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Hello. Hope you're all well and ready for your Sunday night
football fix. Live in the studio, two men who never get splinters in
their backsides. Lee Dixon and QPR manager, Neil Warnock. And here's
we've got for you over the next 70 minutes.
Unbeaten Newcastle faced Tottenham at St James's - that's first.
We've a tasty Midlands derby between West Brom and Wolves.
There's stuttering Arsenal against struggling Sunderland.
Plus, as always we'll have all the goals and incidents from yesterday.
So off we go, starting in the north east for a battle between two of
the Premier Leagues in form sides. Alan Pardew is a happy chap and
just loves his new P and P. Ba and Best have scored seven goals
between them in Newcastle's unbeaten start. Their form has been
outstanding and more of the same will keep them up there where the
air is clear. Spurs are also on a formidable run. Four victories over
Wolves, Liverpool, Wigan and Arsenal have propelled Harry's hot
shots up the table. Kyle Walker's winner against the Gunners last
time was particularly special. They'll be hoping to register a
famous five from five today. Calling this one is Guy Mowbray.
Newcastle field the same team for started the last three league games.
The back four has been the meanest defence of the season so far.
Jermaine Defoe is on the bench and Emmanuel Adebayor has been passed
Emmanuel Adebayor has been passed fit.
Gutierrez has been on duty for Argentina. That has been given as a
free kick. No real connection with the opposition player but it was
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in out of the corner of his life. - into. Here is Gutierrez. Demba Ba
was on his way down when the ball is a penalty. He seemed to take a
while to think about it. Yes, it is a penalty. Tim Krul defending. Van
Der Vaart to try to silence it. He has done that and Spurs have the
lead at St James's Park. The penalty smashed in by a good Dutch
man. He gives Spurs the lead. has come against the run of the
general play by and large. Here is Gutierrez. He gets past Walker. And
here is Demba Ba and it is in! It has just taken two minutes of the
second half to draw level. Just the sort of response that Alan Pardew
will have ordered. Gutierrez heard the call. Demba Ba scores again.
Adebayor is on side and he has not missed by much at all. Taylor did
well to close down the angle for the shot. Gabriel Obertan has gone
for goal. Brad Friedel had it covered. The French man has never
scored in the Premier League. He did not find the accuracy he needed.
Defoe beaten by Tim Krul. Spotted the danger from very early on.
Cheik Tiote. Simpson has to go back Defoe's finished! What a good one
it was. He has not been on the field long. It is the first chance
he has really had an Jermaine Defoe has put it away. He found Tim Krul
in his way. There was no chance this time for the Newcastle keeper.
Classic Defoe. Shola Ameobi kept his feet and kept the ball. Cheik
Tiote is teed up to hit it and it is tipped over the bar by Brad
Friedel. Brad Friedel was almost caught off guard. That was a good
save. Defoe not ready for the return. Just another age, enough
for a Newcastle free-kick. -- just a nudge. Ryan Taylor. The
goalkeeper was ready for him. Ryan Taylor, this is the Shola Ameobi.
What a goal! That is a Thumper from Shola Ameobi. And Newcastle are at
level again. The 71st goal of his Newcastle United career. There
cannot have been many stroke better than this. Good control. Realised
there was not anything else on and just hit it. Super strike. And one
of the greatest joy D's -- Geordies block by Tim Krul and another
excellent reaction from Newcastle's Dutchman. A free-kick to Newcastle.
Is that one foul too many committed by Luca Modric? It is. Stephen
Taylor is waiting for it. Over it comes. Fabrizio Coloccini! Off
balance and off-target. He'd just about got it took Ameobi. Didn't
quite know where the posts where. Claims for hand ball. I think that
would have been very harsh on Spurs. Gutierrez! And that will just about
do it. A thrilling end to a thoroughly entertaining match.
Newcastle United's two, topknot Newcastle United's two, topknot
Spurs, two. -- Tottenham Hotspur's. Newcastle
maintained their unbeaten record. Spurs again showed their quality
but were denied a straight win. Once they scored, it looked like if
there was going to be a more winner, it might be them. We did not finish
them off when we could have done. We came in one - nil down but in
the second half we created enough pressure to warrant a draw and
perhaps even to have won it at the end. I was not happy with the first
half. We did not keep the ball and I do not like that. I like us to
play. In the second half we did much better. We started to run with
the ball, created some fantastic positions. And Germaine came off
the bench and took a great goal. There were complaints about the
Spurs penalty. Do you still have them? The only disappointment was
how long it took the referee. It created pressure. If you're not
sure then you should not give it. You have to beat 100% sure and I do
not think she was. But it was a penalty. And then Stephen tackled
with the wrong leg which is not like him. 71 Newcastle goals. Was
that one of the best? I think it will have to be. My memory is not
that great! But coming off my left foot, that is certainly the best
goal I have ever scored with my left foot. What Newcastle fans want
is a team that is going to have the go. My teams have always been like
that. I have set them up on the front foot. And in the end we were
taking a few chances to try to win it. And so were Tottenham so it
made from a great game. Surely a draw away for Spurs was a good
Harry will be going home, and he will be going over all of those
chances, which will not make it any easier. It is one of those games, I
think at 2-1, he would have expected to win. But it is a
difficult place, when the crowd get going, they never give up. After
the first half, we were thinking how we were going to get any
highlights out of it, but the second half was really good. Apart
from the penalty in the first half, there was nothing really worth
watching. Both teams were giving the ball away. Then we go into the
second half, expecting more of the same, but it was end-to-end stuff.
The story of the second half was substitutions, goals, chances. This
is the equaliser from Demba Ba. Gets into the gap between full-back
and centre back. Then we go right up to the other end, Adebayor gets
a great chance. Then back to the other end, the shot comes in from
Obertan. Then the substitutions. Harry was asked, was a genius? He
said, if it was genius, I would have put him on from the start!
He's as good as anybody in the He's as good as anybody in the
division, when he finishes like that, Jermaine Defoe. What a free
kick this is from Taylor. Another good save. And Shola Ameobi's goal,
what a strike that is. And it is not over yet, back up the other end.
Defoe, is he a bit greedy? No, any striker would have shot there. And
then this was the last minute, chance for Coloccini. It could have
been a penalty at the end, but I don't think it was. No, I know I
have criticised referees, but Lee Probert had a very good game today.
That was a big decision, and he got it right. There was plenty of
tackles in that game, but he kept his card in his pocket. It is good
that we haven't had to talk about decisions so far this weekend. Two
games to go. You're the northerner down self, Alan Pardew is the
southerner up north. How has he done? I think he has calmed the
place down. The owners have taken a gamble on him, they wanted a big
name. I think he has always been sold a bit short, at West Ham and
definitely at Southampton. He has got a lot to prove, and he was not
going to get a job like Newcastle, so he snapped their hands off. He's
a very good manager, well-organised. Against us, we were unlucky not to
beat them, but they hung in there. They do not know when they beat.
has lost some really high-calibre players, but he has replaced them
almost seamlessly. They all want to play for him, which is a good sign.
It is not like it is harum-scarum stuff which we sometimes associate
with Newcastle. So far, it has been solid. Today was the first day they
have conceded more than one goal! Yes, you could look at the fixtures
and say they have not been the most difficult so far. It is important
to look at the next fixtures coming up. Certainly the next three are
winnable for them. But then you look at the three after that. So,
some tough games coming up, but a fantastic start. Alan Pardew will
be more than happy. And they have got two strikers who are doing
their job. Three! That is the difference with the Premier League,
your strikers have got to score goals. Clubs coming up can struggle
when they do not have enough of that. But Newcastle at the minute,
they're all firing. That's why they're doing so well. He has
hardly made a change at the back. The midfield have been steady, and
The midfield have been steady, and the forwards are scoring goals.
Decent goalkeeper as well. Much more still to come tonight. Not a
week goes by without a good Derby in the Premier League. A win for
either of these teams today would give them a massive shot in the arm.
And if you know your history, West Brom and Wolves, one of the oldest
derbies. They first met in 1883. John Motson was commentating, and
Albion gain 4-2. This year, the Baggies have struggled, and have
won just once. Wolves had two victories early on, but have lost
victories early on, but have lost their last four. This is Jonathan
Pearce. A black mood hangs over the Black Country derby, given the
gloomy form of these two. West Brom have not won here in five months.
If Wolves are defeated, it will be their worst top flight losing run
since 1984. To stop the rot, West fired across the face of goal by
Adam Hammill. Forces Foster into their. His shot was blocked by
Berra. The flag has stayed down, 1- 0! In the eighth minute, West
Bromwich Albion have drawn first blood in the big derby. And it is
Chris Brunt celebrating his 150th league appearance for the club.
Wolverhampton Wanderers looked for the flag which did not come. Jones
made the run from the wide position. have defended that better. This is
a bright start for Roy Hodgson's good effort. The summer signing
from Reading, up against his former teammate Kevin Doyle today. So far,
could not finish because Olsson was there. The defender made sure it
must have moved in the air. But no- one was following up. Oh, it was
deflected. It was a good stop. The young full-back Jones. But Shane
Long is off down the other end. Wolverhampton Wanderers are badly
stretched. Scharner arriving. Simon Scharner! It was floating
afternoon. Really good front- Foster to deal with. It was Berra
who has shot was deflected off the redundant formation, but an old
fashioned 4-4-2 for West Brom today has caused Wolverhampton Wanderers
all sorts of problems. This is where West Brom have looked so
threatening. Shane Long claims he was fouled, the flag stayed down,
and Johnson would have been the last defender. That was a big
moment in the game. This is Ebanks- Blake in between the lines. Plays
it in towards Adam Hammill, and that was a terrific save! Hammill
took the shot early, and Foster and they are in a bit of trouble.
Corner. He went down holding the outside of his right knee. He may
have knocked it against Tchoyi as he went to make the challenge. That
was just over from Long. It was a brave block from Ward. Olsson was
claiming he was being blocked off by Berra, and he had a really good
case. That's really brave defending. Why isn't that a penalty? I know
the critics will say, if referees give penalties for that, they will
be giving nine each game. Well, if opportunity. He cruised forward,
West Brom were unaware of the danger. And he should have scored.
That was set up for a big equaliser, heel to Odemwingie. 2-0! The
victory surely his West Bromwich Albion's. Their first at The
Hawthorns this season. Simon Jama was given too much room, he was
allowed to come into the box, and once it was slipped through to
Odemwingie, he was allowed to get the shot off, the man who had such
a sparkling season last year Wolves get one here, who knows? The
free kick was taken by O'Hara. That rights. It was their first home win
of the season. Wolves had their of the season. Wolves had their
chances but could not convert. I think I have just seen one of the
best front running displays by any player in the Premier League this
season, from Shane Long. Of course, I agree. His ability to hold the
ball up, his pace, he caused lots of problems. I thought that he and
Tchoyi in the first half were a constant thorn in the side of the
Wolves defence. We must give Bulls credit, they started well, getting
in behind our full-backs, but of course, that contributed to the
quality of the game, because when we got the ball, we were dangerous.
You have had to wait 11 months for a goal from open play. And you had
to wait as the ball came into you. Yes, I saw it for a good few
seconds before I got contact on it. But it was a good ball back in. I
just concentrated on hitting the target. The chances that we had, we
have to do better with. We got opened up by somebody getting
behind us, and it is a great finish. The second one equally is a great
finish, something from nothing. The And captain's example from Chris
Brunt. The that is five defeats and from a managerial perspective, and
the only place to be. In this league unless you're in the top
four or five you are going to get some defeats on the bounce. But the
team have improved every year. They have got some good players now.
They just need to defend a little better. They need to just get up
and go again because they have got some good players. It is hard
against this side. They were led from the front. I thought that
Wolves were unlucky. But they played some good stuff and
contributed to an entertaining game. West Brom were tight at the back
but Shane Long at the other end, for me he was outstanding. It is
not a coincidence that nearly all the clips we are going to show now
the clips we are going to show now involve him. Not great defending.
Should not be allowed to get there. He goes and creates a chance for
himself. Again here it falls to him. And all of a sudden he is on the
edge of his own box. Brilliant running. Again, a long clearance
down the line. He just knocked it past that defender. He picks up a
great ball and just gets it wide. This is in the second half. He
drives on. Bad defending a gain from walls. He brings it down, sets
up a chance for Odemwingie. I thought his performance was superb
upfront. Mick McCarthy there shaking a few hands. He has had a
good game. He was at Reading last season, you would have played
against him. I tried to sign him about three times! I offered a
couple of million for him at one stage. But he is a very good player.
You know what you're going to get. Anybody would have him and he is
the type that you need. He is worth more than 2 million now! He knows
what he is doing! But he is just a good lad. I thought make might have
good lad. I thought make might have a go for him at one time. -- make.
The chances they had would probably some of the best in the game,
some of the best in the game, Wolves. Hamel gets a chance this
time. It is just wide. And then Johnson, the centre-back, the
equaliser. So they created a lot of chances. But five losses on the
bounce tells its own story. You are the firebrand, is Mick McCarthy one
manager you would not square up to? He was good to meet at Barnsley.
But he is sensible, you know. I was with him on at their stay at a
dinner. They lost Fletcher on Thursday and you do miss your main
players. When you talk about goalscoring. Chances are he would
goalscoring. Chances are he would goalscoring. Chances are he would
goalscoring. Chances are he would have put one away.
On we go, then. Arsenal have yet to win on Match Of The Day 2 this
season. While Sunderland enjoyed their only victory of the campaign
so far on a Sunday. Means absolutely nothing. But this does
mean something. It is mid- October, and Arsenal on year at the bottom.
The last time they failed to reach the top four was 1996. There was
also a black cloud hanging over the Black cats. The Sunderland boss
will want to see a positive will want to see a positive
attitude to date. Van Persie uses the match programme to deny that he
is considering leaving. Sebastian at last and it returns to Arsenal,
and hero in his native Sweden having helped them qualifying for
Euro 2012 as the best group runners up. Nicholas Bendtner it is not
eligible for Sunderland as he is on loan for Arsenal. Howard Webb is
the referee. And Sunderland get the match under way. And here is Van
Persie. It is a chance - it is one - nil. Robert Van Persie for
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Arsenal! What a start. And what a missed it! Robin Van Persie!
Fabulous! So unlucky. What a lad off for Sunderland. And what a
glorious piece of skill from the Van Persie. He deserved better than
to see this come off the inside of the posts. A little bit of Dutch
mastery. The real Arsenal have turned up to play today. Arsenal
have not played like this in a long time. Van Persie again! Well, the
build up was classic Arsenal. Rumours of their demise would
appear to have been exaggerated. Arsenal have got away with that.
Back into the hands of the goalkeeper. But the alarm bells
were definitely ringing. No question that Stefan says in Jong
was definitely onside. -- Sessegnon. Arteta's raises his left arm and
catches Lee Cattermole. Bang on 30 minutes, it will it be bang on the
bus and -- on the button from last and? It is! Sebastian Larsson,
absolute quality. He comes by to bite the hand that used to feed him.
He turns it Square, a fantastic save by one Czech Szczesny. This is
a contender for the save of the season. Lee Cattermole cannot
believe it. That is over the top. And that is a great chance for
Theo Walcott running back to Ciaran Richardson. Nothing given. Is that
handball? It bounced off Richardson's arm. But for me,
Howard Webb from recalled that right. -- probably called that
right. Attract full challenge. -- a
too high. Van Persie - here is the chance. And mean you lay makes the
player who frustrates as much as he delights. It only needed a finish
and it would have been right up there with the best moments he has
produced in a red and white shirt. Wes Brown has already had a yellow
card. No punishment from Howard Webb beyond the award of the free-
brilliant! Arsenal captain, twice Arsenal goalscorer today. And now
figurehead, leader and star of the show. Two great free kick goals
today. That one every bit as good as Seb Larsson's. And a yellow card
for Robin van Persie for removing Mertesacker. Great turn from
Wycombe. Offside, Ji Dong-Won. It was played into Connor Wickham, and
Yossi Benayoun... Arshavin! Good save by Mignolet. That would have
finished it. Arsenal seem like a one-man band at the moment. Van
Persie again was the hero. Sunderland could easily have got
something from the game, if it had something from the game, if it had
not been for goalkeeper Szczesny. We had a great start, Sunderland
scored with their first chance. Up to half-time, we were a bit wobbly.
But the spirit in the team is exceptional. In the second half we
came out and played in their half. It was a special free kick from van
Persie, which got us the three points. We had an awful start, just
like last week. But we showed a bit of character to get back into it.
When you have the big chances, like we had just before half-time, to
win at places like this, you need to take them. That has been the
story so far, it has not been quite happening for us. But I'm sure we
will turn it around. I thought it was a good save, but I suppose it
was a poor finish, because you're supposed to score from three yards
out. But it was Robin van Persie who changed the game and showed why
he's probably the top striker in the Premier League. He is a special
player, he showed that again today. There is no doubt about that. He is
blessed at the moment. Touch wood with injuries. Nice to see a Arsene
Wenger in a good mood for change. He has been getting it in the neck
as a manager. Absolutely. I always think, be careful what you wish for.
I was at the Emirates on Thursday. I think he deserves to get support
for what he has done. You look at the players he has got, when you
have got somebody like van Persie, you're not going to struggle for
long. Quality players. He is top- drawer, no doubt about that, I
don't know if he can play centre half, though! We were watching the
game before the goals, and you were seeing some of the same problems?
They were scintillating for the first 25, a nervous team needs to
start quickly, and they certainly did that, with the goal after 29
seconds or whatever. He knows where the space is. He's going to spin
into this hole. Richards and's too far away from the centre-back,
leaving the gap. He gets over and nearly makes the tackle. But it was
a lovely bit of movement. Arsenal are in the ascendancy. Great
football, a chance after chance, football, a chance after chance,
this was probably the best one. But then they give a free kick away,
and Larsson comes up with this. What a free kick that is. A little
bit of nervousness sets in, it is 1-1 now. These are the old problems,
giving the ball away, Sunderland can smell blood. This is probably
save of the season so far. Stephane Sessegnon did brilliantly. That has
won them at the game. You could say he should have done better with the
header, but we will give the credit to the goalkeeper. Second half,
Arsenal back on top again, magical run from Arshavin. And then the
winner in the end from van Persie is world class. It is just
perfection, no goalkeeper in the world would have saved that.
Absolutely brilliant. And good news on that front as well, Arsenal fans
will be hearing him say that it is laughable, all the talk about him
moving house. He says it was up for sale already, he has bought a new
house in London. Because he was class today. Arsene Wenger says, it
is about honouring your contract and playing to the end of it. So he
is still under contract, still playing brilliantly, he's blast, as
Arsene Wenger says. I was lucky enough to play with Dennis Bergkamp,
and van Persie is the closest I have seen to emulating the magic of
Dennis Bergkamp. This is just fantastic. I think that's the best
move and I have seen this season. He just knows where the centre-back
doesn't want to go, he doesn't want to come out. So he just stands
there and draws him out. And this is the free kick. If you were a
young boy, you would pay to see him. That's why this league is so good.
From the Sunderland Point view, problems with strikers, he had Bent,
then he had Asamoah Gyan. It is difficult, because strikers win you
games. To replace Bent, no matter what money they got for it, how
many more players they bought, you cannot replace the quality that
Bent has got, no matter who you bring in. Not for a club like
Sunderland. The top clubs can bring the very best in, you look at
Aguero, and Suarez. But it is difficult for Sunderland to get
somebody as good as Ben. And they have not replaced him. But in all
fairness, Steve Bruce has planned it all week, you go to Arsenal, and
you're losing after 29 seconds. It kills you as a manager. They have
kills you as a manager. They have got some good players. Before we
move on, let's pause for some With Neil Warnock being our special
guest, we thought we would focus on QPR a bit more tonight. Yesterday
they were at home to Blackburn, it was the latest chapter in their
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Their first goal back in the big That nearly ended up in the back of
the net. Heidar Helguson celebrates his 100th League goal in English
Joey Barton! It was so nearly in for a second goal. The stresses of
being a Premier League manager. Blackburn were behind for less than
Wright-Phillips! That's an illustration of the quality you can
Good save, Paddy Kennedy. QPR's Good save, Paddy Kennedy. QPR's
goalkeeper really tested by Martin Olsson. What a season it has been
common meal. Take me back to that first game of the season, you're
the favourite with the bookies to get sacked. I had a tenner on that.
I rang him to tell him! Half a week's wages for dissent. Was it an
anxious place to be for you? think if the owners had come back
in, I would have been the first one to get the sack. It was like a
breath of fresh air for me. We lost that first game, 4-0, and Tony
Fernandes started talking about players, who do you want? It has
just been, you know, we have got a fighting chance now. They are all
positive people, and that is how we should be. We have got a chance now.
What would Premiership survival mean to QPR, given that the owners
have deep pockets? Should QPR fans be dreaming of bigger things?
said we had deep pockets last year and we did not spend anything. But
the way Tony wants to do it, he wants us to stabilise the club in
the Premier League and go forward. We're talking about academies, new
stadiums and everything else. You look at all of the good clubs like
Stoke City and Bolton, teams like that, you have got to stabilise
yourself in the Premiership. You do not kid yourself and say, we want
to be mid-table, you have got to stay in the division for the first
year. It is all about getting better players, you're only as good
as your players. What kind of owner is he? Is he in the dressing room?
No. I speak to him two or three times a week, he's all over the
world, but he's always trying to help me. He will be watching
tonight. But that's good. We can talk and discuss where we want to
be, that is all you can ask for as a manager. If you will get a new
stadium, you might want to get rid of those moles. I was reading about
your tactics and what you do in training. There was a few shocks
this week with injuries, and problems with Adel Taarabt and
Heidar Helguson. It was allegedly on a QPR fans' website. I will make
sure they can all e-mail this guy, whoever he's, and tell him he is no
longer a fan. Next three games will The next three games will test your
mettle. We have Chelsea at home. I cannot see as getting more than
seven points out of those next three games if I'm honest.
Right, if you spend a Saturday night partaking in a tipple or
busting a move on the dancefloor, you should take note that Sunday's
Match Of The Day 2 is your friendly catch-up service. All the goals
from Saturday guaranteed, and we start with the other two promoted
clubs. After forgetting his shooting boots
for the United game, Pilkington it showed the Canaries that he is a
home bird, finishing up with a brace. Antony Pilkington! In the
brace. Antony Pilkington! In the opening minutes. By Annette is
there. 2 - nil! And unbelievable have had in Norfolk to this match.
This goal owes everything to the persistence of Scott Sinclair.
Norwich were to restore their two goal lead in the second half.
into the middle and turned in by Pilkington! The third goal of the
season for Antony Pilkington. Norwich's third of the afternoon.
Everton's record against Chelsea took a bashing at the Bridge, their
first defeat to the Londoners since 2008. It has taken half an hour but
Chelsea are in front! Lampard's free-kick. It is in and John Terry
has made its two on the stroke of half-time. Evidence starting the
second half on the front foot. And it has clipped the post. Didier
Drogba. Ramirez - 3-0! And he scorers - he has only been on the
pitch for about 10 seconds and he has put the ball in the back of the
Chelsea net. Happy days are back at Bolton after a tough start to the
season. A win over Wigan brought in it much needed points.
A brilliant goal! Davies takes it from them comfortably. And Bolton
have the half-time advantage. Into the path of Reo-Coker. And it would
not go in. Wigan's woes continued when a spot kick was conceded.
Habsi - his former team-mate, denies him. Is another mistake
going to cost Wigan dearly? And it has.
A routine victory for Tony's team at the Britannia, but it took a
while to get going. And the best chance of this first half.
Danny Murphy was in the right place to stop Mark Wilson scoring the
open air. And at Fulham also went close. -- the opener. Turned in by
Jonathan Walters, in the right place at the right time. Rory
Delap! That was all too comfortable. Two undefeated teams met in
Manchester but only one of them left. Villa have provided a scary
moment for the home faithful. Mario's slip led to a bit of banter.
That made him a little bit upset. And then came the inevitable.
Johnson delivers. And hooked in to the net by Balotelli. Brilliant
improvisation. Balotelli instinctively know where the goal
was to put the ball in it. Kolo Toure finds Adam Johnson. And
Johnson knocks the ball in. Manchester City have doubled their
lead within 90 seconds of the restart. And City now have affair
it. And they surely have three points. Lashed in by 8 Stephen
was a magnificent pass. Milap! Brilliant! Absolutely fantastic.
The atmosphere was as fiery as ever at Anfield. Two great Scots went
into battle once again as did an England legend. But this one was on
the bench. Luis Suarez! The first big chance of that game. Liverpool
thought that this was a penalty when the ball struck Johnny Evans
arm. The referee thought differently. It is going to be a
caution for Rio Ferdinand. Suarez is upfront. The tumble was
exaggerated, but there was contact. Rio Ferdinand likely to stay on.
Gerard it is - Steven Gerrard scorers. The deadlock is broken! 10
minutes to go. Ind -- and it is in it! Despite the late equaliser,
Liverpool still had time to lay siege to the United goal. And
Henderson came up short right at the death. There were several spats
between Patrice Evra and Suarez throughout the game. After the game
Patrice Evra accused Suarez of Patrice Evra accused Suarez of
racism, which he denied. In a moment a look at the table,
but first let's recap on today's headlines.
Unbeaten Newcastle were over the toon, hitting back twice to draw
with Spurs. The Baggies bagged the spoils in
the Black Country Derby, beating Wolves 2-0.
And Van Persie was Robin Reliant as his double for the Gunners saw off
the Black Cats. So the table sees City edge ahead
of United. They meet next week. Chelsea are third and Newcastle
stay a dizzy fourth. Spurs are sixth, with Arsenal back in the top
10. At the other end, Blackburn are bottom and they share the
relegation places with near- neighbours, Wigan and Bolton.
Sunderland slip to 17th with Wolves just above them in 16th. That's
your lot. Don't forget, a massive five game Match of the Day 2 at 10
o'clock next Sunday, including that Manchester showdown. Tonight, as