutes before half-time. Everton dominated for long periods, but David James was in superb form, saving brilliantly from Mikel Arteta. He saved Yakubu’s […]

Hull 0-5 Wigan

By | Aug 31, 2008

An Amr Zaki brace ensured Wigan picked up their first points of the season as they cruised to victory away at Hull. The 25-year-old Egyptian stroked home Antonio Valencia’s cross for the third and fired in a thunderous drive that cannoned off the bar and over the line. Wigan went in front as Kevin Kilbane’s […]

West Ham 4-1 Blackburn

By | Aug 31, 2008

Blackburn missed the chance to go top of the Premier League as manager Paul Ince suffered a first defeat as Rovers boss at his former club West Ham. Calum Davenport headed West Ham ahead before Mark Noble’s scuffed shot went in off Christopher Samba for a second. Jason Roberts poked in for Rovers, who were […]