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10-31-2010, 11:16 AM #1
EPL: Chelsea, Arsenal grab late winnersChelsea and Arsenal profited from late headed winners to stay in the top two spots in the Premier League on Saturday while Manchester United beat a protesting Spurs 2-0 after Nani's contentious goal. Man City slipped further off the pace with a second successive loss.
Branislav Ivanovic pounced in the 84th minute for Chelsea as the leaders came from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1.
Arsenal had been denied by a string of fine saves by West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green before Alex Song nodded in Gael Clichy's cross in the 88th against the last-place club.
Big-spending Man City, which lost to Arsenal last weekend, went down 2-1 at Wolverhampton — a team second from bottom in the standings.
Also on Saturday, Clint Dempsey's first-half double gave Fulham a 2-0 win over Wigan and Aiyegbeni Yakubu clinched Everton's 1-0 victory over Stoke.
In the late match, third-place Manchester United hosted Tottenham.
At Ewood Park, Chelsea came under intense pressure from the start and lax defending meant it was fortunate not to have conceded before Benjani Mwaruwari did put Blackburn ahead in the 21st....being a human...