Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 11 Review: Chelsea and Liverpool drop points as ‘Manchester is Blue’


Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 11 Review: The weekend was favorable for the chasing pack as both the top two teams dropped points in the weekend. 

West Ham’s win against Liverpool takes them to the third spot, pushing the Reds to the fourth. Manchester City, who won the Manchester derby on Saturday, moved to the second spot. Chelsea retained the top spot after a draw with Burnley.

At the bottom of the table, Norwich finally got the first win of their season by beating Brentford. Newcastle United still doesn’t have a victory after eleven games. 

Arsenal have had a resurgence under Arteta and find themselves at the 5th spot. Whereas Antonio Conte’s new reign in the Premier League started with a goalless draw.

Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City

Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 11 Review: Chelsea and Liverpool drop points as "Manchester is Blue"
Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 11 Review: Chelsea and Liverpool drop points as “Manchester is Blue”

Manchester United welcomed their city rivals, Manchester City, to the Old Trafford hoping to build on the win from last weekend. But Eric Bailly’s own goal and a goal by Bernardo Silva gave Manchester City a huge lead going into halftime.ย 

Manchester City completely dominated the hosts in the second half as well. Owing to this, United had only one shot on target. The Red Devils are now winless in four consecutive Premier League matches at Old Trafford. The game ended 2-0 in favor of Manchester City. 

Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa

Aston Villa traveling to the St. Mary’s stadium for the Premier League fixture against Southampton. An early goal from Armstrong gave a 1-0 lead to the home side going into halftime. 

Though the Villains’ had more shots, they couldn’t find the back of the net. The game ended 1-0 in favor of Southampton. 

Brentford 1-2 Norwich City 

Winless Norwich traveled to Brentford in desperate need of a win. The Canaries’ confidence was doubled after first-half goals by Normann and Pukki, giving them a comfortable lead. 

Brentford waren’t going to go down easy and dominated the possessions stats. They were finally rewarded as Rico Henry found the back of the net in the 60th minute. But the club couldn’t add on that and the match ended 2-1 in favor of Norwich City. 

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley 

The Blues welcomed Burnley to Stamford Bridge, hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table. A Kai Havertz goal in the first half set the blues on the course of another Premier League win.ย 

In the second half, Chelsea again dominated the Shots and Possession ratio. But Burnley were resilient in defense. The club then equalized through Vydra in the 79th minute. The Blues tried to get the win, but it was to no avail as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Crystal Palace 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 

Palace welcomed the Wolves to Selhurst Park for the Round 11 fixture of the Premier League. Crystal Palace were riding high after their victory against Manchester City last weekend and started strong in the first half.

The club maintained the pressure in the second and were rewarded for it. Goals from Zaha and Gallagher were enough to get the win for Crystal Palace. The game ended 2-0 in favor of Crystal Palace. 

Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Newcastle United

Brighton have had a strong start in their Premier League campaign. They welcomed Newcastle, hoping to maintain it. The Seagulls went into halftime with a 1-0 lead courtesy of a Trossard Penalty.

But in the second half, Newcastle United threw a sucker punch and Hayden scored to level the match. Even though the Seagulls dominated the possession late on, they couldn’t find the winner. The game ended in a 1-1 draw between the clubs. 

Arsenal 1-0 Watford 

The Gunners welcomed Watford to the Emirates Stadium for the gameweek 11 fixture. Though Arsenal dominated the ball and won a penalty in the first half. But Aubameyang stepped up and failed to convert as the half ended goallessly.

A moment of genius from Emile Smith-Rowe gave the only goal of the game. The game ended 1-0 in favor of Arsenal. After a shambolic start, the Gunners are now in the 5th spot in the Premier League table. 

Everton 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

This was Antonio Conte’s second game in charge as the Tottenham Hotspur manager. The game was quite balanced and ended in a goalless draw at Goodison Park. Everton, though, had two shots on target whereas Tottenham had none.ย 

Leeds United 1-1 Leicester City 

With both teams in desperate need of finding form, the game at Elland Road was very crucial. Raphinha and Barnes scored for Leeds and Leicester respectively in the first half. 

In the second half, Lookman thought that he had scored the winner for Leicester City. But VAR disallowed the goal. The game ended in a 1-1 draw which was not useful for both teams. 

West Ham United 3-2 Liverpool

David Moyes’ men welcomed Liverpool to the London stadium for the most entertaining Premier League fixture of the weekend. The Hammers took the lead courtesy of an Alisson Becker’s own goal, but Alexander-Arnold equalized for Liverpool before halftime.ย 

In the second half, Fornals and Zouma gave West Ham a comfortable lead. Origi did score a late goal for Liverpool, but it would only be a consolation. The game ended 3-2 in favor of West Ham United.ย 

Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 11 Review: Standings

Here is the Premier League table after Gameweek 11 of the 2021/22 season:


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