Midweek Football Review

The title race is back on!

Premier League MW 21

Everton 0 vs. 1 Leicester

Vardy scored the only goal in the 58th minute as Leicester narrowly won three points at Everton. Leicester move up to 7th after the win while Everton who have been inconsistent recently drop down to 11th. 

Arsenal 4 vs. 1 Fulham

Xhaka, Lacazette, Ramsey, and Aubameyang scored for Arsenal in a rampant win while Fulham got a consolation goal through Kamara. Arsenal returned to winning ways as they remain 5th but only 3 points behind Chelsea and 3 points ahead of United. Fulham remain 19th in the table with another loss. 

Cardiff City 0 vs. 3 Tottenham

Kane, Eriksen, and Son all scored within 30 minutes of the game to hand Spurs an important victory away from home. Spurs drop down to 3rd in the table 2 points behind City but four ahead of Chelsea. Cardiff are now 17th in the table. 

Bournemouth 3 vs. 3 Watford

Deeney scored a double within 30 minutes to give Watford a comfortable lead but the game only turned chaotic after that. Ake and Wilson scored before 40 minutes to equalise for Bournemouth but Sema scored a minute after Wilson to restore Watford’s lead. Fraser then scored at the 40th minute to equalise for Bournemouth. The second half failed to replicate the first half and both sides settled for a draw. Bournemouth are 12th in the table while Watford are 8th. 

Huddersfield 1 vs. 2 Burnley

Huddersfield got the lead in the 33rd minute via Mounie but Wood equalised for Burnley in the 40th minute and Schindler was sent off for a second yellow a minute later. Barnes gave Burnley the lead in the second half and while Brady was sent off in the 90th minute for Burnley they held on for a second successive win. Huddersfield remain bottom of the table while Burnley move up into 16th.

West Ham 2 vs. 2 Brighton

The second half lit up this game as Stephens gave Brighton the lead in the 56th minute while Duffy doubled the lead two minutes later. Arnautovic then scored a double in the 66th minute and the 68th minute to equalise for West Ham. West Ham are 10th while Brighton are 13th.

Wolverhampton 0 vs. 2 Crystal Palace

Palace continued their rule of not knowing what to expect as they beat Wolves away from home in an important win. Ayew and Milivojevic scored in the final 10 minutes to seal the three points. Wolves drop down to 9th while Palace are 14th. 

Newcastle 0 vs. 2 Man United

Lukaku and Rashford scored in the second half to continue Ole’s winning start to life at Old Trafford as they remain 6th but only 6 points off top four. Newcastle continue their poor form as they are 15th in the table now.

Man City 2 vs. 1 Liverpool

In what can be considered the most important game of the season in terms of the title race, City kept it alive by beating Liverpool at home and inflicting their first defeat of the season. Aguero gave City the lead in the 40th minute while Firmino equalised for Liverpool in the 64th minute. Sane then scored in the 72nd minute to seal the three points for City to return them to 2nd, 4 points behind Liverpool. Liverpool could have gone 10 points clear but this was the worst possible result for them. 

 

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