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Updated 10th June 2012 at 08:51 AM by Statisticus
This week's performance of the week was Arsenalís 5-2 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur.
Following the defeat to Milan in the Champions League and FA Cup exit at Sunderland, Arsenalís season was in danger of imploding as they trailed their North London rivals by two goals on home soil after little more than half-an-hour.
In this, their 150th league meeting, Tottenham Hotspur looked like increasing their chances of finishing above their hosts for the first time since 1995 when former Gunner Emmanuel Adebayor became only the second player after Jimmy Robertson to score for both teams in derby matches.
Indeed, Spurs fans were looking forward to back-to-back league wins at the home of the Gunners for the first time since 1926.
Our Premier League Performance of the Week goes to Blackburn Rovers for their New Yearís Eve win at Manchester United.
- The scene seemed perfectly set at Old Trafford for United to celebrate manager Sir Alex Fergusonís 70th birthday as, if defeat was avoided, they would return to the top of the Premier League.
- With 11 defeats in the 18 league games in 2011-12, it also seemed like the old year would end in familiar fashion for crisis-club Rovers.
- Having amazingly led 2-0, another familiar pattern appeared to emerge as United drew level after 62 minutes.
- However, against the odds, Steve Keanís team pulled off arguably the biggest shock win in Premier League history with youngster Grant Hanleyís first senior goal.
- According to the bookies, Rovers
Season's Greetings! Here are our predictions scorers and assists for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. This service will extended to probable line-ups in the New Year in support of those playing the intriguing Football Insider game on their Facebooks.
(After Sunderland line-ups announced)
Manchester United Blackburn Rovers (2-3)
Man Utd scorer: Hernandez* Berbatov* x 2 Assist: Luis Nani* Antonio Valencia*
Blackburn Rovers scorer: Yakubu x 2 Assist: Nzonzi
Arsenal Queens Park Rangers (1-0)
Arsenal scorer: Robin Van Persie* Assist: Alex Song
QPR scorer: Bothroyd Assist: Wright-Phillips
Bolton Wanderers Wolverhampton Wanderers (1-1)
Bolton scorer: Klasnic Assist: Petrov
Wolves scorer: Steven Fletcher Assist:
Last week we picked an amazing lucky thirteen correct scorers! We're working hard, studying the stats, to repeat that feat this week.
We'll update the predictions to incorporate line-up information prior to kick-off.
(After Saturday 15:00 line-ups announced)
Arsenal Everton (1-0)
Arsenal scorer: Robin Van Persie* Assist: Yao Gervinho
Everton scorer: Tim Cahill Assist: Leighton Baines
Bolton Wanderers Aston Villla (1-2)
Bolton scorer: Ivan Klasnic Assist: Kevin Davies
Aston Villa scorer: Bent Assist: Gabriel Agbonlahor
Liverpool QPR (1-0)
Liverpool scorer: Luis Suarez* Assist: Charlie Adam*
QPR scorer: Jay Bothroyd Assist: Wright-Phillips
Man Utd Wolverhampton Wanderers
Goal of the Week: Adam Johnson (Manchester City)
- Following the fall-out from the midweek Carlos Tevez incident and defeat at Bayern Munich, Manchester Cityís impressive early season form was in danger of being derailed.
- The pressure was beginning to mount as, with almost an hour played, they had still to breakdown struggling Blackburn Roversí defence.
- After a corner was cleared, Adam Johnson controlled, took his time and curled a superb left-footer into the top corner past in-form former England keeper Paul Robinson from 20 yards.
The clear winners this week have to be Fulham FC
- Went into the game with QPR as the only team without a win in the Premier League this season.
- It was the first-ever top-flight meeting with their noisy neighbours.
- The unseasonal sweltering heat in their 18th game of the season was a ready-made excuse.
- There were also Sunday tabloid rumours of a bust-up between new manager Martin Jol and England striker Bobby Zamora.
- The 6-0 win equalled Fulhamís biggest-ever victory in the Premier League.
- Andrew Johnsonís hat-trick was his first in the Premier League and the first by a Fulham player in the top division since Allan Clarke against Newcastle United in February 1967.