Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth, West Ham 1-1 Manchester United, Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham29th Nov 2016 |
Sánchez lead Arsenal to victory
At Emirates Stadium, Arsenal had invited Bournemouth to a battle for three points. It was going to be a long day for the Bournemouth defence, as Arsenals attacking midfielder Alexis Sánchez had determined to give the Gunners all three points, this afternoon, after three draws in a row.
After just 12 minutes, Sánchez gave Arsenal the lead, after some clumpy defence from the Bournemouth defenders. A horrible pass from the back line gave Alexis Sánchez the chance to go one-on-one with Federici. That chance did not pass, and kicked Arsenal in front.
Only 12 minutes later, everything was back level, as Callum Wilson was awarded a penalty. A penalty he executed himself. Just before the half ended, Sánchez had a new opportunity to give Arsenal the lead, but he had to see his shot coming back from the crossbar.
In the second half, Theo Walcott only needed 8 minutes to bring Arsenal back in front. Nacho Monreal made a cross from the left side, which ended in from of Walcott, who easily headed the ball into the back of the net. In the injury time, Arsenal closed the match, by scoring their third, and Alexis Sánchez second, goal. After a counter attack, Sánchez could give the ball the last push over the line, and securing Arsenal three well-needed points.West Ham took points home from Old Trafford
After United’s mid-week game against Feyenoord, the expectations were high, and nothing but a victory would be a disaster. West Ham only needed 2 minutes to get in front, as Diafra Sakho headed a free kick from Dimitri Payet into the back of the net. United was under pressure from the start, but the Devils bounced back after 21 minutes. Two of the most hyped signings this summer, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, shows why United gave them contracts. A wonderful assist from Pogba, ended in head of Ibrahimovic, and everything was level once again.
Unfortunately for United, José Mourinho was sent off after kicking a water bottle. Even though it was still 11 against 11, United didn’t seem to be able to break the deadlock.
In the second half, the picture was the same. United didn’t manage to get control over the game, until the clock reached to 70 minute mark. Jesse Lindgard and Wayne Rooney had the chances to secure the Red Devils all three points, but neither one of them managed to do that.
The last 10 minutes of the game, had United written all over it. But West Ham managed to fight and when the referees whistle sounded for one last time, they players could look up at the scoreboard, and see that they had secured one important point.
Tottenham was in front, but ended up losing
At Stamford Bridge, the two London rivals, Chelsea and Tottenham, met in a match where Chelsea could top the table with a win. Tottenham started the match best, and after only 11 minutes, the Danish midfielder, Christian Eriksen, gave The Spurs a 0-1 lead, after a brilliant strike with his left foot.
Just before the half time whistle, Chelsea’s Pedro wouldn’t stand in the shadow of Eriksen, as he equalized with a stunning finish from 20 meter, curled the ball into the far corner.
The second half was only 7 minutes old, when Victor Moses gave Chelsea the lead. Diego Costa showed off some of his talent, and passed a sneaky ball into Moses, who could score one of the easiest goals of his career. Even though there were several opportunities for both teams, in all ended with a 2-1 victory for Chelsea, who now can claim 1st place in the Premier League.