Sunday, 10 November 2013

EPL Super Sunday - Surprises and Shocks:

On remembrance Sunday, there were 4 matches being played in the EPL with both Manchester and London clubs all in action. Here were the games being played:

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Newcastle United 1

A big away win for Newcastle, their second win in two after their shock 2-0 victory at home against title-challengers Chelsea last week thanks to a 13th minute strike by French striker Loic Remy whose power finish beat Friedel and Spurs were unable to answer with a reply despite having shots on goal. Tottenham could have moved up into 3rd place with a home win, but Newcastle took their chance well and moved up 3 places into 11th with their second consecutive win against a London club this season.

Taking advantage: Remy slots the ball past Friedel and the Spurs defence to score.
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul would have to be given the MOTM for that game, he made a lot of saves and was lucky not to concede at times due to the amount of Spurs pressing at his goal throughout the game. 

Unstoppable: Krul did all he could to deny Tottenham from scoring - and he kept a clean sheet.

Improvisation: Krul did well to deny Eriksen using his leg to parry the ball away.

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 0

Yes, you read that right! 19th placed Sunderland recorded a slender 1-0 crucial win against title-chasers Manchester City thanks to a goal by defender Phil Bardsley in the 22nd minute. A surprise lead for the hosts, but their visitors did not let them win easily, pressing hard for an equaliser especially in the last 20 minutes of the game but they were unable to score thanks to solid defending by centre-backs Phil Bardsley and Wes Brown despite pressure from Negredo, Aguero and Milner.  

Pinpoint: Bardsley did well to break the deadlock lifting the ball past Pantilmon to score.

Surprise scorer: Bardsley celebrates his 7th goal in 172 appearances for Sunderland.

Manchester United vs Arsenal - LIVE:
The 4.10pm kick-off's have just begun, with title-chasers United hosting the leaders Arsenal in a big clash of the two sides who want to win the title the most. 

Swansea City vs Stoke City - LIVE:
In the other game being played at 4.10pm, 14th placed Swansea host 18th placed Stoke in a mid-table clash. 
The Swans could move up to where Newcastle ended their game with a win, but Stoke are an unpredictable side who could score quickly or lose by a landslide.