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EPL Match day 16 Review

Chelsea 2-0 Man City

Manchester City’s fail to a 2-0 defeat on Saturday as they were beaten by Chelsea, having been unbeaten since the season started. 

As usual Pep Guardiola’s men took control of the possession most especially in the first half but Chelsea went on to score despite the pressure on them through the legs of French midfielder N’Golo Kante.

Chelsea Coach Maurizio Sarri started the match without a centre forward instead he used Hazard, Pedro and Willian to move up front. Morata was not even listed while Olivier Giroud was on bench as a substitute.

City controlled the game and had 67% possession of the ball while Chelsea had 33% of ball possession. City were tipped to win the match but lost and now their unbeaten record has been broken.  

Also, City needed to win in order to move up the table as Liverpool won earlier but now Liverpool are now league leaders following the defeat of City.

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Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is now getting to the summit as they are now current league leaders. Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick as he stars in the EPL against Bournemouth. To add salt to injury from Salah’s first and second goal, Steve Cook scored an owngoal to leave the home fans wondering.

It was a fantastic victory for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp have been looking to win all his matches.

Manchester United 4-1 Fulham

United rattled Fulham in a match that Paul Pogba watched on from the stands.

Jose Mourinho men started their scoring through Ashley Young in the 13th minute. While electrifying Rashford gave an assist for Juan Mata to score. Romelu Lukaku compounded Fulham’s woes as he scored the third. But the visitors were able to get a consolation goal through a penalty scored by Aboubakar Kamara. United where not done yet as Marcus Rashford scored the fourth goal.

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Leicester 0-2 Tottenham

Elsewhere Tottenham held on to their third position as they beat Leicester City away from home. SouthKorean forward Son Heung-min broke the solid defensive of Leicester City just before halftime. While Dele Alli headed home a cross from the South Korean to claim their sweet victory.

Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield 

Arsenal had to wait on till the 83rd minute to score as Huddersfield held their ground. Arsenal coach Unai Emery was frustrated as his side were just in a hurry to score. He encouraged his players to calm the game. The goal finally came as Lucas Torreira produced an athletic bicycle kick that could be in contention for the goal of the season.  

West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace

West Ham won the capital city derby over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

James McArthur put the visitors in front but Robert Snodgrass spectacular goal levelled it for the home side.

Free scoring Javier Hernandez then pounced on rebound as Felipe Anderson scored the third for West Ham. But the visitors scored through Jeff Schlupp to make it 3-2.

Burnley 1-0 Brighton

Burnley moved out of the relegated zone as James Tarkowski deflected a Jack Cork’s shot in the net at the 40th minutes.

Cardiff 1-0 Southampton

Cardiff also avoided relegation zone as they beat struggling Southampton. Goal from Callum Paterson saved the day as Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard made a disastrous back pass. 

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