In round 14 of the Premier League, City continued their rampage towards the title by dispatching Norwich 5-1 at The Etihad, while second-placed United did just enough to get the better of a lifeless, gutless Aston Villa at Villa Park. Tottenham, who seem unstoppable at the moment, registered a comfortable 3-0 win over 10-man Bolton and had it not been for Jaaskelainen, the scoreline would be been unpleasantly etched into the memory of The Trotters forever!

Arsenal bounced back from a disappointing draw last weekend to win 4-0 at the DW Stadium, with van Persie scoring yet again, whileAi??beleaguered Chelsea were lucky not to have Luiz sent off but played well enough to claim a 3-0 win, away to Newcastle. Stoke City ended their dreadful run of results after a European game by winning 1-0 at Goodison Park. At the Molineux, it took a missed penalty from Larsson to bring the crowd to life – as the crowd grew vociferous, Wolves picked up their game, equalizing 25 seconds laterAi??and eventually winning the game 2-1.

Player of the Weekend

Ayegbeni Yakubu (Blackburn Rovers)

Yakubu single-handedly sank Swansea at Ewood Park by scoring 4 goals to lift some pressure off his manager, Steve Kean.

Goal of the Weekend

Mikel Arteta v Wigan

With 26 minutes on the clock and with the score tied at 0-0, Arteta received the ball close to the half-way line. He found acres of space in front of him, with no opposition player closing him down, and fired a long-range screamer which had enough on it to beatAi??Ali Al Habsi to give Arsenal the lead.

Watch the goal here.

Keeper of the Weekend

Tim Krul (Newcastle United)

Although Chelsea should have been reduced to 10-men when David Luiz brought down Demba Ba with only Cech standing between the striker and the goal, Villas-Boas’ team played good football to Ai??score three goals at the newlyAi??rechristened Sports Direct Arena. Tim Krul was on god-mode throughout the game, denying Frank Lampard from the spot and Danny Sturridge on numerous occasions. After a powerful first-half header from Drogba, late goals from Kalou and Sturridge did injustice to the young Dutchman’s performance, but he did remarkably well, nonetheless, to earn a mention here.

Move of the Weekend

Gervinho’s goal v Wigan

Like patient sculptors, the Arsenal players kept passing until a clear opportunity presented itself, and it was only after 33 passes, involving almost all the players on the pitch, that the goal was scored.

Controversy of the Weekend

Quite a few, really!

From David Luiz’s yellow card, which should have ideally been red, to Shaun Wright-Phillips onside goal being disallowed for offside, there were many moments that created controversy this weekend. However, we had to wait until Monday night for the “winner”!

The Fulham fans had been after Luis Suarez all evening with their chants of “Cheat!“. Finally, it got to the player’s head, whoAi??allegedly gave the crowd his finger after the final whistle. The incident will be investigated in the subsequent days.

Team of the Weekend

Hennessey; Richards, Terry, Vermaelen; Nasri, Toure, Mata, Bale; Sturridge, Yakubu, van Persie

Results of the Weekend

Newcastle United0 – 3Chelsea
Blackburn Rovers4 – 2Swansea City
Manchester City5 – 1Norwich City
QPR1 – 1West Brom
Tottenham3 – 0Bolton
Wigan0 – 4Arsenal
Aston Villa0 – 1Manchester United
Everton0 – 1Stoke
Wolverhampton2 – 1Sunderland
Fulham1 – 0Liverpool

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