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Premier League Weekend Review #1

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It’s back!! The 2017/18 Premier League season and I can’t wait for the new football season so let’s go!!!

Arsenal 4-3 Leicester City

Olivier Giroud celebrates Arsenal winner

Arsenal end their curse of losing on the first game of the season with thrilling 4-3 win over Leicester City.

Arsenal started really strong as Lacazette gets his first goal for Arsenal with a terrific header. Then Leicester made it 1-1 when Okazaki heads in the net past Cech, then Vardy made it 2-1 and it was good attacking football from Leicester. New signing Kolasinac past to Welbeck to make it 2-2 before half time.

Second half kicked off and Leicester made it 3-2 when again Jamie Vardy puts it past Cech again. Wenger reacted when he subbed Giroud and Ramsey and they made an instant impact. Xhaka crossed the ball to Ramsey who smashed it past Schmeichel in the 83rd minute and then 2 minutes later Xhaka crossed the ball in and Giroud rised up and hits the back of the net and 3 points go to Arsenal.

Watford 3-3 Liverpool

Miguel Britos heads Watford's equaliser over the line

Watford scored a late equaliser in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Liverpool.

Watford took the lead with an header from Okaka past Mignolet and then Liverpool hit back with Sadio Mane with a clinical finish. Watford made it 2-1 with a goal fromĀ Doucoure before half time.

Second half kicked off and Liverpool got two goals from Firmino and then new signing Salah made it 3-2 and it wonderful attacking football from Liverpool. Then right at the end when Britos snatched 2 points from Liverpool.

With Coutinho out of the sqaud for the game which is a shock as he wants to leave so what will happen to Coutinho?

Chelsea 2-3 Burnley

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Chelsea started their defence of the title with an humiliating 3-2 defeat to Burnley.

The game started and Burnley were more lively and Chelsea were down to 10 men with a bad challenge from Cahill. Burnley made it 1-0 from Vokes with 24 minutes gone, then it was made 2-0 when Ward puts the ball past the keeper. Then 3-0 was made when Vokes again volleyed it in and it was a carnival for Burnley and humilting from Chelsea.

Chelsea pulled on pack in the second half with new signing Morata with a nice finish. But it was let down when Chelsea went down to 9 men when Fabregas got a second yellow and a red card. David Luiz made it 3-2 and they were close to gain a point but Burnley defended well and they deserved the 3 points.

Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town

Mounie scores Huddersfield's second goal

Huddlesfield Town made a dream start to their first season in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

They took the lead when Palace defender Joel Ward puts in in his own net. Then Steve Mounie made it 2-0 with a powerful header, and the confidence in a club playing in the top teir of english football since 1972 is through the roof.

Mounie who is the club’s record signing scored his a second goal to make it 3-0 and it was a canaval for the 3000 huddlesfield fan. This is Frank De Boer first game under Palace and it didn’t get off to a good start for him but I feel they will do well this season.

Everton 1-0 Stoke City

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It was a special moment for a certain Wayne Rooney who gets the only goal for Everton in a 1-0 win over Stoke City.

Everton who have invested in loads of players over the summer with the amount of money coming to the club. They dominated the first half and Stoke keeper Jack Butland was keeping stoke in the game until a header from Wayne Rooney made it 1-0 before half time.

The 31-year-old, who left the club for Manchester United in 2004, headed in his 199th Premier League goal as the Toffees beat Stoke 1-0 at Goodison Park. He is close to Shearer’s record but even if he breaks it he won’t be anywhere near Shearer’s class.

Southampton 0-0 Swansea City

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There was always one boring game on the opening day and this was one of them which is a 0-0 draw between Southampton and Swansea.

Both teams had chances to make it 1-0 and to be honest strikers on both sides had an off day and the one big chance when Southampton striker Gabbiadini hit the cross bar from a corner from Tadic.

Southampton had chance after chance after chance to make it 1-0 and it should of been 3-0 or 4-0 to the Saints and Swansea were getting destroyed and they got a sneaky point way from home.

West Brom Albion 1-0 AFC Bournemouth

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A certain new signing for West Brom described his goal a special moment as West Brom won 1-0 against Bournemouth.

Bournemouth had the majority of possession but failed to capitalise, and there was a sense of inevitability as a Baggies free-kick was safely nodded in by the Egyptian defender, for his first goal for the club.

Another Tony Pulis’ summer signing performed well, which is debutant Jay Rodriguez twice coming close and looking sharp. It was a tidy opening day performance for the Baggies.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City

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Brighton fought against the mighty Man City but Man Ciy proved too strong for Brighton with a comfortable 2-0 win.

In the first half Brighton did really well as they were compact, they defended well and frustrated Pep Guardiola’s team and everyone thought they will struggle against Brighton who are playing in the Premier League for the first time in history.

Second half started and Man City was putting pressure on Brighton all half and it paid of with their man Sergio Aguero who was top scorer for City last season, opens his account for the season. then it was made 2-0 five minutes later with an own goal by Lewis Dunk.

Wasn’t convincing from Man City as they need to step up to show that they are title contenders for this season.

Newcastle United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham made a winning start to the 2017-18 Premier League season as 10-man Newcastle endured a difficult return to the top flight.

First half was all Spurs the half as Kane, Alli, Eriksen etc having shots at goal and Newcastle were terrible as they couldn’t get out of their half. All the talk about what’s happening at Newcastle as their manager Benitez as he might resign because of Mick Ashley and they are not going after players.

Second half kicked off and it went from bad to worse as Jonjo Shelvey got a straight red card for stamping on Dele Alli due to frustration. It was stupid from Shelvey and he deserves a ban for that. Speaking of Dele Alli, he gived Spurs the deserved lead and I feel Shelvey will get the blame. It was made 2-0 when Ben Davies scored from an Eriksen assist.

Spurs started off strong and hope they will be title conteders again whereas Newcastle they need to sort themselves out before Rafa Benitez walks away.

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham United

Romelu Lukaku scores Manchester United's opening goal

United started with a dominate 4-0 win over West Ham United.

Lukaku gived United the lead for his first goal at Old Trafford for Manchester United from a pass from Rashford. Lukaku seems to be a good signing for United as with his experience in the Premier League

Then second half kicked off and it was made 2-0 when Romelu Lukaku again when he heads the ball from a free kick from Mkhitaryan. It was 3-0 when substitute Martial opens his account for the season with a nice finish then Pogba scored from 20 yards out to make it 4-0.

One player stood out and it was Matic who controlled the game, won the ball back and he can be key to United winning trophies this season. It was a dominate game from Mourinho and I feel they are title contenders this season.

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EFL Cup Final Review| Manchester Utd 3-2 Southampton

What a final we have witness at Wembley as Manchester United won 3-2 against Southampton.

Manchester United have won the League Cup for a fifth time

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a dramatic 87th-minute winner as Manchester United edged Southampton to win the EFL Cup in a pulsating Wembley final.

I want to say commiserations Southampton because they did their fans proud who travelled a long way to Wembley to see their team play some good football. The first goal came when United won a free kick in the 18th minute, and who to step up to take it is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He stepped up and he buried it in the back of the net and Forster had no chance to stop that. United made it 2-0 with a lovely calm finish by Lingard and they was in cruise control. Southampton got a goal back by Gabbiadini to give them hope.

Second half started and Southampton looked alive that they can get a second goal and it paid of with a lovely turn and shot by Gabbiadini and it’s 2-2 and it’s game on at Wembley. Both sides were at each other to see who can get the winner and it came when Ander Herrera crossed in a beautiful ball into the man with no introduction. Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Who scored a beautiful header and I don’t know why there was no defender for Southampton who’s marking him and again Forster didn’t have a chance.
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This guy is a machine 35 years old and hes score 26 goals in all competitions and that is incredible from him and he’s become a legend at Man United already with the goals he scored for club and country and he’s a leader on that pitch and he has the strength required for English football.

Overall I think the right team won on the day and we have to give credit to Southampton who were like the underdogs when they knocked out Liverpool and Arsenal to get to the final so well done to Manchester United.

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The Recap of Football #1

Hi guys Milan here and this a new thing called The Recap of Football where I will be talking about some games on the weekend that would be interesting to talk about.

Aston Villa 2 – 4 Southampton

First let’s talk about the bad vibes that is my team Aston Villa who lost 4-2 at home to Southampton. This game was weird for me because I’m not going to blame everyone because these attackers were okay in this game but the defense was poor as ever with Lescott and Bacuna being terrible in that game and I think they need to go along with Hutton and Richardson. In my opinion next season we need to build a defense around this one center back that is Ciaran Clark who is a future captain for Aston Villa.

Dusan Tadic scored two and Shane Long scored the most easiest goal I’ve seen with Lescott leaving him in so much space. Ashley Westwood scored two good goals and I think we should keep him in next season. We always have kids playing like Grealish but this kid comes on as a sub called Kevin Toner who got an assist for Westwood second goal and he was decent in the second half.

Leicester City 4 – 0 Swansea

This game has just shown us that without Vardy Leicester can still be as a team together as they won 4-0 at home with Mahrez who was voted PFA Player of the Year which is fully deserved and he is the first African player to win it, so players like Okocha, Drogba even Yaya Toure didn’t win it but Mahrez did which is amazing for football. Ulloa scored two in that game and Albrighton the former Villa player scored.

All they need to do is beat Manchester United and they are crowned the 2015/16 Premier League champions for the first time. It will be amazing for football to see a team who was about to get relegated last season but they survived, and to see them 7 points clear from Spurs and loads of points clear from Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 West Brom

All I have to say from this game is that Spurs looks like they have ruined their chance to catch Leicester for now and West Brom did Leicester a favor so when they go to Old Trafford they have the chance to win the league if they beat Man United. Worse for Spurs is that they will miss Dele Ali for three games because he was banned for punching West Brom player Yacob in the stomach.

For the first time I was like happy that West Brom drew to spurs normally when West Brom scored then I get annoyed. It felt wrong as a Villa fan to cheer for West Brom to score but they did the job and to be honest we all want Leicester to win the league instead of Spurs. Speaking of Spurs it was a typical Spurs game when they was on a good form they always seem to bottle it in the last few minutes like Arsenal.

Everton 1 – 2 Manchester United (FA Cup)

Now we are talking about the FA Cup Semi finals that happened this weekend and this game is crucial for both managers. It started well with former Everton player Fellani made it 1-0. Everton had a penalty in which Lukaku stepped up but David De Gea saved it but the Deulofeu crossed the ball in and it hit Smalling and it went in his own net.

Then in the last minute of the Anthony Martial in my opinion the new Thierry Henry or the new Louis Zaha stepped up and produced a goal that made every Man United fan think that they are going get a trophy. Now it’s pressure for the Everton boss as if he drew or loss to Bournemouth then it might be the end of Roberto Martinez.

Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Watford (FA Cup)

Now Man United will have to face Crystal Palace as they went to beat Watford at Wembley. Bolasie made it 1-0 in the first 6 minutes and then Troy Deeney their captain made it 1-1 to give Watford a chance to get the winner. Connor Wickham scored a brilliant header to make it 2-1 to Palace and Alan Pardew has took the club into the FA Cup final.

They will face Man United and this is crucial for Van Gaal because if they lose that final then it may be the end of Louis Van Gaal. It will be a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup final where the first leg was 3-3 and then the second leg Man United won that final.

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Southampton VS Aston Villa preview

Hi guys Milan here, in this blog I’m doing a preview on Aston Villa’s next game against Southampton at St Mary’s.

Southampton VS Aston Villa

This game will be tough as Southampton is a decent team even though they lost 6-1 to Liverpool in the League cup.

Top scorer Graziano Pelle returned after suspension to play in that match which terrifies me because he is a good striker and he’s the clubs top scorer this season so far. Tadic and Mane are also threats upfront as they can out play us when crossing the ball to Pelle.

Villa could be missing both first-choice central defenders, with Ciaran Clark banned and captain Micah Richards nursing a knee injury. These two are a huge blow to our defense as Richards is our captain and leader. Also Clark is a good defender that never disappoints me.

Jores Okore may make his first appearance of the season, while Gabby Agbonlahor is fit after a calf injury. I like Okore as he is a strong defender and fast as well. Gabby is a good player but he wasn’t the player I remember years ago.

We played well against Watford but yet again our defense was scrappy again with Hutton needs to be dropped and play Bacuna at RB and Lescott to partner Okore for the back four.

I’m not sure if we win this weekend but I think a draw would be nice but this is a must win game. So I’m going to say it’s a 2-2 draw.

 

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