VIDEO: Drogba hammers a massive Chelsea nail in Arsenal’s title coffin; Wolves fall at Birmingham after Phillips late show

Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 0 (Premier League, February 7, 2010) (Longer highlights here.) The Gunners conceded a poor goal after just seven minutes at Stamford Bridge, a quick corner whizzed into the near post where John Terry (who else!) rose unchallenged to flick a ball to the back stick and Didier Drogba stuck the ball over the line. Arsenal came back into the game after falling behind, but a 21st minute Blues counter-attack led by Lampard found Didier Drogba out wide on the right, the Ivorian cut past two Arsenal defenders and drilled a brilliant left foot shot past Almunia for his incredible 12th goal against the Gunners in 12 games. (First half highlights here.) The post match interview with Didier Drogba can be seen here.

Birmingham 2 – Wolves 1 (Premier League, February 7, 2010) (Longer highlights here and MOTD highlights here.) Wolves break the deadlock at St. Andrews minutes before the halftime interval, as Johnson deflected a cross on to his own post and striker Kevin Doyle was in the right place at the right time to tap home with Hart sprawled on the ground. Birmingham levelled the match 10 minutes from time when Fahey’s chipped a pass over to the far post where old-timer Kevin Phillips claimed his second goal of the season with a header across goal. Kevin Phillips then went on to steal all the headlines with a second five minutes from time, Carr raced down the right and his cross eventually arrived to the Phillips who controlled the ball on his chest before volleying a wonderful finish past Hahnemann.


Nottingham Forest 2 – Sheffield Wednesday 1 (Championship, February 6, 2010) Dexter Blackstock’s first-half penalty gave Forest the lead before Luke Varney levelled with 17 minutes left for the Owls. But Billy Davies’ side claimed maximum spoils as Blackstock grabbed his second goal.

Hartlepool 2 – Leeds 2 (League One, February 6, 2010) Luciano Becchio bagged a brace for Leeds United but a 90th minute goal from Hartlepool’s Antony Sweeney denied the promotion hopefuls as the encounter dramatically finished 2-2.

Tranmere 0 – Oldham 1 (League One, February 6, 2010) Pawel Abbott’s ninth goal of the season eased some of the pressure on Oldham boss Dave Penney as they recorded a second win from 12 games.