Sunday, April 19, 2015

EPL Week 31

Chelsea vs Man Utd: Finally, the match to decide how much the Red Devils had really improved under van Gaal. Though it is not the decider for the title, the clash will surely show the hands of both managers and what the future holds, esp for van Gaal as he continues to build up another Red Empire.
1-0 : 'Master' van Gaal described it as ' the best display of the season' . 'Pupil' Jose Mourinho said that he ' had Man Utd in his pocket'. Both are right but the bragging rights go to the 'pupil' whose tactics were right on spot. His Blues were more determined, gritty and hard to beat. Though the Red Devils dominated possession (70%), their threats were all snuffed out. Falcao again failed miserably as the starting forward due to injuries to others which forced van Gaal to start Rooney in midfield again. Another 3 wins to the title, but it must not hide the fact that the Blues had it all wrapped up much earlier in the season. Eden Hazard will be the PFA player of the year.
Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard scoring his 18th goal of the season at Stamford Bridge
Source : BBC Sports

Man City vs West Ham: Pellegrini and his men need to pick themselves up after last week's total disaster and having lost six of the last eight games. It should not be much a problem against a Hammers side which already lost its momentum
2-0 : As expected it was a routine win for the Citizens. The race for the top 3 resumes.

Newcastle vs Spurs: sputtering Spurs vs a frail Toons side...anything can happen.
1-3 : a dispirited Toons side expectedly collapsed against Spurs.

Arsenal will be involved in the FA Cup semi-final against Reading at Wembley at about the same time as the Chelsea - Utd clash.
2-1: A very lucky extra time win by the Gunners when Reading's goalkeeper horribly let a soft shot trickled through his hands and legs into goal.

Liverpool will play Villa in the other semi on Sunday.
No Wembley farewell for Stevie G as his beloved Reds contrived to lose 1-2 to a rejuvenated Villa side. Tim Sherwood had weaved his magic over Aston Villa since he took over.

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