Premier League Review and Championship Review
The final game week of the Premier League before the November international break produced a lot of high-quality games up and down the country.
Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa
Friday night football took place at St Marys and Aston Villa were hoping to put an end to their poor form which had seen them lose their last 4 games.
The game began in the worst possible way for Villa, Adam Armstrong gave Southampton the lead after 4 minutes with a sweet strike from the edge of the penalty area.
Villa were unable to find a reply and lost the game 1-0 this means Aston Villa have now lost their last 5 fixtures.
This result meant Dean Smith lost his job as boss at Aston Villa after 4 years in charge.
Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City
The Manchester Derby got Saturday’s action underway, City took the lead early on in the game after Eric Bailly put the ball into his net after 7 minutes, City continued to dominate the game forcing David De Gea into a couple of smart saves.
Just before the break City doubled their lead after Bernardo Silva slotted home at the back post after some poor defending from Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.
The second half saw Man Utd struggle to get close to City in all aspects of the game, United never once looked like they were going to score.
This result means United sit in 6th position on 17 points and City remain second 3 points behind leaders Chelsea.
Chelsea 1-1 Burnley
Burnley travelled to Stamford Bridge with everybody expecting Chelsea to win comfortably but this wasn’t the case.
Chelsea took the lead 12 minutes before the break as a result of their continued pressure on the Burnley goal.
The second half saw Chelsea dominate possession but for all the possession they had they were unable to add to their lead and this is exactly what Burnley was hoping for.
In the 79th minute, Burnley equalised through substitute Matej Vydra and this meant the points were shared in the capital.
Crystal Palace 2-0 Wolves
Crystal Palace continued their good form under the management of Patrick Viera when Wolves traveled to Selhurst Park.
Second-half goals from Wilfred Zaha and Conor Gallagher ensured Palace won and claimed the 3 points.
Palace sit in 10th 2 places behind Wolves in 8th.
Brentford 1-2 Norwich City
Norwich claimed their first victory of the season when they took on a Brentford side.
Norwich took the lead through Mathias Normann after 6 minutes, the Canaries then doubled their lead once Teemu Pukki converted from the spot.
Brentford got a goal back on the hour mark but was unable to find an equaliser.
Despite the result, Norwich parted company with Daniel Farke.
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Newcastle United
The late kick-off took place at the Amex Stadium, Brighton took the lead from the spot when Leandro Trossard scored 24 minutes into the game.
The game then lacked any clear-cut chances until the 66th minute when Issac Hayden equalized for Newcastle in front of an on-watching Eddie Howe who is set to be appointed as the new manager very soon.
Newcastle remain in the bottom 3 and Brighton sit in 7th place.
Everton 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Antonio Conte’s first Premier League game as Spurs boss saw him travel to Merseyside on Sunday, the game finished goalless and saw Conte claim a first clean sheet as boss at Tottenham.
Leeds United 1-1 Leicester City
Leeds welcomed Leicester on Sunday afternoon, Leeds took the lead after Raphinha scored his 5th of the season after 26 minutes.
But within 2 minutes the foxes leveled the scoring after cutting in from the left and bending the ball into the top right corner. This result sees Leeds move up to 15th and Leicester sit in 12th.
Arsenal 1-0 Watford
Watford travelled to The Emirates hoping to leave with a win under their belt and their first clean sheet under the tenure of Claudio Ranieri.
However this wasn’t the case, Emile Smith Rowe found the back of the net giving Arsenal the lead after Pierre Emerick Aubameyang missed from the spot.
Arsenal held on to get the victory which saw them climb to 5th position.
West Ham United 3-2 Liverpool
The game of the weekend took place at The London Stadium where Liverpool travelled to the capital.
West Ham took the lead after 4 minutes after a Pablo Fornals corner found its way into the net.
Liverpool then equalized through a well-worked Trent Alexander Arnold free-kick. In the second half, the Hammers scored 2 goals in 8 minutes seeing them lead by 3 goals to 1.
Liverpool managed to get one back through substitute Divock Origi but this wasn’t enough and Liverpool went back to Merseyside empty-handed.
West Ham now sit in 3rd place going into the international break.
The Championship again proved to the fans that it is one of the best and most entertaining leagues in the world. Results this week saw many twists in a forever-ending chase for promotion and survival.
Coventry City 3-2 Bristol City
Coventry welcomed Bristol City hoping to gain 3 points to keep up their recent form.
Coventry went down to 10 men when Ian Maatsen saw red on the stroke of halftime and within a matter of seconds, Bristol City took the lead from the spot meaning the sides went in at the break with the score 1-0 to City.
Coventry levelled through a penalty of their own 6 minutes into the second half. Bristol City took the lead in the 68th minute but couldn’t hold on, Coventry leveled the scoring when Callum O’hare slotted home.
Matt Godden then secured the 3 points for Coventry with a 92nd-minute goal.
Cardiff City 2-1 Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield took the lead in the 12th minute when Daniel Sinani found the net.
It wasn’t until the 74th minute till Kieffer Moore grabbed his first goal of what went on to become a brace.
Moore found the net again in the 93rd minute to secure a late victory for Cardiff.
West Brom 1-1 Middlesbrough
In what turned out to be Neil Warnock’s last game in charge of Middlesbrough, Warnock’s side went to the Hawthorns and left with a point.
Boro took the lead through Josh Coburn 7 minutes before the break.
The baggies then equalised through Grady Diangana with 25 minutes remaining. Both sides were unable to find a dinner meaning the points were shared. West Brom sit in 3rs position while Boro sit down in 14th.
Peterborough United 0-1 Fulham
Fulham travelled to play a struggling Peterborough side with the hope of making it 5 straight victories, Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed his 20th goal of the season with 15 minutes left this goal meant Fulham claimed the victory and now sit in 2nd.
Millwall 1-1 Derby County
Derby took the lead a minute before the break when Festy Edosele found the back of the net but The Rams were unable to hold up till the break.
Millwall equalised in a matter of seconds when Scott Malone slotted home.
The game finished 1-1 meaning Derby remain bottom of the league and Millwall sit in 9th.
Barnsley 0-2 Hull City
A game that saw 2 of the bottom 3 sides take on each other saw an away victory for Hull City.
Goals from George Honeyman and Keane Lewis Potter meant Hull took the 3 points and moved above Barnsley in the table.
Birmingham City 1-2 Reading
Reading went to St Andrew’s hoping to climb the table with a victory.
Birmingham took an early lead through Scott Hogan but a 12-minute brace from Reading’s Jahmari Clarke meant Reading took all 3 points and climbed to 16th, 1 place behind The Blues.
Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Sheffield United
Rovers were hoping to get back to winning ways after a humiliating 7-0 defeat to Fulham but Blackburn got off to the worst possible start. Brewster put the blades ahead after 2 minutes.
Rovers equalised 8 minutes before the break and then took the lead 15 minutes into the second half.
Rovers then grabbed a 3rd through Ian Poveda to 100% secure the win and 3 points.
Nottingham Forest 3-0 Preston North End
Forest claimed a comfortable victory when Preston went to the City Ground. Goals from Jack Colback and a brace from Lewis Grabban saw Forest sail into a 3-0 lead. This result means Forest climb to 13th.
Luton Town 0-1 Stoke City
Stoke climbed into the play-off spots with a victory against Luton. Jacob Brown got the only goal of the game in the 34th minute. Stoke are placed in 5th and Luton sit in 11th.
Bournemouth 4-0 Swansea City
Bournemouth got back to winning ways when Swansea travelled south. Braces from Dominic Solanke and Jaidon Anthony meant Parker’s side claimed 3 points after losing against Preston in midweek.
Blackpool 1-1 QPR
QPR travelled to Bloomfield Road on Saturday hoping to leave with 3 points to take back to the capital. 26 minutes in Chris Willock gave Rangers the lead but 9 minutes into the second half a Gary Madine penalty leveled the scoring.
This game finished 1-1 and the points were shared. QPR occupy the final playoff spot and Blackpool sit in 10th, 1 point behind QPR.