English Premier League Round-up : Week 12

Chelsea continued their loosing streak, Man Utd grabbed a win over West Brom while Leicester go third with a hard fought victory over Watford, Tottenham Hotspur prevented Arsenal from moving top of the table in their 1-1 draw in Sunday’s North London derby after Manchester City’s goalless draw against Aston Villa while Jurgen Klopp got his first defeat as Liverpool manager as his side fell 2-1 to Crystal Palace.

Arnautovic’s strike Condemns Chelsea
Marko Arnautovic strike gave stoke a 1-0 victory over the London blues as they tasted their seventh defeat of the season and push their Manager Jose Mourinho closer to the AXE.

Mourinho was absent during the game due to his one match stadium ban for his action towards match officials at West Ham, but the defeat of Saturday’s game which pushed Chelsea down to 15th place in the table with 11 points from 12 games still affects him.

Stoke took the first shot in the 17th minute via Glen Johnson but Asmir Begovic responded well before Chelsea retaliated 5 minutes later through Ramires’ shot but Jack Butland was quick to tip over the long shot.

Stoke went ahead of Chelsea in the 52nd minute through an impressive play that involved Johnson, Shaqiri, Jonathan Watson before Arnautovic’s acrobatic finish.

Jesse Lingard leads United
Manchester United gave it a hard tug of war which later earned them a 2-0 victory over West Brom at Old Trafford.

United had more chances than West Brom(2) in the first half of the game, with Mata sending the ball wide off the post and Anthony Martial gifting the ball straight to the keeper, the remaining of the half was silent and perhaps unimpressive.

United scored the opener in the 53rd minute as Jesse Lingard grabbed his first Premier League goal for United after he curled the ball past Myhill into the far end of the post, Berahino missed a chance to equalise for West Brom when headed Craig Dawson’s cross over the bar and United extended the lead.

Gareth McAuley had a bad tackle on Martial and brought him down in the box, earning him a deserved red card. Mata did well to convert the spot kick.

Arsenal miss chance of going top
Arsenal missed their chance of climbing top of the Premier League table on Sunday after playing out 1-1 draw with Tottenham which saw their five-match winning streak come to end, however the gunners are also happy to have taken a point from the match which Tottenham dominated most of the game.

Harry Kane grabbed the opener in 32 minutes of the game as he was given a nice pass from Danny Rose down the left before finishing it on Cech’s far side.

Kieran Gibbs later salvaged a point for the gunners as he scored a volley from Mesut Ozil’s cross to earn Ozil a spot in the Premier League assist history.

Mean while Spurs still remain unbeaten for the last 11 Premier League games.

Unfortunate Klopp tastes his first defeat
Klopp was unfortunate as his side were defeated by the Crystal Palace 2-1 at Anfield and see them going above Liverpool in the table.

Crystal Palace have now beaten Liverpool for three straight times and the last two of the defeat happened at Anfield.

The Eagles took an early lead into the game via Yannick Bolasie, but Coutinho equalized for the home team moments before half time with his third goal in two games.

Scott Danny spoilt Liverpool’s day as he scored in the 82nd minute of the game as he headed in the winner from a corner.

Villans hold City to draw
The new Aston Villa boss grabbed a point in his first game as his side frustrates Manchester City to a goalless draw.

The first half was an uninspiring as the host played only two shots on goal and the visitors managing three, it was not until the second half that the visitors began their dominance in the game, with Raheem Sterling and De Bryune coming close to scoring.

Aguero’s absence in City’s squad has taken a toll on them as the still find it difficult to produce a good frontman.

One point each to the two teams still kept City top of the table and Villans remain bottom.

Leicester City continued their fine Form as they are on same point with Arsenal and Manchester City and third in the table on goal difference basis.

Leicester continued their fine form
Leicester City beat Watford 2-1 at King Power Stadium on Saturday to earn them another 3 points and keep the impressive form ongoing.

Leicester opened the the score in the 52 minute of the game through Ngolo Kante’s goal and Jamie Vardy later scored in his 9th successive Premier League game after he was brought down in the box and he converted it.

Watford pulled one back through the spot, when Kante fouled Juan Carlos and Troy Deeney converted it, but it wasn’t enough for watford.

West Ham Everton share points
West Ham played out 1-1 draw with Everton at Upton Park, Manuel Lanzini put the home side ahead as he sent a powerful shot past Howard into the corner but Lukaku responded with an equaliser before the break after a combined effort with Deulofeu before rounding the keeper to slot it home.

Sunderland lost again
Sunderland lost again at home to Southampton, as Dusan Tadic put the Saints ahead in the 69th minute from the penalty spot when Yann M’Villa brought Ryan Betrand down in the box.

Norwich City stole a 1-0 win over Swansea to end their six game run without a win, having lost four successively and drawn two. Jonny Howson’s goal gave them all 3points as he headed past Likasz Fabianski in the 70 minute and push Norwich 4points clear the Red Zone in the table.

Newcastle got their first away victory of the season over Bournemouth in a 1-0 win.

Ayoze Perez put his name on the score sheet on the 27th minute which later became the only goal of the match but Newcastle owe it all to goalkeeper Rob Elliot as he made saves upon saves to stop Bournemouth.