Thursday 31 October 2013

On this day: October

In our series on the Premier League's history, we look at significant events that occurred in October

Clubs have fought for the Barclays Premier League trophy for 21 seasons

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

31 October 2010: Nolan hat-trick stuns Sunderland
Kevin Nolan hit a hat-trick as Newcastle completed an emphatic victory over 10-man Sunderland at St James' Park. Read more >>

30 October 2010: Struggling Wolves upset Man City
David Edwards hit the winner which earned Wolverhampton Wanderers their first win in nine Barclays Premier League games and inflicted Manchester City’s second defeat in a week. Read more >>

29 October 2011: Van Persie humbles Chelsea
Robin van Persie hit a magnificent hat-trick to shatter Chelsea's 100 per cent home record and earn Arsenal their first Barclays Premier League away win of the season. Read more >>

28 October 1995: Liverpool hit Man City for six
Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler grabbed two goals as Liverpool humbled Manchester City at Anfield for the second time in four days. Read more >>

27 October 2012: Reading snatch dramatic draw
Reading snatched a dramatic draw with Fulham as four goals were scored in the final 14 minutes in a frantic finish. Read more >>

26 October 1993: Batty signs for Blackburn
Leeds United's tenacious midfielder David Batty became the latest in a series of transfer incomings for Blackburn Rovers as Kenny Dalglish's side looked to mount a title charge in their second Barclays Premier League campaign. Read more >>

25 October 2005: Inamoto goal stuns Man Utd
Junichi Inamoto became the first Japanese player to score in the Barclays Premier League as Fulham shocked Manchester United at Old Trafford. Read more >>

24 October 2004: Man Utd end Arsenal’s unbeaten run
Manchester United ended Arsenal’s record-breaking 49-match unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League when they ran out 2-0 winners at Old Trafford. Read more >>

23 October 2011: Man City hit United for six
Manchester City earned the local bragging rights with a clinical and record-breaking display as they crushed Manchester United at Old Trafford to increase their lead at the top of the table over their local rivals to five points. Read more >>

22 October 2001: Strachan takes Saints reins
Gordon Strachan took his second managerial role when he was named as the new boss of Southampton. Read more >>

21 October 1995: Toon hit Wimbledon for six
Les Ferdinand scored a hat-trick as Newcastle United trounced 10-man Wimbledon 6-1 in a match which midfielder Vinnie Jones played most of the second half in goal. Read more >>

20 October 1996: Newcastle rout Man Utd
Newcastle United moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League with an impressive performance to beat reigning champions Manchester United 5-0 at St James’ Park. Read more >>

19 October 1996: Wimbledon stun Chelsea
Wimbledon continued their impressive start to the season and won their seventh Barclays Premier League match in a row to move up to second place in the League table. Read more >>

18 October 2009: Rovers win Cotton Mill derby
Blackburn Rovers came from behind to beat Burnley in the first Cotton Mill derby in the top flight since 1966. Read more >>

17 October 2009: Freak goal stuns Liverpool
A Darren Bent goal after five minutes helped Sunderland climb above Liverpool with victory over Rafael Benitez’s side at the Stadium of Light. Read more >>

16 October 2004: Liverpool rally to beat Fulham
Liverpool came from two goals down to beat Fulham 4-2 and secure manager Rafael Benitez’s first Barclays Premier League away win in dramatic fashion. Read more >>

15 October 1996: Steve Watson moves to Aston Villa
Steve Watson’s time at Newcastle United came to an end as he was signed by Aston Villa manager John Gregory. Read more >>

14 October 2006 - Joy of six for Cole
Andrew Cole became only the second person in the history of the Barclays Premier League to score for six different clubs in the competition, when he produced Portsmouth's second strike in a 2-0 victory over West Ham United. Read more >>

13 October 2001: Bolton Wanders 0-4 Newcastle United
Newcastle United profited from Bolton Wanderers’ goalkeeping crisis to earn an emphatic victory at the Reebok Stadium. Read more >>

12 October 1996 - Beckham earns Man Utd win over Liverpool
A powerful first-half strike from David Beckham was enough for Manchester United to overcome rivals Liverpool by the only goal as the two title-chasing sides fought out a tight encounter at  Old Trafford. Read more >>

11 October 1993 – Holden returns to Oldham
Rick Holden made his return to Oldham Athletic after a short spell at Manchester City.  Read more >>

10 October 1994 - Coventry City 2-0 Ipswich Town
In the few Barclays Premier League matches to ever take place on this particular date, Coventry City completed a hard-fought victory over Ipswich Town thanks to an own goal and a penalty. Read more and see video >>

9 October 1994 – Newcastle United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
A late Tim Flower own goal denied Blackburn Rovers victory at St James’ Park and a chance to close the gap on Barclays Premier League leaders Newcastle United. Read more and to see the goals >>

8 October 1995 - Brazilian star Juninho joins Boro
Newly promoted Barclays Premier League side Middlesbrough completed the signing of 22-year-old Brazilian starlet Juninho from Sao Paolo. Read more >>

7 October 2012 - Friedel's record ends as Lloris starts
It was the end of an era as Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel made way for Hugo Lloris for the match against Aston Villa. Read more >>

6 October 2012 - West Bromwich Albion 3-2 Queens Park Rangers
The Baggies moved up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table after coming out on top in a five-goal thriller with bottom club Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns. Read more >>

5 October 2008 - Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Hull City
Eight days after travelling down to North London and beating Arsenal 2-1 at Emirates Stadium, Phil Brown’s Hull City newly promoted side returned to the capital to stun Spurs. Read more >>

4 October 1997 - Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Everton
Paolo Di Canio capped off a flurry of four goals in the last 12 minutes of a thrilling finale as Sheffield Wednesday moved out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Everton. Read more >>

3 October 1992 - Atkinson's wonder goal at Wimbledon
Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson scored a stunning goal at Plough Lane that helped his side record a 3-2 victory over Wimbledon. Read more >>

2 October 1997 – Dean Holdsworth joins Bolton from Wimbledon
Newly promoted Bolton Wanderers broke their transfer record for the third time in five months when they brought Wimbledon striker Dean Holdsworth to the new Reebok Stadium. Read more >>

1 October 1998 - Spurs call on George Graham
Almost a month after Christian Gross left the club, Tottenham Hotspur owner Alan Sugar named George Graham as the new manager at White Hart Lane. Read more >>

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