After a collision late in the second half, involving West Ham’s striker Marlon Harewood, the goalkeeper of Newcastle, Shay Given, has been taken to hospital suffering from abdominal pains. He was taken by Ambulance and is being kept in overnight in the London Hospital for observation, as he is still in a lot of discomfort. Newcastle were the victors in the match at Upton Park and came away with a 2-0 win.
Arsenal won their match in Hamburg,Germany with the final score being 2-1. The German goalkeeper was given a red card after bringing Robin van Persie down in the box. The subsequent penalty was taken by Gilberto and he sent the substitute goalie the wrong way. The second Arsenal goal was scored by Tomas Rosicky with a 30yard shot into the top corner of the net, out of reach of Steffan Wachter, substitute goalkeeper.Hamburg were able to pull one goal back through Sanogo which ended Lehmanns clean sheet of European football.Arsene Wenger,Arsenal Manager said after the match that the German team had never given up and fought very well.
Thierry Henry is likely to have to miss the Arsenal team trip to Hamburg as part of the Champions League,as he has suffered a reaction to a recent foot injury. The striker received the injury earlier this year, while on duty for his country against Italy but carried on playing recently at Middlesborough even though he was in pain. Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger is hoping that Henry will be well enough to play on Saturday when the team will face Manchester United in the Barclays Premiership.
Manchester United continued their successful winning session at the beginning of this season, and they are now the only team to keep their complete winning record.The final score today against Tottenham Hotspur was 1-0 with Barclays Player of the Month for August,Ryan Giggs being the scorer for Man Utd.It so easily could have been two goals for Giggs as he crossed the ball just in front of the Spurs goalie,and out of reach. The Managers of the teams ,Martin Jol and Sir Alex Ferguson, spent some time in heated discussions on the touchline during the match. At times the Spurs team were dominant during many periods of the match and may leave for home feeling rather hard done by.
A 100% successful start to the new season has given the Manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs the Barclays Awards for Manager of the Month for August and Player of the Month. Manchester United have played against Fulham, Charlton and Watford and scored a total of 10 goals giving them a solid start to the new season.Ryan Giggs has never before received this award despite having played well over 500 matches. The awards are seen as a reward to the teams attacking game and show that the sponsors, Barclays Award Panel, feel that they are a serious contender for a leading role throughout the seasonand that they pose a serious challenge to the other teams.