The holiday period of the Premier League will be a rather busy one with team’s playing in the midweeks as well. The weekend featured Game-week 16 of the season. A roller coaster game-week having some rather unexpected results and performances, was highly blessed by the penalty spot. Let’s have a look at how the fixtures of the week concluded.
Premier League Game-week 16: Round 1
BRENTFORD 2-1 WATFORD:
The Premier League Game-week 16 opened with Brentford taking on Watford at the Brentford Community Stadium. A flying header by Emmanuel Dennis in the 24th min gave the Hornets the lead in the game. However, Brentford’s attacking prowess did not fail to make a comeback as a late goal by Pontus Jansson and an additional time penalty kick, scored by Bryan Mbeumo was enough to steal the victory.
MANCHESTER CITY 1-0 WOLVES:
The inevitable Manchester City attack created much trouble for the Wolves‘ defence. A rather controversial penalty kick was awarded to the hosts which was scored perfectly by Raheem Sterling. An already struggling Wolves were also hit after Raul Jiminez was sent off after a double yellow. In the end, the one goal was the only difference between both sides.
ARSENAL 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON:
The Gunners totally gunned down the Saints in their weekend clash. Even though Soton gave a good fight, Arsenal were always on the front foot. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel were enough to seal the game. Aaron Ramsdale bagged another clean sheet while making 6 saves.
CHELSEA 3-2 LEEDS:
The fixture of the week as Chelsea barely took down Leeds in a game full of goals. Raphinha gave the visitors the lead with a perfectly placed penalty kick. Just before half-time, Mason Mount levelled the scores with a smooth tap in off a Marcos Alonso cross.
The Blues came off better in the second half as Jorginho brought the lead via a penalty kick. Leeds kept pushing for an equalizer which came late through a strike by young Joe Gelhardt. However, luck favoured the Blues as they were awarded another penalty kick in the additional minutes of the game. The game concluded with Jorginho scoring a brace from the spot kick.
LIVERPOOL 1-0 ASTON VILLA:
The game had Anfield warmly welcoming their legend Steven Gerrard as the Aston Villa boss. While the game featured just one goal, it is no doubt that Liverpool were way ahead of the Villans. The Reds kept pushing and pushing with their hard work finally paying off, as their talisman Mohamed Salah scored a penalty in the 67th min.
NORWICH 0-1 MANCHESTER UNITED:
A 50-50 game in which the Red Devils came out on top. Both teams kept pushing for a winner, trying to exploit the other’s weakness. As both teams kept getting closer, none were unable to break the deadlock. In the fading situation, the inevitable Cristiano Ronaldo struck again from the penalty spot, saving another day for Manchester United. Norwich kept fighting till the end, but failed to go past Utd’s David De Gea, who made crucial saves throughout the game.
Premier League Gameweek 12: Round 2
BURNLEY 0-0 WEST HAM UNITED:
A rather boring and goal less fixture with both teams going close but none able to make the perfect finish and secure all 3 pts.
LEICESTER 4-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED:
Brendan Rodgers side hammered down Newcastle United in a whopping victory. While Youri Tielemans scored a brace, James Maddison and Patson Daka also did not shy away from 2 goal involvements. Both players had a goal and assist taking Leicester to 8th in the league.
CRYSTAL PALACE 3-1 EVERTON:
A great conclusive fixture in which Palace clobbered the Toffees. The Eagles dominated the game right from the start scoring three in the process. Conor Gallagher opened the scoring giving Palace a lead just before half-time.
A goal from James Tomkins increased the lead which was soon reduced by a lunging goal by Everton‘s Salomon Rondon. An absolutely magnificent second goal by Gallagher, in the dying minutes of the game was enough for the Glaziers to rejoice. The loanee has now scored 6 goals for the team and is currently their top performer.
BRIGHTON – TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR:
Match postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak in Tottenham Hotspur Camp.
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