Match week 14
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Matchweek 14

Game 1: Newcastle United vs Manchester City.

This eventful game at St James Park defied all odds as Newcastle had the first real chance of the game. A free kick within shooting range a few yards outside the box went just wide of the near post. However, the deadlock was broken just 22 minutes in when some short passing into the box got to the feet of England striker Raheem Sterling who struck the ball into the far corner for 10 yards out to give Manchester City the lead.

Then, an unexpected twist. Just 3 minutes later Newcastle burst into a very similar attack which came to the same conclusion. Jetro Willems fired the ball into the same part of the net to put the Magpies level against the champions. Almost at the hour mark, City looked sure to retake the lead as Gabriel Jesus came 1 on 1 with Marvin Dúbravka. Mahrez fired the ball which forced a world class reaction save from the Newcastle keeper. But the excitement wasn't over there. Another goal came when a clearance from Paul Dummet came to the feet of Belgian Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in the 82nd minute. The midfielder chested the ball down  and smashed the ball towards the goal on the half volley.

The ball thumped the underside of the crossbar and went in for a world class goal. But once again, it didn't take Newcastle long to find their way back. A free kick on the side of the box was played to Jonjo Shelvey who took the ball across his body, past Ederson in the Manchester City goal and into the net to put the Magpies back on level terms. City pushed more but could not find the answer to the shock goal from Jonjo Shelvey. The final score of the match: Newcastle United 2-2 Manchester City,

Match 2: Burnley vs Crystal Palace.

This game at Turf Moor began quickly when Palace thought that they had stolen the early lead through a scruffy goal by Jordan Ayew. However, the offside flag was raised and the goal was swiftly ruled out. Despite having one goal ruled out by the linesman, Palace kept pushing and their efforts eventually paid off on the stroke of half time. Wilfred Zaha burst into the box eventually firing the ball past Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope at his near post. This goal gave Wilfred Zaha his first Premier League goal of the season. Burnley thought that they would get an equalizer when a miss hit header from Cheikhou Kouyaté went straight to the feet of Chris Wood, who somehow managed to wallop the ball over the crossbar. Yet again, Burnley couldn't get an equalizer when a corner from Jeff Hendrick into the box caused pingball in the Crystal Palace penalty area.

Once again, Chris Wood couldn't get a goal when his header was cleared off of the goal line by a Palace defender to keep the Eagles in the lead. However, the game was sealed in the 78th minute when Palace substitute Jeff Schlupp fired the ball into the goal from a tough angle/ His powerful left footed shot went through the legs of Nick Pope to double Crystal Palace's lead. Burnley thought that they had pulled one back. However, despite their greatest hopes, a great save came from  Guita. The final score of the match:  Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace.

Match 3: Chelsea vs West Ham United.

This match contained two London clubs both of which is very good form. But who was in a better form? Both teams looked to be fairly equal throughout the first half with the very best chance of the half coming after a header from Michael Antonio close in was smartly denied by Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, with the normal West Ham United goalkeeper not playing, this game showed a Premier League Debut for thirty-three year old goalkeeper David Martin.

His first main save came in the first half after making a smart save from Kovacic, then into another save to deny Olivier Giroud, and one final save to prevent Pedro from giving the blues the lead. However, the deadlock was eventually broken just 3 minutes into the second half. Pablo Fornals put Aaron Creswell into the box. Creswell cut in onto his weaker right foot and bent the ball into the far right corner to put the Irons into the lead away at Stamford Bridge. West Ham kept attacking and another chance came fro a corner where Angelo Ogbonna's powerful header was smartly denied by Kepa Arrizabalage in the Chelsea goal. West Ham United thought that they had doubled their lead when Michael Antonio bundled the ball into the net the far post. However, VAR was called and overturned the goal for a handball by Michael Antonio. 


Despite the goal from Antonio being ruled out, Chelsea could not find a response.  The final score of the match: Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United.

Match 4: Liverpool vs Brighton and Hove Albion.

League leaders Liverpool played 15th place Brighton and Hove Albion as Liverpool looked to get more points at the top of the table. The first goal came in the 18th minute when a free kick into the box from Trent Alexander Arnold Met the head of Netherlands and Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk who didn't fail to give the reds the lead. The second goal came only 6 minutes later when a corner into the box from Trent Alexander Arnold once again met the head of Van Dijk who doubled his and Liverpool's goals against the Seagulls from the south.

The drama really started late in the game when Maupay on the run hit the ball high and struck the arm of the Liverpool keeper who was outside of the box. Martin Atkinson, the referee, showed no hesitation and immediately produced a red card to Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. From that free kick, some quick thinking from Brighton captain Lewis Dunk hit the ball hard and low while nobody was watching and the ball ended up in the back of the Liverpool net. The first touch for substitute goalkeeper Adrian: picking the ball out of his net. Brighton surged for an equalizer which nearly came when a header from close in was spilt by Adrian and almost tapped into the net. The final score of the match: Liverpool 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion.

Match 5: Tottenham Hotspur vs AFC Bournemouth.

New manager Jose Mourinho had 2 wins in 2 games record when he first came into this match. Was he able to make it 3 out of 3? His side took the lead when a high ball into the box was touched down by Heung Min Son and then converted by Tottenham Midfielder Dele Alli to give the Spurs the lead. Tottenham thought that they should have had a penalty when the low ball from Dele Alli collided with the hand of a sliding Steve Cook. Despite VAR being there, no check was used and no penalty was given, However, Tottenham doubled their lead 5 minutes after half time when Dele Alli received another long ball this time by Toby Alderweireld.

The ball was touched down and then calmly slotted into the back of the net to give Spurs a 2 goal cushion over Bournemouth. it became 3 goals when a high ball from the left wing into the Bournemouth box from Heung Min Son was volleyed into the side of the net by Moussa Sissoko. Bournemouth got one back in the 73rd minute when a delicate free kick on the edge of the box was calmly floated into the top right corner by youngster Harry Wilson to give the cherries some hope. The game looked to be over but in the 95th minute, a low ball from Arnaut Danjuma went all the way through the box to the left foot of Harry Wilson who put in his second goal of the game. Could it be the amazing comeback from Bournemouth? Bournemouth had the chance to equalise late on when a lack of communication from Callum Wilson leads to Serge Aurier making a last ditch tackle to keep Tottenham winning against Bournemouth. The final score of the match: Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 AFC Bournemouth.

Match 6: Southampton vs Watford

These two bottom of the table teams knew this would be a tough game for both teams which could decide if they stayed in the Premier League, The first goal came after Etienne Capoue launched the ball down the wing to Senegalese Winger Ismaïla Sarr. The ball took a nasty bobble off of Stephens, straight down to the feet of the winger.  The 21 year old went one on one with Angus Gunn and powered the ball over the keeper and into the net for his first Premier League goal and giving the Hornets the lead. Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford side continued to dominate throughout the first half. Both teams went in at half time; Watford being on top by just one goal. Southampton's best chance came when substitute Shane Long scuffed the ball forcing a world-class save from Ben Foster who tipped the ball on to the top of the crossbar.

Southampton, however, continued searching for an equaliser while the Hornets sat back and tried to keep a clean sheet. Despite the writer of this article being a Watford fan and the Watford side, Southampton out the game level when  Djenepo burst into the box and ran to the front post. Ben Foster came to confront him, but at that moment he squared the ball into Danny Ings. Ings scuffed the ball but eventually followed through on it and put the Saints back on level terms after pushing so hard for it. But Southampton weren't done there. Ettiene Capoue conceded a free kick right on the edge of the Watford Penalty area. James Ward Prowse fired it like a rocket into the top corner to secure a win. The final score of the match: Southampton 2-1 Watford.

What do you think of the results? I'm very annoyed as a Watford fan. Let me know down below in the comments section.

5 days ago
Come on you spurs.