Premier League Matchday 12 Review

By  Umair Asif - 21 November 2016

The season of uncertainties just got better in Premier League with Chelsea taking hold of the pole position for the first time this season. Here’s a quick recap from Premier League’s Matchday 12 action:

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

The late equalizer from Oliver Giroud spoiled the evening for Jose Mourinho and Red Devils. Juan Mata’s impressive display gave Manchester United lead in the 68th minute but Arsenal fought back with Giroud’s header to steal a point from what was a perfect day for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Man City

The match saw Yaya Toure returning to Man City ranks and the Ivorian copped the return in an emphatic manner, scoring a brace to seal victory for Man City. Despite staying on the bench for almost a quarter, the strong Midfielder showed no rustiness and helped City score a win.

Everton 1-1 Swansea City

Seamus Coleman’s late equalizer at Goodison Park denied Bob Bradley his first win as Swansea’s manager. The Swans took lead in the dying moments of the first half with Sigurdsson’s penalty but late in the second half, a lopped header from Coleman rescued a crucial point for Everton. 

Southampton 0-0 Liverpool

Looking at Liverpool’s goal flow, Saints were a bit cautious, and it helped them earn the fair share of the points. An impressive performance form Foster kept Liverpool’s strike force frustrated as they were unable to get past the Englishman. 15 shots on target but none of those turned out to be fruitful.

Stoke City 0-1 AFC Bournemouth

The Cherries put a dent on Stoke’s unbeaten run with a brazing win. Nathan Ake got his first start of the season and scored a winner in his first appearance. This will arguably be a moment to remember for the young striker. A crucial away win helped Bournemouth move up to the 9th place in the table.

Sunderland 3-0 Hull City

After 10 matches without a win, Sunderland has finally started their battle to resurrection with two consecutive wins. Jermaine Defoe opened the scoring for Black Cats. It was his 150th goal in the Premier League. A brace from Victor Anichebe summed up the evening for Sunderland.

Watford 2-1 Leicester City

A game that was summed up in the first 15 minutes saw the Hornets emerge victorious. Watford took lead in the first minute through Etienne Capoue’s volley and Pereyra’s curling effort extended the lead. However, the Foxes fought back immediately with Mahrez scoring from the spot to reduce the deficit but Hornets held off the fight back to take all the three points.

Spurs 3-2 West Ham

Two late strikes from Harry Kane ensured that Spurs are still unbeaten in the league. Antonio scored his sixth goal of the season to give the Hammers the lead, which was evaded by Harry Winks. Lanzini scored from the spot in the 68th minute to send Spurs back to deficit. However, Harry Kane scored two goals in two minutes to seal a crucial win for Spurs at home.

Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea

Diego Costa scored his 10th goal of the season to extend Chelsea’s winning run to 6 matches. In a frustrating affair against Boro, Costa emerged as the savior for Conte, and ensured that the winning streak continues. Boro played their part in the action-packed affair but were unfortunate not to find the back of the net.

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