Newcastle v/s Southampton
Robert Kenedy shines in Magpies outrun, Beats Saints 3-0
The Magpies came with the clear intention in their mind. From the very start of the game, they pressurized Southampton and it took 62 seconds for Newcastle United to break the deadlock. Jonjo Shelvey latched the ball to Brazilian Robert Kenedy and the latter chested the ball before firing the ball back into the net.
Newcastle United again came close to scoring at the 25th minute. Mo Diame played the ball to Gayle but the latter’s shot went straight to the custodian Alex McCarthy.
At the 29th minute, Newcastle found their second goal of the match. Perez played the ball to Gayle, Gayle threaded the ball to Robert Kenedy. Robert Kenedy made no mistake and doubled the lead for Newcastle United.
At the 57th minute, Shelvey got the ball near the penalty box and latched the ball to Scottishman Matt Ritchie. Matt Ritchie’s low shot drive past Alex McCarthy to further the lead for the Magpies.
After that, there were many chances created but either of teams couldn’t score and the match ended in the favor of Newcastle United. Newcastle United stumbled Southampton unbeaten four away match run.
Newcastle United is now on the 13th spot with 32 points from 30 games. They would be next playing Tottenham which is yet to be decided.
Southampton is just inch away from the relegation zone as they are only one point clear of Crystal Palace. Southampton is now having 28 points from 30 outings and would be playing next Swansea City which is also yet to be decided.
Everton v/s Brighton & Hove Albion
Everton wear and tears Brighton 2-0 eases Sam Allardyce pressure.
The Everton routed Brighton 2-0 at Goodison Park in a fixture of English Premier League(EPL). Cenk Tosun cemented and eased the win for The Toffees.
The first half saw both the teams denying either’s chance. Both the team pressurized each other and the ball couldn’t find the net in the first half as the first half went goalless.
From the resumption of the second half, Everton looked with an intent to score as they pushed hard forward. The pressure mounted on Brighton’s defenders and it resulted at the hour mark. Yannick Bolasie crossed the ball to Theo Walcott but Brighton’s defender Gaetan Bong steered the ball into his own net to open the windows for the home team.
Cenk Tosun doubled the lead for the home team as he bulged the ball into the net at the 76th minute. Cenk Tosun has scored in his second successive game after making a transition from Besiktas to Everton this January.
Anthony Knockaert was sent off by the referee for an ugly tackle on Leighton Baines.
Former Manchester United frontman, Wayne Rooney had an opportunity to further the lead for the home team but he missed as his penalty was saved by Mathew Ryan.
Everton is now in the ninth place in the league table with 37 points from 30 matches. Everton would be traveling to Britannia Stadium as they face Stoke City on March 17.
Brighton and Hove Albion’s five matches unbeaten trot has finally come to an end after this match. The team is eleventh in the table with 34 points from 30 games. Brighton would be going to Old Trafford for their FA Cup Quarter Final on March 18.
Huddersfield Town v/s Swansea City
Huddersfield unable to defeat 10-man Swansea.
J. Ayew( Swansea City ) was awarded the Red by Michael Oliver for a high boot in a challenge with Jonathan Hogg.
Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski produced a world-class save to keep out striker Steve Mounie’s second-half volley, while Tom Ince’s last-minute header bounced against a post.
At 19′ Swansea city was awarded another card. This time it was the yellow card for A. Mawson. Mawson has lunged in on Pritchard, completely missing the ball. Next minute Huddersfield took a chance and the wide areas continued to be their preferred target.
Later on, Swansea City was barely been able to get the ball out of their own half and Huddersfield cannot quite find a way through. Halftime and the score remained 0 – 0.
At 50′ Olsson was booked for timewasting. Michael Oliver had warned the defenders on numerous occasions during the first half. Later At 63′ Swansea had a total of 3 yellow cards as Ayew holds back Van La Parra right on the edge of the area.
Later, none of the teams were able to score. Huddersfield took many attempts, but 10 men Swansea City defended well.
FULL TIME and Swansea City hold firm to secure a valuable point after playing with 10 men since the 11′.