Welcome to the second part of this weeks Premier League Roundup! Across the weekend 16 out of the 20 of the English Premier League teams were in action with the remaining 3 games played today. Although there were only 3 games left to play the results for all 6 teams were vital to maintaining their standings in the Premier League with first place Manchester City being in action and having the opportunity to maintain their lead in the English Premier League and increase their lead to third place Chelsea. This made today an exciting day to be a football fan!
Sunday 26th November – Premier League Results:
Southampton 4 – 1 Everton
The first match of the day was an action-filled match between mid table Southampton & struggling Everton where if Everton won they could turn around favour with their fans who are currently being managed by caretaker manager David Unsworth after firing their last manager. Sadly this never looked like it was going to be case for Everton who began struggling from the very start of the first half. Everton trailed early on in the first half with a goal by Tadic in the 18th minute but there was a glimmer of hope as Everton’s record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson made the scoreline level at 1-1 just before the end of the first half. Everton continued to struggle in the second half and with a quick succession of two headed goals from Charlie Austin it looked bleak for Everton. To make it worse Southampton’s Steven Davis scored from the edge of the box to end the score 4-1 in favour of the Saints.
As stated before Everton seemed to struggle right from the get-go with them only achieving 1/3rd of the possession and only 5 shots across the entirety of the game, when you compare this to Southampton’s 17 you can clearly see why Everton lost this fixture. This loss extends Everton’s recent poor form where they have not won in their last 15 away games in the Premier League. This win rockets Southampton up the Premier League by 4 places from position 14 to 10!
Burnley 0 – 1 Arsenal
The Arsenal vs Burnley fixture was very important for both teams, Arsenal before this weekend sat in position 6 and Burnley in 7th with only goal difference separating both teams, as Tottenham drew & Liverpool drew it meant that if either team won they would go from position 6 or 7 up to position 4! Arsenal were very commanding in this game, dominating possession and keeping the ball in dangerous areas of Burnley’s half of the field, this lead to them having almost 2/3 of the possession and more than double Burnleys shots. However Arsenal were struggling to get any of these shots on target with Petr Cech having to make two crucial saves from fantastic shots made by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with the first save just tipping the shot out of the goal and onto the post and the second keeping out a low rasping shot.
It looked unlikely that Arsenal were going to pick up a win but their luck quickly changed in injury of the second half with a penalty awarded in the 92nd minute which Sanchez calmly slotted into the goal. This match continued Arsenals fantastic form vs Burnley with them getting 7 wins and 3 draws in the past 10 games vs Burnley.
Huddersfield Town 1 – 2 Manchester City
Manchester continued their dominant start to the 2017-2018 Premier League season with a dominate victory away at Huddersfield Town, it did however not begin the way they would have liked, as despite controlling possession throughout the game and not allowing Huddersfield a single shot on target Manchester City did concede an own goal in the 45+1 minute of injury time in the first half! This own goal was scored by Otamendi and left Pep Guardiola with a task to motivate his team during the half-time break to ensure they finished their game with a deserved victory.
And Guardiola’s halftime talk seemed to have done its magic as Manchester City earned a penalty in the 47th minute which Sergio Aguero easily scored and then towards the end of the game Raheem Sterling scored for Man City making the scoreline 2-1 in favour of City with just 6 minutes remaining. The pressure seemed to have got to Huddersfield in the second half as they were struggling to come up with chances and in injury time Huddersfield’s van La Parra got a red card following a collision with Leroy Sane, ruling Parra out of his next game in the English Premier League!
This result has lead to Manchester City continuing their excellent run of form and they now have won their past 11 away games in all competitions which is a Premier League record! Sergio Aguero’s goal now means he has scored against 31 of the last 32 opponents he has faced in the Premier League & has now converted 3 out of 3 penalties this season – more than any other Premier League player!
This was part 2 of this weeks Premier League results, part 1 can be found at our Premier League Results – 25/11/17 page. The next set of Premier League fixtures will be played on will be three further games played on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th of November, check out the full list of scheduled fixtures at our Premier League Fixtures page!
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