Game-week 29 Reviews – FPL Fantasy Football Premier League West Bromwich 0-3 Manchester United Goals: Jones, Rooney, Welbeck Assists: Van Persie, Rooney, Rafael Bonus Points: Rooney (3), Rafael, Jones (2) Fantasy Focus: West Brom: What can we say about the Baggies? Not much. Despite their very welcoming fixture list over the next several game-weeks and a yet to be rescheduled game that would give them a double, they are almost unapproachable from a fantasy perspective. Victor Anichebe did however look good in his hold up play and laid off a couple of balls that his teammates should have done better with. He also had 4 shot attempts (off target) but despite his efforts it would be a very hard to transfer him in considering the options at forward we have in FPL. Zoltan Gera had an inte...[Read More]
Sunderland 2-2 Southampton Both these clubs have had recent mixed fortunes, Sunderland are having a mini revival under manager Gus Poyet and the Saints have been hit with Board Room in-fighting which has seen the departure of Chairman Nicola Cortese. The match itself had everything set in place for a great battle and we were not to be disappointed with Adam Johnson’s goal helping complete a cracking fight-back by the Black Cats, who had been two goals down within the first half hour. The game had barely begun when Saints Jay Rodriguez got on the score sheet with their first shot when he controlled Morgan Schneiderlin’s headed pass and fired into the net beyond Vito Mannone. The Saints started to dominate possession and their direct running was giving the Sunderland defence plenty of ...[Read More]
Newcastle 0-2 Man City In the early Sunday game sponsored by “Specsavers” Newcastle will feel rightly aggrieved after losing this engrossing encounter that saw City move to the top of the Premier League. Edin Dzeko gave the away side the lead in the 8th minute when the brilliant Aleksander Kolarov broke down the left and sent in a fine cross that was met by the Bosnian striker who tucked the ball into the net beyond Tim Krul. But the main talking point, and yet another diabolical refereeing decision, occurred in the 33rd minute when Cheick Tiote scored what should have been a thumping 30 yard goal, Yoan Gouffran was contentiously ruled to be off-side when the ball was struck but clearly he did not touch the ball. The officials deemed him to have been in Joe Harts’s line of sight but,...[Read More]
Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United Super Sunday started off with a mouth watering clash as both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were looking to bounce back from disappointing results last weekend. A win was needed by both sides and they gave it a good go. It was Spurs who opened the scoring in the 18th minute as Kyle Walker cleverly blasted the ball under the jumping United wall from a free-kick after Paulinho had been fouled by Jonny Evans. It was then the turn of United’s man in form, Wayne Rooney, who poked home the equaliser in the 32nd minute after Walker made a complete mess of Phil Jones’ clearance and allowed the ball to drop at the feet of the striker. The teams went in level at the break and the match was poised for a tight second-half affair. No one would have expecte...[Read More]
Tottenham 0-1 Newcastle Loic Remy scored the only goal of the game in the 13th minute as the Toon Army carried on from their impressive victory over Chelsea the previous week, this time winning away at White Hart Lane. Midweek Europa League action does not aid Spurs when it comes to their league form as they slumped to their third loss of the campaign and second at home. Praise must go to Newcastle keeper Tim Krul who was absolutely ‘out of this world’ in goal, making an incredible 14 saves and fully deserving the man of the match award. Bonus Points: Tim Krul (3), Loic Remy (2), Mike Williamson (1)
Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd Man Utd were dealt a huge blow midweek with the news that Robin van Persie would be side-lined for about a month with a thigh injury. Aston Villa were without the influential Fabien Delph who was serving a one game suspension and the Villains were hoping to end their abysmal home run against Utd, their last league win against Utd was 18 years ago. Sadly for Villa after just 18 minutes of play they found themselves two nil down thanks to Danny Welbeck. The first came after Adnan Januzaj had hit the post and Welbeck was first on hand to slot home, the second came three minutes later following great work from Antonio Valencia down the right who produced a pinpoint cross into the path of Welbeck to convert. Man Utd keep up the pressure in the first half and both Welbeck...[Read More]
Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa The lunch time kick-off saw Fulham face Aston Villa, who had Christian Benteke back in their starting eleven. After a recent poor run of form Dimitar Berbatov had a point to prove to his doubters and Fulham’s new Boss Rene Meulensteen was looking to put an end to a run of six straight losses for “The Lilywhites”. Both sides came out in attacking mode and Villa’s goalkeeper, Brad Guzan, was forced into action early, producing a fine save from a Berbatov header who then had a penalty appeal turned down following a weak challenge from Ciaran Clark. Not to be outdone, Benteke, who looked desperate for a goal, forced Maarten Stekelenberg to parry an effort away.
Manchester City 6-0 Tottenham Manchester City might have their troubles when on the road, however when they play at the Etihad, they certainly turn it on. The Spurs defence has been very tight of late and so no one would have predicted the massacre that was to occur. After only 14 seconds City had their first as Jesus Navas started the rot and it was all downhill from then on for Spurs. Alvaro Negredo got involved in the action as he got City’s second and then Sergio Aguero got the goal he deserved to make it 3 after converting a pass from Navas. A neat interchange between Negredo and Yaya Toure allowed the powerful Ivorian to power his way through the Spurs defence and his pass across goal gave Aguero his second of the game and justified all fantasy managers that captained the proli...[Read More]