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  • Chris Sobey


Spurs disappointing premier League form continued last night losing away at Leicester 2-1 and they’ve now only won one of their last six in the league overall, which was against bottom of the league Palace 1-0. Manchester United kept the pressure up on leaders Manchester City last night thanks to an encouraging attacking display and six goal thriller against Watford at vicarage road. After a shaky start United’s attacking players suddenly clicked midway through the first half and star man Ashley Young finished off a quick counter attack with a world class half volley from the edge of the box that rocketed in the right hand bottom corner leaving Gomez no chance of saving it. Young stepped up again this time firing in a beauty of a free kick bang in the right hand top corner from about 20 yards out and Martial rounded off the first half rout just after the 30 minute mark.

While Watford were effective at moving the ball in to the final third they were fairly toothless in attack with only Richardson showing any sought of threat on goal. However, after making changes up front midway through the second half, including bringing striker Deeney on, Watford did manage to mount a mini comeback. Deeney made an impact from the penalty spot and Doucoure reduced the deficit to one goal with five minutes remaining, but Lingard made sure United would not leave North London with egg on their faces with United’s fourth goal and the sixth of the mat.

After throwing away a wining position against Spurs last time out West Brom through away an even better chance last night, this time at home against fellow strugglers Newcastle United who had lost their last three league games. The baggies established a convincing 2-0 lead with goals either side of half-time, but let Newcastle back in the game a few minutes later and were unlucky to concede the equaliser via an own goal with only five minutes of normal time remaining. The one other premier League game last night was between the impressive Brighton and bottom of the league Palace at the Falmer Stadium and both teams will have been relatively satisfied with the 0-0 and a point a piece.

Tonight’s Premier League action involves six games and the feature ones involve leaders City who are in action at the Etihad against Southampton, Chelsea face Swansea at Stamford bridge, Arsenal welcome Huddersfield to the Emirates and Liverpool travel to Stoke. The four fold involving the big four will be popular tonight and is worth considering if you are looking for a relatively safe bet. If you are looking for better value West Ham should be good enough to add to Everton’s woes at Goodison Park tonight, I think Bournemouth and Burnley will cancel each other out and fight out a competitive stalemate and City and Liverpool will both win and there will be Over 2.5 Goals in each match.

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