Top 17 Premier League Photos: 22-24 January 2011

Ollie Irish

25th, January 2011


By Ollie Irish

Assistant referee Sian Massey in action on the touchline during Wolves vs Liverpool. Massey was the target of sexist comments by Sky’s Andy Gray and Richard Keys, for which the pair were suspended.

Liverpool’s Raul Meireles scores their second goal of the game at Wolves, with a perfectly executed dipping volley.

Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game against hapless Birmingham, with a little help from his friends.

Birmingham City’s Roger Johnson (right) and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney battle for the ball.

Arsenal’s Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Wigan. The Dutch forward went on to bag a hat-trick, his first for the Gunners.

Fulham’s Danny Murphy is hacked down by Stoke City’s Dean Whitehead, as Tuncay looks on. Fulham won 2-0, and Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes finally shook hands.

Fulham’s Clint Dempsey celebrates scoring his second goal from the penalty spot. Deuce scored both goals against Stoke.

Newcastle United players celebrate their opening goal against Tottenham. Spurs scraped a 1-1 draw thanks to a late Aaron Lennon equaliser.

Everton’s Diniyar Bilyaletdinov shows good technique to score their first goal of the game against West Ham.

Everton’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring their second goal of the game to salvage a draw against the Irons.

… And West Ham talisman Scott Parker reacts to Everton’s late sucker punch.

Blackpool’s Charlie Adam, who put in a transfer request this week, celebrates scoring their only goal against Sunderland. The Mackems won 2-1 though, even without Darren Bent.

… Speaking of Bent, he hit the winner for new club Aston Villa against title contenders Man City.

Villa’s other big new signing, Jean Makoun, says hi to the Villa Park faithful.

Blackburn Rovers’ Roque Santa Cruz, starting a second spell at Ewood Park, wins a header from West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt. Brunt appears to have swine flu, poor chap.

Chelsea’s John Terry (left) and Bolton Wanderers’ Kevin Davies (right) lay wreaths in tribute to former Bolton Wanderers player Nat Lofthouse.

Chelsea’s Didier Drogba is fouled by Bolton Wanderers’ Matthew Taylor. Shades of Nigel de Jong in the 2010 World Cup final. Chelsea had the last laughs, winning 4-0 at the Reebok.