Premier League Wednesday round-up – Wigan hold Liverpool to draw
There were 22 goals scored in the Premier League on Wednesday night, although the goalless draw between Wigan and Liverpool was a highly entertaining match which saw the Latics hold a top six side for the second time in five days.
December 21st, 2011
Fresh from drawing 1-1 with Chelsea, Roberto Martinez’s side stopped the Reds in their tracks and Ali Al Habsi was the hero for the home side when saving Charlie Adam’s penalty in the 54th minute.
It means that Arsenal are now two points clear of Liverpool after Yossi Benayoun’s late penalty sealed the points at Villa Park. Robin Van Persie’s penalty set the Gunners on their way although Mark Albrighton brought the scoreline level before the visitors were able to grab a late winner.
Meanwhile, Manchester City continued to lead a merry dance at the top of the table thanks to a Sergio Aguero brace sandwiching an Adam Johnson effort to beat Stoke City 3-0.
However, Manchester United made a statement of intent when smashing five goals past Fulham at Craven Cottage and Sir Alex Ferguson will be pleased that the inferior goal difference is being reduced right now.
Everton grabbed a priceless win at home to Swansea after Leon Osman scored his second goal in as many games, while there were entertaining 3-2 away wins for West Brom and Sunderland.
The Baggies were twice pegged back at St James’ Park before Paul Scharner scored the winner in the 85th minute, with Demba Ba having scored twice for the home side including a stunning free-kick.
Sunderland were thankful to Wes Brown for his late winner after seeing a 2-0 lead wiped out at QPR although Martin O’Neill’s side are up to 15th place as a result.