Premier League Review: Match Day 33/34

Mumbai: Another season and another Rafa Benitez masterclass. Newcastle made sure they remain in the Premier League by outwitting Brendan Rodgers and his tactically inflexible Leicester City. Ayoze Perez with a typical smash and grab a goal in a match that was marred by 90 minutes of low block defence by Magpies players and uneasy butt-clenching by fans.

Leicester City 0 – 1 Newcastle United

Ole’s on the wheel of Fiat and not the Ferrari (Sorry Chevrolet, we understand branding too) we normally associate Manchester United with as they laboured to a 2-1 win thanks to Paul Pogba’s penalty. Manchester United have to buck up or United fans would soon have to set their alarms for Thursday night matches.

Manchester United 2-0 West Ham

Manchester City again showed their dominance without breaking a sweat. If Liverpool fans were hoping that fixture congestion might just gift them the title, it’s not going to be the case because City is being City with relative ease. Raheem Sterling’s brace, a late strike by Gabriel Jesus just reinstated the belief that Manchester City is the best football club in the country and perhaps the whole world.

Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester City

The new stadium, New revitalized Tottenham Spurs. Tottenham registered a handsome 4-0 win against Huddersfield courtesy a Lucas Moura hat trick. Tottenham fans and the red part of Merseyside might just be hoping that this keeps Spurs in good stead for upcoming matches against Manchester City in Champions League and Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspurs 4-0 Huddersfield

Liverpool vs Chelsea. The Drama. History. The Histrionics. And it sure lived up to it. In a space of wild five minutes, Liverpool buried the ghosts of past and was 2-0 against Sarri’s men (or Kepa’s men). Mane’s thumping header to finish off an excellent passing routine and then an explosive strike by Salah who bombed the ball straight to top corner after terrorizing Emerson the whole night (I HAD TO DO THE PUNS). A night to remember for the Reds with Andy Robertson slipping and showing how Throwback Thursday actually works.

Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

Meanwhile, Arsenal won 1-0 against Watford. I wish I could review the game in detail but what a snoozefest.

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