Week 15 of the English Premier League was full of ups and downs. League leaders Chelsea lost their first match of the season as they travelled to St. James Park on Saturday. Manchester City registers their win against Everton at home by a close margin. Stoke City shocked Arsenal by showing a wonderful performance in the first half.
Here is the week 15 round up of the English Premier League:
Newcastle United 2 -1 Chelsea
Jose Moruniho’s hope for an unbeaten streak came to an end as Chelsea lost their fifteenth top filght game to Newcastle United on Saturday. Chelsea lost their first match of the season when they travelled to St. James Park. The Magpies showed a brilliant performance yet again winning their third straight home game and two goals from Papiss Cisse were enough to win against the league leader. The game ended with 2-1 score as Didier Drogba scored for the visitors.
Stoke City 3 – 1 Arsenal
Peter Crouch scored the fastest goal of English Premier League so far as Stoke City beat Arsenal at Britannia Stadium. Arsene Wenger’s side showed a miserable performance in the first half, Crouch scored the first goal in the 19th second and two goals from Bojan and Jon Walters gave host 3 – 0 lead in the first half. Arsenal tried to bounce back in the second half with goals from Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey making the score 3 – 2 but City maintained their lead and won the match.
Manchester City 1 – 0 Everton
Manchester City moved a step closer to the top of the league table as the defeated Everton by 1-0. Manuel Pellegrini’s side are just three points behind league leader after grabbing all the three points at home. Sergio Aguero suffered a knee injury just few minutes into the game and was pulled out; the Argentinian’s injury makes him out of the Champions League match against Roma on Wednesday. City won the match and recovered as Toure scored the only goal from penalty spot.
Liverpool 0 – 0 Sunderland
Meanwhile, Liverpool was held to a goal less draw at home by Sunderland. Steven Gerrard was on the bench as the home side missed a couple of chances to score. The skipper came off the bench but couldn’t provide any heroics.
Queens Park Rangers 2 – 0 Burnley
Queens Park Rangers moved out of relegation zone as they secured all three points defeating Burnley 2-0 at home. Charlie Austin scored his 8th goal of the season as QPR moved out of the bottom three. Leroy Fer and Austin scored goals for Queens Park.
West Ham United 3 – 1 Swansea City
West Ham United won their fixture on Sunday after defeating Swansea City by 3 – 1. Bony scored the first goal of the match and put the visitors in lead but Andy Carroll who missed the season due to injury scored twice to give the home side lead again. Substitute Diafra Sakho scored the third and final goal of the match. The victory took West Ham to third place in the league table, their highest since 1999.
Aston Villa 2 – 1 Leicester City
Aston Villa defeated Leicester City as 2 -1 came back from behind on Sunday. The visitors took the lead in the 13th minute when Leonarda Ulloa scored the first goal of the match but the lead didn’t last as Claran Clark equalised for Villa. The winning goal came from Alan Hutton who scored in 71st minute. Aston Villa with two consecutive win are in the 11th position in the Premier League table.
Elsewhere Tottenham failed to win at home as they were held by Crystal Palace by a goal less draw. Hull City and West Bromwich Albion match also ended in a goalless draw on Saturday.
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