David Edwards (pictured) scored the match winner on 57 minutes to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a rare win, 2-1 at Molineux over heavily favored Manchester City. Emmanuel Adebayor scored first from the spot, giving City an early lead, but Nenad Milijaš equalized on the half-hour for Wolves. City were without top scorer Carlos Tévez but the loss is still an embarrassing one for the Citizens. Rather than keeping up with Arsenal, City sit in fourth, with the possibility of both Spurs and West Brom passing them later this weekend. Three points do not pull Wolves out of the drop zone, but they should give hope to a side that has performed fairly well this season, without earning many results.
Speaking of Arsenal, they pushed back into second place with a late 1-0 win against bottom of the table West Ham United at the Emirates. It took 88 minutes, but Alex Song broke the deadlock and spared the Gunners blushes. The Hammers remain in twentieth place while Arsenal are alone in second at the moment.
Everton continue their climb back into European contention with a 1-0 win at home to Stoke City. Yakubu’s 67th minute goal at Goodison Park was just enough to outlast the Potters and send Everton to seventh place after a dismal start. The three points allowed Everton to jump five teams, leaving Stoke in their wake, back in fourteenth place.
Fulham also greatly improved their lot with a Clint Dempsey first half brace, taking down Wigan Athletic 2-0 at Craven Cottage. Dempsey’s goals came on the half-hour and moments before half-time, sucking the life out of the visiting Latics and pushing the Cottagers up to eighth place. Fulham did Everton one better by jumping eight spots on the table while leaving Wigan mired in sixteenth.
And an 84th minute goal from Branislav Ivanović gave visitors Chelsea a 2-1 win away to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Benjani’s header gave Rovers the lead in the first half before Nicolas Anelka leveled late in the half. It took almost the entire second half for another goal to come, and it was Ivanović who did in Rovers and kept Chelsea’s lead atop the table at five points. Blackburn sorely needed points and will rue the chance to share with the table-toppers as Rovers are only clear of the drop zone thanks to goal difference over Liverpool.