Wolves 0 – Manchester City 3 (Premier League, December 28, 2009) (MOTD highlights here.) Roberto Mancini continued to enjoy Christmas cheer in his second game in charge of Man City at Wolves, Carlos Tevez giving the visitors the lead on the half hour after Bellamy had created the opportunity after speeding down the left. (First half highlights here.) 20 minutes from time Javier Garrido stepped up and curled a free-kick around the wall and into the corner to double City’s advantage. City wrapped up the win with a fine third, Robinho fired a pass over from the right to the edge of the area, where Carlos Tevez controlled, shifted the ball on to his left foot and slammed a shot into the far corner past Hahnemann.
Chelsea 2 – Fulham 1 (Premier League, December 28, 2009) (Longer highlights here and extended highlights here, MOTD highlights here.) Chelsea’s downturn continued four minutes into the west London derby, as Fulham left-back Konchesky advanced unchallenged down the Blues’ right hand side and his cross was eventually hooked into the net by Zoltan Gera with the home defence all over the place. 20 minutes from time Chelsea hit back, sub Ivanovic whipped over a right-sided cross that Didier Drogba powered back across Schwarzer into corner. Sadly for Fulham their game fell apart three minutes later, Kalou was allowed to advance down the right before flashing a ball across the six yard box, sub Sturridge picked up possession and saw his cross turned into his own net by the unlucky Chris Smalling.