Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole's Arsenal side broke yet another record this weekend.
Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole were part of the Arsenal team that broke yet another record this weekend after their 3-1 demolition of Aston Villa at Highbury on Saturday was the best ever Premiership start.
The north London side have now gone 49 games unbeaten and will take their impressive run to Old Trafford next Sunday and were described by Villa boss and former Arsenal favourite David O’Leary as ‘the best side that has ever played at Highbury.’
Manchester United are now eleven points behind Arsenal following their 0-0 draw at Birmingham on Saturday.
Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand started the game whilst Wayne Rooney featured as a second half substitute when he was brought on after 60 minutes.
On the other side of the city Shaun Wright-Phillips and David James dealt Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea’s Premiership hopes a blow with a 1-0 win at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Frank Lampard came closest to rescuing a point for the visitors on three occasions but was denied by three world class saves by James.
Nicolas Anelka scored the only goal of the game and it was only the second time this season that John Terry's defence has leaked a goal and they still remain the meanest defence in the Premiership.
Wayne Bridge and Joe Cole were brought on in the second half but could not claw a goal back for the visitors.
England new-boy Jermaine Jenas has struck up a great partnership with Nicky Butt in the heart of the Newcastle team and they helped their side to eighth in the Premiership table with a 1-1 draw at Charlton yesterday (SUN).
Although Newcastle could not end Charlton’s unbeaten home record Jenas’ performance drew praise from his manager Graeme Souness.
He said: "He has a very good game for us again today despite tiring a little towards the end."
Paul Robinson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe are all in action tonight when Tottenham travel to Portsmouth.