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EPL 2015/16 WEEK 27 ROUND UP

 In Gary Mabbutt Blog

West Ham 1 v 0 Sunderland

This was a pleasing victory for the Hammers, against their old manager Sam Allardyce’s struggling team. West Ham have an impressive home record, going 13 games unbeaten, but this record will be severely tested on Wednesday when second placed Spurs are the visitors.

The only goal of the game came from Michail Antonio, a low shot into the far corner, that beat Mannone in the Sunderland goal.

It means Sam Allardyce’s side remain second from bottom on 23 points, one behind Newcastle and Norwich.

West Ham move up to fifth place on 43 points.

 

Leicester City 1 v 0 Norwich

A one nil victory was enough to keep Leicester at the top of the Premier League, but there were signs that the Leicester Bandwagon might be about to lose a wheel, it was a poor Leicester performance and it was only a last minute strike by substitute Ulloa that snatched the three points.

Norwich will feel aggrieved that they did not go back to Norfolk with at least a point as they created the better chances, Norwich

are still outside the relegation places, but level on points with Newcastle, who have a game in hand.

Clck here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5L2u2FlL80

 

Southampton 1 v 2 Chelsea

Chelsea’s good form under Hiddink continued on Saturday, with a solid performance away to the Saints. Chelsea had to come from a goal behind to snatch victory. Shane Long put the home side in front after lifting the  ball over keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea equalised when Cesc Fabregas’s cross somehow found it’s way into the net and it was left to defender Branislav Ivanovic to head home the winner for the Blues, who move up to eleventh in the table.

All Blues fans click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKhxk2BoiGc

 

Stoke City 2 v 1 Aston Villa

Stoke deservedly took all three points, as two goals from Marko Arnautovic’s gave them victory over Aston Villa,

The Austrian opened the scoring with a penalty and then chested home the ball for his second, Leandro Bacuna’s late goal gave Villa a slim hope of an unlikely point but the Premier League’s bottom club remain eight points from safety.

Stoke’s move up two places to eighth.

Stoke fans click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAEwm-z4WD8

 

Watford 0 v 0 Bournemouth

The bore draw of the week came at Watford, with the only excitement being created by numerous missed chances by both teams.

Watford and Bournemouth who were both promoted up from the Championship last season are both still having an excellent season, exceeding expectations and being well placed in the league,10th and 15th respectively.

 

West Brom 3 v 2 Crystal Palace

Saido Berahino scored his first Premier League goal since October as West Brom held on to win against Crystal Palace.

The Baggies forward, scored a lovely cushioned volley from Stephane Sessegnon’s pass.Two goals from Craig Gardner and Craig Dawson, gave the home side a 3-0 lead, but a late comeback from Palace unsettled the home side, Connor Wickham scored twice to make it a nervy ending but Palace’s winless league run now stretches to 10 games.

Click here for all the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn6DImsGyJM

 

Tottenham Hotspur 2 v 1 Swansea City

I was at White Hart Lane to see a Spurs victory that leaves them two points behind leaders Leicester. Spurs were by far the better team and had numerous chances to have scored five or six, but a fantastic performance from the Swans keeper Fabianski, kept Spurs at bay and it was Swansea who against the run of play took the lead. Alberto Paloschi scrambled the ball home to give the visitors the lead, Fabianski’s one blunder gave Spurs the opportunity to equalise, a fumbled punch to clear a corner allowed Nacer Chadli to deflect in Kyle Walker’s shot to equalise with 20 minutes left, and then Danny Rose then drove in the winner after Swansea once again failed to clear a corner.

Spurs are now nicely positioned to take advantage of any slip ups from Leicester.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw0CN-qwaB0

 

Manchester United 3 v 2 Arsenal

This was a pulsating game at Old Trafford, youngster Marcus Rashford scored twice and set up the third as Manchester United derailed Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge. Rashford, who scored twice on his club debut in the Champions League against FC Midtjylland on Thursday, he bundled home for the opener then headed in three minutes later, Danny Welbeck nodded Arsenal back into the game, but Rashford then picked out Ander Herrera whose shot was deflected in. Mesut Ozil’s volley gave third-placed Arsenal hope, but United held on for the three points.

Arsenal, who have not won the title since 2004 remain in third place, five points adrift of leaders Leicester and three behind Spurs

The Red Devils moved back into fifth position with their first win in three league games.

Clck here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyGey52XPPQ

 

I had a good week with my predictions with six corect results and two correct scores

My week 28 predictions :-

Aston Villa 1 v 2 Everton
Bournemouth 2 v 1 Southampton
Leicester 1 v 1 West Brom
Norwich 1 v 2 Chelsea
Sunderland 1 v 2 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 3 v 1 Swansea
Stoke 2 v 1 Newcastle
West Ham 1 v 2 Spurs
Liverpool 1 v 2 Man City
Man Utd 2 v 1 Watford


CARLIING CUP FINAL

Liverpool 1 v 1 Manchester City (Man City win 3-1 on penalties)

Manchester City won the first domestic trophy of the season, beating Liverpool 3-1 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in the game at Wembley, it was a fair result as Man City should have won easily by at least three goals,after outplaying the Reds.

Click here for the final highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzPoLouNYmY

Have a good week

Gary

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