Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Hazard, Higuain Steamroll Huddersfield
These are the first 7 matches of the Premier League, Match Day 25 of 38. The match highlights and the top 10 teams points table is included.
Points Table – Premier League ’18-19
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Match 1 of 10: Tottenham vs Newcastle
Result: 1 – 0
- Tottenham: Son Heung-min 83′
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- The Premier League table shouts with probability for Tottenham. For such a long time, this looked like being one of those occasions when the ball would not go in for them. Erik Lamela hit the crossbar; Christian Eriksen, unrealistically, saw two endeavors tidied up the line and different shots went asking.
- However this is a group that does not do draws, which battles until the end and, gratitude to Son Heung-min’s late champ, they have climbed above Manchester City into second place and sit four behind the pioneers, Liverpool, but having played a diversion more than both.
And @SpursOfficial despite key injuries and no transfers go to 2nd place in the Premier League.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 2, 2019
- Mauricio Pochettino has demanded that his squad is not prepared to win the title. With outings to Anfield and the Ehitad to come, they remain an enticing outside wager. Son has now scored 14 goals in all rivalries at club level in a season that has twice been hindered by responsibilities with South Korea, right off the bat at the Asian Games and, all the more as of late, the Asian Cup.
- His shape since the November global break has been powerful. He has 12 goals in 17 Spurs amusements from that point forward and it has achieved the point where he has played himself into the discussion for the player-of-the-year awards.
Our last three @premierleague games:
😅 Fulham⏱️ 90′ (1-2)
😅 Watford⏱️ 87′ (2-1)
😅 Newcastle ⏱️ 83′ (1-0)
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 2, 2019
- His goal here was a debacle for the Newcastle goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka. The forward had moved the ball insightfully on to his correct foot on the edge of the zone, tossing a few defedners, and the shot was well struck. Be that as it may, it was basically directly at Dubravka and not swerving with any hazard.
- Dubravka, however, enabled the ball to squirm under his gloves and, instantly, Newcastle’s obstruction was punctured. With the proprietor, Mike Ashley, in participation, they had made some conventional openings and hit the post through Salomón Rondón. The late concession was a severe pill.
- Son had come back from the Asian Cup to flame the late rebound prevail upon Watford last Wednesday – he scored the equalizer on 80 minutes – and this match was not different. Spurs were not taking care of business but rather they declined to acknowledge that dropped focuses were a piece of the content.
29 – Tottenham have gone 29 games without a draw in the Premier League, a new record, beating Bolton’s previous best of 28 set in 2011. Cabinet. pic.twitter.com/PpEmLQxNv4
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 2, 2019
- Rafael Benítez turned on his heel and frowned when Son’s goal went in. It had been a decent week for Newcastle, what with Tuesday’s home win over Manchester City and the club-record exchange due date day marking of Miguel Almirón, together with the advance of Antonio Barreca. In any case, it would not beat that. Almirón did not include on the grounds that he doesn’t yet have his visa.
- Benítez mentioned that Newcastle must be better on the ball in the second half yet he felt they protected well in his 5-4-1 framework while they appreciated some support on the counter-assault. Matt Ritchie was a risk with his crosses from left wing-back while Ayoze Pérez demonstrated his twinkle-toes.
Three points: ✔️
Clean sheet: ✔️
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 2, 2019
- Newcastle went close on the half-hour when Ritchie crossed and Pérez, who was radiantly set, couldn’t make a spotless association. Rondón would be crawls from scoring on 51 minutes when he headed against the upstanding from DeAndre Yedlin’s cross while Pérez broadened Hugo Lloris from the edge of the zone.
- Tottenham had the more prominent number of possibilities and there were some overlaid edged ones, none more so than Lucas Moura’s free header at an early stage. Lamela gestured against the woodwork from Jan Vertonghen’s cross; Moussa Sissoko was denied by Dubrakva while the substitute, Fernando Llorente, blew a circling header.
- Eriksen twice flicked goalwards following corners just for Fabian Schär and Ritchie to clean up the line. Schär’s stretch back to snare away was especially sensational. Son, notwithstanding, would slice through the dissatisfaction.
And that’s that!
— Goal (@goal) February 2, 2019
Match 2 of 10: Everton vs Wolves
Result: 1 – 3
- Everton: Andre Gomes 27′
- Wolves: Ruben Neves 7′ (P), Raul Jimenez 45′, Leander Dendoncker 66′
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- Everton’s conflicting structure under Marco Silva proceeded as Wolves won 3-1 to anchor their first triumph at Goodison Park since 1979.
- Wolves heaped further weight on enduring an onslaught Everton supervisor Marco Silva with an engaging 3-1 succeed at Goodison Park on Saturday.
- The Toffees’ sketchy outcomes this season have seen the Portuguese’s position gone under extreme examination and he won’t sit any more easily after Wolves got a third straight Premier League triumph to concrete their place simply outside the main six.
- Ruben Neves’ initial penalty had Nuno Espirito Santo’s side ahead however Everton were level halfway through the primary half gratitude to Andre Gomes’ pounding first goal for the club.
No pussyfooting around by #Wolves today as they beat #Everton 3-1 in the #PremierLeague but they were outshone by a little guy with plenty of cattitude!! (Via @jmp_uk) #WolverhamtonWanderers #WWFC #EFC #EPL #Cat #GoodisonCat #EvertonCat #EVEWOL pic.twitter.com/UrL8LgbgZH
— Robbie Stephenson (@Sportsphotorob) February 2, 2019
- In any case, slack checking from a free-kick permitted Raul Jimenez to head home on the stroke of half-time and Leander Dendoncker crushed in a volley halfway during that time period to anchor Wolves’ first win at Goodison in 40 years.
- Everton had led the pack inside three minutes of their success at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday however the ball was in their court to fall behind right off the bat here as Leighton Baines felled Matt Doherty and Neves serenely changed over the spot-kick.
- The hosts nearly talented Wolves a second in the twentieth moment when Tom Davies lost the ball and Jimenez encouraged Dendoncker, who was denied by Jordan Pickford nearby other people.
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The Premier League game between Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers came to a brief halt Saturday when a black cat took the field around the 67-minute mark. It… pic.twitter.com/FhRhWDop0U
— Jayna Kliner (@JaynaRDaviskz) February 2, 2019
- Rui Patricio flooded out to upset Theo Walcott as Everton looked for a reaction, which properly landed in the 27th moment on account of Gomes’ scratching crash into the top of the net from 18 yards.
- Be that as it may, Wolves reestablished their favorable position as Jimenez rose unchallenged to head Joao Moutinho’s conveyance into the base left corner.
- Furthermore, the guests earned some breathing space as the bounce back from Diogo Jota’s blocked endeavor fell directly to Dendoncker to lash home from eight yards – topping a great day for Wolves and a torrid one for Silva and Everton.
Match 3 of 10: Chelsea vs Huddersfield
Result: 5 – 0
- Chelsea: Gonzalo Higuain 16′, 69′, Eden Hazard 45+1′ (P), 66′, David Luiz 86′
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- There have been occasions in the course of the most recent week when Maurizio Sarri’s choice to stick his expectations on Gonzalo Higuaín had felt dangerous. Witness that show in midweek when the Argentinian had scarcely gathered a touch as Chelsea, by and large and dishonorably, died down at Bournemouth.
- Or then again to be sure the head mentor’s post-coordinate perceptions on the south drift that the striker was “not in good shape”. This group required the loanee from Juventus, scarcely a perfect purchase at 31, to waste no time, adjusting in a split second in outsider environment. He must be the appropriate response.
— Marcos Alonso (@marcosalonso03) February 2, 2019
- In that specific circumstance, this was an evening of guarantee. It is risky to make an excessive number of inferences from a clear rejection of Huddersfield Town, the division’s whipping young men and a side who as of now appear surrendered to an arrival to the Championship, yet Sarri and Chelsea, so stunned by that mortification at the Vitality Stadium, had required some expectation on which to stick.
- Higuaín, as much with his development and linkup play with Eden Hazard as the lavish completion he brought halfway during that time half, properly given bounty.
Gonzalo Higuaín’s game by numbers vs. Huddersfield:
6 shots attempted
2 take-ons completed
2 chances created
2 aerial duels won
No Chelsea player has had more shots in a Premier League games this season. pic.twitter.com/HwrIbnUQCV
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 2, 2019
- The family obviously remains. His encounters at Milan over the main portion of the period have not drummed the quality out of him. The shot arced, right-footed and first-time, over Jonas Lössl from separation exhibited to such an extent, the sort of intuitive splendor Chelsea have missed generally.
- Their No 9s have had a propensity for disappointing in the numerous years since Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink wore the shirt however Higuaín, a Sarri supporter, has now swollen his goal count to 38 out of 37 class recreations under the Italian, in Serie An and Premier League.
First goal for Chelsea ✔️
First goal in the Premier League ✔️
First goal at Stamford Bridge ✔️
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 2, 2019
- Similarly as empowering had been the shrewd shoot into space behind Terence Kongolo and far from Christopher Schindler to reach N’Golo Kanté’s adorable pass, cut between defenders soon after the quarter-hour check.
- It was the summit of a time of patient development play down the right, a rodent a-tat of passes that hauled Huddersfield out of position. In any case, without Higuaín making that run, at that point tearing his completion high inside Lössl’s close post, it would have felt like another entry of ball possession for the good of possession, coming up short on the punch to make a legitimate check. It was the nibble Chelsea have been missing. Here, yet against liberal rivals, they flaunted entry point with Higuaín as the point of convergence.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 2, 2019
- The striker’s blends with Hazard, specifically, will have left Sarri slobbering. At the point when Chelsea were bubbling their goes at their most dynamic, in the opening quarter, the combine previously seemed to have synchronized their runs and flicks.
- It was nothing unexpected to see Hazard back taking care of business. He had just scored a penalty in first-half stoppage time when, halfway during that time half, he skipped on to Ross Barkley’s fine go to round Lössl and score a fifteenth goal of the battle into a vast net. He has not scored that numerous at this phase of a season since moving to Chelsea in 2012.
— Facundo Tassara (@Facundo_Tassara) February 2, 2019
- Chelsea confront Manchester City twice, Manchester United and Tottenham before the finish of this current month. They may now have a blend to wound grand adversaries.
- Huddersfield had no answer, their own brilliant beginning adding up to Aaron Mooy’s header over the banish from Chris Löwe’s cross and failing out from that point. They had cause to grumble at the honor of the penalty in first-half stoppage time, Elias Kachunga’s test on César Azpilicueta having begun fresh.
- However, Adama Diakhaby’s hurries up the correct flank aside, the guests gave little clout and were fixed extremely effectively by Chelsea’s cut and push. A twelfth thrashing in 13 amusements in all rivalries had felt unavoidable from the opening trades.
Chelsea have scored 5 goals in a premier league game for the first time under Maurizio Sarri. Wait. #CFC
— Bridge News 📰 (@cfc_wale) February 2, 2019
- David Luiz, stooping to achieve Willian’s corner close as far as possible, would enlist the fifth by means of a sound redirection off Kachunga. That guaranteed the awfulness of midweek had been settled, and fourth place recovered for 24 hours in any event. No hour-long post-coordinate examinations were required this opportunity to analyze the group’s execution – however this needs to end up Chelsea’s standard.
Match 4 of 10: Brighton vs Watford
Result: 0 – 0
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- Ben Foster, the Watford goalkeeper, delivered a propelled execution as Brighton’s winless run extended to five Premier League matches.
- Foster twice kept out headers from Jürgen Locadia and furthermore spared from Shane Duffy and Florin Andone to procure his side a point.
- Brighton, in the interim, persevered through a baffling evening with an outcome that stretches out their troublesome begin to 2019 and does little for their journey for best flight survival.
- The Seagulls endured a second-half crumple at battling Fulham on Tuesday to slip to a third progressive class overcome and have not dealt with a success since the turn of the year.
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Brighton 0⃣-0⃣ Watford
Gaetan Bong 🇨🇲 et ses coéquipiers se contentent d’un score nul et vierge. Le camerounais a dirigé son flanc gauche durant toute la rencontre. pic.twitter.com/7WsWs9aWyk
— Parlons Foot 237 (@ParlonsFoot237) February 2, 2019
- Locadia delivered the main endeavor on focus of a dismal first half. The shot took 41 minutes to touch base, with Foster pawing the Dutchman’s short proximity header behind for a corner following Pascal Gross’ cross.
- Brighton had before had penalty claims waved away by Simon Hooper when Duffy went down in the container having felt contact from Craig Cathcart.
- The guests offered little in assault in the opening 45 minutes and a Troy Deeney header that was coordinated well wide was everything they could marshal.
- Ken Sema headed over the best from Daryl Janmaat’s middle just before the hour after Will Hughes had before constrained a standard spare out of Mat Ryan.
— B & H Independent (@BrightonIndy) February 2, 2019
- However, it was Brighton who were nearly commending a victor a short ways from time. Gross’ intriguing cross from the left was met by a flicked header from Locadia however Foster by one way or another jumped to turn it behind.
- He followed up that spare by unusually keeping out Duffy’s gymnastic endeavor with his feet and afterward covered an exertion from the onrushing Andone. Yves Bissouma was additionally barely off-focus in the withering minutes.
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