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Hull 0-1 Bolton

Nov 9, 2008

Matthew Taylor struck the only goal as Bolton picked up their second win in six days but condemned Hull to their third straight Premier League defeat.

Taylor scored with a left-foot strike from the edge of the area that went through a crowd of players.

Marlon King hit the woodwork for Hull while Bolton keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen made a great double save from Geovanni.

The keeper parried from King late on and brilliantly recovered to punch the ball clear with Geovanni again lurking.

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Liverpool 3-0 West Brom

Nov 9, 2008

Robbie Keane scored his first Premier League goals for Liverpool as they beat West Brom to go three points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table.

A combination of Scott Carson’s body and Jonas Olsson’s arm prevented Yossi Benayoun’s shot opening the scoring.

But there was no stopping Keane when he latched on to Steven Gerrard’s pass before clipping the ball over Carson.

Keane scored his second goal when he rounded Carson and slotted home before Alvaro Arbeloa curled in a late third.

Keane will be delighted to get off the mark in the league, following his £20m summer move from Tottenham.
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Sunderland 1-2 Portsmouth

Nov 9, 2008

Jermain Defoe crashed in an injury-time penalty to secure a first victory for new Portsmouth manager Tony Adams.

Djibril Cisse gave Sunderland the lead after just three minutes after being set free by Andy Reid, but the striker then wasted a succession of chances.

David James denied him three times, while Kieron Richardson hit the post.

Nadir Belhadj then struck from 35 yards after the break to level and, after El-Hadji Diouf fouled Glen Johnson, Defoe earned a real smash-and-grab win.

It was Sunderland’s third straight defeat in the league and leaves boss Roy Keane’s side just a point off the drop zone.

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West Ham 1-3 Everton

Nov 9, 2008

Everton scored three goals in four astonishing minutes to break West Ham’s hearts with an incredible fightback in the final 10 minutes at Upton Park.

Jack Collison put the hosts ahead with a stunning curling shot after fine work from Craig Bellamy and Scott Parker.

Joleon Lescott turned things round by heading in the equaliser after a dipping cross from Louis Saha.

Saha then stole the show, poking in Victor Anichebe’s cross and grabbing the third from the edge of the box.

It was so cruel on West Ham who dominated throughout until their defence switched off when they still led the game with seven minutes remaining.
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Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool

Nov 2, 2008

Roman Pavlyuchenko scored a late winner as Tottenham came from behind to beat Liverpool and haul themselves off the foot off the Premier League table.

Dirk Kuyt put Liverpool ahead when he smashed in a shot on three minutes.

Darren Bent sliced a clearance against his own post before Steven Gerrard hit the post with a deflected shot and then saw his lob cannon back off the bar.

Jamie Carragher headed into his own net to give Spurs hope and Pavlyuchenko tapped in from Bent’s cross to win it.

It was a remarkable turnaround for Tottenham, whose fortunes have been completely revived under the stewardship of new boss Harry Redknapp.
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