EPL 2015/16 WEEK 33 ROUND UP

Tottenham 3 v 0 Manchester United

I was at White Hart Lane for the Spurs v Man Utd game and Spurs completely dominated United, this was one of the worst United teams that I have seen at White Hart Lane for many years and a lot of work is going to have to be done by the United board to get the club back where you expect it to be, most importantly Jose Mourinho has to be named as their new manager. Three qualty goals in six second half minutes, from Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela, kept Spurs hot on the heels of leaders Leicester.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfGm6yAVI9E

 

Sunderland 0 v 2 Leicester City

Leicester strengthened their stranglehold at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Sunderland,

Jamie Vardy (who else) scored both Leicester goals and the Foxes are now only three victories away from their first title win.

Meanwhile Sunderland remain 18th in the Premier League table, four points from safety and in deep trouble.

Click here for the Vardy show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BxvvlGPKsw

 

Liverpool 4 v 1 Stoke City

Liverpool thumped a lack lustre Stoke side, to leapfrog their opponents to go eighth in the Premier League.

A long-range shot from Alberto Moreno put the Reds ahead before Bojan headed home Stoke’s equaliser.

Daniel Sturridge scored from Sheyi Ojo’s cross to regain the lead, before Substitute Divock Origi scored twice. to seal Stoke’s miserable day.

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

 

West Ham 3 v 3 Arsenal

This was a fantastic rollercoaster game of football, Arsenal still chasing an outside chance of winning the title, took a two goal lead

through Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, both scored with assists from the talented Alex Iwobi, Arsenal of old would have won the game from this position, but Andy Carroll netted twice in 160 seconds to bring the Hammers level by half-time. Carroll headed home  his third and lookd to have given the home side all three points, before Laurent Koscielny hooked in the equaliser from 10 yards anthe points were shared, which did not really help either sides ambitions.

West Ham are now unbeaten at home in the Premier League for 4 games,  Slaven Bilic’s side remain sixth, while Arsenal are now ten points behind leaders Leicester.

Click here for the six goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLZ3GZZtjXA

 

Manchester City 2 v 1 West Brom

Manchester City maintained their Champions League place as they cme from behond o eat West Brom at the Ethiad stadium

Stephane Sessegnon gave the Baggies the lead after six minutes when he beat Joe Hart at the near post, the hero then turned

villian when Sessegnon brought down Aleksandar Kolarov in the area to allow Sergio Aguero to equalise from the spot.

iit was left to Samri Nasri to rescue the three points when he tapped into an empty net with 25 minutes remaining to put City four points above rivals Manchester United.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU8iEGz41vk

 

Aston Villa 1 v 2 Bournemouth

Aston Villa’s twenty nine year reign in the top flight of English football is over, they are now fifteen points away from safety with five games to go and with a minus 41 goal difference, they will not survive, Steve Cook’s close-range finish set the Cherries on their way before Joshua King scored after a defensive mix-up, Jordan Ayew gave the home fans something to cheer when he beat Boruc with a well struck shot.

Aston Villa fans look away – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqDkFhW6-Nw

 

Watford 1 v 1 Everton

This was the bore draw of the week, and the game was what you would expect from two out of form teams, both sitting safely just above the relegation places with nothing to play for in the league, but both teams eyeing a possible FA Cup Final place.

Everton took the lead when James McCarthy took advantage of sloppy defending from Miguel Britos to coolly finish, within a minute Jose Holebas headed the equaliser from a corner.

The fans had very little to cheer and hopefully their teams will show a little more quality in the FA Cup Semi Finals next week.

Click here the the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBduv2_aHpU

 

Crystal Palace 1 v 0 Norwich

Crystal Palace got the three all important points in this relegation battle at Selhurst Park, where they entertained fellow battlers Norwich City, Jason Puncheon scored his first goal of the season, cutting in from the left to score from 20 yards, to take Palace 10 points above the relegation zone.

It was a scrappy game, but the Eagles probably just deserved the victory, Norwich are now fighting for their Premieship lives, they are four points above Sunderland who are in the relegation zone, but Sunderland have two games in hand, next week Norwich host Sunderland, a game which both teams cannot afford to lose.

 

Swansea City 1 v 0 Chelsea

Swansea produced their best performance of the season  at home to Chelsea, to send the Blues to their first defeat since Guus Hiddink took over fifteen games ago and it was an ex Spurs player Gylfi Sigurdsson whose volley gave all three points to the Swans.

This victory all but secures the Swans tenure in the Premier League for next season and for Chelsea, their performance looked like a team who cannot wait to see the back of this miserable season, which promissed so much and has achieved very little.

Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjeZP9MTQaQ

 

Southampton 3 v 1 Newcastle

If Newcastle contInue to fight for their Premier League survival with performances like this then they are guaranteed to be relegated, a lack lustre performance when you should be stretching every sinew in your body to win games, will not be accepted by the magnificent Newcastle fans, they deserve more than this from their players. Southampton took advantage and gaiined an easy victory with goals from Shane Long, Graziano Pelle and Victor Wanyama drilled in to make it 3-0, ex Spurs player Andros Townsend got fantastic consolation goal, but too little too late.

Newcastle fans click here to smile at Townsend’s wonder goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf1gCIAwUDg

 

In my predictions, I got six correct results this week with two correct scores, so title winning form, a little too late !!!!!

My week 34 Predictions.

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

Have a good week

Gary

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