The match of the weekend was all about Red vs. Blue, unbeaten Chelsea travelled to Anfield to face Liverpool. Time does fly, the last time Chelsea were at Anfield, Liverpool were steam rolling teams but after the 2-0 loss handed down by the blues, Liverpool’s wagon has not only lost the wheels but the wagon is falling apart. The Reds were hoping to get back to winning ways after losing to Newcastle the earlier week.
Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
Emre Can started for the reds after impressing against Real Madrid and gave Liverpool the lead with a deflected shot in the 9th minute; any hopes of an upset were dashed when Gary Cahill scored from a corner for Chelsea with Liverpool unable to clear their lines. The comeback was complete when Diego Costa scored his 10 goal in the league after another poor defensive display by the Reds. Chelsea remain unbeaten and stay on top of the league while Liverpool still flatter to deceive.
Burnley 1-0 Hull City
Ashley Barnes scored a crucial goal in the 50th minute to give Burnley their first win of the season since returning to the Premier League. The win gave them a valuable three points but the team stay rooted to the bottom of the Premier League while Hull is in 14th position with 11 points. Hull had to play the last 10 minutes with 10 men as they had already used up all their three substitutes and their captain, Curtis Davies was injured.
Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace
A deflected Juan Mata strike was the difference between a lethargic Manchester United team and Crystal Palace. There was very little between the two sides with former Manchester United player Frazier Campbell just lofting the ball over David de Gea for the best chance of the game. Mata was brought in after substituting Adnan Januzaj and he repaid the substitution by scoring the only goal of the game.
Southampton 2-0 Leicester City
Ronald Koeman’s side continued to defy the pundits with yet another victory as they stayed the closest rivals to Chelsea. They are 4 points behind Chelsea thanks to goals from Shane Long who scored both goals in the second half. It was Leicester who actually was the better team but Southampton did well to go into the half time break level and they ultimately won the game and kept their 4th clean sheet in a row.
West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
West Ham United drew 0-0 with Aston Villa as they remained 4th in the Premier League occupying the last Champions League position. Sam Alladyce’s team were the dominant team and had Andy Carroll back in the starting line-up and he almost scored but Villa held on for a point after 6 successive defeats, their last win came in September against Liverpool. The draw will come as some relief to Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert.
Queens Park Rangers 2-2 Manchester City
In the most entertaining match of the weekend Queens Park Rangers drew 2-2 against Manchester City. City had lost to CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League in midweek and was a goal down thanks to Charlie Austin in the 21st minute but Sergio Aguero levelled brilliantly in the 32nd minute. QPR took the lead thanks to an own goal from Martin Demichelis but Sergio Aguero saved their blushes with a late goal in the 83rd minute to keep City in third place, 8 points behind Chelsea.
Sunderland 1-1 Everton
Everton came away from the Stadium of Light with a tough point. Sunderland took the lead thanks to a brilliant free-kick from Sebastian Larsson in the 67th minute but Leighton Baines scored an equalizer from the spot in the 76th minute. Roberto Martinez’s Everton stay 10th, one place ahead of Liverpool while Sunderland climb up to 14th with 12 points from 11 games.
Tottenham Hotspurs 1-2 Stoke City
Tottenham gave fan favourite Harry Kane a start after he scored 8 goals in 8 games and he almost scored with a header before former Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic scored his first goal for Stoke City in the 6th minute. Jonathan Walters then made it 2 for Stoke City, Nacer Chadli pulled one back for Tottenham but their comeback was thwarted when Kyle Naughton was sent off late in the game. Tottenham have now lost 3 out of their last 4 games, Stoke City climbed to 9th in the table.
West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Newcastle United
Alan Pardew’s side look a completely different side after recording their 4th league win a row. Ayoze Perez scored a brilliant goal with a back heel from 12 yards out in the 45th minute while Coloccini made it 2 in the 62nd minute from a bullet header. Newcastle is in 8th place and look like they could go higher while West Bromwich Albion stay in 13th place.
Swansea City 2-1 Arsenal
Swansea produced a great comeback by scoring two goals in 3 minutes to beat Arsenal. Alexis Sanchez had scored his 6th goal in his last 4 games to give Arsenal the lead in the 63rd minute but Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a magnificent goal in the 75th minute and then Bafetimbi Gomis who came on as a substitute scored in the 78th minute to turn the game around for the Swans and gave Arsenal their second defeat of the league season ending a disappointing week for the Gunners after a 3-3 draw against Anderlecht where they let a 3 goal lead slip.
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