The Race for the Barclays Premier League Title: Arsenal breeze past the Toffees, Leicester handle the Eagles, and Tottenham bash the Cherries
All the results this weekend went pretty much as everybody (at least I did) expected them too. Arsenal made light work of Everton, Leicester put in a workmanlike performance against Crystal Palace, and Tottenham choke slams Bournemouth.
If Everton didn’t beat Chelsea last week I’d be tempted to say that Roberto Martínez’ job is jeopardy. Everton. Anyway, after losing to Barcelona and Watford (of all teams) this past week Arsenal needed to bounce back in a major way. And they did that with an easy 2-0 win.
Leicester put in a professional performance against Crystal Palace*.
A Quick Word on Crystal Place: This team is horrible. Thank you.
Alan Pardew and his charges can’t seem to buy a win this year. They played valiantly but this result was never in doubt.
A Harry Kane inspired Tottenham saw them past a tricky Bournemouth. Tottenham continues to put the pressure on Leicester at the top of the table.
Scrap for the Top 4 place: Manchester United put Martín Demichelis and his teammates to bed while West Ham fails to take advantage of a below-par Chelsea.
As Louie van Gaal performances go, this could be their best performance by Manchester United. As Martín Demichelis and his teammates go, this could be their worst.
A Quick Word on Martín Demichelis: This could be the worst player in our cosmos.Thank you.
Even though this match was an awful watch (as usually LvG teams are) it was a good tactical game. It was full of… Uhm… oh and um… plus (scratching head) I’ll get back to this one later.
West Ham failed to put Chelsea to the sword after the suspicion of their top striker.
Relegation Survivor: Norwich get all 3 points, Newcastle and Sunderland end in a stalemate
Norwich City came away with BIG 3 points from West Brom. With little play for this season, West Brom is a relegation strugglers wet dream.
Newcastle and Sunderland played to a draw.
The La Liga Wars – Episode 30: Atlético Madrid lose, Barcelona draw, and Real Madrid wins
Atlético Madrid lost against 2nd from the bottom Sporting Gijon. Atletico was in the lead for most of the game but let they let their guard down Sanabria equalised.
A Quick Note on the goal:
Atletico looked shell shocked as Sporting scored another goal in the 89th minutes. As if we didn’t know Atlético Madrid had minimal to no chance of recovering all those points, but this win confirms it.
After a couple of dubious decisions which may have seen Barcelona lose this game, the residence of the Basque country came away with a draw. Barcelona wasn’t quite their usually swaggalishious self. Villarreal had been putting pressure on them the whole game. Barcelona went two goals up before half-time. Second half, angered by the referring decisions fought their way back.
Real Madrid on the other hand (even though Ronaldo missed his penalty) put four behind Sevilla. This no doubt is one of Real Madrid best performances under Zinedine Zidane.
The Adventures of Gary Neville in Spain: Gary Neville should quit now
Gary Neville lost again.
Premier Soccer League Big Three in Africa: Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits gets knocked out while Mamelodi Sundowns progress
Summary: Kaizer Chiefs tried to make an effort to stay in the competition but couldn’t, Bidvest tried even harder to stay in the competition but again couldn’t, while Sundowns progress.
Article by: Thabang Kgeledi @Chiz_ZoBoSportz