Dimitar Berbatov (pictured) continued his spectacular form for Manchester United with a three-goal performance and winner in a 3-2 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Bulgarian hit in the 42nd, 59th and 84th minutes to take three points against foundering Liverpool. Steven Gerrard had led the Reds’ comeback with two second half goals, including an equalizer on 70 minutes. But Berbatov’s last tally was enough to bring United to third place, only behind Arsenal on goal difference. Liverpool are another story entirely, slipping to sixteenth place.
Goals from Carlos Tévez and Yaya Touré were more than enough to give Manchester City a 2-0 victory away to Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. Wigan are again in the middle of an up-and-down season with City being the beneficiary of a bad week for the Latics. City move up to fourth place with the three points, clear of Spurs on goal difference at the moment. Wigan remain in the drop zone after a strange start to this season.
And Chelsea have now won five of five to top the table yet again, this time going 4-0 over Blackpool at Stamford Bridge. Salomon Kalou, Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda did the scoring with the latter contributing twice in the winning effort against the thoroughly overmatched Tangerines. The Blues have four points clear and ten goals more than second place Arsenal. The Seasiders hold steady in ninth place, though yet another drubbing has severely hurt their goal differential.