Every Chelsea fan is happy, me inclusive. Every United fan is content they dominated at Stamford Bridge, even though they left losers. The premier league is coming to an end, five matches to go. This happened this week.
Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom
Everton 1-0 Burnley
Leicester 2-0 Swansea
Stoke 2-1 Southampton
Chelsea 1-0 Man. Utd
Man. City 2-0 West Ham
Newcastle 1-3 Tottenham
United Dominates, But Chelsea Emerge Winners
Everyone who saw Mourinho’s formation will know what he had in mind, to park the bus and attack on the counter. This was no surprise though, as Mourinho is fond of utilizing said tactic when facing United. In the United squad, Daley Blind, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick were absent. Which forced LVG to start Falcao up from and sit Rooney dip in the midfield. The England international rocked the stadium in the third minute, even De Gea celebrated and I was so certain the ball ended up in the net, until replay showed otherwise. From start to finish, Van Gaal’s men bossed the game, recording a really high possession. Falcao found the upright not long after. With the halftime eight minutes away, Terry robbed Falcao of the ball at the halfway line, he found Fabregas, who in turn found Oscar and Oscar’s back heel made its way into Hazard’s path, who drove into the box and calmly put the ball in between De Gea’s legs. Chelsea only shot on target in the first half became the goal they needed and the win that put them ten points ahead of Arsenal, who they meet on Saturday. Chelsea put an end to United’s six game winning league run and extended Chelsea’s unbeaten run to 14. Hazard’s 18th goal of the season has cemented his chances of winning the PFA award at the end of the season.
City Back To Winning Ways
City’s loss to United followed them into the West Ham game. They seemed to have shaken off the defeat and picked themselves up, as they dominated Sam Allardyce’s men. A bizzare own goal as earl as the eight minute, put City ahead, when a Navas cross was met by the head of Collins who buried it in his own net. In the 36th minute, Aguero got his twentieth goal of the season after a sparkling counter-attack, creating a mountain for West Ham to climb out of, which they failes to do. With James Milner and Kompany absent, City suffered another blow when Silva was stretchered off midway through the second half. City moved clear of fifth placed Liverpool with seven points, though Liverpool have a game in hand.
Tottenham Records Win Against Newcastle
Newcastle welcomed Tottenham to a sparsely filled St. James Park. The fans boycotted the match to protest Newcastle’s poor run and the management’s lackadaisical attitude towards the poor form. The fans present had nothing to cheer for though as Chadli put the visitors ahead in the 29th minute with a long range strike. The second half saw Colback restoring parity 19 seconds in. His goal made no difference when Eriksen’s freekick found the net in the 53rd minute. To round off their win Tottenham forward and England international, Harry Kane netted his 20th goal of the league and 30th goal of the season in injury time.