The Saturday football derby finished with quite a few surprises indeed! Who would have thought indeed? Remember when we didn’t give much credit to Manchester United, well we certainly should have, because they fought and they fought well. Let’s go through our recap of events in Round 9 of the English Premier League (EPL).
Chelsea vs Manchester United – 2:2
It was a truly amazing game to behold. Even though we expected Manchester United to lose quite outrightly, the Red Devils showed their true nature and they fought back to the point that even Chelsea had to concede and settle for a draw.
Naturally, this doesn’t help either team much, but the Red Devils showed that they are a team to be respected and feared come what may problems they might have.
Cardiff City vs Fulham – 4:2
Cardiff City and Fulham opened the game with quite the unexpected turn in events. 45 minutes in we have seen 4 points drop in the goals of the teams and the result stood at 2:2 for each team.
Cardiff City, though manage to come back in the 66” showing everyone that this is certainly the most exciting match of the day, with already 5 points into play! The final score, though was much, much more disappointing for Fulham, as Cardiff managed to bring home the victory with 2 points lead.
Overall, we cannot complaint about this match as we saw six excellent scores!
Manchester City vs Burnley – 5:0
Manchester City only punished Burnley with one point in the first half, but then they came like meteorites in the second half and scored two more quite quickly indeed. The ensuing chaos quickly dispirited Burnley and dashed their hopes that they could hold out against the now crowning EPL team.
Late drama at the Bridge!
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Manchester City continued to outplay Burnley and the game drew to a much-needed end with 5-0 in favor of City.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Westham –1-0
Tottenham Hotspurs started strongly against West Ham scoring a point in the first half. This was unfortunate for West Ham who have learnt how to defend their goal, but slipped against the aggressive play of Tottenham. Well, Tottenham won the way they began, and there’s not much else to say there. We would have really loved to see West Ham win here, but alas, these are the facts.
Wolverhampton vs Watford – 0:2
Wolverhampton quickly conceded 2 points against Watford and the team saw itself cornered by the onslaught that Watford had directed its way. There was little The Wolves could really do to fend off the oncoming attacks and they had to settle for the score, disappointing perhaps as it was.
Newcastle vs Brighton – 0:1
The match was a rather tepid affair indeed and we saw Brighton forge ahead with a single point as we have foreseen. Newcastle didn’t play badly, but Brighton managed to penetrate the team’s defences and score the much-needed point, quick and clean.
Liverpool vs Huddersfield – 1:0
The game wasn’t particularly intense. Liverpool struck early and they managed to keep their lead for a fair while, uncontested by Huddersfield. In honesty, though, the level of play that Huddersfield finally demonstrated was quite encouraging indeed and it revealed an unprecedented depth of their gameplay.
Holding out against Liverpool is an achievement in its own right and the team should be commended for it.
Bournemouth vs Southampton – 0:0
You can call this match rather boring and well, it was. But a big part of this lies in the fact that Bournemouth and Southampton both managed to defend their goals quite skilfully. A few saves from the goalies also helped get excitement up, but the defensive play did pay off for both squads.
There is more action down the line. Admittedly, some games could have penned out a little bit better today, and we will always regret West Ham for not managing a victory. Similarly, we are genuinely impressed by Manchester United’s performance. They were in a rough spot, but managed to pull back quite adeptly and show everyone that while criticism directed their way was still merited, there was much more than met the eye in that team.
Tomorrow will also bring us more football action, although hardly of the scale we witnessed today. Still, it’s promising to be a lazy Sunday so why not fill it up with the joy and thrill of watching football? Everton and Crystal Place will be meeting head on in a bid to do something to advance their own football fortunes. Stay tuned for more info from Go Football TV!