ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND-UP WEEK 10
Manchester United 1 v 0 Spurs
An act of daylight robbery was committed by United, a game that neither side deserved to win or lose, was decided by a defensive slip up and a decent finish from Martial, his late winner kept Manchester United in second place in the Premier League as they edged out Spurs in a hard-fought encounter at Old Trafford. Martial’s came off the bench in the 70th minute and the French striker raced on to Romelu Lukaku’s header managing to get between three Spurs defenders, to beat Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris with only nine minutes left. Spurs clearly missed Harry Kane, who would have caused panic in this United defense, the United defense has been doing very well, but I believe that not enough questions are being asked by the opposition and as soon as teams put them under enough pressure, they will falter. Of course having David De Gea behind them also helps a tad.
Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URPyFAKWIb8
Arsenal 2 v 1 Swansea
Arsenal came from behind for the third game in a row, goals from Kalasanic and Ramsey, secured the three points for the Gunners after going in at halftime one nil down through a Clucas goal.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iErXvgx_3Xc
Crystal Palace 2 v 2 West Ham
Zaha snatched Palace their fourth point of the season with the final kick of the game, turning inside the box and finishing low through a host of bodies into the far corner. It came at the end of a battling second half from the home side, who found themselves 2-0 down at the break thanks to a neat finish from Javier Hernandez and a stunning 20-yard drive from Andre Ayew. Luka Milivojevic reduced the deficit from the penalty spot after Andros Townsend had been fouled in the box by Angelo Ogbonna.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAHHx39yKyw
Liverpool 3 v 0 Huddersfield
Jurgen Klopp said it “felt like Christmas” after Liverpool scored three second-half goals to tear Huddersfield Town apart at Anfield. The Reds missed a penalty and offered little going forward during an easily forgettable first half before Daniel Sturridge’s 100th club goal, Roberto Firmino’s header and Georginio Wijnaldum’s finish secured the points. It was a much-needed win after the 4-1 loss against Tottenham at Wembley last week, with Liverpool climbing three places up the table to sixth.
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Watford 0 v 1 Stoke
It was a smash and grab as Darren Fletcher scored a sweet volley from a Xherdan Shaqiri corner to give Stoke their first away win of the season. Watford dominated possession but could not find a way through the unusually well disciplined Stoke defense.
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West Brom 2 v 3 Man City
Another ominous Manchester City performance, taking 28 points now from their first 30 this season. Germany winger Sane sent City on their way when his vicious strike from 15 yards flew past keeper Foster. West Brom hit back only three minutes later when Jay Rodriguez lifted his effort past Ederson after Gareth Barry played him in. But then Sane supplied Fernandinho and his drive deflected off a couple of Baggies players and hit the foot of the post before trickling in. West Brom once again sat back after the break and was punished in the 64th minute when substitute Raheem Sterling tapped in his ninth of the season after a swift move started by the excellent Sane. Phillips anticipated well to score Albion’s second, but too little too late for the Baggies, as the Man City roll on.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtbWMIbcErg
Bournemouth 0 v 1 Chelsea
Champions Chelsea had a few diversions in the lead up to the weekend’s games with accusations from the media that the players are not happy with the manager Conte’s training methods, but it did little to affect the performance as they fought a tough game, with Eden Hazard’s goal early in the second half was enough to earn his side three points and leave them fourth in the Premier League. The Belgian hit a firm shot past Asmir Begovic at the goalkeeper’s near post after defender Simon Francis failed to cut out a ball over the top.
Click here for the goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3smKS87PDI
Brighton 1 v 1 Southampton
Brighton had to come from a goal down to earn a draw against Southampton, The Saints took the lead after only seven minutes when Steven Davis reacted quickest to the loose ball, after James Ward-Prowse’s excellent free-kick came off the post, the home side drew level on 52 minutes, when 34-year-old Murray nodded in from Pascal Gross’ cross. The point moves Southampton to ninth in the Premier League table with 13 points, and Brighton goes up one place to 11th with 12 points. A position both managers would settle for at this stage of the season.
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Leicester 2 v 0 Everton
New Leicester manager Claude Puel said that victory over managerless Everton was the “perfect” way to begin his spell in charge. The former Southampton boss, appointed on Wednesday to replace the sacked Craig Shakespeare, saw Jamie Vardy finish a sweeping counter-attack and Demarai Gray benefit from a Jonjoe Kenny slice into his own net. Everton, under caretaker David Unsworth after Ronald Koeman’s sacking last week are in deep trouble and remain in the bottom three.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxDwBwy10ug
Burnley 1 v 0 Newcastle
This was not a classic game of football and appeared to be heading for a certain 0-0 bore draw before Jeff Hendrick tapped home Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s excellent cross. Newcastle had earlier gone close when Ayoze Perez’s curling attempt from the edge of the penalty area forced Nick Pope into a full-stretch diving save, but that were all the highlights of an easily forgettable match.
Click here for the winning goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vla_OecLbM
I got six correct scores this week, maintaining a decent standard in my predictions !!!
Stoke 1 v 2 Leicester
Huddersfield 2 v 1 West Brom
Newcastle 2 v 1 Bournemouth
Southampton 2 v 1 Burnley
Swansea 2 v 1 Brighton
West Ham 1 v 2 Liverpool
Tottenham 3 v 1 Crystal Palace
Man City 2 v 1 Arsenal
Chelsea 2 v 1 Man United
Everton 2 v 1 Watford
Have a good week,