The fastest goal of the Premier League is not to Walcott but Ledley King

The fastest goal of the Premier League is not to Walcott but Ledley King
The fastest goal of the Premier League is not to Walcott but Ledley King

Arsenal signed this Saturday a victory by the minimum against the already relegated QPR thanks to an early goal by Theo Walcott to the 20 second party, in one of the fastest goals in the Premier League, but not the fastest in history as such an honor belongs to Ledley King of Tottenham Hotspur, who marked the 10.2 seconds of the game your team played against Bradford City this season 2000-2001.

Before, a goal from the Welshman Gareth Bale, the welshman wanted by half the world, five minutes from the end, had given the victory to Tottenham from Villas Boas and returned the spurs to the Champions League position. Tottenham placed third in the standings with a point ahead of Chelsea (who plays tomorrow against United and also has another game postponed) and two points more than Arsenal, who is playing this afternoon. Arsenal adds now 67 points 66 of the spurs and 65 del Chelsea.

Manchester City sealed a scoreless draw today on their visit to “Spanish” Swansea by Danish Michael Laudrup, while the Wigan of the Spanish Roberto Martínez battled until the last minute to win three points against West Bromwich (2-3) with those who advance on the path to salvation. Those results leave City second in the table with 72 points, seven more than Chelsea, that tomorrow he faces Manchester United, and the antepenultimate Wigan with 35, two less than Sunderland, that marks the border of descent.

One week before playing against the “latics” the final of the English Cup (FA Cup), the “citizens” They jumped off-center to the pitch this afternoon and struggled to maintain dominance against a solid Swansea in midfield. The Frenchman Samir Nasri had in his boots one of the best opportunities of the first 45 minutes, but he did not know how to define an opportunity that ended up frustrating the Spanish defender of the Welsh box Jose Manuel “Chico” Flores. Upon returning from the locker room, the “citizens” increased in attack and began to dominate ball possession, with the duo formed by the Spanish David Silva and the Argentine Sergio “When” Agüero working with precision to try to get ahead on the scoreboard. Those of the Danish Michael Laudrup, but nevertheless, They showed why they have been one of the revelation teams of this season in the Premier and resisted the attacks of the English league champions last season.

Seven minutes to go, Bosnian Edin Dzeko finished with the goal practically empty, but his shot went wide to the left and missed the best chance of the second half for Mancini's men to go ahead on the scoreboard.

Another of the centers of gravity of the day in England was in West Bromwich, where the Wigan of the Spanish Roberto Martíenz played one of his last cards to achieve salvation. The meeting started uphill for Martínez's, that before half an hour of play they saw West Bromwich take the lead through Irishman Shane Long. The Belgian Romelu Lukaku opened the game to the right for the Swedish Markus Rosenberg to cross a low ball that enabled Long to score a goal that took away Wigan's options to add three essential points to stay with options to continue in the Premier the next season. The “latics”, but nevertheless, they are aware that to achieve salvation they will have to suffer for the remainder of the season, and they didn't give up for a bit against.

Ten minutes later, Wigan defused a Lukaku attack and launched a counterattack for the Ivorian Arouna Kone to beat the local goalkeeper for the first time this afternoon, American Ben Foster. The second half brought a new setback for the visitors: in an oversight of the Wigan defense after a free kick taken from the right, Northern Irishman Gareth McAuley found himself without markers to prevent him from rising to finish off West Bromwich's second goal. Those of Martínez were back behind the scoreboard, but they were still conspired to get a good result and it did not take more than five minutes to balance the duel again through the Scotsman James McArthur. The heroic push of Martínez's men did not end there, and with ten minutes to go the Englishman Callum McManaman settled the 2-3 on the scoreboard to put the three points in the Wigan locker.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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