Manchester City surged to the top of the Premier League with a 5-1 victory at Tottenham. The Red half of North London had expected their Spurs to usurp the Citizens but Pellegrini’s men were not ready for any child play. With a dubious Red card to Danny Rose, the round to the top seemed tarred and free of obstruction as the City machines unleashed on the North Londoners.
In what was expected to be a double salvo to the gunners, Westham defied bookmarkers to steal a point from the noses of Jose Mourinho and his Blues. No one expected Chelsea to drop points at the Bridge unlike City’s clash. There was more probability that Chelsea would win than that City would win.
Big sam did an jose as he ordered the biggest plane from Boeing and made sure Jose was blocked. In a game where Chelsea had 39 attempts, 9 on target and 72% possession, the Hammers would be pleased to have their 10th clean sheet, joint top with Arsenal.
Chelsea fell three points off the pace following Manchester City’s win, dropping points for just the second time at home this season.The result means Chelsea will not be able to overtake City at the top of the Premier League even if they beat them next Monday — unless they win 10-0
Jose Mourinho hit out at Sam Allardyce after the game at Stamford Bridge, accusing his West Ham counterpart of playing “football from the 19th century.”
“It’s very difficult to play a football match when only one team wants to play. A football match is about two teams playing,”
“I told Big Sam [Allardyce], they need points. To come here the way they did, is that acceptable? Maybe it is, they need points.”
“This is not Premier League, this is not the best league in the world. This is football from the 19th century.”
“The only thing I can bring more to win was a Black and Decker. A Black and Decker to destroy the wall.”
Big Sam responded with what i will take the Quote of the year if not the century:
“He can’t take it can he,” Allardyce said. “He can’t take him because we’ve out-tactic-ed him, out-witted him. He just can’t cope. He can tell me all he wants.
“I don’t give a s—e, to be honest. I love to see Chelsea players moaning at the referee, trying to intimidate him, Jose jumping up and down in his technical area. It’s great to see.”
So, despite opening the door to be overtaken, the Gunners are on 52 points, one behind City on 53 and 2 ahead of Chelsea. Arsenal will face Crystal Palace and Manchester City will face Chelsea at the Etihad. Points will be lost.
Last night, while the EPL boiled, Nigerians had an eye on their fairytale home based Super Eagles as they faced the Black Star of Ghana. The game ended in a drab goalless draw after 120 minutes. The Eagles tore a script from Manchester United for the penalty kicks as they lost 4-1 to Ghana.
Keshi’s wings were clipped as many chances went begging. They will face zimbabwe in the third place match. Zimbabwe lost to Libya 4-3 on penalties after their game ended 0-0.