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Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

Oct 29, 2008

Newcastle moved out of the bottom three in the Premier League as first-half goals from Joey Barton and Obefami Martins saw off West Bromwich Albion.

Barton – starting his first match since his release from prison – scored from the spot after 10 minutes following Ryan Donk’s foul on Shola Ameobi.

And Martins headed home Habib Beye’s cross three minutes before half-time.

Substitute Ishmael Miller pulled one back after the break, but West Brom could not make their pressure count.
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Tottenham 2-0 Bolton

Oct 27, 2008

New Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp had an immediate galvanising effect on Spurs as they beat Bolton to secure their first league win of the season.

David Bentley’s pin-point cross was met by Roman Pavlyuchenko to give Spurs the lead midway through the first half.

After the break, Bolton midfielder Gavin McCann was sent off for two bookable offences.

Darren Bent wrapped up the victory from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Bolton goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen.

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Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

Oct 27, 2008

Liverpool demonstrated their growing title credentials by ending Chelsea’s 86-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge and moving three points clear at the top of the table.

Xabi Alonso’s deflected 10th-minute goal gave Liverpool victory and shattered a Chelsea sequence stretching back to February 2004 on home turf.

It was a deserved triumph for Rafael Benitez’s side achieved without Fernando Torres and the first setback for the reign of Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea.
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Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool

Oct 27, 2008

Liverpool demonstrated their growing title credentials by ending Chelsea’s 86-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge and moving three points clear at the top of the table.

Xabi Alonso’s deflected 10th-minute goal gave Liverpool victory and shattered a Chelsea sequence stretching back to February 2004 on home turf.

It was a deserved triumph for Rafael Benitez’s side achieved without Fernando Torres and the first setback for the reign of Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea.
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Man City 3-0 Stoke

Oct 27, 2008

Struggling Stoke were torn to shreds by a Robinho hat-trick which gave Manchester City their first Premier League victory in four matches.

Robinho fired in the opener after being picked out by Ched Evans.

And he slotted his second past keeper Thomas Sorensen after being set up by substitute Danny Sturridge’s pass.

Robinho was twice denied by Sorensen before collecting another fine ball from Sturridge and calmly shooting into the bottom corner of the net.

City were without striker Jo, who was ill, and lost Evans to injury five minutes before half-time, but they still had far too much attacking flair for the Potters.

Robinho was in unstoppable form and went close early on, when he carried the ball 40 yards before his thumping shot was pushed away by Sorensen at the near post.
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