Premier League Roundup – 18/11/17

Welcome to this weeks Premier League Roundup! Across the weekend 16 out of the 20 of the English Premier League teams were in action including an important fixture between Arsenal vs. Tottenham which can drastically effect positions 2 to 7 in England’s Premier League! With just 1 point separating positions 2 to 4 and positions 5-7 being just 3 points behind 4th and 5th a loss at this stage of the competition could see teams drop 3 positions just on the back of one fixture! This made the 18th of November a very heated day for football!

Saturday 18th November Premier League Results:

Arsenal 2 – 0 Tottenham

The first football match of the day saw Tottenham play away at Arsenal and with just four points separating the two teams this was definitely the match of the day! Tottenham were the underdogs in this game despite being above Arsenal in the English Premier League standings as they have a miserable record when playing at the Emirates Stadium – Arsenals home ground. Arsenal from the start of the match looked firmly in control, dominating in every area of the pitch to win plenty of space to make chances. In the 37th tempers heated as a free kick was awarded to Arsenal which was a questionable decision by referee Mike Dean penalized Spurs defender Davinson Sanchez for a challenge on Alexis Sanchez, however it looked as if Alexis was offside. This free-kick setup a headed goal by Arsenals German defender – Shkodran Mustafi. The controversy was compounded as Mustafi also looked to be offside. Arsenal continued to pile on the woes for the away Tottenham fans as Alexis Sanchez scored a goal in the 41th minute.

Tottenham did threaten to score throughout the rest of the game but with their star striker Harry Kane looking to have fitness issues after England’s international fixtures, today’s loss makes Tottenham have just 1 win in 12 games at the Emirates Stadium, a record Tottenham fans will want to forget before their next fixture.

Despite the one sided scoreline the match-stats were quite even with Tottenham looking to be ahead in some areas after a resurgence in the second half, with Arsenal ending up with just 42% of possession, both sides getting 14 shots and Arsenal leading 5 to 4 in shots on target, full match stats and lineup can be seen below:

Bournemouth 4 – 0 Huddersfield Town

The second match of the day saw 10th place Huddersfield Town face 17th place Bournemouth and it was a very one sided game, but was not what everyone expected as Huddersfield were the odd-on favorites by far to win!

Bournemouth first hit the back of the net in the 26th minute with a fantastic header by Callum Wilson. Wilson then scored a second goal 5 minutes later in the 31st minute by eating Huddersfield’s offside trap, giving him a clear run on goal, a chance that he did not waste. It was looking like Huddersfield could turn around the scoreline when in the 45th minute when Simon Francis was sent off following a bad foul on Rajiv van La Parra, this was his second foul of the game and the referee had no choice but to show him his second yellow card. Huddersfield at this time dominated possession but were still struggling to get a goal. Harry Arter destroyed any hopes of Huddersfield rescuing any points from the game with a 70th minute goal and Wilson got a hat-trick with his 3rd goal of the game in the 84th minute.

This was not the result Huddersfield fans were expecting during this game, with Huddersfield having an excellent run of form up until this game, and dominating the majority of possession throughout the game, this loss dropped them out of the top 10 into 11th position.

Burnley 2 – 0 Swansea

Burnley continued their remarkable start to the season with an impressive victory over Swansea at their home ground Turf Moor. The home side took the lead in the 29th minute with an excellent header from Jack Cork against his former club. Ashley Barnes doubled Burnley’s lead to 2-0 with a thunderous 25 yard shot that went in after hitting the left side post. Swansea did look much better in the second half but struggled to get a shot on target with their first shot on target coming at the very end of the game in the 90th+5 minute. This game shown a lot of potential from the goal scorers Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes, with it being Jack Corks first goal in 43 appearances and Ashley Barnes first Premier League goal in 13 games while at home.

Crystal Palace 2 – 2 Everton

A wild first half saw 4 goals scored between Crystal Palace and Everton as Everton and Crystal Palace maintained their bad practices of poor defending with both teams now leading the Premier League jointly in goals conceded with 24 goals per team, an average of 2 goals in each game of the 2017-2018 Barclay’s Premier League, a record both sides are going to want to shake off if they want to see themselves survive another year in the top flight of English football!

The action at Selhurst Park started very early with a goal in the 1st minute by Crystal Palace’s McArthur, Everton fans did not need to wait long for an equalizer however as Baines leveled the scores just 5 minutes later in the 6th minute with a penalty. Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha regained the lead with a 35th minute goal and Everton equalized again in the end of the second half with a goal in the 45th+1 minute by Naisse. The second half saw Crystal Palace have a very dominant performance maintaining the majority of possession, shots, shots on target & corners but were unable to get a winning goal despite the Crystal Palace sub Christian Benteke getting a golden opportunity which he sent wide in the 82nd minute!

Leicester City 0 – 2 Manchester City

The current leaders of the Barclay’s Premier League – Manchester City was in action against the 2015/16 Champions Leicester City in the 5th match of the English Premier League’s 18/11/2017 fixtures. Manchester City were strong from the starting whistle dominating possession from the get-go showing why they are first place in the league with such a dominating lead over their competitors. Despite the dominant performance Man City were unable to get a goal until the 45th minute when Gabriel Jesus tapped in an excellent pass from David Silva. Man City continued the dominant performance into the second half picking up a second goal in the 49th minute with Leroy Sane setting up Kevin de Bruyne thumping finish.]

This win is Manchester City’s 16th consecutive win across all competitions and is starting to look like Manchester City could win the title and perhaps even challenge for the Champions League trophy!

Liverpool 3 – 0 Southampton

Today’s match between Liverpool vs. Southampton in the English Premier League could have been known as simply “The Mohamed Salah Show” as at times it looked like he was the only man on the pitch. With today’s two goals Salah has now got a record level of goals when compared to all past Liverpool players in their debut season with a whopping 14 across all competitions, higher than any other Premier League players this season.

Salah’s first goal came in the 31st minute when he curled a shot around the goalkeeper from 18 yards following a mistake from Dusan Tadic who lost possession near his own teams penalty area. The second goal for Salah came just 10 minutes later in the 41st minute when Philippe Coutinho threaded a lovely pass to an expertly timed Salah run to make it 2-0. Philippe Coutinho in the second half scored a goal himself from 12 yards, with today’s assist and goal it means Coutinho has now been involved in 14 goals in his last 15 league appearances for Liverpool!

West Brom 0 – 4 Chelsea

Chelsea who were fourth place in the English Premier League were away at 17th place West Brom and cruised to an easy win over the struggling West Brom to go up to third place in the Barclays England Premier League Table.

Chelsea piled on the pressure early and dominated play throughout the day with a total of 7 shots on target of which 4 resulted in goals. The first goal was in the 17th minute when the Chelsea Striker Alvaro Morata scoring his eighth Premier League goal of the season after Eden Hazards shot was saved by West Brom’s goalkeeper – Ben Foster and the ball rebounded back out to Morata. Eden Hazard did not let his earlier attempt stop him trying again and he was rewarded with a goal in the 23rd minute which was setup by Morata. Marcos Alonso added to the home supporters horror as he made it 3-0 in favor of Chelsea with a volley made possible from Cesc Fabregas’ free-kick. In the second half of the game Chelsea did not let up on the pressure and Eden Hazard got his second goal of the game with a curled finish from 17 yards.

This was Chelsea’s fourth successive league victory in stark contract to West Brom who have now gone 11 games without a win across all competitions.

 

Manchester United 4 – 1 Newcastle United

Today’s match between Manchester United vs. Newcastle was the last match of the day with a later start of 17:30, because of this the pressure was on Manchester United knowing that Chelsea had already won and they required a win or a draw to maintain 2nd place in the Barclays Premier League. The match began miserably for Man United who went a goal down early due to a mistake from Man United defender Victor Lindelof slipped and let Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle past him to score off the post. Manchester United took their time to get back to a level ground but when they did they soon fired in many more goals leading to a one-sided conclusion to the match favoring Man United.

Man United’s first goal came in the 37th minute and was scored by an Anthony Martial header which was crossed in by Paul Pogba who was returning after being out for 9 weeks due to a hamstring injury. Manchester United took the lead not long after in the 45th+1 minute of the first half with an excellent shot from Chris Smalling. After the half-time pause Man United kept up the pressure with Paul Pogba getting a goal in the 54th minute and a goal from Romelu Lukaku in the 70th minute making a final score of 4-1 in the favor of Man Utd.

There will be two further games played, Watford vs. West Ham is scheduled for 18:00 on 19/11/17 & Brighton vs Stoke City is scheduled for 22:00 on 20/11/17, you will be able to find these football results & game stats on our England Premier League: 2017/18 – Latest Results Page.

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