EPL: Day 6, Part 1

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Football
September 20th, 2003 • 11:58 pm

Chelsea were predictably all over Wolverhampton at home. It simply looks like Wolves don’t have a hope in hell of surviving in the Premier League. I guess that’ll be comforting to other teams threatened with a relegation battle.

Tottenham’s woes continue, even though Kanouté keeps scoring. They’ve lost at home again, and I don’t really see what Hoddle can do to save his own head. There’s talent in his squad, as Kanouté’s scoring streak demonstrates, but Hoddle doesn’t seem to be able to use it efficiently. Meanwhile, James Beattie continues to score his way to the top of England’s strikers list, and Kevin Phillips gets his second goal for his new club.

Portsmouth finally loses, at home no less, to Blackburn, who are definitely a thorny team to handle. I guess that makes Arsenal and Chelsea the only unbeaten teams now.

Fulham ends up with a draw at home against Manchester City, after coming back from behind to take the lead, only to lose it in the final stages. Must have been a thriller.

Newcastle fail to score against Bolton at home, which must be a worrying result for the Baggies and their supporters.

Liverpool register their third win, but still fail to impress.

And finally Birmingham are once against involved in a controversial away game at Leeds, which they win thanks to rather generous refereeing on both goals (retaken penalty, and debatable offside situation). Poor Leeds and Peter Reid must be wondering what it’ll take to regain the form that took them all the way to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League a couple of seasons ago.

But the big game is, of course, taking place tomorrow at Old Trafford. If Alex Ferguson really needs help to decide on his starting line-up, I’ll give him a hand…

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