Tottenham 0 – Aston Villa 0 (Premier League, February 6, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.)Â Spurs and Aston Villa played out a competitive first half (highlights here) in the race for a Champions League berth, Jermain Defoe having the best chance of the opening 45 when he scooped a shot just over the bar. After the break Villa parked the bus in front of Friedel’s goal, and despite Spurs’ almost total control the Lilywhites failed to find the breakthrough.
Sunderland 1 – Wigan 1 (Premier League, February 6, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.) Wigan broke the deadlock at the Stadium of Light with an absolute corker, the Black Cats lost possession to Mohamed Diame, the midfielder advanced into the area on the right and released a rocket into the top corner. Kenwyne Jones came to Sunderland’s rescue with a second half header.
Burnley 2 – West Ham 1 (Premier League, February 6, 2010) The Hammers fell behind at Turf Moor getting sucker-punched by a long ball in the first half, David Nugent latched onto the hoof and lifted the ball over Green for the opener. New signing Danny Fox sealed Burnley’s first league win since October with a stunning second-half free-kick, but substitute Ilan reduced the deficit 10 minutes from time and Mido came agonisingly close to rescuing a point for the Hammers when his low effort struck the post in stoppage time.
Stoke 3 – Blackburn 0 (Premier League, February 6, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.) Stoke started and finished the first half (highlights here) against Blackburn finding the net, Danny Higginbotham swept home a loose corner after eight minutes and Mamady Sidibe headed home an Etherington cross just before the halftime whistle. Christopher Samba then saw red for a second bookable offence for Blackburn after the break, and the Potters capitalised on their extra numbers when Matthew Etherington slotted home from 10 yards for Stoke’s third.
Bolton 0 – Fulham 0 (Premier League, February 6, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.) Kevin Davies thought he had secured the points late on, only for referee Mark Clattenburg to rule out the goal for a push on Brede Hangeland.