Last place Wolverhampton Wanderers shocked struggling Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield Road on Wednesday. Defender Stephen Ward got the Wolves goal on 56 minutes leaving the home side is complete disarray. There will be questions as to the job status of Roy Hodgson before the weekend comes but for now his Reds are in twelfth place, just three points above the drop. Wolves move from the cellar to nineteenth place with their three away points and are now just a point away from exiting the relegation zone.
A Sébastien Squillaci own-goal in the 81st minute left Arsenal with a 2-2 draw to ten-man Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. A Ben Watson penalty opened the scoring for the Latics before Andrei Arshavin and Nicklas Bendtner scored to close the first half for the Gunners. Charles N’Zogbia was sent off in the 78th minute for Wigan but Squillaci headed into his own net under pressure from Gary Caldwell to share the points. Arsenal remain in third but missed a major opportunity to catch up with the Manchester clubs above them. The Gunners do remain ahead of Chelsea though. The point probably flattered Wigan but nonetheless they slide up to sixteenth place.
And speaking of Chelsea, they ground out a tough 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge. Florent Malouda’s 61st minute winner was just enough for the Blues to stop their winless streak and plug back into the top four with all three points. The Trotters barely miss out on shared points but still leave London firmly in a Europa League qualifying position and just five points shy of the Champions League.