Premier League Gameweek 12: Overview

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The Premier League returned after what seemed like a forever long and boring international break. The weekend featured Gameweek 12 of the season. The anticipation of the viewers was rightfully treated, with the Premier League Gameweek 12 featuring a total of 36 goals. Let’s have look at how the fixtures of the week concluded-

Premier League Gameweek 12: Round 1


The Premier League Gameweek 12 opened with Leicester taking on Chelsea at the King Power Stadium. A rather expected performance from the Blues was enough to send the Foxes back to the forest. An opening header by Antonio Rudiger, followed by a banger from N’Golo Kante was enough to shatter the hosts’ hopes. While Christian Pulisic sealed the game with a goal in the 70th min. The foxes were lucky to concede just 3, as many of the Chelsea goals were ruled offside.


An almost 50-50 game, the day seemed to be on Aston Villa‘s side. Villa were looking for a win under new manager Steven Gerrard for a positive comeback. The game had late goals from striker Ollie Watkins and team skipper Tyrone Mings.


The roller coaster fixture of the week, with Crystal Palace seeming to be the better team. Burnley were lucky to steal a point. A brace from Palace striker Christian Benteke and defender Marc Guehi were matched with goals from Ben Mee, Chris Wood, and Maxwell Cornet.


Newcastle United‘s first game under new manager Eddie Howe ended with a simple draw at the St. James’ Park. An early header from Jamaal Lascelles put the Magpies in lead, which was soon canceled out by a superb strike from Brentford’s Ivan Toney. Two goals later from each side concluded the game, with Newcastle still without a win in this campaign.


Norwich clenched a lucky win under new manager Dean Smith who was looking for redemption after the sacking from Aston Villa. A very early goal from Southampton’s Che Adams was countered by a Teemu Pukki penalty, followed by a Grant Hanley header. Being the better team, Southampton were unlucky to secure any points.


The fixture with the most drama. Manchester United were at their peak worst. David De Gea saved a penalty from Ismaila Sarr, which was retaken due to encroachment, which he saved again. However, the team could not capitalize on the keeper’s heroics and conceded 2 before halftime.

Donny Van De Beek gave a push with a goal in the second half, but Utd crumbled after Harry Maguire was sent off after a double yellow. In the stoppage time, the defense got too bad and conceded 2 more. Watford clearly dominated, with double the shots and shot on goals compared to the Red Devils. As a result, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was later relieved of his duties as Man Utd manager.


Simply putting it, the Wolves were slightly better than West Ham United and were able to secure the victory with a Raul Jiminez strike.


The one to watch fixture, but had a rather expected conclusion. Arsenal succumbed to the Liverpool pressure, with GK Aaron Ramsdale saving them multiple times. However, a beautiful free-kick cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold was put in by Sadio Mane to give the Reds the lead before halftime. The second half had goals from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah followed by a finisher from Takumi Minamino.

Premier League Gameweek 12: Round 2


Another game that matched expectations. A usual Manchester City dominance broke through after an unbelievable cross from Joao Cancelo to Raheem Sterling, who put it in the Everton net. The second goal came from an out-of-the-box banger from Rodri, with the third being a tap-in by Bernardo Silva via a deflection. The viewers claim that the game featured both the assist and goal of the season.


Antonio Conte bagged his first win as Tottenham manager in the Premier League, in what seemed like a 50-50 contest. Leeds’ Daniel James scored the opener of the night. Spurs made a comeback in the second half with a goal from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Sergio Reguillon later bagged the winner, with it being his first goal in a Spurs outfit.

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