It has been a busy festive period for the Premier League, a holiday term filled with games, goals and gammon.
Gameweek 17 – We saw some predicted results this week, with Liverpool beating Cardiff at home as well as both Manchester outfits beating their London oppositions. Tim Sherwood at Tottenham managed to win his first league game in charge away to Southampton and the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea ended with a goalless draw.
Gameweek 18 – Boxing day fixtures kicked off with a bang with United winning away to Hull 3-2. Swansea made it hard work for Chelsea who escaped with 3 points from just the one goal. The big game of the day was Manchester City at home to Liverpool, unfortunately Liverpool were unable to salvage a point from a strong City side who took the spoils at 2-1.
Gameweek 19 – It didn’t get much better for Liverpool with another tough trip away to Chelsea. Despite the red’s taking an early lead Chelsea showed their depth and resilience to come from behind and take the 3 points with a 2-1 victory. Sherwood’s Spurs continued their unbeaten run scoring 3 at home to Stoke City. Manchester United, City and Arsenal all scraped 3 points with just the single goal victories.
Gameweek 20 – Happy New Year to Arsenal. Wenger’s men put in a strong display to beat a poor Cardiff side to take their Premier League points tally to 45 points which is enough to keep them in pole position for now. Liverpool were quick to get back into winning ways with a straight forward win over Hull at Anfield. Suarez popping up with yet another goal to keep his impressive and unstoppable record going. Relegation candidates West Ham and Sunderland both failed to beat their opponents meaning they have quite a tough battle to escape the drop. Another shock defeat for Moyes came at the hands of Sherwood and his Spurs, 2-1. Dodgy refereeing decisions were to blame claims the United gaffer, however the Tottenham stand in manager continues to make waves with his unbeaten record. How long will it last?
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