Premier League review – Sunday 4 March
Three entertaining football matches took place on Sunday afternoon, including a tasty Tyne-Wear derby where Newcastle and Sunderland played out a 1-1 draw which included a missed penalty, a converted spot kick and two red cards.
March 4th, 2012
The game at St James’ Park was tasty from the moment that Lee Cattermole clattered Cheik Tiote in the opening exchanges and the two players were to play a central role in proceedings, although it was Sunderland who commanded a first half lead.
Nicklas Bendtner’s despatched spot kick set the visitors on their way, although their task was made considerably tougher when Stephane Sessegnon caught Tiote in the face to receive his marching orders and it appeared that Newcastle would draw level when they were awarded a late penalty.
However, Demba Ba’s spot kick was saved and it was left to Shola Ameobi to salvage a late point, while Cattermole was dismissed after the final whistle.
Meanwhile, Manchester United achieved an excellent 3-1 win at White Hart Lane to stay alive in the Premier League title race and the Red Devils moved to within two points of Manchester City thanks to a brace from Ashley Young after Wayne Rooney had headed the champions in front.
There were even more goals at Craven Cottage as Fulham ran rampant against a hapless Wolves team who look rudder-less under new manager Terry Connor. Pavel Pogrebnyak bagged a hat-trick and Clint Dempsey was on hand to score a brace as the Cottagers won 5-0.
Sunday Premier League scores
Newcastle United 1 Sunderland 1
Fulham 5 Wolves 0
Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester United 3