Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Big weekend for London clubs
by Paul Kennedy, August 17th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[ENGLAND] The Premier League's five London teams all won on the opening weekend of play. The biggest win was by Arsenal, which buried Tim Howard's Everton, 6-1, showing it hardly missed its high-scoring striker Emmanuel Adebayor sold (along with Gunner defender Kolo Toure) to Manchester City.

Spanish star Cesc Fabregas scored two second-half goals for the Gunners, but the game had lone been since decided.

Brazilian Denilson, Frenchman William Gallas and new Dutch signing Thomas Vermaelen had all scored in the first half. Croatian international Eduardo made it 6-0 before Louis Saha scored in the last minute.

''From before the game being ruled out by everybody to now become a super favorite, there's two extremes,'' Wenger said. ''It was an interesting first game.''

Arsenal's North London rival Tottenham beat the EPL's Merseyside other team, Liverpool (2-1).

Other London teams to win were Fulham (1-0 at Portsmouth), West Ham (2-0 at Wolverhampton) and Chelsea (2-1 over Hull City).

ENGLAND
Premier League
Aug. 15-16
Chelsea 2 (Drogba 37, 92) Hull 1 (Hunt 28).
Stoke 2 (Shawcross 19, own goal 33) Burnley 0.
Portsmouth 0 Fulham 1 (Zamora 13).
Wolves 0 West Ham 2 (Noble 22, Upson 69).
Blackburn 0 Manchester C. 2 (Adebayor 3, Ireland 91).
Bolton 0 Sunderland 1 (Bent 5).
Aston Villa 0 Wigan 2 (Rodallega 31, Koumas 56).
Everton 1 (Saha 92) Arsenal 6 (Denilson 26, Vermaelen 37, Gallas 41, Fabregas 48, 70, Eduardo 89).
Manchester Utd. 1 (Rooney 34) Birmingham 0.
Tottenham 2 (Assou-Ekotto 44, Bassong 59) Liverpool 1 (Gerrard pen. 56).

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives