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Fulham 1-2 West Ham

Sep 28, 2008

Goals from Carlton Cole and Matthew Etherington secured victory for West Ham at Fulham, who were also reduced to 10 men in an awful three-minute spell.

Cole opened the scoring, tapping the ball into an empty net on 43 minutes following Etherington’s low cross.

Etherington made it 2-0 two minutes later, latching onto Mark Noble’s pass.

And Fulham’s Andy Johnson was then sent off in first-half injury-time, before Danny Murphy pulled one back from the penalty spot on the hour mark.
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Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

Sep 28, 2008

Goals from Ashley Young and John Carew helped Aston Villa secure a third successive Premier League victory at the expense of Sunderland.

The visitors took the lead when Steed Malbranque’s pass was converted by Djibril Cisse on nine minutes.

But Young equalised with a free-kick from 20-yards nine minutes later before Carew scored the winner with a smart flick from Stiliyan Petrov’s cross.

An Andy Reid 30-yard free-kick went just wide for Sunderland on 87 minutes.
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Arsenal 1-2 Hull

Sep 28, 2008

Two goals in four second-half minutes from Geovanni and Daniel Cousin earned Hull a famous away win over Arsenal.

Arsenal took the lead in the 47th minute when Cesc Fabregas’s shot found the net via Paul McShane’s legs.

But Hull hit back through Geovanni’s brilliant 25-yard strike on 61 minutes before Cousin’s well-placed glancing header from Andy Dawson’s corner.

William Gallas clattered the crossbar in the 83rd minute before a brilliant Boaz Myhill save denied Fabregas.
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Stoke 0-2 Chelsea

Sep 27, 2008

Chelsea saw off Stoke to rack up their sixth Premier League away win in a row and return to the top of the table.

The visitors dominated the first half and Jose Bosingwa latched onto a fine Frank Lampard pass to crash the ball in via Danny Griffin for the opener.

A spirited Stoke side rallied after the break and Leon Cort had a towering header cleared off the line.

But Chelsea wrapped up the win when Nicolas Anelka fired home after a terrible blunder by Cort.
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Newcastle 1-2 Blackburn

Sep 27, 2008

First-half goals from Christopher Samba and Roque Santa Cruz saw Blackburn inflict a fifth successive defeat on a beleaguered Newcastle.

Defender Samba headed in Carlos Villanueva’s free-kick from close range to give Blackburn a deserved lead.

And Cruz doubled the score when he headed home Brett Emerton’s cross.

Newcastle produced a spirited fightback after the break and scored through a Michael Owen penalty but Geremi missed a great chance to equalise.

Caretaker coach Chris Hughton was in charge at St James’ Park with Joe Kinnear, installed as a shock interim manager on Friday, watching from the stands before he takes the reins on Monday
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