English Premiere League Week 16 – Man City Beats Man Utd

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The English Premier League finally came to an end with Manchester City increasing their lead over Manchester United to 11 points after beating their local rivals 2-1 on Sunday in Old Trafford’s derby. Manchester City’s record-breaking 14th league in row was facilitated by goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi.

Manchester City set a new record for successive top flight league victories after a dominant 2-1 victory that earned them their 14th win. The game was in City’s control with Manchester United only seeing a 35% possession. This was their lowest since the early 2000s when Opta recorded a number of financial statistics.

The Man of the Match, David Silva steered the Blue half of Manchester to taking the lead during the 43rd minute when he went on hand to put everything back in order after a corner from the right messed up the United penalty area. Despite this being a well-deserved lead, Manchester United bubble was burst when Fabian Delph made a mistake that allowed Marcus Rashford to fire a low drive to the back of United’s net – the teams went on half time at an even keel.

At the moment, Pep Guardiola boasts of a very competitive record against Jose Mourinho, having won eight matches against the Special One. Pep went on to win the ninth match after Nicolas Otamendi scored from six yards after a clearance attempt by Romelu Lukaku rebounded right in front of him.

Despite Manchester City’s dominance, Manchester United was capable of easily have pinching out at least a point. This was when Lukaku tried to make up for poor personal performance with a strike from inside the six-yard box. However, to his utter disappointment, Ederson saved twice, when Juan Mata tried to squeeze in the rebound.

Prior to that Everton skipper Wayne Rooney earned the team a draw against Liverpool at Anfield when he through a well-calculated penalty, he scored his first goal in a Merseyside derby. While the Toffees have moved to 10th position, Arsenal is just short of one point otherwise it would be ahead of the Reds in the race for the top-four finish.

Full Results

  • West Ham 1 v 0 Chelsea
  • Swansea 1 v 0 West Brom
  • Spurs 5 v 1 Stoke
  • Crystal Palace 2 v 2 Bournemouth
  • Burnley 1 v 0 Watford
  • Huddersfield 2 v 0 Brighton
  • Newcastle 2 v 3 Leicester
  • Southampton 1 v 1 Arsenal
  • Liverpool 1 v 1 Everton
  • Man Utd 1 v 2 Man City

Premier League Table

  1. Man City – 46
  2. Man Utd – 35
  3. Chelsea – 32
  4. Liverpool – 30
  5. Arsenal – 29
  6. Spurs – 28
  7. Burnley – 28
  8. Leicester – 23
  9. Watford – 22
  10. Everton – 19
  11. Southampton – 18
  12. Huddersfield – 18
  13. Brighton – 17
  14. Bournemouth – 16
  15. Stoke – 16
  16. Newcastle – 15
  17. West Brom – 13
  18. West Ham – 13
  19. Swansea – 12
  20. Crystal Palace – 11

Premier League Winning Odds (Courtesy of Bodog)

  • Manchester City 1/16
  • Manchester United 14/1
  • Chelsea 33/1
  • Liverpool 33/1

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