EPL 2015/16 WEEK 32 ROUND UP

Leicester City 1 v 0 Southampton

Leicester continue to ride their luck with another 1-0 victory over Southampton, their fifth 1-0 victory in their last six games, but as I continue to say, snatching 1-0 victories, when you are not at your best is the form of potential champions, Leicester moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with six games remaining after Wes Morgan’s header was the difference between the two sides, a perfect time for the Foxes skipper to score his first goal of the season, Southampton had a great chance to equalise when Sadio Mane rounded Kasper Schmeichel, but his goalbound shot was superbly blocked by Danny Simpson.
Leicester have had an amazing season and considering that this time last year they were bottom of the table, seven points away from avoiding relegation and now they are seven points clear at the top !! it would be the most unexpected outcome in Premier league history, however there is still six games to go and eighteen points to be won and lost, so are there any more twists and turns this season ? Southampton remain seventh after a first defeat in four matches.

Click here for Wes Morgans winning goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoQTvwo-Ou4

 

Aston Villa 0 v 4 Chelsea

This is not  good time to be an Aston Villa fan and every fan in the country will have sympathy for what is happening at this club, they have a proud history, but the future is not looking bright. Chelsea demolished Villa on their home turf with Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected shot and Pato’s penalty giving them a two goal lead at half time, Pedro scored twice in the second half to add to Villa’s already miserable afternoon.

Click here for the demolition of Villa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHhzQmiyc2Y

 

Arsenal 4 v 0 Watford

Arsenal had already taken a beating from Watford in the FA Cup at the Emirates, but they were in no mood to let it happen again and completely overran a Watford side who showed little appetite for the battle. Arsenal are still dreaming of a possible title challenge, but performances like this might be just a little too late, Alexis Sanchez gave the Gunners the lead scoring from close range, Alex Iwobi got the second and finishing off a lovely move, Hector Bellerin’s got their third and substitute Theo Walcott completed the mission late on.

All Arsenal fans click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MTYTBvTRgc

 

Liverpool 1 v 1 Spurs

Spurs have to thank Hugo Lloris, who made some stunning saves and Harry Kane who scored a quality equaliser to keep their title hopes well on course, it was a fantastic game with both teams going all out for the victory, Chances were spurned by Sturridge and Lallana for the Reds whilst Eriksen and Son should have capitalised on their chances for Spurs. Liverpool took the lead after a lovely move led to Coutinho calmly passing the ball into the corner out of Lloris’s reach, but then Kane receiving the ball in a tight area inside the box, controlled with one foot and placed the ball inside the far post, a wonderful piece of skill.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDjlu__JVo8

 

West Ham 2 v 2 Crystal Palace

This was a disappointing result for all Hammers fans, who have put themselves in a good position in the league for possible European qualification, but their hopes of three points were dashed by their local rivals Palace.

Damien Delaney headed Palace into the lead, but the Hammers responded well and equalised three minutes later when Manuel Lanzini’s low shot found it’s way into the net, Dimitri Payet’s stunning 20-yard free-kick put the hosts ahead, but victory for the Hammers was denied by Dwight Gayle, who capitalised on an error by Angelo Ogbonna.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0O5XHkymNc

 

Bournemouth 0 v 4 Manchester City

It was the week when 4-0 victories were the order of the day and on the South coast, it was Bournemouth who were on the receicing end. City were three up within eighteen minutes, Fernando opened the scoring from a Jesus Navas corner, Kevin De Bruyne made it 2-0 when he volleyed home David Silva’s silky touch and Sergio Aguero headed the third. Bournemouth had no answer to the onslaught and Aleksandar Kolarov blasted in City’s fourth with the last kick of the game.

City are now 12 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester with seven games remaining whilst The Cherries remain 11 points off a relegation place.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh2i_mPgCmc

 

Sunderland 0 v 0 West Brom

The bore draw of the week came at Sunderland, where  victory was vital for the home teams chances of survival in the Premiership, but a series of missed half chances from both sides left the game without a goal.  Sunderland are now staring relegation in the face and they will rue their missed chances, West Brom are in 11th place, a comfortable mid table position with none of the Sunderland worries.
Stoke 2 v 2 Swansea City

Stoke also had their European qualification dreams shattered, when they threw away a two goal lead at home to Swansea. Ibrahim Afellay gave Mark Hughes’ side a half-time lead as he headed in Marko Arnautovic’s cross, their lead was increased by Bojan Krkic who finished after an excellent solo effort, but Sigurdsson and Paloschi both scored for Swansea to leave the Stoke fans deflated.

 

Norwich 3 v 2 Newcastle

Newcastle twice came from behind with goals from Alexander Mitrovic and looked to be heading for a vital point in their fight against relegation, but a last minute goal from Martin Olsson gave Norwich all three points and eased some of their worries. Norwich are now six points clear of Newcastle. Timm Klose gave Norwich the lead with a first-half header and Dieumerci Mbokani got their second with a superb strike.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLSH6WYvB-Q

 

Manchester United 1 v 0 Everton

It was not a convincing victory for the Red Devils, but enough to keep them in with chance of a Champions League place.

It was Anthony Martial who turned in Tim Fosu-Mensah’s cross from close range early in the second half to send Everton to a third straight Premier League defeat. Everton had their chances but failed to take them

This victory leaves United just one point behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Click here for Martial’s winning goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTtJfZFyOc8

 

I had seven correct scores this week, title winning form !!

My week 33 Predictions :-

West Ham 1 v 2 Arsenal

Aston Villa 1 v 2 Bournemouth

Crystal Palace 1 v 2 Norwich

Southampton 2 v 1 Newcastle

Swansea 1 v 2 Chelsea

Watford 1 v 2 Everton

Man City 2 v 1 West Brom

Tottenham 2 v 1 Manchester United

Sunderland 0 v 1 Leicester

Liverpool 2 v 1 Stoke

 

Have a good week

Gary

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