Here is a brief recap of match day 3’s EPL action. Manchester United were only able to tie Newcastle, but had a goal disallowed that should have stood. Bakary Sako netted a late goal to give Crystal Palace a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Tottenham thought they had secured the three points when they scored in the 81st minute, putting them 1-0 up, but one minute later Leicester equalized, forcing the Spurs to share the points. Norwich City drew 1-1 with Stoke City. Sunderland and Swansea tied 1-1. Callum Wilson bagged a hat trick as newly promoted AFC Bournemouth beat West Ham United, 4-3. New signing Pedro starred in Chelsea’s 3-2 victory over West Brom. They will be missing center-back and captain John Terry in their next match due to a red card though. Manchester City were 2-0 victors over Everton. Struggling Southampton drew with Watford, 0-0. Well, that’s all for match day three.
Here is a brief recap of match day two’s EPL action. Adan Januzaj’s solo goal against Aston Villa was enough to give Manchester United the three points. Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as Everton crushed Southampton, 3-0. Norwich dominated Sunderland and deservedly won, 3-1. Swansea achieved a 2-0 victory over Newcastle. After a promising first half in which Tottenham went 2-0 up, they let Stoke comeback and tie the game. Watford drew 0-0 with West Brom. Although West Ham dominated possession they lost to Leicester, 2-1. To make matters worse they will be without their starting keeper (Adrian) in their next match due to a red card. Arsenal beat Crystal Palace 2-1. Sergio Aguero was outstanding in Manchester City’s spectacular 3-0 win over defending champions Chelsea, scoring one of the goals and having six other shots. Well, that’s all for match day 2.
It’s back. The wait is finally over. This weekend marked the start of the 2015-16 EPL season. With new players, managers, and teams it’s bound to be an exciting action packed season. If you missed this glorious weekend here is a brief recap. Manchester United, even though they didn’t perform extremely well, managed to beat Tottenham thanks to a Kyle Walker own goal. Aston Villa won, 1-0 against newly promoted Bournemouth. Everton had to score late to equalize with Watford, who are also newly promoted. That match ended 2-2. Leicester City played surprisingly well under their new manager and pulled off a 4-2 win versus Sunderland. Although they dominated possession Norwich City (the third team promoted from the Championship) lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Swansea City shocked Chelsea, drawing 2-2 with last year’s champions. Along with only gaining one point the Blues (Chelsea) will also be missing Courtois due to a red card. West ham united, as crazy as this sounds, beat Arsenal, 2-0. Southampton and Newcastle United drew 2-2. Philippe Coutinho’s solo goal in the 86th minute was enough to give Liverpool the three points over Stoke City. Manchester City accomplished a convincing 3-0 victory over West Brom to put them at the top of the table. Well, that’s all for this first match day of EPL action!
With the upcoming EPL season it’s time to make your predictions. Here are who I believe will come in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and who will be relegated.
Arsenal have made some great transfers and with a manager like Arsene Wenger, they’ll definitely be title contenders.
Last year’s champions are sure to be a force to be reckoned with. They have a great defense and amazing manager in Jose Mourinho.
3rd- Manchester United
The Red Devils have spent thousands on new players who, by their credentials, look like they’re sure to be big successes. Although, their back line still looks like it may need to improve, making it tough to see them as title contenders.
4th- Manchester City
Manchester City haven’t really made that many new signings, and with their back line being shaky last season they may have trouble even making the Champions League.
Brendon Rodgers’ men were a bit lacking last season in goals, but with new signings Benteke, Origi, and Ings they should be at least able to finish in a Europa League spot.
The Hotspurs weren’t very active in the transfer market, which may hurt them. Since they didn’t make any big signings I highly doubt they could finish in a Champions League spot.
Relegation Predictions- Leicester, Norwich City, and AFC Bournemouth
Over the summer break a few international cups have taken place. Here is a list of them and their champions.
Copa America- Chile
Gold Cup- Mexico