Premier League Review

Today there were 8 games to be played in the Premier League. The early kick off saw Liverpool travel to Sam Allardyce's under pressure Newcastle side who were in bad need of a home win. For a full match report click here

Gary Megson although he probably wasn't expecting it picked up his first win as Bolton manager today after causing an upset at Th Reebok stadium in beating last season league winners, Man Utd 1-0. Nicolas Anelka put the home side in front just 11 minutes into the game after a misjudgement from stand in centre half, Pique. Despite a lot of pressure especially in the second period The Trotters managed to hold out for the win on what was a great day for Bolton.

A last placed Derby side played Avram Grant's Chelsea at Pride Park in this evenings late starter. But there were no such surprises here however as Chelsea came out as 2-0 winners. Kalou opened the scoring after 17 minutes with neat build up play from The Londoners. Wright Phillips doubled the lead after 73 minutes and that's how it finished at Pride Park...As good as Billy Davies could have hoped for I suppose.

Arsenal entertained Wigan at The Emirates Stadium, but it wasn't as easy as the home side first thought it would be as it took all of 83 minutes for The Gunner's to break down the Addicks back line. That goal came through William Gallas and just two minutes later Tomas Rosicky doubled their lead. 2-0 it finished at The Emirates.

Everton hosted Roy Keane's Sunderland at Goodison Park this afternoon. But it was clear that the Irishman's side lacked the pride and courage which there boss showed in his playing days as The Black Cats were steam rolled by the Toffees.7-1 it finished up on Merseyside with goals from Yakubu(2), Cahill(2), Pienaar, Johnson and Osman. Dwight Yorke salvaged a mere consolation for Sunderland .

Elsewhere it finished; Man City 2-1 Reading, Birmingham 0-2 Portsmouth and Middlesbrough 0-3 Aston Villa