Saturday Premier League scores and review
Premier League goals were in short supply on Saturday, with the ball crossing the line ten times over six matches. However, only nine of these goals were awarded by the referee, with Clint Hill of QPR seeing his header wrongfully chalked off.
March 10th, 2012
The Rangers defender looked as though he has given his team the lead at the Reebok Stadium only for the assistant referee to fail to spot the header. Mark Hughes was left fuming as Bolton ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Darren Pratley and Ivan Klasnic.
There were four afternoon matches and three of them resulted in a 1-0 home win. Chelsea huffed and puffed, eventually blowing the Stoke house down thanks to a classy goal from Didier Drogba in the second half. By that stage, the Potters were down to ten men after a moment of madness from Ricardo Fuller.
Aston Villa left it late to secure their victory against Fulham, while Sunderland also triumphed by a solitary goal after Nicklas Bendtner broke the deadlock for the second time in as many matches.
The only away win of the day came at Molineux where Blackburn Rovers claimed a 2-0 win which lifted them out of the relegation zone. Junior Hoilett demonstrated his class to score both goals.
Tottenham might struggle to finish in the top four after stumbling at Everton, although there was little shame in losing 1-0 at Goodison Park considering it has become such a fortress. Nikica Jelavic scored his first goal for the Blues.