ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 13 ROUND UP
Watford 0 v 1 Stoke City
An own goal by ex Spurs goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes gave Stoke City a deserved win as Watford were beaten at home for the first time since August, Gomes was beaten when Charlie Adam’s header following Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner hit the base of the post before ricocheting off the Brazilian and rolling into the net, the three points were well deserved by Stoke and Watford must put this down as a bad day at the office with a performance worthy of a team fighting relegation rathe rthan a team who could have been sixth in the league if they had won.
Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6WNzINxnO4
Arsenal 3 v 1 Bournemouth
Arsenal ended a run of three successive draws as Alexis Sanchez scored twice and Theo Walcott once to secure victory over Bournemouth, they took the lead after a poor backpass from Steve Cook’s allowed Sanchez to sidefoot past keeper Adam Federici, Callum Wilson equalised with a penalty after referee Mike Jones judged the striker was fouled by Nacho Monreal, this put the Gunner son the back foot and Bournemouth missed two good chances to take the lead.
Arsenal almost restored their lead when a Sanchez strike came off the crossbar but Walcott did score when he headed in a Monreal cross, Monreal escaped conceding another penalty when a Simon Francis pass struck him on the arm in the area before keeper Petr Cech made a crucial save from Benik Afobe, Sanchez made sure of the win when he slotted in an Olivier Giroud cross, moving the Gunners three points behind leaders Chelsea and two shy of Liverpool and Man City.
Click here for the Sanchez show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQpvOl2al8Y
Burnley 1 v 2 Man City
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City came back from a goal down to claim a hard-fought win at Burnley, the home side might have had a penalty before surprisingly taking lead when City defender Nicolas Otamendi could only head a clearance straight to Clarets midfielder Dean Marney, who volleyed in from 25 yards, Aguero equalised when he poked in a shot at the far post after a corner was deflected into his path, the visitors controlled the game after the break and took the lead when a Fernandinho cross hit Aguero and went in after some sloppy Burnley defending.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sn3p7I8n8s
Chelsea 2 v 1 Spurs
Spurs suffered their first defeat of the season to local rivals Chelsea, the Blues returned to the top of the table after coming from behind at Stamford Bridge. Christian Eriksen’s superb 11th minute strike put Spurs in front, in a first half that was completely dominated by the visitors, but a spectacular right-foot effort from Pedro drew Chelsea level at the break. Spurs’ miserable record at Stamford Bridge was extended to 30 games without a win, dating back to February 1990, when I captained Spurs to victory, little did I know that 26 years later we would still not have won a game since. Victor Moses scored what proved to be the winner six minutes after the restart.
All Chelsea fans click here and enjoy, I won’t – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRQUGqOdVKk
Man United 1 v 1 West Ham United
Jose Mourinho was sent off for a second time in a month as his Manchester United side drew against West Ham at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese boss kicked a water bottle in reaction to referee Jon Moss showing Paul Pogba a yellow card for diving. Replays showed West Ham’s Mark Noble did not make contact with the France midfielder.
West Ham took the lead in the second minute when Diafra Sakho headed in from Dimitri Payet’s free-kick. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was partly at fault for the goal but made amends in the 21st minute when he nodded in from Pogba’s delivery.
The hosts were thwarted on several occasions by Hammers goalkeeper Darren Randolph, while Jesse Lingard had the ball in the net for the home side but it was correctly ruled out for offside.
Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsX4etfkLEI
Southampton 1 v 0 Everton
Everton’s poor form continued witt a listless performance away at Southampton, Charlie Austin scored after just 41 seconds to earn Southampton a first win in five Premier League games, Charlie Austin scored after just 41 seconds to earn Southampton a first win in five Premier League games, Everton had hardly touched the ball when Austin headed home from point-blank range after an assist from 19-year-old debutant Josh Sims, the win lifts Southampton up to 10th in the Premier League, two points behind seventh-placed Everton.
Hull City 1 v 1 West Brom
A much-improved second-half display saw Hull City come from behind to secure a deserved point against West Brom at the KCOM Stadium, the visitors led at half-time through Gareth McAuley’s header, a second half equaliser from my friend and ex Spurs player Michael Dawson, who steered home off the post aftter Robert Snodgrass’ free-kick was nodded down by Dieumerci Mbokani gained the draw. Hull remain inside the relegation zone on goal difference having pulled level with West Ham and Crystal Palace on 11 points, West Brom, who missed the chance to claim a third straight Premier League win for the first time in four years, stay in ninth.
Leicester City 2 v 2 Middlesbrough
The champions are struggling to find their form of last season, despite some amazing performances in the Champions League, they cannot find the same magic in their league games, Islam Slimani’s injury-time penalty rescued a point for Leicester as they had to come from behind twice against Middlesbrough, Alvaro Negredo put Boro ahead following a neat exchange of passes with Gaston Ramirez, Riyad Mahrez equalised from the penalty spot after Calum Chambers was judged to have handled.
Negredo looked to have given Boro the points when he latched on to a long ball from Adam Forshaw and clinically dispatched a low shot past Foxes goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, but Slimani converted from the spot in the fourth minute of injury-time after Wes Morgan was fouled by Marten de Roon.
The draw leaves Leicester in 14th place, a far cry from the heights of last season.
Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB5ZtJDmYO8
Swansea City 5 v 4 Crystal Palace
The game of the week came in Wales where Swansea came from behind to beat Palace in a nine goal thriller, Swansea were 3-1 ahead before Palace produced an extraordinary fightback to take a 4-3 lead on 90 minutes but then up popped substitute Llorente with two late goals as the ground erupted on the full-time whistle, as Swansea recorded their first win since the opening day of the season in a remarkable encounter with Crystal Palace, the Liberty Stadium witnessed an astonishing seven goals scored after the break and four in 11 second-half minutes.
Click here for the nine goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYlk0qFsOoo
Liverpool 2 v 0 Sunderland
Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 11 games with a win against Sunderland but could face a spell without Philippe Coutinho who was taken off on a stretcher at Anfield, the Brazillian clutched his ankle after a challenge from Didier Ndong late in a first half,
But as Jurgen Klopp’s side continued to press, it was Coutinho’s replacement, Divock Origi, who found the net with what appeared to be a right-foot cross from the left side of the area, there was further relief at Anfield when Ndong felled Sadio Mane in the box, James Milner converted a spot-kick to make it 14 games unbeaten in all competitions for the Reds.
They now sit second in the table, a point behind Chelsea, while Sunderland drop to bottom spot.
Liverpool fans click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJbWY2xMvL8
In my predictions, I got five correct results and one correct score, exactly the same as last week, at least I am consistent !!
My week 14 predictions
Manchester Ciry 2 v 1 Chelsea
Crystal Palace 2 v 1 Southampton
Stoke 2 v 1 Burnley
Sunderland 1 v 2 Leicester City
West Brom 2 v 1 Watford
Tottenham 3 v 1 Swansea City
West Ham 1 v 2 Arsenal
Bournemouth 1 v 2 Liverpool
Everton 1 v 2 Man United
Have a good week