Premier League Matchweek 14 Recap

Newcastle 2-2 Manchester City

The champions travelled to Newcastle as heavy favorites to win the match. City took the lead after through a nice shot into the bottom corner from Raheem Sterling. It was however quickly cancelled out 3 minutes later by Jetro Willems. After 82 minutes Kevin De Bruyne put city ahead with an outstanding volley from outside the box, putting city in a prime position to win the match. Newcastle had other plans though, when Jonjo Shelvey put the ball in the top corner with a beautifully placed shot from outside the box. Newcastle’s upset means that city go 11 points behind league leaders Liverpool, further impeding their hopes of winning a third consecutive Premier League title.

Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace

Palace arrived at Turf Moor without a win in six, hoping turn around their form. Wilfred Zaha scored right before halftime, putting the Eagles ahead. In the 78th minute, Jeffery Schlupp put Palace 2 ahead and secured the 3 points. Though Burnley were beaten, they had quite a few chances that they failed to capitalize on which could have changed the outcome of the match.

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham

A struggling Hammers team played an in-form Chelsea at the Bridge. A 48th minute goal from Aaron Cresswell was the difference between the two teams, earning West Ham a first win in 8 matches. West Ham finish their weekend with 16 points, Chelsea with 26.

Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Liverpool went 2 goals ahead after 24 minutes courtesy of Virgil Van Dijk’s double set of headers. Liverpool were cruising through the game until Alisson was sent off in the 76th minute. On came Adrian, who conceded straight away from a Lewis Dunk free-kick. Liverpool managed to see the game out, extending their lead over the champions to 11 points.

Spurs 3-2 Bournemouth

Tottenham managed to secure their first back-to-back victories of the season, doing it against Bournemouth. Dele Alli scored twice, and Spurs were 3-0 up after 70 minutes. Two late Harry Wilson goals did nothing more than making the score line a bit less flattering. With the 3 points, Spurs move into 5th position.

Southampton 2-1 Watford

Southampton came out victorious in a real relegation 6-pointer, with goals from Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse. The vital three points move them up to 18th, two points off 17th Everton. Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores was soon fired after the match.

Norwich 2-2 Arsenal

Manager-less Arsenal took on Norwich at Carrow road in search of 3 vital points. However, two goals from the Arsenal skipper weren’t enough, as their defensive problems continued to shine through. Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg didn’t seem to have an immediate impact on the team, and the Gunners’ fans are beginning to become restless in hopes of a new coach.

Wolves 1-1 Sheffield

Over-achieving Sheffield traveled to Molenioux in great form. The match was relatively even, and over 90 minutes nothing could split the two sides.

Leicester 2-1 Everton

Leicester faced a struggling Everton team at the KP. Everton went into half-time with a one goal lead, but couldn’t maintain it. Jamie Vardy equalized, and Kelechi Iheanacho scored a controversial winner in the 94th minute to win the match. The loss leaves Everton just 2 points above the relegation zone, as the ice under Marco Silva’s feet is continuing to thin.

Man Utd 2-2 Aston Villa

Jack Grealish opened up the scoring in the 11th minute with a beautiful shot into the top corner, before being cancelled out by a Tom Heaton own-goal in the 42nd. United went 2-1 in the second half, but Tyrone Mings levelled the scoring in the 66th minute. The match ended a draw, Villa leaving Old Trafford the much happier of the two sides.