The weekend had us witness some exciting action from the Premier League. From the North London derby to every game recording at least 2 goals, it was one of those weekends that football fans crave.
As we look ahead to the Champions League and the Europa League, we will be sharing some of what we learnt after game week 12 of the Premier League. Don’t forget to share yours with us in the comments section after reading this blog post.
Tottenham’s Poor Away Record
Before the game, Spurs had been reckoned as being on the same level with the Gunners. A 2-0 humbling at the hands of Sanchez and co. caused reality to set in: Pochettino and his boys still have a long way to go if they’re to conquer England.
One thing they also need to improve upon is their poor away record. Tottenham has now won just four of their last 87 away games against Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. For Mauricio Pochettino, he has now won just one of 18 away games against other top-six sides. Simply not good enough.
Who Will Stop Manchester City?
This is probably the question of the season. It has been on the lips of every fan and has probably been on the minds of every other manager in the Premier League.
On Saturday, they produced another fine display to put away Claude Puel and his Foxes. It was their 10th consecutive win in a row. They have now won 11 out of 12 games in the Premier League, scored 40 goals and have conceded just 7 – second only to Manchester United’s 6.
There have been so many suggestions as to how to defeat Manchester City. But for now, Pep’s locomotive seems to be gaining momentum.
The Red Devils With a New Look
The last time Manchester United scored four at home was against Crystal Palace in September. Since then, it had been a series of 1-0, 2-1 wins… until Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned from their injury lay-offs.
Beating Newcastle 4-1 was one thing. The way Paul Pogba influenced the game was another. The Frenchman was obviously missed as he returned with a bang, scoring a goal and providing an assist. This Man. Utd side is brimming with new-found confidence. Maybe Mourinho won’t have to park the bus any more.
The Relegation Zone
Yesterday, another Premier League manager got the boot. Tony Pulis was relieved of his duties by the West Brom owners, no thanks to the recent poor run of form and the fact that they’re now 17th on the log.
It was a losing weekend also for West Ham and Swansea while Crystal Palace drew with Everton. While clubs like Watford and Burnley are busy ensuring that they remain in the Premier League, these other clubs are struggling at the bottom of the table. It remains to be seen which ones will stay afloat and which ones will sink to the English Championship come May next year.
Every Premier League game played this past weekend had at least 2 goals in it. Except for Manchester City’s away win at Leicester and Chelsea’s win at the Hawthorns, it was a weekend made for the home teams as they all won, save for Crystal Palace that drew 2-2 with Unsworth’s men.
Now that we’ve shared what we learnt with you, we’d like for you to share yours with us. Leave us a comment and let us know the new things you’ve now learnt about the Premier League after Gameweek 12.Tags: English premier league, PL, pl gameweek 12, pl gameweek 12 lessons