ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 11 ROUND UP
Stoke 2 v 2 Leicester
My friend Peter Crouch ruined my chances of getting this prediction correct, I had Leicester to win 2-1 and they were in control of the game and leading 2-1 when Peter came off the bench and equalized with a magnificent header! it was the second time that Stoke had come from behind. The result maintained Claude Puel’s unbeaten start as Leicester boss, Switzerland playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri was involved in both of the home side’s goals, curling in the first equalizer at the far post before providing the corner for substitute Peter Crouch’s header.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwD46ZsNY0A
Huddersfield 1 v 0 West Brom
Huddersfield moved into the top ten of the Premier League, despite going down to ten men early in the second half, Dutchman Rajiv van La Parra claimed the points for the West Yorkshire side with a stunning 20-yard shot that curled into the top corner just before half-time. A little bit of pressure is now upon my friend at West Brom, Tony Pulis, but he has the character to not let it bother him one iota.
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Newcastle 0 v 1 Bournemouth
Bournemouth won there second away game in a row to shock the Magpies at St James Park Steve Cook’s header in injury time earned the Cherries the three points. A match low on quality was heading for a goalless conclusion after both teams wasted good chances to score before Cook struck.
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Southampton 0 v 1 Burnley
Burnley’s fans must be pinching themselves after their win at Southampton moved them level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea and fifth-placed Arsenal. Sam Vokes’ got in front of Southampton centre-back Maya Yoshida to nod home a cross from Johann Berg Gudmundsson to help the Clarets to their third away win of the season.
Click here for the goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s1GbBDQJSU
Swansea 0 v 1 Brighton
It seems to have been the week of 1-0 away wins !!!
Brighton extended their unbeaten run to four matches with victory at Swansea City, who slipped into the relegation zone with a fifth defeat from six home Premier League games this season. The visitors were gifted their goal as Federico Fernandez ducked out of the way of a cross, allowing Glenn Murray to nudge the ball in with his thigh.
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West Ham 1 v 4 Liverpool
Liverpool obliterated West Ham at the Olympic stadium, The Reds, who are sixth in the Premier League, have now scored 10 goals in their last three games in all competitions.
Salah put his side ahead in the first half, firing beyond keeper Joe Hart after the Hammers were caught out by a quick counter-attack. The Reds doubled their lead soon after when Matip slotted home from a corner. Manuel Lanzini’s deft finish briefly gave the hosts hope but Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first Premier League goal for Liverpool restored their two-goal advantage before Salah’s powerful finish sealed the win.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXMvHPX_Cm4
Spurs 1 v 0 Crystal Palace
Tottenham looked weary after their Champions League victory over Real Madrid in midweek, but Son Heung-min’s superb curled shot from the edge of the area on the hour mark secured three points. Roy Hodgson’s side remains at the foot of the table but they were disciplined and sufficiently adventurous going forward to create several chances at Wembley. Deputising for the injured Hugo Lloris and ill Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga thwarted Palace with a sequence of fine saves, when he was beaten, Wilfried Zaha screwed his shot wide of an open goal after rounding the 25-year-old.
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Man City 3 v 1 Arsenal
Manchester City outclassed Arsenal to deservedly get the three points, but Arsene Wenger will feel a little aggrieved after a dubious penalty given against Arsenal and a clear offside goal for City. Kevin de Bruyne’s driven finish and a Sergio Aguero penalty put City on the way to a ninth successive league win, equalling a club record for a single season. Though substitute Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus sealed the victory for the home side from close range.
The Gunners would have been beaten by more had it not been for the saves of goalkeeper Petr Cech and the wastefulness of the hosts. Arsenal slips to sixth, 12 points behind City, and face a battle to regain a place in the Champions League.
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Everton 3 v 2 Watford
Everton got their first victory in five games, after coming from two goals down to beat Watford, the Hornets had taken a decent lead thanks to goals from Richarlison and Christian Kabasele, but they lost first-choice keeper Heurelho Gomes, who was taken off with a nasty head gash shortly before Kabasele’s goal, and it proved to be the turning point. Gomes replacement Orestis Karnezis, on his Watford debut, was at fault for Everton’s first when he came rushing out and Oumar Niasse darted past him and bundled the ball home. From the Toffees’ first corner of the game, Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed home to equalize, and Leighton Baines scored the winner from the spot after Jose Holebas brought down Aaron Lennon.
There was 12 minutes of injury time after the stoppage for Gomes and Watford thought they had rescued a draw when Everton keeper Jordan Pickford brought down Richarlison, but it was not to be as former Everton playerTom Cleverley missed the pen.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlMS1WnpQqg
I got six correct predictions this week, still okay form !!
Please see following my week 12 predictions.
Arsenal 1 v 2 Spurs
Bournemouth 2 v 1 Huddersfield
Burnley 2 v 1 Swansea
Crystal Palace 2 v 1 Everton
Leicester 1 v 3 Man City
Liverpool 3 v 1 Southampton
West Brom 1 v 2 Chelsea
Manchester United 3 v 1 Newcastle
Watford 2 v 1 West Ham
Brighton 2 v 1 Stoke
Have a good week,