Everton stun Manchester United; Chelsea and Arsenal win easily
Everton stunned Manchester United with two stoppage time goals to salvage a 3-3 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.sports Updated: Sep 12, 2010 02:28 IST
Everton stunned Manchester United with two stoppage time goals to salvage a 3-3 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.
Unmarked Tim Cahill headed home first and then Mikel Arteta's shot deflected off Paul Scholes into the net to secure the draw. "From a position of complete comfort we have thrown it away," United manager Alex Ferguson said. "We wasted our chances to bury Everton."
United had led 3-1 as the clock hit 90 minutes at Goodison Park, even without Wayne Rooney. The striker was dropped to protect him from fans' abuse at his former ground, amid newspaper allegations about his private life.
United midfielder Darren Fletcher had canceled out Steven Pienaar's goal for Everton just before halftime, Nemanja Vidic headed the visitors in front immediately after the break and Dimitar Berbatov added another in the 66th minute.
Cesc Fabregas inspired Arsenal's 4-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers as Arsene Wenger's side took full advantage of the controversial second half dismissal of visiting defender Gary Cahill.
Summer signings Marouane Chamakh and Laurent Koscielny netted along with Alex Song and Carlos Vela to secure the win that moved the Gunners into second place.
The win left Arsenal two points behind leaders Chelsea, who had no difficulties seeing off West Ham.
Big-spending Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Blackburn and Ian Holloway’s Blackpool pulled of a shock 2-0 win over Newcastle.