Premier League Postponed Games Week 3 Review

Premier League Postponed Games Week 3 Review

By cryptogod-1 | CryptoGod-1 : Sports | 24 Feb 2022


Good day everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoyed the Premier League action during the week, along with the Champions League and Europa League/Conference games. Welcome to Cryptogod-1's blog on all things sport. Below we have the review of the four rearranged games which took place during the week. If you would like to read my preview on it, then you can find it here: https://www.publish0x.com/cryptogod-1-sports/premier-league-postponed-games-week-3-preview-xknqojk

 

Midweek Predictions & Final Results

So in terms of the predicted scores, I got none correct this week. In terms of match-winner/loser, I only managed to predict 1/4 correctly in this round of games.

 

Predicted: Burnley 1-2 Tottenham

Result: Burnley 1-0 Tottenham

Mee

Is this the end of the Conte era at Spurs? From his post match interview it seems ominous, and would spell disaster for Spurs if they were to loose another manager this season. After such jubilant scenes in the victory over Man City, this was a drop back to reality for Spurs. Burnley, who are fighting for their survival, showed they are not destined for the drop just yet. Trips to Burnley are never easy as shown by the recent visits of Liverpool and Man United, but Spurs failed this test miserably. In wet conditions Kane managed to hit the crossbar with a header, and went close with a couple of long range efforts. While Tottenham had the better chances, Lloris was called into action a couple of time but could do nothing for the goal. A long range free-kick from the right saw Mee climb highest and head the ball in to give Burnley the win. Conte has the support of the fans, but questioned whether or not its right for him to just be drawing a salary at the club. His post match interview questioned his own future at the club, having lost four of the last five games, but its the players who need to ask themselves that. Spurs have a talented squad and need to find a solution as a manager like Conte is better than the Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo eras before him.

 

Predicted: Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace

Result: Watford 1-4 Crystal Palace

Sissoko - Mateta, Gallagher, Zaha x2

The Hornets will know they need a drastic improvement in form if they are to avoid the drop this season. This was their 10th home defeat in the league this season, having not tasted victory on home soil since they beat United 4-1 to hand Ole the sack back in November. That was also their only home win this season, and with fixtures remaining at home against relegation rivals Everton, Leeds, Brentford and Burnley, they cannot afford more home defeats. Mateta got a stroke of good fortune when his left-footed shot hit Femenia and wrong-footed Foster to find the back of the net. Two minutes later Watford were level, as  Femenia's wicked in swinging corner was powered home by Sissoko. Just before the break Gallagher took control of a Mitchell cross to restore the lead for Palace. Zaha, who had a quiet first half as both himself and Olise struggled to find space out wide, turned up when it mattered to score two late goals by cutting in from the left both time to add gloss to the score line. Hodgson felt the scoreline flattered Crystal Palace to a certain extent, but they took their chances to secure the victory. Vieira will be happy with his sides victory, as it moved them 9 points clear of the relegations zone while he praised his team for their display throughout the 90 minutes.

 

Predicted: Liverpool 4-1 Leeds

Result: Liverpool 6-0 Leeds

Salah x2, Matip, Mané x2, Van Djik

The Reds made no mistake in their game in hand over Man City, demolishing Leeds in a game where they hit the back of the net six times, including two penalties. Leeds played with their usual open approach and this left too much time and space in the midfield for Liverpool to dominate the game. For 90 minutes it seemed like the Reds were intent on making a statement, and they certainly did. Salah was back to his unplayable best, cooly scoring both penalties, although he wasted many opportunities to seal his hat-rick. Matip scored after a beautiful run and one-two with Salah between the penalties, displaying his impressive dribbling skills. Thiago, Alexander-Arnold, and Fabinho all took control of the game and sprayed the ball around, with the game bursting back into life in the final ten minutes. Mané scored a double, one from a Henderson cross which took out the Leeds keeper and defence, and the other after Origi ran through and his shot ricocheted off the Leeds keeper for Mané to tap home in injury time. There was still more to come as Van Djik found himself unmarked at a corner and headed home with the final touch of the game. Leeds did have the ball in the back of the net but the offside flag ruled it out, leaving Biesla's men with a lot to ponder as they edge closer to a relegation dog fight. Liverpool meanwhile have ensured the gap is now 3 points while the Reds have a superior goal difference of +50 compared to +46 for Man City.

 

Predicted: Arsenal 2-3 Wolves

Result: Arsenal 2-1 Wolves

Pepe, Lacazette - Hwang

A last minute comeback kept Arsenals dreams of top four alive after falling behind early against Wolves. In the 10th minute Hwang made the most of an under hit back pass by Gabriel to go around Ramsdale and give Wolves the lead. From there onwards Lage's side were excellent in defence and kept Arsenal at bay. The second half saw Wolves loose their tempo and back off further, inviting more pressure and eventually the were undone by Arsenal substitute Pepe. In the 82nd minute he combined with another sub Nketiah to get Arsenal ahead, before Lacazette gave them the lead with a late dramatic goal which bounced in off the Wolves keeper from close range. The win means Arsenal climbed up to fifth in the table, a point behind United with two games in hand. After their impressive recent results, Wolves remain in seventh but will retain realistic hopes of securing some European football for next season.

 

 

I hope you found some enjoyment in my post and managed to see the matches or European fixtures. The league action continues this weekend from Friday night, and the Carabao Cup Final is also taking place on Sunday.

Have a great day.

Peace. CryptoGod-1.

 

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