The English Premier League is among the leading soccer leagues with the highest number of viewers. Week 17 of the Premier League didn’t disappoint many soccer fans. Most of the games played last weekend were thrilling. In this post, we discuss ten things that took place last weekend.
1. Newcastle United failed to score
Newcastle lost 1-0 to Burnley last Saturday despite having four strikers in the starting lineup. Surprisingly, the club didn’t make any shot on target. Burnley was more organized in the game. Newcastle’s Andy Carroll hasn’t scored since April 2018.
2. Norwich had an unexpected draw
Leicester was the favorite team in the game. Being the second club, they had higher chances of winning. However, Norwich put up a spirited fight. Teemu Pukki, Emi Buendia and Max Aarons had a stellar performance. Godfrey scored a crucial goal for Norwich which Leicester equalized after a short while.
3. VAR cancelled Sadio’s goal
The Virtual Assistant Referee has brought many changes in the Premier League. Some
managers such as Jürgen Klopp aren’t pleased with the technology. VAR disallowed a goal
that Sadio Mane scored early in the second half. The technology adjudged him offside thus
canceling his goal.
4. Brendan Rodgers made unforeseen substitutions
Kelechi Iheanacho played well in the first half. But, Brendan thought that the Nigerian
footballer was causing an imbalance in his side. He substituted Kelechi with Demarai Gray to keep the formation of the team. The manager replaced Dennis Praet with Harvey Barnes at half time.
5. Greenwood scored a crucial goal
Mason Greenwood is an English forward that plays for England’s U-21 team. Last Sunday,
the English footballer scored an equalizer for Manchester United. He has two Premier League goals and one appearance in the 2019/2020 season. Gamblers can visit http://www.th-footballfans.net to wager on Greenwood as an anytime goal scorer.
6. Manchester City thrashed Arsenal
Many fans were eager to watch the Arsenal vs Manchester City game last Sunday. Kevin De
Bruyne game City an early lead in the second minute. Raheem Sterling scored in the 15th
minute and Kevin scored again in the 40th minute.
7. Southampton performed dismally again
Southampton lost its second game in a row after defeating Norwich 2-1. The lost 1-0 to West Ham last weekend. Ralph Hasenhuttl might lose his job if Southampton continues with its current trend.
8. Frank Lampard should change his formation
Chelsea has won out of the last five games. Frank was annoyed when Bournemouth beat his side 1-0. Chelsea’s players are unable to handle opponents who break their rhythm.
9. Things aren’t working out for Dean Smith
Aston Villa extended their losing streak on Saturday. They have lost six out of eight Premier League games so far. Dean needs to reorganize his formation and starting lineup to improve Aston Villa’s league position.
10. Tottenham had a dramatic win
José Mourinho was tensed throughout Tottenham Hotspur’s game with Wolverhampton on
Sunday. José’s side beat Wolves 2-1. It was their second away win this season. Wolverhampton equalized shortly after Lucas Moura gave Spurs an early lead before Tottenham scored a late winner through Vertonghen’s brilliant header.