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Man City 2-0 West Ham. Crazy things can happen when you let a Greek guy run wild in "Man City." Georgios Samaras, the Greek national in whom City invested heavily, finally came through with a big performance today. Samaras scored twice against West Ham, busting City out of a bit of a slump.

Liverpool 3-0 Tottenham. Liverpool seems like they're getting their ship righted, while Tottenham is off to a very Washington Redskins start. Liverpool got three goals in the second half, from Mark Gonzalez, Dirt Kuyt, and Arne Riise, to bury Spurs. Tottenham actually had their chances early, but Jermaine Jenas absolutely whiffed on a great opportunity from an Edgar Davids pass. And then they damn well paid for it. Tottenham is ahead of only Watford, Charlton, and Sheffield United in the standings. Tottenham... they sorta suck right now.


Fulham 0-2 Chelsea. It was the Frank Lampard show today, as he stepped in and blasted a penalty kick past the West Ham keeper in the 73rd minute. Lampard had been a little bit Mike Nugent-y recently on his penalty kicks, in fact, he lost the job to Michael Ballack. But Ballack was suspended today, so the responsibility fell back to Lampard, and he did this thing. Chelsea is now, quite unfortunately, at the top of the league standings. And they're probably not moving.

Arsenal 3-0 Sheffield United. The Gunners finally got their first win in their new building, laying a beating on a game Sheffield United squad. United held Arsenal scoreless for 65 minutes until Williams Gallas scored, Sheffield then took an own goal, and Thierry Henry, who finally got his ass back on to the pitch, finished them off in the 80th minute.

Reading 1-1 Manchester United
Aston Villa 2-0 Charlton
Middlesbrough 0-1 Blackburn
Wigan 1-1 Watford