Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Notice - Friday's Post:

My next EPL post will be on Friday, where I analyse all of the EPL matches yesterday and being played today.

These are the fixtures being played today, and the matches which were played yesterday:

Yesterday:

Sunderland 0 QPR 0

Newly appointed boss Harry Redknapp won his first point as QPR manager, as his new side drew 0-0 with Sunderland at The Stadium Of Light.

Aston Villa 1 Reading 0

Striker Christian Benteke scored the only goal of the match in the 80th minute thanks to a header from a corner. 

Who needs Bent? Benteke breaks the deadlock after 80 minutes to give Aston Villa the lead, and 3 points.
Boost: Benteke celebrates his goal against Reading to move Villa out of the relegation zone.

Aston Villa move up to 17th place, while Reading stay in 19th place, stuck in the relegation places.

Tonight's matches (7.45pm unless stated):

Everton 1 Arsenal 1

Winger Theo Walcott broke the deadlock for The Gunners to give them an early lead inside the 1st minute at Goodison Park, but Everton's talisman and midfielder Marouane Fellaini has equalised for the home side to make it 1-1, with 30 minutes gone.

Chelsea 0 Fulham 0

The west London derby is goalless after 30 minutes on the clock. The main story leading into this match was how Rafa Benitez would cope with a match that he should be winning in his second match as interim Chelsea manager after Roberto Di Matteo's dismissal this time last week.

Southampton 1 Norwich 0 

Striker Rickie Lambert has broken the deadlock after 32 minutes, to score his 6th goal this season at home. 

This will be Norwich's 5th loss of the season if the score stays like this, which would mean that they would be falling back into the mid-table mindset after impressive victories against both Manchester United and Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Southampton can move back out of the relegation zone with a win tonight.

Stoke 0 Newcastle United 0 

This match remains goalless at The Britannia Stadium. Both sides have tough defences, so the match may be decided on 1 goal or mistake.

Swansea 3 West Bromwich Albion 0

£2million for Michu is proving to be a real bargain, with him scoring AGAIN tonight to score his 8th goal for Swansea since moving from Rayo Vallencano in the summer. 

Winger Wayne Routledge has scored twice, to almost certainly give The Swans 3 points at home after a draw against Liverpool on Sunday.

This will be West Brom's 4th loss of the season and even though they are currently in 3rd place after a fast start to the season, they may be moving down the table very quickly if they don't pick the Winter pace.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 Liverpool 0

A double by Welsh winger Gareth Bale has given Spurs a comfortable lead against mid-table side Liverpool in the first half.

8:00pm kick-off: Manchester United 1 West Ham United 0

Robin van Persie has scored his 9th goal of the season to give United the lead at home to 8th placed West Ham. A win at Old Trafford tonight will ensure that United stay on top of the table, as local rivals Manchester City are also in action against Wigan.

8:00pm kick-off: Wigan Athletic 0 Manchester City 0

End-to-end stuff at The DW Stadium. The Wigan defence is staying strong, despite threats from Balotelli, Aguero and Silva. They are making chances of their own, but are struggling to really test Joe Hart yet. 0-0, interesting match.

I will have a full report on Friday.