ChelseaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s woes continue while Barcelona and Milan show great form
In Week 17 of the English Premier League, Chelsea missed the chance to top the league ahead of the Manchester United and Arsenal clash today, as they drew 1-1 with Tottenham at White Hart Lane, their 6th game without a win in the league.
Tottehnam lead through Roman PavlyuchenkoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goal before Didier Drogba level the two sides after TottenhamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes let the ball through his hands. Gomes, however, redeemed himself by saving Didier DrogbaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stoppage-time penalty kick.
Manchester City cruise to the second of the table for at least the weekend with 3-0 away win at West Ham United with Yaya Toure, Robert GreenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own goal and Adam Johnson goals. In other league games, Newcastle United won 3-1 at home against Liverpool which was Alan PardewÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first win with Newcastle after he was appointed last week.
Other results include: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Blackburn Rovers; Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Birmingham City; Stoke City 0-1 Blackpool; Everton 0-0 Wigan Athletic; Fulham 0-0 Sunderland, and Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion.
Arsenal leads the table with 32 points while Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea follow with 32, 31, 31 points respectively.
Dimitar Berbatov tops the scoring chart with 11 goals while Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) and Andrew Carroll (Newcastle United) follow with ten goals each.
Spain – La Liga
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid won in the 15th week of Spanish La Liga. Barcelona demolished Real Sociedad 5-0 at Nou camp with a brace from Lionel Messi, David Villa, Iniesta and Bojan. David Villa scored the first at the 9th minute and Iniesta scored the next at the 33th minute before Messi scored twice with a fine display of team work and personal ability combined at 47th and 87th minute before Bojan scored the 5th goal of the game at the last minute. Real Madrid scored 3-1 away win at Real Zaragoza with Mesut Ozil, Cristiano Ronald, and Angel Di Maria goals. Barcelona leads the league with 40 points and Real Madrid follows with 38 points while Villarreal and Espanyol follow 3rd and 4th respectively. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead the scoring chart with 17 goals each.
Italy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Serie A
In 16th week of Serie A, the league leaders AC Milan won 3-0 away at Bologna with Kevin-Prince Boateng, Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovich goals. Juventus won 2-1 at home against Lazio with Milos Krasic last minute goal. Defending champions Internazionale did not play because they are participating in FIFA Club World Cup. AC Milan led the league with 36 points while Juventus, Napoli, and Lazio both followed with 30 points and goal differences respectively. Antonio Di Natale leads the scoring chart with 10 goals while Marco Di Vaio, Samuel EtoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢o, Edinson Cavani, and Zlatan Ibrahimovich both follow with 9 goals each.
Borrusia Dortmund continued their fine form with a win to lead the Bundesliga while Bayer Leverkusen and Hannover 96 follow respectively.
France – Ligue 1
Lille leads the France Ligue 1 while PSG and Olympique Lyon follow respectively.