Chelsea & Wigan Draw 1-1 During the 34th Closing Round

By: Stephen Lars


During the English Premier 34th closing round Chelsea drew 1-1 with Wigan Athletic. Basically; giving Manchester a clear road ahead after the team kicked out Arsenal in the fight for the title.

The "Blues" goal was scored by the Ghanaian midfield offensive player Michael Essien during the 55th minute of the game at the Stamford Bridge; then the visiting team equaling the scoreboard in the hands of Emile Heskey

Up to this point the "Red Devils" have gathered 80 points, followed by the Chelsea with 75 points. Since the championship will end in only four days the point difference between these two teams is very difficult to become less. Lastly; we have the Arsenal with 71 points.

Nevertheless, only an awful catastrophe will stop those of the Old Trafford to achieve their tenth title in the last fifteen. This Monday's victory has allowed the "Blues" to be placed only three points away from the leader still in the competition for the title.

We were able to see Avram Grant's players lacking ambition and inspiration; making them present a bad performance therefore a bad show. And Chelsea did play without players such Drogba, Makelele, Carvalho, and Lampard.

The Essien's goal took place after a pass of the French Nicolas Anelka, and later the Ghanaian lost another possible goal. But who did not forgive was Heskey quieting the entire Stamford Bridge in the second minute of the second half.

On Sunday, Emmanuel Adebayor failed several good plays finally and gave Arsenal an advantage with a shot which was stop by the hand of Dutch center Robbie Van Persie; there were also other mistakes between Rio Ferdinand and Edwin Van der Sar.

The English Clubs are also participating in the Champions League while playing in their mandatory Premier League; but despite their games the "Gunners" did not know to keep their advantage.

The Manchester' goals were achieved thanks to the uncommonly child errors made by Arsenal. Starting with the French defense William Gallas who has been of very little help this season especially during the most important moments; producing a penalty which was scored by the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo in the 53rd minute.

Gallas, who was not inspired on Sunday, was also in the deep point of Manchester United second goal. The French cleared badly a ball near the area and later a lack of the Brazilian Gilberto Silva and a free shot from Owen Hargreaves gave the victory to the Manchester United.

During this season; Manchester United has scored a total of 100 goals in 50 games played; approaching the title...the very same one that Arsenal has already said good-bye as well as the Chelsea.

In meantime, during another Sunday's game, Liverpool overcame by 3-1 Blackburn, which stands in the ninth position with goals from Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres and Andrei Voronin, achieving the quarter position opening the access to the next Champions League, with five points of advantage over the Everton which is one of the main rivals.

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