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

Published November 15, 2013

Published In: Domestic, Football News

Another week of the premier league has gone by with games that ended in upset for most teams. Matches with top flying clubs and also relegation bound teams were all in action over the weekend.

Saturday Football

Aston Villa vs Cardiff City

Aston Villa were the hosts against a confident city who last week came out on top in their welsh derby against Swansea city. Aston Villa was hunting down their first goal in four games whilst Cardiff would be looking to increase their points as they are lying just above the relegation line. The game itself saw Aston Villa bring the 3 points to the board with two late goals from Bacuna and Kozak. The highlight of the day would be Bacuna’s free kick showing how consistent he is from dead ball opportunities. The game itself ended in a 2 – 0 victory for the Villa making Cardiff think of what they could do to make sure they don’t face a relegation battle.

Final Score: Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff City

Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion

This was a match that saw Chelsea snatch a late equaliser to finish the match with a 2-2 draw. The first goal came from Chelsea’s Eto who seized an opportunity to score to put them in the lead before half time. In the second half, Long’s header and a Sessegnon’s strike put West Brom into the lead at 2-1 just to find a controversial stoppage-time penalty given to Chelsea, this saw Hazard step up to the spot to calmly slot the ball past the West Brom keeper to equalise and finish the game with the teams taking a point each.

Final Score: Chelsea 2-2 West Bromwich Albion

Crystal Palace vs Everton

A game that was delayed by 15 minutes because of a traffic incident outside the ground saw Crystal Palace face an in-form Everton side. The game ended with Crystal Palace holding of a goalless draw which only adds a single point to Palace increasing their tally to 4 points in 11 games. The two main things coming out of the game would be how Palace ended their seven straight defeat run to show an increase in the performance in the side, and also an amazing acrobatic save that Everton’s Tim Howard pulled off to deny Jerome –Thomas’s  shot from rattling the back of the net. The game ended 0-0 with a point going to each team.

Final Score: Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton

Liverpool vs Fulham

Fulham are having a bit of a grim time with pressure piling up on Martin Jol’s job at the club as Fulham are in the bottom three of the table. With a Liverpool team that are currently flying to the top of the table it was a game that Jol probably wished he didn’t have at this moment in time. To reclaim 2nd place in the table Liverpool, the hosts smashed 4 goals passed Fulham in a game where Suarez come back in-form with two goals to his name. The first goal of the day was an own goal by Amorebieta which was unfortunate to find itself go into the net from the Fulham man. After the own goal, Skrtel increased Liverpool’s lead by heading home the second of the day and to top off, Suaurez with his two goals made the final score turn out at 4-0 upsetting Martin Jol again for another week.

Final Score: Liverpool 4-0 Fulham

Southampton vs Hull City

Southampton’s Dream start to the premier league season has been kept alive with a display that left not only Southampton’s fans delighted but also England manager himself Roy Hodgson delighted too. A 4-1 victory lifted Southampton into 3rd place into the premier league table. The first goal came from Schneiderlin with a header in the 16th minute of the game. Rickie Lambert sloted another penalty away to keep his 100% spot kick record to put Southampton 2-0 into the lead and to finish the first half off Southampton added another goal with an amazing display of solo football by Lallana. With a defeat looking near for Hull City, they would need to pull something back to try and get atleast a point out of the game and Sagbo was able to bring hope to Hull however Davis  sealed the game for Southampton to extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches.

Final Score: Southampton 4-1 Hull City

Norwich City vs West Ham United

A bottom half of the table clash saw Norwich City host against West Ham United, the humiliation that city provided to Norwich last week was the fuel for the team in a comeback which saw Norwich come out with three points and win the game by 2 goals. The first goal of the game came from Morrison to put the Hammers in the lead. With confidence low between all the Norwich players, a goal was needed to increase the confidence to make the game interesting and this is when a penalty was awarded with Hooper stepping up to slot a vital goal for Norwich. The second half also produced another two goals from Norwich to add three points to the table, goals from Snodgrass in the 72nd minute and Fer in stoppage time in the 93rd minute.

Final Score: Norwich City 3-1 West Ham United


Sunday Football

Tottenham Hotspurs vs Newcastle United

A Sunday of upsets for top flight clubs started off with a victory for the away side Newcastle, the game only produced one goal but was an upset for Tottenham who are at the moment struggling to climb the top half of the table. The one and only goal in the match came from Newcastle’s Remy who calmly slotted past the Tottenham keeper to add more points to Newcastle in the table. The highlight of the game was mainly form Newcastle keeper Krul who produced a number of fantastic saves to keep them in the game.

Final Score: Tottenham Hotspurs 0-1 Newcastle United

Sunderland vs Manchester City

With two sides not performing as well as they should be, on paper it should have been a comfortable victory for Man City. However football can never be predicted and a strong Sunderland side shocked the visitors as the only game came from the newly appointed manager’s lads. Sunderland’s Bardsley slotted the ball into the net on the 21st minute upsetting Pellegrini’s men as this would have been a game im sure the Man City Players would have thought could come out with at least a point. With three points to Sunderland, could this be the time that sunderland will climb back up the table with newly appointed manager Poyet?

Final Score: Sunderland 1-0 Manchester City

Manchester United vs Arsenal

To upset his former club again, Van-Persie yet again netted to gain Manchester United a victory against Arsenal. Since leaving the Emirates, Van-Persie has never failed to score against his former club and on the 27th minute, he nodded home the only goal of the game from a Rooney cross. With Manchester United walking away with three points, this makes the top of the table very close with only six points separating the top eight clubs. The main talking point of the game was the outstanding performance that United’s Rooney showed and how he never fell out of gear to cause problems for Wenger’s defenders.

Final Score: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

Swansea City vs Stoke City

The final game of the premier league weekend produced a six goal match between the hosts Swansea and the visitors Stoke City. With three goals for each team to earn them both a point each, the match was a bit like ping pong as Stoke was the team to take the lead in the first half. Goals from Walters on the 8th minute and Ireland on the 25th minute saw Stoke go into the second half as the leaders, but a man of the match display from Swansea striker Bony put the hosts into the lead with two goals on the 56th minute and the 86th minute with Dyer contributing to another goal on the 74th minute. With the hosts 3-2 up and the game near the end, it was unfortunate that a penalty was awarded to Stoke as Swansea’s Routledge handled the ball in the area in the 96th minute of the game where Stoke’s Adam Placed the spot kick to allow both teams come out the game with a point each.

Final Score: Swansea City 3-3 Stoke City


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