Premier League weekend review – Swans down Arsenal
Swansea City were big outsiders with the bookmakers to claim victory over Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, although the Welsh side deservedly landed the three points.
January 15th, 2012
Brendan Rodgers’ side have only lost once at home all season and fought back from 1-0 to win the match 3-2 thanks to goals from Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer and Danny Graham.
Robin Van Persie put the Gunners into the lead before the Swans turned the game on its head to lead 2-1, with Graham making it 3-2 straight after Theo Walcott had equalised.
Earlier on Sunday, Mark Hughes’ QPR managerial debut ended in defeat thanks to Leon Best’s first-half winner for Newcastle. Rangers remain in the relegation zone with Hughes likely to sign a striker in the next fortnight.
Manchester United are level on points with Manchester City after Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers with Paul Scholes marking his comeback with the opening goal of the game.
However, Tottenham were unable to keep the pace at the top of the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw against Wolves which saw the visitors take the lead before Luka Modric salvaged a point.
Blackburn Rovers played most of their match against Fulham with ten men after Yakubu was sent off, although Steve Kean’s men were still able to win 3-1 and haul themselves out of the drop zone.
However, West Brom hover perilously close to the bottom three after a 2-1 home defeat against Norwich City, with Steve Morison popping up to score the winning goal.
Chelsea managed a narrow 1-0 win over Sunderland thanks to an early Frank Lampard goal, with Liverpool struggling to create chances at Anfield as they were held to a goalless draw against Stoke.
Aston Villa and Everton played out a 1-1 draw at Villa Park which keeps both teams ticking over in the middle of the table.