English Premier League Review 3

In the biggest game of the weekend, a revamped Man Utd, make a statement against an up and coming Newcastle, with a resounding performance and a 3-0 win. With early goals from Johnny Evans and Patrice Evra, United were off and running. While the result lifts Man Utd into 2nd place in the table the performance will do a whole lot more for there confidence.

Many goals happened during the weekend for the Preimership on the weekend

Many goals happened during the weekend for the Preimership on the weekend

Chelsea continue to look the class of the league with another solid performance against bottom dwelling Norwich. The result keeps them top of the League, 4 points ahead of the pack. Chelsea’s Mata, like last week, was again at the centre of things, pulling the strings and dictating the play. With each game Robert Di Matteo’s Chelsea seem to be getting stronger and ready to launch a serious challenge on the title. For Norwich, the result leaves them firmly in the relegation zone.

The champions Manchester City, are beginning to look like the team that won the league last year with their best performance of the season so far. City’s Carlos Tevez seemed primed and ready from the opening whistle, was in menacing form, while David Silva looked like his elusive and creative best, so much so that the usually dominant Yaya Toure didn’t need to get into top gear. But it took Sergio Aguero, before the fireworks really started. The combination of Tevez and Aguero were just to much for a vastly inferior Sunderland team. Aguero scored within 10 minutes of the break and the game was over as a competition from that point. James Milner rounded out the scoring late in the game for 3-0 win.

In the West Ham – Arsenal London Derby, West Ham pushed Arsenal to the limit with a physical, direct and intimidating performance. A formula that served West Ham managed Sam Allardyce very well in his time at Bolton, much to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger derision.

For 75 minutes it looked like Allardyce had got it right again. West Ham met Arsenal on all fronts while offensively they gave Arsenal a heavy dose of Andy Carroll, with long balls played up to the big striker. West ham went up 1-0 on a great bit of individuality from Mohamed Diame, as he took on two Arsenal defenders before bending he ball into the top corner. Arsenal increasingly began to exert their dominance on the game, with midfielder Santi Cazorla running the show, hit back with 3 straight. Theo Walcott came off the bench to score with a cool finish, while Cazola rounded off the scoring late on. Arsenal’s superiority ran through, but West Ham and Allardyce can be happy with their performance.

Andrea Villas Boas continues to remake Spurs in his own mage and he appears to be getting it right with his fourth straight win.
In a competent and professional performance Spurs run out as 2-0 winners against a listless Aston Villa side. For Spurs, Moussa Dembele, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon putt in solid performances, while Jan Vertonghen is proving to be a versatile and fantastic signing. The visitors Villa, were never really in the game only had a few fleeting opportunities. The win pushes Spurs into 5th place and Aston Villa drops to16th.

Liverpool are still struggling to get results to match their performances after another solid display. The lack of clear cut goalscoring opportunities continues to be there undoing. Stoke continue to do what they do best, frustrate opponents with there physical and in your face style of play. They’ll be the happier team with the 0-0 stalemate.

In other games Swansea & Reading share points in a 2-2 draw as does Everton & Wigan. While Southampton also dial up a 2-2 against Fulham.

QPR lose again, as West Brom pick up the 3-2 win, leaving QPR bottom of the league, dumping more misery on Mark Hughes, who got the dreaded vote of confidence from his ownership group.