Barclays Premier League Review – Gameweek 11

review of the premier league weekend

by Reece Falla

Chelsea 1 – 3 liverpool

Could the untouchable Jose Mourinho be heading for the sack after yet another defeat this season? The champions are suffering their worst start in premier league history as Liverpool came out on top, at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea looked to have started the game more like the team we got used to last season, as they came out the blocks with an attacking mind and scored a very early goal in the 4th minute of the game, which gave them a confidence to press forward and apply pressure on Liverpool but in the 28th minute Adam Lallana got onto the end of a great cross, from Milner but put the ball straight into the path of Begovic. Liverpool finally netted the equalizer with a goal from Coutinho on the brink of half time which would have thrown a spanna into the works of Jose Mourinhos half time team talk, after the break Liverpool settled into there rytheme and wanted the goal that finally put them infront, it was Coutinho again to get a brace as the ball was struck it hit John Terry and ended up in the back of the net. John Terry had one of the worst games of his Chelsea career in this match and will be hoping to have a much better performance in the rest of his games this season, Liverpool finally finished off Chelsea with a finish from substitute Benteke in the 84th minute, this result will have left Chelsea fans podering life without Mourinho being better instead of worrying like they did last time.

Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Man Utd

This was a game where normally you would think Man Utd run away winners but this new, rigid style of football that Louis Van Gaal has his team playing is really hurting there chances of getting goals lately, as we have seen in the past few games Man Utd just don’t look like scoring and it is costing them valuable points in the games where they should be picking them up. I think Crystal Palace were the better team in this match but just couldn’t pull the trigger they had a few good opportunities early on but in the end the game saw no goals. The Crystal Palace fans would be happy with the result but feeling a little bit unlucky not to have earned the three points, on the other hand Man Utd fans will feel very disappointed in the way their team is playing lately but also feeling slightly lucky not to have lost the game.

Man City 2 – 1 Norwich

The game started out slow and a few chances in for City that came close but nothing to make heads turn, no goals in the first half which meant both teams would have had a standard half time team talk, the Norwich players are doing well to keep it at 0 – 0 and Man City would of been getting told to take their chances better, second half came up and it took until the 67th minute when Otamendi nets a goal and puts Man City 1 – 0, after this nothing much happened until Joe Hart made a vital mistake which allowed Jerome to scored in the 83rd minute which give Norwich hope for the point but a red card and penalty decision allowed Yaya to step up and put the penalty away to make it 2 – 1 and win the game for Man City which keeps them top of the table.

Newcastle Utd 0 – 0 Stoke City

Before the game everyone had Newcastle to win and they where unlucky not to win they had most of the chances in the game but just couldn’t get the ball past Jack Butland, who made sure it wasn’t a high scoring game for Newcastle as there was a flurrie of chances for Newcastle through out the whole game and nothing much coming from Stoke. Jack Butland having the game of his life which has put Newcastle above Sunderland but has still left them in the relegation zone, on the other hand Stoke could have been awarded a penalty in the early stages of the game as Dummett appeared to clip Bojan in the box but the referee waved away the claims. I don’t think anyone can have ago at either team for their performances as Newcastle where unlucky, not to score past a Jack Butland in top form but Stoke also lucky not to concede to the assault Newcastle launched.

Swansea 0 – 3 Arsenal

Swansea played the first half of the game fantastically and should have took the lead while they where in charge during, the first half but they just couldn’t capitalize on the chances they created. When the second half came about I think we all where wondering what both managers had said to there teams, as when both teams came out neither teams looked the same Swansea just didn’t come out the starting blocks but arsenal started the half in a fantastic manner with Giroud nodding home a well worked corner whipped in by Mesut Ozil in the 49th minute, Koscielny then put another goal in for Arsenal to double there lead in the 68th minute, This didn’t kill the Swansea spirits as they stormed forward but the game was sealed in the 73rd minute when Joel Campbell netted the third goal of the game, The game ended 0 – 3 to Arsenal which is a result no one would have been expecting at half time.

Watford 2 – 0 West Ham

Man of the match Odion Ighalo netted twice as Watford racked up there second win in a row and the striker kept up his goal scoring form, to send his team up to 11th in the league with a great win over West Ham, with watford being the better team in this match despite what the table suggests, I think every one had West Ham to win this match but they couldn’t keep the ball or make there shots count, Watford had 20 shots but only 5 of those were on target but the only stat that matters is the 2 goals, one coming in the first half 39th minute and the second coming soon after the game restarted for the second half, in the 48th minute with a well work goal marking his seventh goal of the season.

West Brom 2 – 3 Leicester

Leicester started the game well and in the 7th minute Jamie Vardy hit the post but that wasn’t the end of it as they kept up the attack until the 30th minute when Rondon netted for West Brom to put the home team in front with a powerful header which was to much for Kasper Schmeichel, after the start of the second half it took until the 57th minute when Mahrez stroked a nice ball home from a nice cross sent in by Marc Albrighton, then again in the 64th minute fourteen minutes before Jamie Vardy wrapped it up or so they thourght as in the 84th minute Rickie Lambert converted from the penalty spot to give West Brom a life line but West Brom couldn’t use that momentum to create another goal and missed out on the 3 points to Leicester in a very even match in my eyes.

Everton 6 – 2 Sunderland

A game that Sunderland fans couldn’t wait for after making it 6 in a row against Newcastle last week soon turned into a match they couldn’t wait to finish as Gerard Deulofeu netted the opener in the nineteen minute of the game before Kone got the first goal of his first ever Everton hatrick in the 31st minute which just showed Evertons dominance at that point during the game which is when Defoe came out to score in the 45th minute of the game to make it 2 – 1, which give Sunderland the confidence to go on a get another goal netted by Steven Fletcher with a headed goal but this only made Everton come back into the game and start asserting there dominance once again and opening up the Sunderland defense again and again forcing Sunderland to make mistakes starting with an own goal by Coates in the 55th minute, five minutes later Lukaku scores to make it 4 – 2 but Everton were not done there as two minutes after Lukaku scored, Kone netted his second of the hatrick to make it 5 – 2, Everton seemed to have settled down before Kone finished off his hatrick in the 76th minute to finish off Sunderland and sealing a 6 – 2 victory in style leaving Sunderland below Newcastle and still in the religation zone.

Southampton 2 – 0 Bournemouth

Southampton started the game well but it took them until the 31st minute to open up the scoring with Steven Davis right footed shot from very close range into the top right corner minutes before pelle scores to make it 2 – 0 with a header from the centre of the box into the top left corner of the goal, after the ball had been sent in by Tadic which was the end of the scoring but not the end of the drama as Victor Wanyama got sent off in the second half for a second yellow card in the 77th minute of the game with a bad tackle forcing the referee to dismiss him with a second yellow. This result has left Bournemouth in a relegation fight early in the season and Southampton up in 7th place looking to gain a place in Europe.



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