Sunday, February 22, 2015

EPL week 24

Swansea vs Man Utd:  Van Gaal would not forget about his defeat against Swansea in his first EPL game at the start of the season. What a welcome he got when the Swans won 2-1 at Old Trafford.
2-1: the Red Devils returned from Wales with their tails down after losing to the Swans for the 3rd time in a row in EPL. Despite having territorial dominance, they just did not have the fire power to finish their chances. Once again the powder puff defense let them down....Van Gaal replaced Shaw and McNair. With this loss they lost ground in the fight for Champion League places. Arsenal leapt ahead to 3rd.

Man City vs Newcastle: 5-0 The win was a warning to Barcelona whom the Citizens will meet in the KO round of the Champions League in mid week.

Chelsea vs Burnley: Burnley won only 1 in 13 away games, losing 8, so it is a nap for the Blues to consolidate their lead at the top of the table.
Jose Mourinho fumed as lowly Burnley fought back to draw 1-1

Palace vs Arsenal: Arsenal had 14 wins in 18 games.
1-2 Palace made the last quarter a tense affair when they scored. However the Gunners are in form as they steamed ahead.

Southampton vs Liverpool: this is a six pointer for a potential Champion league spot. The Reds are riding very high with their great form and their players recovering from injuries. The Saints are the surprise team of the season under Koeman though they lost a host of their players esp to Liverpool at the end of last season.
0-2 The in-form Reds closed in on the top 4 after this win against another contender. They are now only 2 points behind 4th place Man Utd

Spurs vs West Ham: 2-2 Spurs just failed to take over the 4th spot when they needed a 96th minute Harry Kane goal to equalize.

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