November 5, 2006
Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1
West Ham 1 Arsenal 0
Tottenham vs Chelsea was a beauty! I think Aaron Lennon showed why he is the best little player in England today. The second goal scored by Lennon was outstanding, a brilliant bit of ball control, that would have made Dennis the Menace proud. Chelsea went down 1-2, after a surprise first goal from Makelele. Dawson equalized through a great no look header and Spurs went up for good with Keane's well timed pass and Lennon's cool finish. This game saw plenty of action, with Ledley King robbing Robben of a sure goal with only the goalkeeper to beat. John Terry tangled with Pascal Chimbonda and was sent off.
On the other hand, Arsenal continued its dispiriting spell of ball control only to disappoint in its finishing, losing to West Ham 0-1. West Ham made the most of their chances and it was substitute Marlon Harewood who nailed Arsenal's coffin in the 89th minute. Teddy Sheringham again demonstrating that he is the best veteran in business, combining in a fine bit of skill with Etherington which led to the Harewood goal. Arsenal has not boosted its chances in their last two games with a draw against Everton and now failing against West Ham.
After the ill tempered match Wenger and Alan Pardew renewed their on and off friendship when Wenger was seen to push Pardew instead of a shaking hands. Pardew was guilty of excessive celebration.