EPL Match Recap-19 August 2012

Posted: August 20, 2012 in EPL 2012-13
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Chelsea commenced their Premier league season with an easy 2-0 away win over Wigan Athletic,reigning champions Manchester City came from behind to secure a 3-2 home win over newly promoted Southampton.

Wigan Athletic 0-2 Chelsea

Reigning European champions Chelsea sounded off their season in style with a victory over Wigan Athletic.The Blues started quickly with Eden hazard in limelight to score twice in opening 7 minutes. Ivanovic scored the opening goal followed by a calmly taken penalty by Frank Lampard to double the lead.With two goals had already been scored,it seemed that Chelsea were about to run a goal riot -Which never came.Wigan played offensively throughout the match but failed to overcome the last season’s much famous Chelsea defense.In the end it was three competition points and a clean sheet for the Blues.

Manchester City 3-2 Southampton

Manchester city managed to get past the newly promoted Southampton in a dramatic match with a 3-2 victory at home.Carlos Tevez made up for the missed penalty by David Silva in early minutes of match by scoring a superb goal in 37th minute.Southampton took advantage of City’s missed opportunities with goals from Rickie Lambert and Steven Davis in the second half.City needed two second half goals to start the pursuit of retaining the title with a win.Dzeko managed to pull one back in 71st minute by pumping one past the herd after a uncleared corner.Third and winning goal came from Samir Nasri who sent a volley into the upper corner to make it 3-2.Southampton will certainly take some positives from the match while Manchester City will be just happy to emerge winners with a up and down performance at EtihadStadium.

Upcoming Matches: Everton vs Manchester United (Tue-12.30 AM), Chelsea vs Reading (Thurs-12.15 AM)

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