February 23, 2015 3 min read
Here is the weekend review of the Barclays Premier League.
Stoke City verses Aston Villa: Stoke came back after Villa went up early in the game. Villa was not smart at the end of the game giving up a penalty kick in stoppage time to give Stoke a chance at gaining three points. Stoke’s Victor Moses stepped up to take the kick and put the ball away. Stoke got the win 2-1.
Chelsea verses Burnley: This game had some controversy, with penalty kicks that weren’t called and fouls that could have been red cards that ended up having someone else get a red card. With a player putting his hands up in the box and the ball striking his hands, and not being called by anyone, is pretty bad by the referee. The play on Matic was really bad that everyone including the FA have said would have been a bad for Ashley Barnes, but the referee saw the play and decided not to card him. The FA cannot do anything to the player. After the Matic red card, Burnley tied up the game on a corner kick that Chelsea just couldn’t clear away. A draw 1-1 for Chelsea and Burnley.
Crystal Palace verse Arsenal: An early penalty kick for Arsenal gave them enough to propel them over Crystal Palace. Even though Crystal Palace was the better side, they could not finish the chances that they had. Arsenal capitalized on two chances and made sure that they were competing for the top four in the league. Arsenal won 2-1.
QPR verses Hull City: QPR for a stupid play. You never try and hit somebody below the belt when the referee is calling you over and watching you. That wasn’t the smartest move by Joey Barton. Even though they were down a man, QPR came back to tie the game on a great cross and header, by Charlie Austin. Unfortunately, Hull City would not be denied for that long. Hull was able to get the go ahead goal in the 89 minute, which QPR could not come back from. QPR 2- 1 Hull City
Sunderland verses West Bromwich Albion: This game was probably the most boring out of all of the games. West Bromwich had one complaint from the game. It was when Lescott brought down Graham from behind. The complaint was that Lescott was the last man. The referee said that the goalkeeper would have gotten the ball before Graham would have gotten it. Other than that play the game was fairly equal for the sides. The game ended in a draw 0-0.
Manchester United verses Stoke City: United was able to draw first blood on some fancy passing that ended up with Herrera shooting the ball and a deflection by the defense puts the ball in the side netting. Yet a few minutes later Stoke found the answer with Ki Sung-yueng. The second half was more of an equal side but when Shelvey came down the middle and hitting a rocket which deflected off Bafetimbi Gomis. That was the break Stoke needed to gain the three points from United. Stoke wins 2-1.
Manchester City verses New Castle United: Manchester City looked in control of the game right from the beginning. Within the first minute of the game New Castle gives up a penalty kick, which opens the flood gates for City to score, it looked like, at will. New Castle had no response for the power house City team that they played against. Manchester City wins 5-0
Tottenham verses West Ham United: West ham went up 2-0 after 62 minutes of play. Tottenham couldn’t have asked for anything better of a response at the end of the game. Danny Rose scored in the 81st minute and then a late penalty gave Tottenham a chance to equalize the score. West Ham goalkeeper made a fantastic save to deny Kane from scoring, but could not prevent him from scoring the rebound. Tottenham 2-2 West Ham United