Wednesday, April 24, 2013

English Premiere League Soccer Tables_ Manchester United Reigns Supreme

It was a very good week for Dutch national Robin van Persie  (pictured top) who scored a hat trick in Manchester United's 3-0 win over Aston Villa, which secured MU with the English Premiere League titles as they have 84 points with just a few games remaining.

Cross-town rivals Manchester City are a distant second with 68 points. They had a dismal weekend as they lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur, which is in fifth place with 61 points. American Clint Dempsey (pictured bottom) previously with Fulham and the New England Revolution in the MLS, scored a goal for the victors in the 76th minute of play.

Brothers Ryan Bennett and Elliot Bennett helped secure a win for Norwich in the team's 2-1 win over last place Reading, while German national Per Mertesacker helped Arsenal, sitting in third place with 63 points, to a 1-0 win over Fulham.

And, Luis Suarez, the star striker from Uruguay who made a dubious handball that lifted his national team to victory over Ghana in the last World Cup, scored an impressive literal last minute goal in the 97th minute to help his Liverpool squad (pictured center) tie Chelsea, in fourth place with 62 points, 2-2. This does remind one of the title of an American documentary film "Harvard Beats Yale 29-29."

Here is the complete table for weekend play; Chelsea is in action tomorrow for a UEFA match with Benefica of Portugal:

1. Stoke 2 QPR 0

2. Sunderland 1 Everton 0

3. Swansea 0 Southhampton 0, tie

4. West Brom 1 New Castle 1, tie

5. West Ham U 2 Wigan Athletic 0

6. Arsenal 1 Fulham 0

7. Norwich 2 Reading 1

8. Tottenham Hotspur 3 Manchester City 1

9. Liverpool 2 Chelsea 2,, tie

10. Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 0

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