Coach Mikel Arteta promises that Arsenal will rise from their “unacceptable” position on the schedule. Gareth Bale starred when Tottenham thrashed Burnley, and the hand-held stand stirred emotions at the Chelsea and Manchester United meet. Teemu Pukki continues to count on goals as Norwich marches back to the league.
Arsenal spent the winter in the middle of the Premier League table. Leicester has had a much better season and is fighting seriously for third place in the Champions League next season.
“Gunners” captain Mikel Arteta realizes that his team is far from the table. So, the Spaniard felt really relieved after today’s victory in a tough away game in Leicester.
Although the home team scored the first goal of the match, David Luiz and Alexandre Lacazette at the end of the first half confirmed Arsenal’s lead in the first half. Nicolas Pepe’s 3-1 goal shortly after the break was the last of the match.
The players deserve a lot of praise for today’s efforts, given the level of competition we faced. I am very proud of my players, Arteta told the BBC.
Today, Arsenal did what they have to do so that the season is not a failure too.
– We are in an unacceptable position now. We need to make a big improvement. The only way to do that is to win matches.
In the Tottenham home match against Burnley, it was Gareth Bale who took care of the show. The match was already decided after half an hour of play.
Bale, on loan from Real Madrid, did not have an easy season in “Tottenham”, but he enjoyed it on Sunday. The Welshman opened the scoring in the second minute. After a quarter of an hour of play, he found Harry Kane with a nice long ball, and extended the lead.
Lucas Moura put in 3-0 after half an hour of play, and Bale put himself 4-0 in the 55th minute. Tottenham are eighth in the table.
– I know there are always critics, but I’m experienced enough to keep the head calm, not say anything stupid and work purposefully, Bale commented on Sky Sports.
Gareth Bale (center) scored 2 + 1 against Burnley.
Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Serge Aurier celebrate the goals.
Bild: Nigel Kane / ProSports / Shutterstock / All Over Press
However, Sunday’s meeting was perhaps the most interesting, not presenting any entanglement in the network. Chelsea and Manchester United fought a 0-0 league match for the second time this season.
Chelsea have yet to lose since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard, while Man United have scored points in every away game in the league since January of last year.
The biggest snack of the match was held in the first half. The ball touched the arm of Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi after an ongoing duel with Mason Greenwood, but was pushed back by the referee after reviewing the VAR.
– It was a penalty kick, 100% sure. If it were a normal handball situation, I would have to be blind, amazing United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Sky Sports.
His opposition colleague Tuchel had a completely different opinion.
– I saw the situation on the tablet, and I don’t understand why the judge should have examined the situation, but I am glad there was no punishment. He thought this would only make it worse.
Norwich storms against PL-Pukki net
In the tournament, Norwich is well placed in the promotion battle. After relegation last year, the “Canaries” had a solid season in the second league.
Today, the team scored three points from their last first leg against Wycombe. Norwich leads the league now, seven points clear of Brentford II.
Teemu Poke scored the first goal in the 2–0 win. Emiliano Buendia found the Finnish striker, and the finish went through a competitor.
Timo Pucci thanks Emiliano Buendia for the scoring pass.
Teemu Pukki kramar om Emiliano Buendia.
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It was an important victory, a great effort, and three precious points, Summarized winning captain Daniel Farke on the club’s website.
Bucki is third in the Shooting League after 18 injuries this season. In his last five matches he has scored seven goals.
Crystal Palace-Fulham 0-0
Leicester-Arsenal 1-3 (1-2)
6 ‘Youri Tielemans 1-0
39 ‘David Luiz 1–1
45 ‘Alexandre Lacazette 1-2
52 ‘Nicholas Pepe 1-3
Tottenham-Burnley 4-0 (3-0)
2 ‘Gareth Bale 1-0
15 ‘Harry Kane 2-0
31 ‘Lucas Moura 3-0
55 ‘Kane 4-0
Chelsea – Manchester United 0-0
Sheffield United – Liverpool 21.15
Wycombe-Norwich 0-2 (0-0)
51 ‘Teemu Poke 0-1
87 ‘Adam Idah 0-2
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