PREMIERSHIP WEEK 10 ROUND UP
Tottenham 1 v 1 Leicester
Tottenham’s stuttering Premier League form continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Leicester on Saturday, their third draw in a row, but on a positive note, Spurs are still unbeaten this season. Vincent Janssen gave Spurs the lead with his first league goal, converting from the penalty spot in the 44th minute after he had been fouled by Robert Huth, But Ahmed Musa equalised shortly after half-time as the Foxes claimed their first away point of the season, Tottenham in their last few games have dominated possession but have not had the cutting edge to break teams down, with Harry Kane having been sidelined by injury, his return to fitness should be complete this week and he will be welcomed back with open arms.
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Everton 2 v 0 West Ham United
Everton ended a sequence of five matches without a win with a victory against a West Ham side who remain close to the relegation zone, Romelu Lukaku put Everton ahead, heading home from close rang, Ross Barkley, capped a fine display with a half-volley that secured the points for the hosts, West Ham, who had been unbeaten in October, had chances and were the better side in the first half but were left to rue Angelo Ogbonna’s miss, which could have given the visitors the lead.
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Southampton 0 v 2 Chelsea
Chelsea maintained their good form, as they moved into fourth place with an impressive win at Southampton.
The Blues took the lead when Eden Hazard capitalised on poor marking before cutting inside Steven Davis and powering a shot through the legs of keeper Fraser Forster, Southampton had plenty of the ball but could not find a way through a well-drilled Chelsea, who looked the more threatening and went close when strikes from Hazard and Diego Costa were saved.
Costa, however, beat Forster at full stretch with a wonderful curled effort from 22 yards, this was more like the Chelsea we were expecting to see last season, but who failed to turn up !!
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Sunderland 1 v 4 Arsenal
David Moyes the Sunderland manager is under increasing pressure to retain his job, after Arsenal took his team apart with a comfortable victory over a Black Cats side who remain bottom of the table and without a Premier League win this season.
Alexis Sanchez put the Gunners ahead when he got in front of defender Lamine Kone to head in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross, Jermain Defoe then equalised from the spot after keeper Petr Cech had fouled Duncan Watmore, However, Arsenal reasserted their control scoring three goals in a seven minute spell that finished off the Black Cats, Olivier Giroud came off the bench to guide in a shot and then headed in a Mesut Ozil corner, while Sanchez’s close range effort was the signal for the Sunderland fans to start streaming out of the Stadium of Light, maybe soon followed by their manager.
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Crystal Palace 2 v 4 Liverpool
Liverpool moved level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City courtesy of a thrilling victory at Crystal Palace.
Goals from Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino secured the Reds’ fifth win in six league games and only goal difference now separates City, second-placed Arsenal and Liverpool in third.
Despite their brilliance in attack, Liverpool’s frailties in defence remains a weakness, allowing James McArthur to level twice before the break.
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West Bromwich Albion 0 v 4 Manchester City
Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League in emphatic style as victory at West Brom ended Pep Guardiola’s worst run in management, City and boss Guardiola were without a win in six matches in all competitions, but Sergio Aguero flashed in Ilkay Gundogan’s through ball to give them the lead, Aguero struck again, punishing hesitant defending with a powerful, top-corner finish, West Brom improved after the break but failed to take their chances before Gundogan twice slotted home, first from Aguero’s chip and then after being found by Kevin de Bruyne, whilst City are at the summit of the table, West Brom slip to 15th and are now without a win in their past five games.
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Manchester United 0 v 0 Burnley
Whilst the blue side of Manchester sit atop the table, the red side are struggling to keep up with the leagues leaders, they had manager Jose Mourinho and midfielder Ander Herrera sent off as they failed to break down an average Burnley side, United were left frustrated by a series of unsuccessful penalty appeals, a string of saves by inspired Clarets keeper Tom Heaton and the woodwork, Mourinho, who was incensed when Jon Flanagan was not punished for a challenge on Matteo Darmian inside the Burnley box, was sent to the stands in frustration.
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Watford 1 v 0 Hull City
Hull City suffered their sixth straight Premier League defeat as they conceded a late own-goal against Watford at Vicarage Road.
The game appeared to be heading for a draw until Hull captain Michael Dawson deflected in Daryl Janmaat’s cross on 82 minutes, Watford dominated the game with Younes Kaboul and Roberto Pereyra hitting the woodwork in the first-half, but they failed to muster a shot on target in the match, despite their limitations Watford are now above Manchester United and champions Leicester in the Premier League table after 10 games, Hull meanwhile, are on their worst run in the top flight since January 2009, when they last lost six in a row.
Middlesbrough 2 v 0 Bournemouth
A brilliant solo goal from Gaston Ramirez helped Middlesbrough to a first win in eight Premier League games as they beat Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium, Ramirez blocked a shot and picked up the loose ball in his own half before he ended a storming run into the Bournemouth penalty area by cutting inside Andrew Surman and side-footing home, Stewart Downing added Middlesbrough’s second from close range after Alvaro Negredo nodded Adam Traore’s cross to the far post.
Stoke 3 v 1 Swansea City
Stoke claimed a third successive Premier League victory as they overcame a Swansea side still without a win since the opening day of the season, Former Swans striker Wilfried Bony scored his first goal for Stoke before Wayne Routledge headed the visitors level in a frenetic first half in which the hosts hit the post three times.
The volume of Stoke chances eventually told as visiting defender Alfie Mawson turned Ramadan Sobhi’s shot into his own net, and Bony then nodded in a third after Joe Allen’s shot was saved.
Mark Hughes’ side are now 12th in the table while Swansea, remain second from bottom and five points from safety.
I had a good week with my predictions with eight correct results, my best result this season !!!!!!
Please see following my Week 11 Predictions
Bournemouth 3 v 1 Sunderland
Burnley 1 v 2 Crystal Palace
Manchester City 3 v 1 Middlesbrough
West Ham 2 v 1 Stoke
Chelsea 2 v 1 Everton
Hull 1 v 2 Southampton
Arsenal 1 v 2 Spurs
Liverpool 3 v 1 Watford
Swansea 1 v 2 Man United
Leicester 2 v 1 West Brom
Have a good week