PREMIER LEAGUE AND CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW 15/10/21
PREMIER LEAGUE REVIEW & LATEST ODDS:
Watford 0-5 Liverpool
This round of Premier League fixtures began at Vicarage Road where Liverpool were the visitors. Goals from Sadie Mane, Mohammed Salah and a hat trick from Brazilian Roberto Firmino ensured that Claudio Ranieri’s managerial reign at Watford began with defeat. Salah yet again showed what he is capable of yet again after sitting several Watford defenders down before bending the ball into the net. The win saw Liverpool top the table before the 3pm kickoffs.
Aston Villa 2-3 Wolves
Wolves were the visitors to Villa Park in what was a Birmingham derby. Villa took the lead through summer signing Danny Ings. Their lead was then doubled after John McGinn scored in the 68th minute. However, the drama was only just about to get underway. Wolves managed to score 3 goals in the last 10 minutes to take all 3 points. Goals from Romain Saiss, Conor Coady and Ruben Neves made sure of all 3 points went back to Wolverhampton.
Leicester City 4-2 Manchester United
Manchester United travelled to the King Power stadium hoping to get back to winning ways. United took the lead after a wonder strike from youngest Mason Greenwood. Leicester then drew level after a Youri Tielemans misplaced cross found its way into the net. The Foxes then took the lead through Turkish international Soyuncu in the 78th minute. However the lead only lasted 3 minutes, Marcus Rashford slotted home on his return from injury. Leicester then retook the lead from the resulting kick-off through 34-year-old Jamie Vardy, Daka then scored to make the score 4-2 and pile the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester City 2-0 Burnley
Manchester City we’re hoping to keep up their good form when Burnley travelled to the Etihad. City opened the scoring through Bernardo Silva after Phil Fodens shot was parried into the path of Silva by Nick Pope. City then doubled their lead and made sure of the victory when Kevin De Bryune found the goal with a sweet strike.
Norwich City 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Bottom of the league Norwich welcomed inform Brighton to Carrow Road. The game lacked a real piece of quality which would have saw either side take the 3 points but in the end both had to settle for a point a piece.
Southampton 1-0 Leeds United
In a meeting between two sides who have struggled for form at the beginning of the season. Southampton managed to gain a vital home victory courtesy of a goal from Chelsea loanee Armando Broja.
Brentford 0-1 Chelsea
In the late Premier League kickoff, Chelsea knew victory would take them to the top of the league after results in games prior. Chelsea took the lead just before the break, through England international Ben Chilwell. Despite a late onslaught from Brentford, they were unable to get the all-important equalizer and therefore meant they came away from the game with nothing.
Everton 0-1 West Ham
The game at Goodison Park was the first of a doubleheader and the Toffees were hoping to continue their unbeaten home run when West Ham made the trip to Merseyside. The first half was dominated by the Hammers and Everton were lucky to go into the break level. Everton started the 2nd half much better and caused West Ham problems on the counter. However, the only goal of the game came when West Ham center-back Angelo Ogbonna headed the ball past Jordan Pickford.
Newcastle United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham were the visitors to packed out St James Park for the first game since confirmation of the takeover of the Magpies. The game couldn’t have started better for Newcastle, Callum Wilson headed home on his return after 2 minutes. Tottenham then replied through a great strike by Tanguy Ndombele. Spurs then went on to double their lead 5 minutes later after Kane lofted the ball over Karl Darlow to score his first Premier League goal of the season. The game then was forced to stop after a medical emergency in the crowd involving a fan who required CPR and a defibrillator. The fan was taken to hospital and the game continued with 7 minutes of the first half remaining. Tottenham managed to grab a goal before the break to increase the difficulty of the task facing Newcastle. Newcastle came out in the second half looking for a goal but were unable to until the 89th minute after a cross was headed into the net by Spurs defender Eric Dier but they weren’t able to find an equaliser in what remained in the game meaning the new era of the club began with a defeat.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
On Monday night Patrick Viera travels back to Arsenal in which he is considered a club legend but this time with the hope of leaving with 3 points for his Palace side despite his memories and achievements at the Gunners. Arsenal will be hoping that they can do the opposite and make Viera’s return a negative one and as a result be able to gain 3 points.
LATEST OUTRIGHT PREMIER LEAGUE ODDS:
Manchester City 10/11
Manchester United 33/1
CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW AND LATEST ODDS:
West Brom 1-0 Birmingham City
The Championship fixtures began at The Hawthorns on Friday night where Birmingham made their way across the city. The game was tight and cagey with very little from either side in terms of chances created, until inform Karlan Grant found the bottom corner from the edge of the box with 15 minutes to go. This went on to be the only goal in the game and meant West Brom sit 2nd 3 points behind the leaders and Birmingham sit in 19th without a win in 6 matches.
Fulham 4-1 Qpr
Goals from Bobby Reid, Antonee Robinson and a brace from top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic ensured Fulham gained a home victory against their London rivals. QPR managed to score 1 goal through Lyndon Dykes but they were very much outclassed for large parts of the game.
Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Coventry City
Blackburn took a 2-0 lead in the first half after goals from Joe Rothwell and Sam Gallagher and looked on track to gain 3 points. But after a much improved 2nd half performance Coventry managed to grab a goal in the 62nd minute through Tyler Walker and then 6 minutes later a strike from outside the box hit the upright and bounced back and rebounded off Blackburn’s goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski into the net resulting in a share of the spoils.
Bristol City 0-2 Bournemouth
As a result of the shocking and sad news that shocked the football world confirming that their player David Brooks has been diagnosed with cancer Bournemouth were hoping they could go and put on a performance for the Welshman when they travelled to Ashton Gate. Bournemouth opened the scoring in the 21st minute through striker Jamal Lowe and as a celebration, he got the full team together and held up a shirt in support of Brooks. The lead was then doubled after Jordan Zemura scored just before halftime. Bristol City had no reply in the 2nd half and was unable to score meaning 3 points to Bournemouth keeping them top of the Championship.
Huddersfield Town 2-0 Hull City
Despite an even game on stats and the away side having the majority of possession, it was the home side who came out on top. An early goal from Tom Lees in the 9th minute set the tone for the game but it wasn’t until the 73rd minute that Huddersfield were able to grab a second and secure the victory. This result means Huddersfield climb into the playoff spots while Hull sit in 21st position.
Middlesbrough 2-0 Peterborough United
Peterborough travelled to the Riverside hoping to gain 3 points but Boro had different ideas. Boro took the lead late on in the game after former Manchester United player Paddy McNair converted from the spot. Boro then went on to grab another late goal from Josh Coburn. This victory takes Boro to 12th and leaves Peterborough 2nd bottom.
Millwall 0-2 Luton Town
Luton traveled to The Den off the back of a draw and a win in their last 2 matches. A brace from Harry Cornick in the 11th and 53rd minute meant Luton improved their form and increased their run to 3 without a defeat. This result meant Millwall suffered their first defeat in 4 matches.
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Blackpool
Newly promoted Blackpool traveled to Nottingham to take on an in form Forest side hoping to take 3 points back to the seaside. However this wasn’t the case, Goals from Brennan Johnson and Lewis Grabban meant even though striker Jerry Yates scored for the Tangerines, Forest’s form continued, now picking up 9 points from a possible 9.
Preston North End 0-0 Derby County
The only goalless draw in the Championship was at Deepdale where Derby were hoping to close the gap to the rest after their point deduction but was unable to add 3 points to their tally but they did add the single point. Preston sit in 18th after drawing 4 of their last 5.
Reading 1-0 Barnsley
Reading were hoping to make it back-to-back victories when struggling Barnsley made their way south. In form, John Swift grabbed his 7th goal of the season in what turned out to be the winner in the game sending Reading up to 7th.
Sheffield United 2-1 Stoke City
The Potters traveled to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United. Stoke took the lead in the 55th minute after Jacob Brown’s goal however United replied with 2 quickfire goals from Lys Mousset and David McGoldrick resulting in a much-needed win for the blades.
Swansea City 3-0 Cardiff City
The South Wales derby was the only game in the Championship on Sunday. Swansea took the lead after a wonder strike from Jamie Paterson on the half-hour mark. The lead was then doubled after Joel Piroe scored 15 minutes into the 2nd half. Swansea’s lead was then further extended 15 minutes later when Jake Bidwell found the net. This victory means Swansea climb to 17th and Cardiff drop to 20th after 5 straight defeats.
LATEST OUTRIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS:
West Brom 2/1
Sheffield United 25/1