Premier League Results: Analysis for Tottenham vs. Man United, All Matches

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 30, 2013

Premier League Results: Analysis for Tottenham vs. Man United, All Matches

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    The 2013-14 Premier League season continued with a busy schedule the weekend of Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. 

    On Saturday, Arsenal stretched their lead atop the table to seven points with a 3-0 win at Cardiff, while Everton impressed in a big victory over Stoke.

    On Sunday, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United drew 2-2 in the weekend's marquee match.

    In the following slides, we take a closer look at all the matches.


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Tottenham 2-2 Manchester United

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    Manchester United battled back on two occasions to claim a 2-2 draw at Tottenham.

    Spurs bounced back well from their hammering by Manchester City last week and took the lead when Kyle Walker slammed home a free-kick.

    The advantage did not last long, as Wayne Rooney pounced on a loose ball to power a shot past Hugo Lloris on 32 minutes.

    A stunning long-distance rocket from Sandro gave Spurs the lead for the second time in the match just past the hour.

    United were quick to respond again, and Rooney fired home a penalty after Danny Welbeck had been brought down to earn United a point.

    Rooney gave an interview to broadcaster BT Sport immediately after the game, and he felt a draw was the right result:

    We did not start the game too well. We gave away a sloppy goal and made it difficult for ourselves, but we got back in and played some decent stuff.

    We had to regroup but got the goal early on and I think the 2-2 was a fair result.


    Shots: 10-8

    On target: 4-3

    Pass success: 71%-81%

    Possession: 40%-60%

Manchester City 3-0 Swansea City

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    Manchester City maintained their dominant home form with a 3-0 win over Swansea City on Sunday at the Etihad.

    Samir Nasri scored twice in the second half after Alvaro Negredo opened the scoring with a first-half free kick.

    The win maintained City's 100 percent record through seven home matches. In those matches, the Blues have outscored their opponents 29-2.

    Negredo put the hosts on their way in the eighth minute, curling his free kick into the net from the right. Nasri then hit a second-half double to seal the points.

    First, the Frenchman collected Yaya Toure's pass before taking a sublime first touch to set up his goal in the 58th minute. Then, 19 minutes later, he turned in Pablo Zabaleta's cross for City's third goal.

    City are third with 25 points, six behind leaders Arsenal. Swansea are 13th with 15 points.


    Shots: 22-9

    On target: 7-4

    Passing: 90-88

    Possession: 45-55

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

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    Chelsea came from behind to beat Southampton 3-1 on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. With the win, the Blues kept pace four points behind leaders Arsenal and extended their unbeaten Premier League run at home under manager Jose Mourinho to 67 matches. 

    Gary Cahill, John Terry and Demba Ba scored in the second half to overturn Jay Rodriguez's opener for the visitors, scored after 14 seconds.

    Southampton led for more than half the match, but Cahill drew Chelsea level with a header in the 55th minute. Terry then gave the home side the lead with another header seven minutes later. Ba sealed victory with an instinctual finish from Ramires' cross in the 90th minute.

    Chelsea's Brazilian attacker Oscar was subbed out late in the first half after suffering an ankle injury.

    The Blues are second with 27 points. Southampton are seventh with 22.


    Shots: 16-9

    On target: 7-1

    Passing: 72%-74%

    Possession: 51%-49%

Hull City 3-1 Liverpool 1

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    Liverpool suffered their first defeat to Hull City in any competition, as the Tigers claimed a 3-1 home win.

    Jake Livermore’s deflected shot, after Victor Moses had gifted possession to Hull, put the Tigers in front on 20 minutes.

    A pinpoint free-kick from Steven Gerrard drew Liverpool level, but they could never assert themselves on the match, and the Tigers took charge late on.

    David Meyler fired a shot beyond Simon Mignolet to edge Hull ahead, and Tom Huddlestone earned the Tigers the three points with a shot that was headed into his own net by Martin Skrtel.


    Shots: 12-9

    On Target: 4-4

    Pass Success: 74%-85%

    Possession: 38%-62%

Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

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    Aston Villa and Sunderland drew blanks in a scoreless draw at Villa Park on Saturday. In attendance was Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, an Aston Villa supporter.

    Sunderland came closest to scoring the winner in the second half through substitute Fabio Borini, whose glancing header hit the crossbar. Teammate Emanuele Giaccherini fluffed a clear chance just before half-time.

    Villa striker Christian Benteke was substituted in the 86th minute, extending his goalless run to seven matches.

    Aston Villa are 10th with 16 points. Sunderland, who still have not won an away match this season, moved up to 19th on eight points. 


    Shots: 13-7

    On target: 4-1

    Passing: 79%-76%

    Possession: 51%-49%

Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal

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    Aaron Ramsey scored twice on his return to Cardiff City as Arsenal won 3-0 in Wales to move seven points clear—for a day, at least—atop the Premier League.

    Ramsey opened the scoring in the 29th minute, heading in Mesut Ozil's cross. Arsenal had to wait until the 86th minute before they could breathe easily when substitute Mathieu Flamini, with shirt sleeves rolled up, hit the second. Ozil assisted for a second time.

    Ramsey wrapped up the points in injury time with his second—Arsenal's third—after trading passes with substitute Theo Walcott on a quick break. Ramsey had been warmly applauded by the home supporters on his return to South Wales.

    Cardiff's best chance came early in the second half on Fraizer Campbell's close-range header, but Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made a good reaction save to preserve what was a 1-0 lead at the time. 

    With the win, Arsenal moved onto 31 points, seven ahead of Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton. Liverpool and Chelsea play Sunday, and Everton won 4-0 at home to Stoke on Saturday.

    Cardiff fell to 17th, three points clear of the relegation zone with 13 points.


    Shots: 10-15

    On target: 4-6

    Passing: 75%-86%

    Possession: 44%-56%

Everton 4-0 Stoke City

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    Gerard Deulofeu scored the opener on his league debut to lead Everton to a 4-0 win at home to Stoke on Saturday. Seamus Coleman, Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku added second-half goals as the Toffees claimed an impressive victory.

    The win was the latest strong performance for Everton under first-year manager Roberto Martinez. The Toffees tallied 22 shots, including 12 on target, but had to wait until nearly half-time to take the lead.

    Deulofeu, the 19-year-old La Masia graduate on loan from Barcelona, opened the scoring in the 45th minute. Driving into the box, he received the ball after touches from Gareth Barry and Leon Osman before blasting in his high shot from close range. 

    Coleman doubled Everton's lead four minutes into the second half with a looping shot. Oviedo's long-range effort made it 3-0 in the 58th minute, and Lukaku's tap-in rounded out a deserved 4-0 scoreline 11 minutes from time.

    With the win, Everton remained seven points behind leaders Arsenal, moving up to fourth until at least Sunday. Stoke are 16th with 13 points.


    Shots: 22-4

    On target: 12-3

    Passing: 85%-77%

    Possession: 54%-46%

Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

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    Norwich claimed a valuable 1-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday to ease the pressure on manager Chris Hughton. New Palace manager Tony Pulis, meanwhile, lost his first match in charge of the Eagles.

    Gary Hooper scored the winner in the 30th minute, turning in Wesley Hoolahan's cross. Palace nearly hit back moments later, but Norwich's Martin Olsson headed Barry Bannan's hard shot onto the bar.

    The win sent Norwich up to 14th place with 14 points. Crystal Palace are bottom with seven points.


    Shots: 10-13

    On target: 3-3

    Passing: 77%-68%

    Possession: 60%-40%

West Ham 3-0 Fulham

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    West Ham heaped further pressure on Fulham manager Martin Jol with a 3-0 win at Upton Park on Saturday.

    Mohamed Diame put the Hammers ahead in the 47th minute. Carlton Cole doubled the lead with his first goal of the season in the 82nd minute. Joe Cole then sealed the points with West Ham's third six minutes later.

    With the win, West Ham are in 15th place on 13 points. Fulham remained in the relegation zone, sitting in 18th on 10 points, three points clear of safety. 


    Shots: 23-10

    On target: 12-0

    Passing: 78%-75%

    Possession: 49%-51%

Newcastle United 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

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    Moussa Sissoko's second-half golazo gave Newcastle a 2-1 win at home to West Brom on Saturday. Yoan Gouffran also scored for Newcastle, and Chris Brunt recorded the lone goal for the visitors.

    The win took Newcastle up to fifth place on 23 points, ahead of Manchester City and Manchester United for until at least Sunday. West Brom remained 12th with 15 points.

    Gouffran opened the scoring in the 36th minute, heading in from close range following a corner. Brunt equalised with a powerful shot in the 53rd minute, but Newcastle regained the lead just four minutes later.

    In the 57th minute, Sissoko blasted in the winner from long range, bending the ball with the outside of his foot past Baggies keeper Boaz Myhill.  


    Shots: 14-14

    On target: 7-1

    Passing: 78%-80%

    Possession: 54%-46%