Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of five things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend. The race to the end seems to...
Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of five things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend. The race to the end seems to be cooling down as Leicester City continue to march towards having their ribbons on the trophy.
While the bottom spots still remain hotly contested with both the Wearside and Tyneside clubs trying so hard to leave the bottom and bring Norwich down crashing.
|Sissoko led Newcastle to a hard fought 2-2 draw at Anfrield|
Big congratulations to Man Utd and Crystal Palace as clubs were not present in this week’s fixtures but booked a place at Wembley for the F.A. Cup final. With no much ado, here are the 5 things we learnt from the Premier League this weekend.
N’ One Man Team:
Leicester City’s emphatic win over Swansea City at the King Power Stadium proved one thing- the Foxes are no one man team. Vardy’s suspension generated concerns on whether the Foxes would be able to stay on track for the title charge, but the team blew out any concerns easily.
A comfortable 4-0 win over the Welsh team proved how much strength is in the team and the determination running through the club to accomplish this unbelievable feat. Must I add, it was the biggest win of their season, splendid!
Back To Fourth:
Oh well, who would have thought? Top of the Premier League at the turn of the year, 2 points behind Leicester City, 5 points later on, and now hoping not to be caught by Man Utd in the race for a top four finish. The true Arsenal story.
Arsenal’s trip to the Stadium of Light saw them leave with just a point against a resilient Sunderland side which might prove costly. The Gunners are in their favored fourth spot and have a game to play against Man City, and with Man Utd hot on chase things could go really awkward at Emirates.
It was a masterclass performance from Cesc Fabregas that could even bring Eden Hazard to score his first league goals of the season. Fabregas turned back the clock against Bournemouth with such beautiful playmaking we were fortuned to witness at the heights of his career.
It was a good return after being silent in their strong defeat against Man City. Three assists and a hand in the fourth goal, saw him pass Wayne Rooney and Denis Bergkamp for third all-time in Premier League assists.
Iheanacho Motm Performance:
It was a performance that justified Manuel Pellegrini’s decision not to find replacements for Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. Iheanacho’s brace against Stoke City showed brilliance that City fans can be happy in such youthful investment. His goals were of natural finish, especially the second, rounding an incoming Stoke goalie before slotting it in.
11 goals this campaign leaping over Wilfred Bony is sure to put him in direct competition with his “Big brother”. Proper credit should go to Pellegrini for showing massive faith in the Super Eagles’ player and has been quite frankly rewarded.
Benitez Life Line:
It might just be too late but for now Rafa Benitez is keeping the pulse at Newcastle United. The club have come back from behind against two strong oppositions in Man City and Liverpool, and the willingness to come back fighting compared to self-implosion must be credited to Benitez.
Newcastle against Liverpool particularly after the half looked a different side, a different tale to a side who in previous months, when fall behind look lost.
As told by the ex-Liverpool boss, the players understand they are doing the right things and that has definitely aided his cause. You can only help but wonder if this medicine of Benitez, has not just come too late?