• Chelsea 4-0 Wigan. Jose Mourinho spent the week pissing and moaning about injuries and not getting any new signings during the transfer window. Wigan's boss Paul Jewell would like him to stuff it. "I'd love to have his problems because at the end of the day, whatever side he puts out, it will be better than ours on paper." On the pitch, too, as it turns out. Points for honesty, though.
• Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa. The Red Devils stayed six points clear of Chelsea by pounding weak and defenseless Aston Villa. Park, Carrick, and Ronaldo were your goal scorers, and they all came before halftime. It was the first goal of the year for Carrck, for whom United paid $18 million. Villa added one in the second half, for cosmetic purposes, but they are a terrible, terrible team right now.
"West Ham manager Alan Curbishley could be getting reported for that as he launches a broadside at referee Graham Poll as the referee walks past him on the touchline to a chorus of jeers from the home fans."
So I tried to figure out what it meant to launch a broadside at someone, and I hope it's not related to this. Anyway, Fulham got a goal in stoppage time to keep West Ham from getting the win.