The Premier League Weekend Review

The Premier League was at its exciting best,
With the three London games bettering the rest,
To the north first, starting with the Gunners,
Who certainly were the early runners.
Yet more glory for Robin van Persie,
As the Blackburn defence beg for mercy,
Another nightmare for poor Steve Kean,
Seven goals, now that’s a bit mean,
Now down to the West at Loftus Road,
Where into the line up Zamora strode,
Until Cissé’s madness, affairs were rosy,
But down to ten, Rangers not cosy,
So back roared the Wolves, hungry for more,
As Jarvis and Doyle reversed the score,
For the Golden boys, a valuable win,
Whilst Rangers ponder with little din,
To the best of them all at Stamford Bridge,
Temperatures colder than your fridge,
Unfortunate Evans puts Chelsea ahead,
One nil at half time the Blues led,
An immediate second from the restart,
Mata’s volley, more like a dart,
A Luiz header means the score turns three,
All is comfortable until PENALTY,
Rooney scores and the game is on,
Welbeck goes over, it looks a con,
Webb disagrees, ANOTHER spot kick,
Wayne dispatches, looking slick,
Before the Little Pea completes a dazzling display,
Ferguson’s joy, AVB’s dismay.
Final whistle, it ends three apiece,
At this point, our poetry must cease,
One game left in Liverpool,
Will it prove the weekend’s crown jewel?

Game of the Weekend

Sometimes games involving the top four fail to live up to the preceding hype. Manchester United’s visit to Chelsea on Sunday cannot be included in that category though. The six goal thriller at Stamford Bridge demonstrated English football at its’ passionate best. Criticism is occasionally aimed at the style of play in the Premier League in that every piece of play must contribute to a goal scoring move. In this case, it only added to what was a thrilling spectacle, if you’re not a Chelsea fan that is. For Manchester United an inspirational comeback. When fans of the Red Devils do eventually calm down, they may be frustrated that they lost ground on Manchester City though.

Player of the Weekend

It is a worrying prospect for Arsenal fans to consider their team without Robin van Persie Yet again he provided a telling contribution against a weak Blackburn side effortlessly thrashed by the imperious Gunners on Saturday. A hat trick for the Dutchman is hardly a special occasion these days but it took him to 22 goals for the season. Gooners will be hoping he can fire Arsenal into the top four places otherwise they risk losing their star forward in the summer.

Goal of the Weekend

Over the course of the season Juan Mata has proved to be a dangerous attacking force. He showed that once again with a stunning volley against Manchester United. The technique he displayed to smash the ball into the roof of the net was sublime.

However, what added to the quality of the strike was the cross supplied by Fernando Torres. He may not be having much luck in front of the goal but the Spaniard’s ball into his fellow countryman was pinpoint.

Save of the Weekend

When Bobby Zamora netted for QPR early on against Wolves, Mick McCarthy must have feared the worst. However, Djibril Cissé’s sending off changed the dynamic of the game. Having turned the match on it’s head through goals from Matt Jarvis and Kevin Doyle, Wolves had Wayne Hennessey to thank for making sure they took three points back to the West Midlands.

His late finger-tip save from Adel Taarabt’s rising effort proved vital. The 25-year-old Welshamn narrowly edges out David De Gea’s stop from Juan Mata’s curling free kick. The Spanish ‘keeper has received plenty of criticism but he must be applauded for ensuring United’s impressive comeback was kept intact.

Honourable Mention: David De Gea

Quote of the Weekend

Settle down children, its story time with Mick McCarthy! After Djibril Cissé’s sending off on Saturday, the Wolves boss recounts an old tale in his post match interview.

“The rules are you can’t grab anyone by the face now and push them in the throat . Was it a sending off in my day? No, was it heck.”

If you say so Mick.  When men were men etc.

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