Chelsea thrashed a spectacular Mata 4-2 al Tottenham
The leader Chelsea won this Saturday by 4-2 in Tottenham field (5º), with two goals from Spanish Juan Mata, in the eighth day of the English league, in which Manchester United also won (2º) y Manchester City (3º), that follow four points of the London box.
Central Gary Cahill overtook Chelsea (minute 17), but veteran William Gallas (35 years), former Chelsea defender and now at Tottenham, equalized the match at the beginning of the second half (47).
Jermain Defoe put Spurs ahead (54), but that Tottenham advantage was a mirage because Chelsea reacted and through Juan Mata (66), that hooked from outside the area a rejection of the defense, tied the clash.
Again the Spanish international was in charge of completing the Blues comeback after a fantastic diagonal center at the first touch of the Belgian Eden Hazard that left him alone to define with strength and quality against Brad Friedel, achieving their sixth goal in the last five games (69).
Kill again, the man of the match, after fighting and stealing a ball from Kyle Walker, he knew how to wait and give the pass of death to Daniel Sturridge who only had to push her (90), to put the final 4-2. With this hard-fought victory at White Hart Lane, Chelsea remain undefeated, with seven wins and one draw, and maintains the leadership of the Premier League.
All favorites except Arsenal win
Manchester United beat Stoke (13º) by 4-2 an Old Trafford, so it remains in second position.
A Wayne Rooney double (27, 66), a goal from Dutch Robin Van Persie (44), to the center of the Ecuadorian Antonio Valencia, and another by Danny Welbeck (46) served Manchester United to win, while Rooney himself against (11) y Michael Kightly (58) scored the Stoke goals. “In most of the home games this season we have had very bad starts. In this match too, but I'm happy with the game after the first twenty minutes”, said the United manager, Alex Ferguson.
El Manchester City, third tied on points with United, had to sweat to prevail in West Bromwich field (6º) by 2-1.
After losing by 1-0, due to a goal from Irishman Shane Long (67), the Citizens turned the game around with a double from Bosnian Edin Dzeko in the closing minutes (80, 90+2).
Dzeko, that takes five points, saved Manchester City, who played three-quarters of the match with ten players, after the expulsion of the English international James Milner.
“It was very good to see how we were a team in the second half and we created many chances”, stated the second City coach, David Platt. “It's nice to win after playing almost 70 minutes with one less”, he added.
Meanwhile, el Liverpool (11º) achieved his first win of the season at home, thanks to a goal from Raheem Sterling (29), of 17 years, after a center from Uruguayan Luis Suárez, that served the Reds to prevail by 1-0 al Reading (19º).
El Swansea City (10º) was imposed by 2-1 al Wigan (16º), with goals from the Spanish Pablo Hernández (65) and Michu (67), who shares with Van Persie and Senegalese Demba Ba, del Newcastle, the first place in the table of directors, with six goals. The four Spaniards of the team joined at the end of the game with a flag of their country in a very nice gesture where each one mentioned an autonomous community.
Meanwhile, Arsenal (9º) he almost definitively moved away from the title fight positions when he fell on Norwich City territory (15º) by 1-0, in what was the first victory of the season in the Premier of the local team, thanks to a goal from Grant Holt in the minute 19.
Arsenal, who suffered their first loss to Norwich in 20 years, is now ten points behind leaders Chelsea.