Goals from Fernando Torres and Ramires brought the Blues to within two points of league leader Arsenal, but poor finishing and a Marouane Chamakh goal set up a nervy finale.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Marouane Chamakh continued his good form by canceling out Fernando Torres' opener but, despite Tony Pulis's side having several more chances, the Blues secured three points
David Marshall makes an excellent save late on to deny Shane Long an equalizer as Peter Whittingham scores the only goal of the game to give the hosts a much-needed win
In a game both relegation-threatened teams could sorely have benefited from all three points, the much-needed impetus was lacking for the majority - particularly the home side.
The Magpies and the Saints share the spoils as Rodriguez cancels out Gouffran's first half strike at St. James' Park
A disappointing day for the Gunners was capped off when the former Real Madrid player was told off by his teammate for not showing his appreciation to the supporters.
An astonishing lunchtime game saw Theo Walcott score twice on his return to the starting XI but the home side came out on top.
Manuel Pellegrini's side is now three points behind the Gunners in the race to top the Premier League after hitting six past Arsene Wenger's men at the Etihad Stadium.
The England international, who originally joined the club on a season-long loan last year, became the Hammers' record signing over the summer, but has yet to feature this term.
Friday, December 13, 2013
The young attacking midfielder, who has burst onto the first-team scene at Old Trafford this season, is keen to push on from his bright start and win trophies with the club
Along with Liverpool, the Gunners have been linked to the teenage Turk but the manager insists that he has not yet considered potential transfer targets for January
A 4-3 win over Sunderland and 3-2 loss to Stoke prompted Jose Mourinho to hit out at his defense, with the visitors having secured consecutive wins for the first time this season.
Barca has signed a mammoth new sponsorship deal and is considering a naming-rights deal for a potential new stadium, Arsenal's time is up and FIFA steps up its doping fight.
David Moyes has confirmed the Netherlands international will be sidelined until the New Year after picking up an injury in the process of taking a corner against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Premier League club is holding out for an offer of 15 million euros for the forward, whose representatives have made contact with the Serie A team about a move.
Goal UK Chief Editor Sam Lyon puts his neck on the line with his match predictions for this weekend's Premier League fixtures.
Ahead of the Gunners' trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, the 66-year-old insists he does not envy Manuel Pellegrini's squad as he has more versatile players at his disposal.
The 20-year-old has emerged as a key figure in Roberto Martinez's plans at Goodison Park this term and the Toffees are set to offer the England international a new contract.
Mark Hughes' side triumphed 3-2 over Chelsea at home last time out but the Potters have struggled on their travels, while the Tigers have lost just once in seven at the KC Stadium
Malky Mackay's men and Steve Clarke's side are both without a win in their last five outings, although the Baggies are one point better off than the Welsh club.