A City Built on Goals

Manchester City faced Burton in the Carabao Cup semi final. Although many were confident that City would win, no one could have predicted the scoreline!

Pep Guardiola’s team annihilated Burton 9-0! They completely dominated the game from start to finish!

Within five minutes, De Bruyne gave City the lead. Gabriel Jesus then scored two goals in the 30th and 34th minute. Within three more minutes, Zinchenko had also added his name to the scoresheet.

In the 57th minute, Gabriel Jesus claimed his hattrick. However, he did not stop there.

Three minutes after Foden netted the 6th City goal, Gabriel Jesus scored his fourth goal of the night.

Walker (70′) and Mahrez (83′) scored the remaining two goals. There could have been more but, at this point, City seemed to feel remorseful.

It must be said that City’s team does cost around 530 times that of their opponents, Burton. If this was just the first leg, it is hard to imagine what will happen in the second!


Tottenham’s Seven-Goal Bonanza

Tottenham defeated League Two Tranmere Rovers 7-0 in the third round of the FA Cup. Four different goal scorers saw Tottenham through to the fourth round.

Aurier gave Spurs the lead in the 40th minute. Then, just three minutes into the second half, Llorente doubled their lead. From then on, the goals just kept on rolling in.

Aurier netted another goal in the 55th minute and within two minutes, Son made it four. As if that was not enough, Llorente bagged a hat trick by scoring two more goals in just two minutes (71′ and 72′).

Kane also managed to get himself on the scoresheet by scoring the final Tottenham goal in the 82nd minute.

Tottenham might have been playing a team from a lower division, but there is no doubt that this match will be a huge confidence booster. With the battle for the Premier League trophy being so fierce, it seems quite wise to look elsewhere for a trophy.

The Race is On: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Perhaps one of the most important matches of the season was played yesterday- Manchester City vs Liverpool. The result of the match would either highly increase Liverpool’s chance of winning the title or allow Manchester City to run right back into the title race.

The result was the latter. Manchester City ended Liverpool’s unbeaten run by defeating them 2-1. Liverpool thought they had taken the lead near the end of the first half but, devastatingly, the ball remained 1.2cm from being fully in the net before it was kicked away.

After this blow, Aguero went on to score the first goal for City. Firmino managed to get a goal back for Liverpool, but the game came to an end when Sané netted the winner in the 72nd minute.

The gap between first-place Liverpool and second-place City has now been reduced to just four points. The race has now truly begun; we will see just how much this defeat affects Liverpool and their title hopes.

You Have Not Been Missed Mourinho

Manchester United have been on the up since sacking manager José Mourinho. Today they continued their winning run to edge even closer to the top five.

Pogba has been flourishing under Solskjaer. He scored the first two goals against Bournemouth in the 5th and 33rd minute.

Rashford netted United’s third goal near the end of the first half. Although, just before the half time whistle was blown, Aké got a goal back for Bournemouth.

In the second half, within two minutes of Lukaku being subbed into the game he scored the final goal for United. The Reds are now only three points below Arsenal on the Premier League table.

Chelsea, however, are five points above the Gunners after defeating Crystal Palace 1-0. Kanté, assisted by David Luiz, netted the winning goal in the 51st minute.

Manchester City had similar success, recovering from their last two defeats to beat Southampton 3-1. Silva gave City the lead in the 10th minute, but Southampton were still in the game.

Højbjerg equalised for the Saints in the 37th minute. However, a strike from Sterling that bounced off the Southampton goalkeeper and a good kick from Aguero meant that City claimed their second and third goal before half time.

City have now returned to second place on the table, overtaking Tottenham in the race for the title. It is clear that every position on the table is still up for grabs.

Liverpool: The Title is Not Up For Sale This Boxing Day

Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table after defeating Newcastle 4-0. Man City have failed to keep up with them, and it looks as if another team is looking to join the race in their place.

Liverpool continued their unbeaten run through their strong victory against Newcastle. Lovren netted the first goal in the 11th minute of the match. Then, within the first few minutes of the second half, Salah converted a penalty to double their lead.

Shaqiri made it three with his goal in the 79th minute and Fabinho made the final addition to the scoreline in 85th. Newcastle were out of their depth, this match was their tenth defeat this season.

Liverpool, however, are now on 51 points, six points clear of Tottenham and five points clear of Manchester City, who were shockingly defeated by Leicester City. Bernardo Silva gave City the lead in the 14th minute and, just five minutes later, Leicester equalised! It was in the last ten minutes of the game that Pereira netted the winner.

The defeat not only left Man City far from top spot on the table but it also allowed Tottenham to join the title race. Spurs have now passed City on the PL table after burying Bournemouth 5-0. Eriksen, Son (2), Lucas Moura and Kane were all goal-scorers.

Arsenal failed to get closer to fallen City after drawing 1-1 with Brighton. In fact, they are now two points below fourth-place Chelsea. Thanks to Hazard, the Blues overcame a confident Watford, winning their match 2-1.

Liverpool almost seem comfortable at the top of the table. However, it is clear that Tottenham are trying to go beyond the race for top four to compete for Liverpool’s top spot!

Tottenham Throttle Everton

Spurs did not spare the Toffees this Christmas period, devouring them 6-2! There’s no rest for the wicked.

Walcott gave Everton the lead in the 21st minute. They had a great start to the match, but could not have predicted how it ended.

Son equalised for Spurs six minutes later and Alli then gave his team the lead in the 35th minute. Kane extended their lead before the end of the first half.

Eriksen netted the fourth goal for Tottenham soon after the break. Although Sigurdsson managed to get a goal back for Everton, it was not long before both Son and Kane each scored another goal!

Tottenham are now five points above london rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. However, even more importantly, they are only two points below second-place Manchester City.

It might be time to start asking ourselves whether Spurs should be considered title contenders!

Liverpool Race Ahead

After some shocking defeats, Liverpool have extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points. At this point, it is their title to lose.

Liverpool defeated Watford 2-0 to reach 48 points on the PL table. Salah and van Dijk were the two goal scorers, netting goals in the 18th and 68th minute respectively.

Manchester City missed their opportunity to close the gap back to a single point after they lost 3-2 to Crystal Palace! Palace came from behind to net two goals within three minutes in the 33rd and 35th minute.

Palace were later awarded a penalty, which was successfully converted by Milivojevic. This meant that even De Bruyne’s late goal for City could not change their fate.

Chelsea also had a rough day after losing 1-0 to Leicester City. Vardy netted the winning goal for Leicester in the 51st minute in spite of how dominant the Blues had been throughout the match.

This allowed Arsenal, who defeated Burnley 3-1, to catch up on points. Aubameyang scored two of the goals for the Gunners and Iwobi netted the last. The only thing keeping the Blues above Arsenal and in the top four is their goal difference.

Manchester United might be in sixth place but they sure are making progress. They played their first match since Mourinho was sacked this weekend and the result was spectacular. In insult to Mourinho, they defeated Cardiff City 5-1. Rashford, Herrera, Martial and Lingard (2) were all involved in the goals.

It is coming to the end of the year and it is clear that for some clubs this Premier League season is heading in a new direction.

Tottenham Get Their Revenge on Arsenal

Tottenham knocked Arsenal out of the Carabao cup by defeating them 2-0. Arsenal had previously defeated Spurs in a Premier League match at the start of the month. However, they failed to replicate that same success today.

Both Son an Alli each scored a goal to get Tottenham through to the English Football League semi finals. In the next round, they will have to face another top London club, Chelsea!

Chelsea made it through to the semi finals after defeating Bournemouth 1-0. Hazard netted the winning goal in the 84th minute of the match.

Manchester City also made it to the next round after winning a penalty shoot out against Leicester City. Sterling missed a penalty, but after 3 Leicester players failed to score theirs, it was pretty easy for City to recover.

Manchester City will face Burton in the semi finals. It will be a match that many will expect City to win. Although, after their game against Leicester went to penalties, it is clear that one can never be too sure.

José Mourinho Sacked

The former Manchester United manager was not even given until Christmas before he was shown the door.

It looks as if United’s 3-1 defeat against rivals, Liverpool was the final straw.

The team are sitting at sixth place on the Premier League table, 19 points behind first-place Liverpool.

This has been United’s worst start to a Premier League season in 28 years!

Chelsea were just one point away from the relegation zone when they sacked Mourinho as manager in 2015.

With United being closer to 20th- place Fulham (with a 17 point gap) than top-place Liverpool, it seemed about time that the Special One made his exit.

Is Top Four Out of Reach for Manchester Unied

Liverpool defeated Manchester United 3-1 to go to the top of the Premier League table once again. However, this pushed United even further away from a Champions League position.

Mané gave Liverpool the lead in the 24th minute. Lingard managed to equalise for United in the 33rd, but this did not last long.

Klopp’s team overwhelmed Mourinho’s with their intensity and momentum. In the second half, Shaqiri netted two goals to secure a win for the Reds!

United are still eight points below Arsenal, who woefully lost 3-2 against Southampton. Every time Southampton scored, Mkhitaryan scored an equaliser, but he could not do the same for the last goal.

United are also now 11 points below fourth-place Chelsea, who defeated Brighton 2-1 with goals from Hazard and Pedro.

Only a game separates United from 11th place Bournemouth. Right now, they have a greater chance of finishing in the bottom half of the table than finishing in the top four.

A World of Possibility

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