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Barclay’s Premier League Update – 04/11/13

Published November 13, 2013

Published In: Domestic, Football News

With the Premier League already 10 games into its season, looking at the table you can see the difference in class that the top teams offer to the current season ahead. With upsets and thrashings, the weekend has been great for overall fans of the premier league.

Saturday Football

Newcastle United vs Chelsea

With Chelsea scraping the heels of top flight Arsenal it was one game that Jose Mourinho’s Blues needed to perform to keep on the race to the top of the table. Newcastle United (still hunting for their first home Premier League win in two months) were the hosts against Chelsea. The match saw the underdogs come out with an impressive victory over Chelsea with a fantastic display of football by the The Magpies in the second half to bag 2 goals from Remy and Gouffran ending the game with a 2-0 victory for Newcastle.

Final Score: Newcastle United 2 – 0 Chelsea

Fulham vs Manchester United

The second match of Saturday saw struggling side Fulham against the previous champions Manchester United. With pressure creeping on Martin Jol’s position as Fulham Manager it was a game that could bring added pressure to Jol that he could do without. The game started off with a storming display from the former champions with 3 goals in 22 minutes of football from Valencia, Van Persie and Rooney. With Manchester United cruising to the finishing line in this game it was doubtable that Fulham would come back against a strong United team. Martin Jol’s side were able to pull on goal back in the 65 minute of the game by Kacaniklic to finish the game off at 3-1.

Final Score: Fulham 1 – 3 Manchester United

Hull City vs Sunderland

Hull where next in a tie against struggling Sunderland. With Sunderland already losing their manager and only managing to win one this season, it was likely something was going to happen in the tie between the two sides. And something did… Hull City were able to force Sunderland Defender Cuellar to put the ball in the back of his own net putting them …… in the lead. But that’s not the end, Sunderland enter the second half with only 9 players on the pitch as Cattermole (with a clumsy late slide tackle) and Dossena (with a horrific challenge) had to walk in added time of the first half. After the controversial first half the game ended at full time at just 1-0 to Hull City.

Final Score: Hull City 1 – 0 Sunderland

Stoke City vs Southampton

Stoke City were next up against high flying Southampton in a game that could potentially go either way, and with an entertaining game at hand, the two teams both shared the points at the end of the game with a 1-1 draw. This game had some entertaining football at show with the first goal coming from Begovic after just 13 seconds of football being played giving Stoke City a 1-0 lead. After 43 minutes of football being played, Southampton was able to produce a goal from Rodriguez to upset the Home side to finish the half and also the game at 1-1.

Final Score: Stoke City 1 – 1 Southampton

West Bromwich Albion vs Crystal Palace

West Brom where the hosts to bottom of the table Crystal Palace which was a game that Palace needed to take home a result to bring some points to the table and also to end their 7 game losing streak.  Unfortunately it was not Crystal Palace’s day again with the game ending up in a 2-0 victory for West Brom. The match saw substitute Berahino put home his sixth goal of the season and McAuley wrap the game of with an 83rd headed goal to take all 3 points from the game.

Final Score: West Bromwich Albion 2 – 0 Crystal Palace

West Ham United vs Aston Villa

A mid-table clash saw Aston Villa face up against West Ham United in a game that could end the Hammers three home defeat steak and also move them above Aston Villa in the table. The Match however did end up with the two sides settling for a point each as the game ending in a 0-0 draw. The closest the two teams came to a goal was from Aston Villa’s Benteke hitting the woodwork with a second half header. West Ham did end the three straight home defeats but have gone a whole 375 minutes of game time without a goal.

final Score: West Ham United 0 – 0 Aston Villa

Arsenal vs Liverpool

A top table clash between two in form sides saw Arsenal take on Liverpoool at the Emirates Stadium. With some amazing talent performing out of their skins for both sides, this game could see either team at the top of the table meaning this game was going to be one to watch.  To open the scoring up, Arsenal’s Cazorla netted the first goal with a 19th minute volley after his initial header hit the post. The second goal came again from Arsenal but this time from the inform Ramsey to add to his goal tally with an amazing strike form outside of the box on the 59th minute of the game to increase the Gunners lead and win the game to keep them top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory.

Final Score: Arsenal 2 – 0 Liverpool

Manchester City vs Norwich City

The final game of Saturday saw Manchester city take on Hughton’s Norwich City in a game that was upsetting to watch as a Norwich City fan. The game started off with a 16th Minute own goal from Norwich’s Johnson to force the Hosts into the lead. Roughly 4 minutes after in the 20th minute of the game, Silva netted City’s second goal to increase the lead to 2. The first half then did see two more goals from the hosts with Nastasic bagging in the 25th minute and Negredo slotting home in the 36th minute. With Norwich down by four goals in just 45 minutes, they needed to try and bring something back from the game but this sadly did not happen. Man City went on to smash in three more goals past Hughton’s City players to end the game with a thrashing of 7-0. Goals in the second half came from a free kick put away effortlessly by Toure in the 60th minute of the game, Aguero added another in the 71st minute and to add a sting to Norwich City it was substitute Dzeko with the final goal of the day in the 86th minute.

Final Score: Manchester City 7 – 0 Norwich City

Sunday Football

Sunday saw to matches take place with Everton hosting Tottenham and the south wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City.

Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur’s

The game between Everton and Tottenham was a top of the half table clash with both teams dipping in and out of form with different results being produced by both sides. The game did see both of the team share the points in a goalless draw with the controversial part of the game coming at the when Totenham keeper Lloris had a full pace collide with Everton striker Lukaku, this ended up with Lloris being led of the pitch only to see the keeper wanting to continue to play whilst substitute keeper Friedel was warming up to come on. In the end Friedel had to return to the bench as Lloris immediately came back onto the pitch showing no effect to the collision between the booked Lukaku. The final score ended as 0-0.

Final Score: Everton 0 – 0 Tottenham Hotspur’s

Cardiff City vs Swansea City

The final game of the day saw the South wales derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City. The derby saw Cardiff City take the points with a second half goal by Caulker to earn Cardiff a victory and win the game 1-0. A controversial part of the game was the final few minutes of the game when Swansea Keeper Vorm get sent off due to clattering into Cardiff’s Striker Campbell outside the box to see the keeper walk off to the dressing room. The match was always going to be scrappy and a great game to watch as it was a massive derby game between the two sides.

Final Score: Cardiff City 1 – 0 Swansea City



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