English Premier League Summary Week 12 2

Crazy weekend in the EPL as 3 of the top 2 loose in games you would expect them to win.

Week 12 Summary of the English Premier League

First in the biggest upset of the weekend, the come back kings Manchester United took on regulation candidate Norwich, but they went to the fight back well one to many times and this time they came up short and couldn’t get it done. Norwich well deserved the points as they went stride for stride with United and in fact created way more chances.

Chelsea, came up short against a WBA side, managed by veteran Chelsea man Steve Clarke, who’s WBA have turned their home stadium into a fortress. They beat Chelsea 2-1, on their way to winning 5 of 6 home games. Chelsea’s bad run of form continues as they haven’t looked the same side since their defeat by Man Utd. The lost puts a little heat on manager Roberto do Matteo. Granted Di Matteo fielded a somewhat weakened team with one eye on the upcoming Champions League Juventus game coming up. But Chelsea need to win on all fronts.

Man City were the only top side to get it right as they beat Aston Villa resoundingly 5-0 to register their biggest win in 19 months. Sergio Ageurro and Carl’s Tevez each scored a brace while, Silva not the other. The result puts City in 1st place as WBA move up to 4th, 1 point behind Chelsea.

In the Arsenal Spurs London Derby, there were fireworks early as ex-Arsenal man Emmanuel Adebayor, first got Spurs off to a great start by scoring in the 1st ten minutes, only to turn the game on its head moments later when he was given a straight red for a two footed challenge. Spurs were valiant in their efforts, but Arsenal were rampant as they jumped all over Spurs as though they were a wounded animal. The Gunners were up 3-1 by halftime, and the game was practically over as a competition, at that point. Spurs tried to fight back but it was to on avail. Arsenal ended up run away winners 5-2 on the day. The exact same score they beat Spurs earlier in the year.

In the battle of the bottom two clubs between Southampton and QPR, in a game dubbed “El Sackio”, Southampton came out worthy 3-1 winners and in doing so, heaped more pressure on QPR manager Mark Hughes and his expensively assembled squad. QPR never looked up for the challenge and at no point showed the fight of a team fighting for its premiership Life.

Elsewhere, Liverpool continued their winning ways picking up a solid 3-0 win over Wigan, with Luis Suarez again being the main threat. On this occasion scoring two and assisting on the third. While in the northeast, Newcastle’s woes continued as they went down 2-1 to Swansea City with Spanish star Michu again getting on the score sheet. Fulham failed to springboard after their result against Arsenal last week, losing 3-1 to a resurgent Sunderland after a controversial Red card for Fulham defender Brede Hangeland, To close out the weekend, Stoke and West Ham split the points in an evenly battled game after a 1-1 draw.

Another great weekend winds down and the plot thickens. Arsenal may have gotten back on track at the expense of Spurs, Man Utd come unstuck, while pressure surprisingly hovers over Di Matteo and it maybe curtains for Mark Hughes.