• EPL Week 11 review
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    • Total no.of goals scored in week 11 = 24

    Saturday (04/11/2017)

    Stoke held Leicester in a 2-2 draw

    Stoke City 2 (Xherdan Shaqiri 39′; Peter Crouch 73′) – Leicester City 2 (Vicente Iborra 33′; Riyad Mahrez 60′)

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    Hosts Stoke City held to a 2-2 draw against Leicester City. Vicente Iborra put the visitors 1-0 ahead on 33 minutes through a powerful shot that was created from a corner.

    Six minutes later, hosts Stoke City levelled the scoreline after Xherdan Shaqiri successfully netted that was created by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting with a through ball.

    On an hour mark, the visitors regained their lead after Riyad Mahrez scored a goal.

    Peter Crouch again proved as a super-sub after securing a draw through the equalizer goal on 73 minutes. Crouch’s header from a corner found the net as the scoreline remained 2-2 until the end of the game.

     

    10-man Huddersfield Town beat West Brom

    Huddersfield Town 1 (Rajiv van La Parra 44′) – West Bromwich Albion 0

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    10-man Huddersfield Town beat West Bromwich Albion (WBA) on their home ground (The John Smith’s Stadium).

    Rajiv van La Parra scored the solitary goal for the hosts with a stunning effort from 25-yard distance that had no chance to stop by the visiting goalie (Ben Foster).

    Just before the hour mark, the hosts suffered a huge blow after centre-back Christopher Schindler was sent off due to receiving two yellow cards (25’ & 57’) in the match. Since then, the visitors tried hard to equalize the scoreline but failed to beat the hosts’ goal-keeper Jonas Lossl.


    Steve Cook’s final minute goal added three points for Bournemouth

    Newcastle United 0 – AFC Bournemouth 1 (Steve Cook 90’+2′)

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    AFC Bournemouth clinched their second away victory in this EPL season after beating the hosts Newcastle United through the only goal that was scored by Steve Cook in the final injury minute of the game.

    Both teams put on a hard effort to open the scoreline but failed to succeed in the 90-minute. In the final injury minute, Steve Cook broke the deadlock through a header from the following corner.

     

    Sam Vokes late header provided a winner for Burnley

    Southampton 0 – Burnley 1 (Sam Vokes 81′)

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    Despite playing a dominating football, hosts, Southampton suffered a defeat against Burnley through a late goal that was scored by Sam Vokes.

    On 81 minutes, Vokes scored the only goal of the match through a header from a cross that was produced by Johann Berg Gudmundsson. It was their only shot on target and that proved powerful enough for them to clinch three away points.

     

    Brighton clinched their second away victory

    Swansea City 0 – Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (Glenn Murray 29′)

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    Brighton & Hove Albion clinched their second away victory in the Premier League history after beating the hosts Swansea City 1-0.

    Just before the half-an-hour mark, Glenn Murray (29’) scored the only goal of the match from the well-placed cross by Anthony Knockaert.

    Swansea pushed hard to equalise the scoreline but those were not fruitful for them at the end.

    Playing first time in the Premier League history, Brighton & Hove Albion’s first ever away victory in this competition was against West Ham United by a 0-3 margin in their previous PL away game (on 20th October 2017).

     

    Liverpool thrashed the hosts West Ham

    West Ham United 1 (Manuel Lanzini 55′) – Liverpool 4 (Mohamed Salah 21′ & 75′; Joel Matip 24′; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 56′)

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    Liverpool accounted their second away victory in this Premier League season after beating the hosts West Ham United by the 4-1 margin.

    In-form Mohamed Salah scored the opening goal for Liverpool on 21 minutes from a counter-attack. Just 3 minutes later, Joel Matip extended the lead (0-2) for Liverpool through an easy finish.

    Manuel Lanzini opened the scoreline for the hosts on 55 minutes that was assisted by Andre Ayew with a cross. But that was not enough for them to rescue the match.

    Just 57 seconds later, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made the scoreline 1-3 for the visitors from a rebound chance.

    Salah netted the second time on 75 minutes as the visitors Liverpool won the game by a 1-4 margin.

     

    Sunday (05/11/2017)

    Son gave three points for Spurs with the only goal

    Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Son Heung-Min 64′) – Crystal Palace 0

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    Hosts Tottenham Hotspur clinched a narrow victory against Crystal Palace through the only goal of Son Heung-Min.

    On 64 minutes, Son scored the only goal of the match through a superb shot from just outside the box.

     

    Manchester City continued their winning streak after beating Arsenal

    Manchester City 3 (Kevin De Bruyne 19′; Sergio Aguero 50′ PEN; Gabriel Jesus 74′) – Arsenal 1 (Alexandre Lacazette 65′)

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    Hosts Manchester City continued their winning streak after beating Arsenal by a 3-1 margin.

    Kevin De Bruyne provided an early lead for the hosts as he scored with a superb strike on 19 minutes.

    Just 4 minutes in the second half, City won a penalty after Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) committed a foul on Raheem Stirling inside the penalty box. Sergio Aguero made no mistake to score from the resulting penalty.

    Alexandre Lacazette reduced the trail (2-1) for Arsenal on 65 minutes, but that effort went in vain.

    On 74 minutes, Gabriel Jesus put the hosts 3-1 ahead with an easy finish that was created by David Silva.

     

    Chelsea beat Manchester United by 1-0

    Chelsea 1 (Alvaro Morata 55′) – Manchester United 0 

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    In a high-voltage encounter, hosts Chelsea defeated Manchester United by a narrow 1-0 margin.

    Alvaro Morata scored the winner for Chelsea on 55 minutes through a superb header that was raised by Cesar Azpilicueta. Chelsea played a better football as they had eight shots on target while the Red Devils managed only twice.

     

    Everton’s brilliant comeback proved winner in the dramatic encounter against Watford

    Everton 3 (Oumar Niasse 67′; Dominic Calvert-Lewin 74′; Leighton Baines 90’+1′ PEN) – Watford 2 (Richarlison 46′; Christian Kabasele 64′)

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    In the dramatic encounter between the hosts Everton and the visitors Watford, Everton finished as a winner after Tom Cleverly failed to convert a penalty in the late injury minute.

    All the five goals were scored in the second half while the first half ended with the 0-0 scoreline.

    In the very first minute of the second half, Richarlison put Watford 1-0 ahead. Christian Kabasele extended the lead for the visitors on 64 minutes through a header from the following corner. But that was not the end of the match.

    Everton made a superb comeback after that and turned into an interesting clash. Just 3 minutes after Kabasele’s goal, Oumar Niasse opened the scoreline for Everton after Watford goal-keeper Jordan Pickford failed to clear his lines just outside the box.

    On 74 minutes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised the scoreline for Everton (2-2) through a header from the following corner.

    Just before the 90 minutes, Watford gave away a penalty to the hosts after Jose Holebas (Watford) made a foul on Aaron Lennon inside the penalty box. Leighton Baines put Everton 3-2 ahead after converting that penalty.

    In the lengthy 12-minute injury time, Watford won a penalty on 100th injury minute which happened due to Pickford committed a foul on Richarlison inside the penalty box. But Tom Cleverly failed to score form that as his low effort just missed the post.

     

    • Points Table at the end of week 11
    Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost GD Points
    1 Manchester City 11 10 1 0 +31 31
    2 Manchester United 11 7 2 2 +18 23
    3 Tottenham Hotspur 11 7 2 2 +13 23
    4 Chelsea 11 7 1 3 +9 22
    5 Liverpool 11 5 4 2 +4 19
    6 Arsenal 11 6 1 4 +4 19
    7 Burnley 11 5 4 2 +1 19
    8 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 4 3 4 0 15
    9 Watford 11 4 3 4 −4 15
    10 Huddersfield Town 11 4 3 4 −5 15
    11 Newcastle United 11 4 2 5 0 14
    12 Leicester City 11 3 4 4 0 13
    13 Southampton 11 3 4 4 −2 13
    14 Stoke City 11 3 3 5 −9 12
    15 Everton 11 3 2 6 −12 11
    16 West Bromwich Albion 11 2 4 5 −5 10
    17 Bournemouth 11 3 1 7 −7 10
    18 West Ham United 11 2 3 6 −12 9
    19 Swansea City 11 2 2 7 −6 8
    20 Crystal Palace 11 1 1 9 −18 4

    (Note: GD = goals differences)

     

     

    • Key Week 11 Stats

    Stoke City vs Leicester City – Peter Crouch (Stoke City) became the joint leader in the Premier League appearances as a substitute. It was Crouch’s 142nd PL appearances as a substitute which is the equal of   Shola Ameobi’s PL appearances as a substitute.

     

    Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth – It was only second time for AFC Bournemouth to clinch two back-to-back away victories in the Premier League history (in the previous away PL game, they had beaten Stoke City by 1-2). Their first such achievement was in December 2015 when they had won two away top-flight matches against Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion.

     

    Swansea City vs Brighton & Hove Albion – It was only the second time for Brighton & Hove Albion to clinch two back-to-back away victories in the top-flight (in the previous away PL game, they had beaten West Ham United by 0-3). Their first such achievement was in far April 1981 when they had won two away top-flight matches against Crystal Palace and Sunderland.

     

    Manchester City vs Arsenal – After this match, the table leaders Manchester City has 31 points with the +31 goal differences. It is the best ever beginning for any club after first 11 matches in a Premier League season.

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