Archive for March 2008
On the same night Portsmouth beat Birmingham 4-2 to record six goals.So far this season in the premiership 35 matches have seen more than 5 goals scored in a match with nearly half of them (17) seeing six goals or more.
The highest scoring match is still the match between Portsmouth and Reading where a total of eleven goals were scored with Pompey winning 7-4. Interestingly the second highest scoring match also involved Reading when they lost 6-4 to Tottenham Hotspurs.
The table below shows all the matches were six goals or more were scored in the match so far.
|Home Team||Away Team||Scoreline|
|Portsmouth||Reading||7 - 4|
|Tottenham||Reading||6 - 4|
|Everton||Sunderland||7 - 1|
|Wigan||Blackburn||5 - 3|
|Chelsea||Aston Villa||4 - 4|
|Tottenham||Aston Villa||4 - 4|
|Chelsea||Derby||6 - 1|
|Liverpool||Derby||6 - 0|
|Chelsea||Manchester City||6 - 0|
|Manchester United||Newcastle||6 - 0|
|Tottenham||Fulham||5 - 1|
|Newcastle||Manchester United||1 - 5|
|Portsmouth||Birmingham City||4 - 2|
|Manchester City||Bolton||4 - 2|
|Blackburn||Reading||4 - 2|
|Fulham||Manchester City||3 - 3|
|Fulham||Tottenham||3 - 3|
Only three teams have so far not been involved in a match where six goals or more have been scored and you can easily out which ones they are.
Unfortunately TipsChallenge will not be running this competition this year but the competition will be considered at some stage in the future.
The AFC Champions League is getting more interesting with the addition of two A-League clubs to the competition and it is promised there will be some changes in the near future.
Unlike the UEFA Champions League where all matches start at the same time save for any being played in Russia, this is not possible for the AFC Champions League because of the different timezones the matches are played in.
One thing that will make the competition even more interesting is when two teams can go to the next round instead of one as it is at the moment.
This is a very surprising run for a team that had before these three games only conceded three goals in a league match just once and that was against Newcastle when they lost 3-1 at St James Park.
Its also worthwhile mentioning that the Hammers have also won 5 nil when they beat they beat Derby at Pride Park.
So far in the premiership this season, the 4 nil scoreline has been achieved 9 times. Of these nine times its interesting to see that only thrice did home teams lose by that margin including West Ham's loss to Chelsea which was the first one in this bad run for the Hammers.
The other two teams who lost by that margin at home are Sunderland when they lost to Manchester United and then also Blackburn Rovers lost to Aston Villa by that same scoreline.
Lets hope the Hammers will stop this rot when they next host Blackburn in their next match.