Wolves 0 – Manchester United 1 (Premier League, March 6, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.) After United, without Wayne Rooney, had lacked their usual spark for the majority of the match at Molineux (first half highlights here), and after Wolves had arguably been the better team throughout, ginger legend Paul Scholes collected a Valencia cross from the right, shifted the ball right of a couple of home defenders and drilled a low shot in the far corner to claim his 100th Premier League goal in the 72nd minute. (Second half highlights here.)
Arsenal 3 – Burnley 1 (Premier League, March 6, 2010) (MOTD highlights here.)Â Arsenal’s quest for the league title was going well enough at the interval against Burnley after Samir Nasri teed up Cesc Fabregas just after the half hour with a delightful chipped through-ball that the Gunners’ captain converted on the half-volley. But Cesc’s match was ended shortly after when he appeared to tweak a hamstring and was replaced by Abou Diaby. (First half highlights here.) Amazingly the Clarets pulled level five minutes after the break, Eboue failed to clear his lines properly and Leon Cort kept the ball in the mixer before David Nugent nipped in and lifted his shot over Almunia. After his difficult week with England, Theo Walcott got himself back in the spotlight for the right reasons when he collected Bendtner pass, took a couple of touches to his left and curled a beauty into the far post. At the death Eduardo played a short corner to Andrey Arshavin who smashed a left-footed shot into the bottom corner.
West Ham 1 – Bolton 2 (Premier League, March 6, 2010) Bolton scored a terrific goal to open the scoring in a massive relegation six-pointer at West Ham, Chung-Yong Lee continued to add weight to his burgeoning reputation fizzing a flat cross over from the right that Kevin Davies powered home with a solid header. Bolton doubled their lead thanks to some awful defending from the Hammers, Tomkins failed to shepherd the ball out of play, Davies crossed for Tamir Cohen to knock down for Jack Wilshere who volleyed in his first Bolton goal. (First half highlights here.) With two minutes remaining, Alessandro Diamanti curled a lovely left-footed effort past Jaaskelainen but it proved too little, too late.