Manchester United, Chelsea Win, Arsenal Draw

Another round of Premiership matches has passed by and now the Premiership is back to being a three horse race. A draw for Arsenal along with wins for Chelsea and Man Utd means EPL is heading for tight finish with just 10 games remaining. Chelsea had received a lot of negative coverage in the media following there Carling Cup final loss to Spurs and an immediate response was needed to restore there confidence. Avram Grant who had taken a swipe at the media before the game and he made six changes to the side which lost to spurs. They were top form and in spite of getting Lampard red carded, ended up winning 4 – 0. They started well and they should have been a goal up inside two minutes but Anelka’s goal was incorrectly ruled offside. That didn’t deter Chelsea and soon they took the lead through Lampard penalty after Kalou was fouled by Anton Ferdinand. Three minutes later, Joe Cole’s added a second and the game was over in 22nd minutes when Ballack volleyed in a third after a clever pass from Lampard.

Lampard was sent off in the 36th minute after an altercation with Boa Morte in which he appeared to push the West Ham winger. The West Ham also managed to test Peter Cech on a few occasions after there numerical advantage through Mark Noble. Carlton Cole had a shot cleared of the line by Terry but a goal by Ashley Cole completed an emphatic win which puts them back in the title race and makes it more interesting.

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