The premier league is reaching the climax and man, what a strange season it is turning out to ...
The premier league is reaching the climax and man, what a strange season it is turning out to be at the end. Kicking off week 33 was the 3-3 thriller at Boelyn Ground, with Chelsea losing out again this season.
Man City got a vital win over West Brom but the weekend was turned up on Sunday. Leicester traveled to Sunderland, to grab a well-earned 2-0 victory over the Black Cats and Tottenham continued chase by beating Man Utd 3-0 their first time doing so in 14 years. Eventful weekend, but with no further ado, here is our weekly 5 Things Learnt From The Premier League This Weekend.
Game Of The Season.
Arsenal threw away a big chance to close the gap between league leaders Leicester City and themselves after surrendering a 2-0 lead. The game against West Ham was not necessarily set up for them to take, West Ham have been in deadly form and not many expected Arsenal to spring up a surprise.
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Well they did and took it further. 2-0 up, an Andy Carroll hattrick and a Laurent Koscielny equalizer, boom! Game of the season.
When you know your defence will be up against a big striker like Andy Carroll, why leave Per Mertasacker (who is 6ft 4in) on the bench for the entire game? Some shocking decisions we will never be able to wrap our heads around.
Square Pegs Round Holes.
Man Utd’s team bus having to reroute after their bus could not pass the alternative route tunnel is a summary of van Gaal’s time in Old Trafford. Difference is, while the bus driver understands the need to reroute, LvG prefers to smash through the wall. Taking off Marcus Rashford and bringing in Ashley Young as the striker was baffling.
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It would not be the first time the Dutch coach would be making unexplainable decisions but this one tops it. Young has found himself numerously as a wing back, so what exactly van Gaal? How long till we see De Gea up front?
Local Hero Flies Eagles.
Crystal Palace finally got their long awaited win of the year. The last time the team had won a game was in December of 2015, going on a winless streak that took them from Europe spot contention to Premier League survival battles and who else to deliver it than local hero, Jason Puncheon.
|Puncheon was overcome by emotion as Selhurst Park erupted with noise after what had been a frustrating afternoon for Palace|
It would be his first league goal of season and might just keep the Eagles soaring. Finally, Alan Pardew can breathe again and begin to work the magic that many believe he possesses.
All Round Effort.
When one man fails to deliver another man steps up. That seems to be the motto of Leicester City. The team effort against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light was exceptional. The players deserved every applause given to them by their traveling fans.
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From the backline to the goal scoring Vardy, sheer determination has seen them continue to ink this fairy-tale story that could easily be the greatest fairy tale story of all time in football and maybe in sports. 5 games to go, 5 difficult ones to navigate. But this wouldn’t be the first time we would be saying this, would it?
Everton Have Been A Mirage.
Everton have been so strange this season and quite poor to be honest. 5 games to go in the season and Everton are yet to hit the 40 point mark. Who would have thought?
Everton went to Vicarage Road to play against a Watford side that seems to have lost its way but were able to pick up just a point that Roberto Martinez claimed as strong and signs of up despite falling down in the table.
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The calls for the former Wigan boss exit are growing louder, this is a team that should be achieving so much more with the caliber of players in her arsenal. Everton have a home record that only beats doomed Aston Villa’s. That says it all.