Premier League review – Wednesday 1 February
Sunderland continued their excellent Premier League form on Wednesday night when beating Norwich City 3-0 at the Stadium of Light. Martin O’Neill’s team were superior throughout the contest and were two goals ahead by half-time.
February 1st, 2012
Fraizer Campbell bagged the equaliser for the Black Cats against Middlesbrough on Sunday and the former Manchester United man broke the deadlock against the Canaries, with Stephane Sessegnon doubling his team’s lead before a Daniel Ayala own goal added some gloss to the scoreline.
Meanwhile, Djibril Cisse had a debut to remember by opening the scoring for new team QPR at Villa Park, while an own goal from Stephen Warnock saw Rangers into a two-goal lead.
However, Mark Hughes’ team were unable to keep that advantage until half-time and Darren Bent’s goal proved to be important as Charles N’Zogbia scored a second half equaliser to ensure Villa grabbed a share of the spoils.
Newcastle United’s excellent season continues after Alan Pardew’s team claimed a 2-0 win at Ewood Park. Ryan Taylor’s shot caught a fierce deflection from Scott Dann which completely wrong-footed Paul Robinson. Gabriel Obertan doubled the Magpies’ lead at the death after fierce pressure from Rovers.
David Dunn missed a penalty for Blackburn and the result was compounded by Bolton managing to secure a point at home to Arsenal thanks to a goalless draw. Both teams had chances to win the game.
Finally, Clint Dempsey was once again on the scoresheet for Fulham, although West Brom snatched a late equaliser to continue their strong away form. Somen Tchoyi was on hand to bag the equaliser.
Aston Villa 2 – 2 Queens Park R.
Blackburn R. 0 – 2 Newcastle U.
Bolton W. 0 – 0 Arsenal
Fulham 1 – 1 West Bromwich A.
Sunderland 3 – 0 Norwich C.