Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 23rd 2014 Contents LONDON---Slender victories
for Chelsea and Man-
chester City, and a potent
attacking display by
Arsenal, left the top of the Premier
League unchanged yesterday.
Chelsea leads the way after captain
John Terry clinched a 1-0 victory
over Everton in stoppage time by
bundling the ball over.
Arsenal is just a point behind its
London rival as Olivier Giroud scored
twice on his return to the starting
lineup in a 4-1 victory over struggling
Third-placed City relied on Yaya
Toure s goal to see off former man-
ager Mark Hughes Stoke 1-0 to
remain three points from the summit
with a game in hand.
In the late game, Manchester
United is at Crystal Palace languish-
ing far from the elite in seventh place.
Chelsea is 17 points ahead, but it
seemed like Jose Mourinho s side
would endure a second successive
draw as Everton goalkeeper Tim
Howard repeatedly thwarted them.
That was until the third minute
of stoppage time when Phil Jagielka
fouled Ramires to concede a free
kick. Frank Lampard whipped the
ball into the penalty area, and it
seemed to brush off Branislav
Ivanovic s head before Terry appeared
to nudge it into the net with the
help of Howard s body.
"When you score minute 90-
something you can speak about
being lucky," Mourinho said. "The
reality is that the boys chased that.
We were the team that was really
trying to win, which is our respon-
"We deserved it. I never thought
we would score so late. I had hope
that we could score a goal before
that. Destiny wanted last minute."
It was similarly anxious for City
at home, having gone two games
without a win.
But the hosts pressure finally told
with 20 minutes to go. Samir Nasir
cut in and fed Aleksandar Kolarov,
who crossed for the advancing Toure
There was a flurry of goals at the
Emirates Stadium, and after Giroud
scored in the fifth minute, there
seemed little doubt Arsenal would
bounce back from its loss to Bayern
Munich in the Champions League
with a win.
The France striker completed slick
buildup play between Tomas Rosicky
and Jack Wilshere to slot in the
opener after five minutes, and he
intercepted a sloppy back pass to
net again in the 31st.
Rosicky chipped in the third before
half time and defender Laurent
Koscielny headed in the fourth 12
minutes after the break. All Sun-
derland could muster was a late goal
from substitute Emanuele Giaccheri-
ni, who struck from 25 meters
(yards), as the northeast team
remained in the relegation zone along
with Cardiff and Fulham.
Fulham was the only team in the
bottom three to get anything out of
Saturday s games, with a 1-1 draw
against West Bromwich Albion, but
the London club remains at the foot
of the standings.
It was nearly the perfect start for
Felix Magath as Fulham manager
after Ashkan Dejagah puts the Lon-
don club in front at West Brom.
But goalkeeper Maarten Steke-
lenburg gifted West Brom an equalis-
er in the 86th when Matej Vydra s
shot slipped through his hands.
Cardiff is now just a point above
Fulham after being crushed 4-0 at
Hull, which climbed clear of danger
as Nikica Jelavic scored twice
between strikes from Tom Huddle-
stone and Jake Livermore.
At Upton Park, West Ham s
remarkable revival continued as
Southampton was beaten 3-1 to
make it four successive victories.
After Maya Yoshida headed
Southampton in front in the 8th,
Matt Jarvis leveled in the 20th before
Carlton Cole, West Ham in front
within three minutes and Kevin
Nolan added the third in the second
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LONDON---Dennis Bergkamp paid tribute to his
former Arsenal teammates and family as a bronze
statue of the former Dutch great was unveiled
outside Emirates Stadium.
The forward scored 120 goals for Arsenal be-
tween 1995 and 2006, winning seven major tro-
phies with Arsene Wenger s side.
His return to Arsenal served as a reminder to
fans that the team hasn t won a trophy since the
2005 FA Cup.
Hundreds of Arsenal supporters turned out to
welcome the 44-year-old Bergkamp back to
London before Saturday s 4-1 win over Sunder-
And he told the crowd: "You all see me as a
team player, and there is only one statue of me,
but I believe it is part of a whole team that I was
involved in which made me shine." (AP)
Bergkamp sees statue unveiled outside Arsenal
Chelsea stays top
Arsenal, Man City also win
Chelsea's Frank Lampard, left, embraces his captain John Terry, after scoring against Everton during an English Premier League soccer match at the
Stamford Bridge ground in London, yesterday. Chelsea won the match 1-0. AP PHOTO
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