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Premier League Round Up (Sat 25th August) including Manchester United vs. Fulham

25 August 2012 by

Today was an action packed day of football in the Premier League. There was a five goal thriller, defeat for the newly promoted, new signings scored and there was a game postponed!

We start at Old Trafford where Fulham gave Man United a huge scare but ended up on the losing side as the Red Devils won 3-2. Fulham got off to a great start when Damien Duff slotted in from inside the box after 3 minutes to make it 1-0. But that lead was short lived when Robin Van Persie scored his first Manchester United goal to make it 1-1. Then Manchester United’s other major signing Shinji Kagawa scored his first goal for the club to make it 2-1. Then right back Rafael scored his first goal in a couple of years to supposedly finish off Fulham but this wasn’t the case. In the second half Fulham bounced back after a defensive error ended in Nemanja Vidic scoring an O.G to make it 3-2, it was game on! Fulham get pressing for an equaliser but it finished 3-2 United, there first 3 points of the season. Unfortunately for United, Wayne Rooney suffered a terrible gash to the knee hopefully he’s okay in Sir Alex Ferguson’s case.

Next we go to White Hart Lane where Spurs could only manage a 1-1 draw with West Brom. Tottenham dominated the first 45 minutes and missed chances through Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon & Jermaine  Defoe. Then in the second half the game switched and The Baggies dominated creating chances through Romelu Lukaku. But the breakthrough came from Tottenham an it was Benoit Assou Ekotto. Tottenham looked like they were heading for there first win under Andre Villas Boas until an injury time equaliser from James Morrison made it all square in which was a thrilling game, what the Premier League is all about.

My final review is of the game that took place in South Wales a the Liberty Stadium where Swansea played West Ham in Michael Laudrup’s first home game in charge. Swansea dominated from the kick off and got there reward when Angel Rangel scored his first ever Premier League goal all thanks to the Hammers Goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen. Then Michu went on to double Swansea’s lead after another error this time by James Collins. Unfortunately for West Ham & Sam Allardyce matters only got worse when Danny Graham slotted home to keep Swansea’s 100% record intact.

That’s all from me, and more posts will be coming soon!

 

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