Gameweek 11 ended with 10 matches, 3 home wins, 4 draws, 3 away wins, 26 goals and 4 cleansheets. Manchester United remained in the top whereas Chelsea dropped to third position. Reading and QPR remain win less. Manchester City remains defeat-less. Match statistics for the article is provided by EPL Statistics.
Killer instinct is missing again
One inspirational dose that Arsene Wenger couldn’t inject into this team is to seal the victory at crucial times. Mikel Arteta’s penalty miss and losing a 2-goal early lead this week against Fulham shows that Arsenal is not yet ready for the Premier League title. Dimitar Berbatov was exceptional in the match with a role to play in all the three goals. After 9 matches, Giroud went on score sheet with 2 headers.
That’s the end of draw run for Toffees
It was indeed surprising to see someone else apart from Steven Fletcher to be on Sunderland’s scoring sheet. And Adam Johnson became the second Sunderland player to score in EPL this season by scoring in 45th minute. With Sunderland creating many chances and being in command in first half, a 1-0 win was expected. Then came the strikes from Fellaini and Jelavic in the last 15 minutes of the game to seal Everton’s victory. The win has helped Everton end their 4 game draw run and position themselves in top 4 in the table.
Neither team are clinical enough
Yes! Reading and Norwich city are the two teams which have pitted and fought hard against each other but ultimately ended up in a 0-0 draw. Neither of the team are good at chance creation or finishing. Ultimately, Reading remains win less in the season.
9th match Saints have scored
It’s usually very strange for a club in 19th position to score in 9 out of 11 matches it has played and Southampton has done that. Eventually their defense is one of the worst amongst all the other clubs by 9 goals. In the match against Swansea the team drew with 1-1 and this is the second draw for them.
Another loss for the last club hanging
QPR is the other club which hasn’t recorded a win so far. Despite having a solid team, Mark Hughes wasn’t able to get the results from the team. Stoke City as usual are stronger in their home and haven’t conceded a defeat at Britannia stadium this season. Charlie Adam scored his first goal for his new club Stoke. Begovic was solid in the goal earning the 5th clean sheet of the season.
First away win for the Baggies
The surprise package of the season is West Bromwich Albion. With their brilliant home run of 5 wins in 6 matches, they have been able to put themselves ahead of Spurs and Arsenal. But they haven’t won a match away from home. They have opened their away win account with a 1-2 win against Wigan.
Red Devils truly are comeback kings
Manchester United are on a 5-game winning streak with a 2-3 win against Aston Villa. More important is that they have comeback from 2-0 at 50 minutes (5th comeback victory). Aston Villa were the better side in the first half. Amazing goal scoring and arriving-at-scoring-position skills of the second half substitute Javier Hernandez helped the team to gather 15 points out of the 5 games.
What else can Dzeko do?
Another substitute appearance and another goal by Dzeko has put Manchester City win Tottenham Spurs. Surprisingly Adebayor was played ahead of Defoe the top scorer for Spurs this season. Spurs have taken the lead with Steven Caulker. With Sergio Aguero’s clinical finish, Citizens have equalized. Then came Dzeko and scored at 88th minute to earn the 3 points.
Nolan hit his former club at head
Kevin Nolan returned to his former club Newcastle and won three points for his current club West Ham with a goal. West Ham is currently above Spurs and Arsenal in the table. Hammers have to keep the momentum to stay up in the table.
Terry came, scored and went
John Terry came back from his injury just to score and go back in another injury. With many opportunities missed, Chelsea gave hopes back to Liverpool to come back into the game and they did with a goal from Luis Suarez. Chelsea thus left the game with a 1-1 draw (third win less game).
- Hot and Cold – Gameweek 11 (fpladdicts.com)
- EPL 2012-13 Gameweek 9 “900 minutes of excitement” (arunsankar.wordpress.com)