Sunday, October 22, 2017

Premier League Review – Gameweek 7

Dele Alli got the second as Tottenham Hotspur beat leaders Manchester City 2-0/ Image via goal.com

Dele Alli got the second as Tottenham Hotspur beat leaders Manchester City 2-0/ Image via goal.com

Tottenham Hotspur moved to within a point of Manchester City after beating the league leaders by two goals to nil at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

An own goal from Aleksander Kolarov and a Dele Alli strike was enough to secure the points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who are now the only unbeaten side in the division after putting an end City’s 100% start to the campaign.

Defeat for Pep Guardiola’s men also means that both Arsenal and Liverpool are now just two points off the pace after the pair secured narrow victories against Swansea City and Burnley respectively.

Chasing pack

Second half efforts from Roberto Firmino and James Milner – the latter a penalty – saw the Merseysiders come from behind to win in South Wales while a late goal from Laurent Koscielny was enough to secure three points for Arsene Wenger’s side as he celebrated his twentieth anniversary with the North London club.

Everton are fifth after drawing against Crystal Palace on Friday evening with Ronald Koeman’s side now on fourteen points – one above both Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Red Devils drew with Stoke City on Sunday afternoon while Antonio Conte’s side bounced back from back-to-back league defeats with a 2-0 victory at Hull City a day earlier.

Stalemates

West Bromwich Albion are in ninth after extending their recent unbeaten run with a draw against bottom of the table Sunderland.

Nacer Chadli had given the Baggies a first half lead before Patrick van Aanholt gave David Moyes’ men a share of the spoils.

Despite that point, the Black Cats remain rooted to the bottom of the table two points from safety and can be backed at a price of 8/13 to be relegated.

Southampton are level on points with West Brom after they themselves secured a draw against champions Leicester City, who are in twelfth on eight points – the same amount as both Watford and Bournemouth who played out a 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium.

Cherry-picked

The Hornets twice came from behind to secure a point against the Cherries who have once again seen their manager linked with the vacant England position recenlty after Sam Allardyce’s tenure ended last week.

Finally West Ham United were unable to climb out of the relegation zone after only managing to draw with Middlesbrough, who are now two points above the Hammers in sixteen place.

Attention now turns to international football with domestic action restarting a week on Saturday with the last two Premier League winners, Chelsea and Leicester City, kicking off proceedings at Stamford Bridge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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