English Premier League

The halfway point of the league has been crossed and Liverpool remain unbeaten and far ahead of the rest in England. 2019/20 Premier League – Round 20

Highlighted changes in the league standings after the round
The occupants of the top 4 and the bottom 4 in the league standings stay intact from the last round.

The top 4 teams in the league standings at the start of the round were all winners in this round.
Liverpool took another 3 points and remain unbeaten in the league. – Top of the table by 13 points and with a match in hand.
Chelsea painted London blue after a win at the Emirates Stadium.

Defeat to Liverpool cost Wolves dropped Wolves from 5th to 7th in the league.
Manchester United used a win at Burnley to climb from 8th to 5th in the league; benefiting from Wolves, Tottenham, and Sheffield United failing to win their match over the round.

Arsenal dropped to 12th.
Watford was the only team in the relegation zone to pick up three points. Their ‘3-0’ win against Aston Villa reduced the gap in point to the two teams to two points.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)didn’t play a part in this round but remains top scorer with 17 goals.

Premier League
Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth
Brighton – Alireza Jahanbakhsh 3’ Aaron Mooy 78’

Newcastle 1-2 Everton
Newcastle – Fabian Schar 56’
Everton – Dominic Calver-Lewin 13’ 64’

Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Southampton – Danny Ings 74’
Crystal Palace – James Tomkins 50’

Watford 3-0 Aston Villa
Watford – Troy Deeney 42’ 67’(pen) Ismaila Sarr 71’

Norwich 2-2 Tottenham
Norwich – Mario Vrancic 18’ Serge Aurier 61’ (og)
Tottenham – Christian Eriksen 55’ Harry Kane 83’(pen)

West Ham 1-2 Leicester
West Ham – Pablo Fornals 45’
Leicester – Kelechi Iheanacho 40’ Demarai Gray 56’

Burnley 0-2 Manchester United
Manchester United – Anthony Martial 44’ Marcus Rashford 90+5’

Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Arsenal – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 13’
Chelsea – Jorginho 83’ Tammy Abraham 87’

Liverpool 1-0 Wolves
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 42’

Manchester City 2-0 Sheffield United
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 52’ Kevin De Bruyne 82’

 

Brighton win their first in 5 matches after beating Bournemouth ‘2-0’.
Bournemouth has lost 8 of their last 14 league matches, with their only wins coming against Manchester United and Chelsea.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 100% of Everton’s goals under Ancelotti.
Everton picked up three points at Newcastle through a ‘2-1’ victory as
Carlo Ancelotti has kicked of with a 100% record with Everton.

Danny Ings’s goal denied Crystal Palace a win over Southampton.
Southampton are now unbeaten in three straight league matches, while Crystal Palace has just a win in their last 5 league matches.

Troy Deeney scored two goals as a 10-man Watford went on to beat relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Tottenham did enough to avoid a defeat, but not enough to seal a victory that would give the side their first back-to-back league victories since the first two games under Mourinho.

Demarai Gray made up for his penalty miss by getting the winning goal for Leicester City in London.
After falling to the two giants in the league (Liverpool and Manchester City), Leicester got back to winning ways with a ‘2-1’ away win against a struggling West Ham side.
West Ham fired their manager (Manuel Pellegrini) after the match.

A late goal in each half allowed Manchester United to leave Turf Moor with three points.
Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford were back on the score sheets for Manchester United.

Goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation time allowed Chelsea to come from behind to paint London Blue.
Tammy Abraham scored the winner for Chelsea to come from a goal down to defeat another London side on away grounds.
The result was Arsenal’s fourth straight home defeat in all competitions.

Sadio Mane’s goal extended Liverpool winning streak in the league.
Liverpool beat Wolves ‘1-0’ to maintain the 13-point gap they have between them and the remainder of the league.

Second-half goals from Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne allowed Manchester City to bounce back from their defeat to Wolves with a ‘2-0’ win over newly-promoted Sheffield United.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got on the score sheet in Arsenal’s defeat to take his goal tally to 13; the second top scorer in the league.
Danny Ings (Southampton), Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), and Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) each scored their 12th goal of the season.
Sergio Aguero scored his first goal since his return from injury in Manchester City’s ‘2-0’ win over Sheffield United. Aguero’s goal allowed him to join the players with double-digit goals in the league with 10 goals.

 

Next Fixtures
January 1, 2020
Brighton vs Chelsea
Burnley vs Aston Villa
Newcastle vs Leicester
Southampton vs Tottenham
Watford vs Wolves
Manchester City vs Everton
Norwich vs Crystal Palace
West Ham vs Bournemouth
Arsenal vs Manchester United

January 2, 2020
Liverpool vs Sheffield United

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