Eto’o, the Chelsea striker who managed only three goals in his last 11 league outings, was the key figure in Chelsea’s demolition of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The former Barcelona star produced his best performance since joining the London club last summer with a mesmerizing hat-trick to secure a 3-1 victory against the reigning champions. Chelsea extended their winning streak to five games and continued to pile pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City, who are two points and one point above them on the league ladder respectively.
Edin Džeko scored Manchester City’s 100th goal of the season in their 4-2 win against Cardiff City. It has taken just five months and 34 matches for the Blue Moons to reach the century and their attacking prowess under new manager Manuel Pellegrini, particularly at Etihad Stadium, has been nothing short of stunning.
The two big North London clubs recorded victories last weekend. Arsenal entertained struggling Fulham at the Emirates, with two goals from Santi Carzola in the second half securing all three points for the Gunners. Tottenham’s season is improving since Tim Sherwood took over the manager’s seat too. They remain undefeated in the league under Sherwood as they beat Swansea 3-1 last weekend, registering five league wins and one draw in the process.
Liverpool dropped crucial points in the top four race and were almost humiliated by a young Aston Villa side at Anfield. The Villains stunned the home side, as well as the on-looking Liverpool chairman John Henry, by taking a 2-0 lead in the first half. But thanks to Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard’s goals within minutes before and after the interval, Liverpool at least secured a draw.