ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 13 ROUND UP

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 13 ROUND UP

Southampton 4 v 1 Everton

After the summer signings, I had high hopes for Everton in being in the top six, however, their performances have defied the ability they have at the club and they look like a team in complete disarray. They have now won only once in seven games under Unsworth. Southampton took the lead through Dusan Tadic but the ex-Spurs player and Everton’s record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson leveled just before the break. Saints striker Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers in his first league start of the season as the Toffees capitulated after half-time, then Steven Davis scored from the edge of the box to wrap up the victory for the Saints, who had previously scored only six league goals at home this season.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S26xGqX8c0

Burnley 0 v 1 Arsenal

An Alexis Sanchez penalty in the second minute of injury time was enough to give Arsenal the three points and move them into the top four at the expense of Spurs, Arsenal’s Petr Cech was the busier of the two goalkeepers, making two crucial saves to deny Johann Berg Gudmundsson, brilliantly tipping the Iceland international’s drive onto the post and keeping out a low, powerful shot, but Burnley did not get the point they probably deserved.

Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4N3-NVkdyk

West Ham 1 v 1 Leicester

David Moyes got his first point as West Ham manager, as his team came from behind to earn a point. Marc Albrighton fired Leicester ahead and Vardy went close to doubling the lead with a curling attempt before Kouyate got on the end of Manuel Lanzini’s corner to level the scores The Hammers remain in the relegation zone but are now level on points with 17th-placed West Brom, while Leicester moves above Newcastle United into 11th.

Huddersfield 1 v 2 Man City

This was a tough game for the league leaders, who had to come from behind to secure the three points. Despite falling behind through a Nicolas Otamendi own goal, City showed their prowess and fought back Sergio Aguero’s penalty early in the second half drew City level, and Raheem Sterling struck the winner with only six minutes to go. This was City’s 11th win in a row and are now eight points clear of Man United at the top, whilst Burnley remains in 7th place.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhanRxH_bzE

Crystal Palace 2 v 1 Stoke

Bottom of the table Palace scored a late winner to give their fans some hope in their seemingly impossible fight against relegation. Palace remains bottom despite their win but are only three points behind West Brom. Xherdan Shaqiri’s fine solo goal put the visitors in front on 53 minutes, but Palace was level within two minutes through Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the England international taking advantage of some sloppy defending to equalize, Mamadou Sakho’s then came up with his 92nd-minute winner to give Palace all three points, as he poked home from close range during a goalmouth scramble.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHqSWoUredY

Man United 1 v 0 Brighton

An unfortunate Lewis Dunk own goal was enough to earn United an 11th straight home win, Brighton were good value for money on the day and were very unlucky not to come away from Old Trafford with at least a point, Brighton had been the better team up until Ashley Young’s attempt from the edge of the area hit Dunk and looped over keeper Matt Ryan into the net. United moved to within eight points of Man City in second place and Brighton remains in ninth place.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts7YmLdSwmM

Newcastle 0 v 3 Watford

Watford condemned Newcastle to a fourth straight defeat with a comfortable away win at St James’ Park. Will Hughes put Marco Silva’s side into the lead in the first half with a well-taken shot that went in off the post. DeAndre Yedlin’s own goal doubled Watford’s advantage just before the break, and Andre Gray struck from close range on 62 minutes. Newcastle’s fourth straight defeat sees them slip down to 13th in the table, while Watford’s fourth away win of the season leaves them in the eighth.

Click here, Newcastle fans look away – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5qSV3mbgc

Swansea 0 v 0 Bournemouth

The bore draw of the week came at Swansea where an uneventful game, left both teams with a point. The Swans have won only one of their eight home fixtures in the Premier League this season. The Swans remain in the bottom three of the Premier League, while Bournemouth’s recent improvement continued. The Cherries are now unbeaten in four games and have collected 10 points from their last 15 available.

Sorry, no highlights !!!

Tottenham 1 v 1 West Brom

I was at Wembley to see Spurs put in a well below par performance and were lucky not to have lost the game, Managerless West Brom defended very deep and got in the way of everything that Spurs threw at them. Spurs fell behind on four minutes as Jake Livermore played in Rondon, who nudged off Davinson Sanchez and rolled the ball past Hugo Lloris. But England forward Harry Kane finally broke the visitors’ resistance by tapping a Dele Alli cross through Ben Foster’s legs on 74 minutes. West Brom had two golden edged chances in the final three minutes but could not convert either to take the three points The draw leaves Spurs 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and five behind second-placed Manchester United.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfF2D9V7-0w

Liverpool 1 v 1 Chelsea

Willian rescued a point for Chelsea with five minutes left on the clock, his goal denied Mohamed Salah a dream outcome against his former club after the Liverpool winger had opened the scoring just after the hour with a close-range finish. That was Salah’s 10th goal in just 13 Premier League games this season, a far cry from his lack of goals as a Chelsea player.

Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQIVJ-Ihlb0

I got five correct results this week, so still in decent form!

Please see following my week 15 predictions:

Chelsea 3 v 1 Newcastle

Brighton 1 v 2 Liverpool

Everton 2 v 1 Huddersfield

Leicester 2 v 1 Burnley

Stoke 2 v 1 Swansea

Watford 1 v 2 Spurs

West Brom 2 v 1 Crystal Palace

Arsenal 2 v 1 Man United

Bournemouth 2 v 1 Southampton

Man City 3 v 1 West Ham

 

Have a good week,

Gary

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