Premier League Review – Week 1
The Premier League is back with a bang, some great talking points after the opening weekends fixtures.
Some shock results really messed up our Predictions, in particular Chelsea dropping points at home to Swansea and Arsenal having a number done on them by West Ham.
It was these two games that provided a lot of the talking points, in particular, the Goalkeepers. Cortouis & Cech undoubtedly at fault and costing there sides potential opening day victories.
Leicester opened the season with a great start for new boss Claudio Ranieri, thumping sorry Sunderland 4-2 and it could have been many more. Despite the change in manager, Leicester appear to have maintained the momentum they built at the back end of last season.
Manchester United got off to a winning start in a distinctly forgettable 1-0 victory over Spurs. An own goal settled a dull affair. One of only 3 correctly predicted results.
Bournemouths bubble was burst by Villa, a lot of hype building up to this one and they failed to deliver, missing a host of chances, as a resilient Villa took the 3 points home through new boy Rudy Gestede coming off the bench.
Liverpool banished the ghosts of the season just past at Stoke thanks to a “Worldy” from Coutiniho. Take a bow, son.
Newcastle picked up a point at St James Park against Southampton in an entertaining draw for Steve McLarens men, denied only at the death by a late Shane Long goal. This was the 4th game in a row between these two that Both Teams had scored, something we correctly predicted last week.
Another game that finished 2-2 was at Goodison, with Everton being pushed to the limits by other new boys Watford. Goals from Layun & Ighalo for Watford were matched by a Screamer from Ross Barkley, and a late equaliser from Kone.
Alan Pardews Crystal Palace continued where the left off last season, being excellent on the road, with a great 3-1 away win at Norwich City. Can they continue the form at home though ?
Finally, Manchester City completed the weeks fixtures with a comprehensive win at West Bromwich Albion. 2 goals from Yaya Toure and 1 from Vincent Company ensured a comfortable start for Pellegrinis men.