Premier League Review- Matchweek 26 (Season 2020-21)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 29 goals in 17 games, which is an average of 1.71 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: 15 out of 34 times a team played they kept a clean sheet, which equates to 44.12% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There were five draws in 17 matches!
Matchweek 26 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 26 I correctly predicted two out of 17 results. In five out of 12 matches, the losing team had more possession than their opponents! Check out the Matchweek 26 review!

Team of the Week and Pecking Order- Matchweek 26

There’s no Team of the Week for Matchweek 26 as six teams played twice, the 14 others played once. There’s no Pecking Order in Matchweek 26 for the same reason.

Saturday Night Games- 27/02/2021 (Perth Time)

Manchester City (2) v West Ham (1)
West Ham Not Brave Enough
Facts and Figures: West Ham had just 36.8% possession. They didn’t attack enough, in a game where they had nothing to lose.
Pivotal Moment: John Stones made the score 2-1 in the 68th minute. It proved to be the match winning goal.
Manchester City Game Changer: John Stones
West Ham Game Changer: Jesse Lingard

West Brom (1) v Brighton and Hove Albion (0)
Brighton Miss Two Penalties; Left to think what Could’ve been!
Facts and Figures: West Brom had just 29.9% possession. They had just two shots on target to Brighton and Hove Albion’s six! Pascal Groß hit the bar in the 19th minute, from a penalty. Danny Wellbeck hit the post in the 75th minute!
Pivotal Moment: Kyle Bartley scored the only goal of the game in the 11th minute.
West Brom Game Changer: Sam Johnstone
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Lewis Dunk

Sunday Morning Games- 28/02/2021 (Perth Time)

Leeds United (0) v Aston Villa (1)
Missed Opportunity for Leeds United!
Facts and Figures: Leeds United had 69.2% possession. They had three shots on target to Aston Villa’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Anwar El Ghazi scored the only goal of the game in the 5th minute.
Leeds United Game Changer: Stuart Dallas
Aston Villa Game Changer: Emiliano Martínez

Newcastle United (1) v Wolves (1)
Newcastle United Throw Two Points Away!
Facts and Figures: Newcastle United had seven shots on target to Wolves four. Despite that, Wolves had 52.6% possession.
Pivotal Moment: Rúben Neves scored an equaliser in the 73rd minute.
Newcastle United Game Changer: Jamaal Lascelles
Wolves Game Changer: Pedro Neto

Sunday Night Games- 28/02/2021 (8pm Perth Time)

Crystal Palace (0) v Fulham (0)
Scoreless Draw a Bit of a Bore
Facts and Figures: Fulham had 59.6% possession and four shots on target to Crystal Palace’s none!
Pivotal Moment: Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed an opportunity to win the game for Fulham in the 70th minute.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Vicent Guaita
Fulham Game Changer: Gary Cahill

Leicester City (1) v Arsenal (3)
Leicester Left to Think What a Pity!
Facts and Figures: Arsenal came back from a one goal deficit to win by two goals!
Pivotal Moment: Nicolas Pépé made it 3-1 in the 52nd minute.
Leicester City Game Changer: Youri Tielemans
Arsenal Game Changer: Nicolas Pépé

Sunday Night Game- 28/02/2021 (10pm Perth Time)

Tottenham (4) v Burnley (0)
One Sided Affair as Tottenham Show Plenty of Flair!
Facts and Figures: There was only one team that turned up!
Pivotal Moment: Harry Kane made it 2-nil in the 15th minute.
Tottenham Game Changer: Gareth Bale
Burnley Game Changer: None

Monday Morning Games- 01/03/2021 (Perth Time)

Chelsea (0) v Manchester United (0)
Both Teams Show Dare in Spite of Scoreless Affair!
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 57.4% possession and six shots on target to Manchester United’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Marcus Rashford had a shot saved by Édouard Mendy.
Chelsea Game Changer: Andreas Christensen
Manchester United Game Changer: Luke Shaw

Sheffield United (0) v Liverpool (2)
Liverpool Back on the Winners List!
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had 60.7% possession and eight shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: The opening goal scored by Curtis Jones in the 48th minute.
Sheffield United Game Changer: Aaron Ramsdale
Liverpool Game Changer: Curtis Jones

Tuesday Morning Game- 02/03/2021 (Perth Time)

Everton (1) v Southampton (0)
Everton Win with Their Only Shot on Target!
Facts and Figures: Both teams had one shot on target! Southampton had 53.4% possession.
Pivotal Moment: Richarlison scored the only goal of the game in the 9th minute.
Everton Game Changer: Richarlison
Southampton Game Changer: James Ward-Prowse

Wednesday Morning Game- 03/03/2021 (Perth Time)

Manchester City (4) v Wolves (1)
Manchester City Dominant!
Facts and Figures: Manchester had 72.1% possession and ten shots on target to Wolves, one.
Pivotal Moment: Riyad Mahrez made the score 3-1 in the 90th minute.
Manchester City Game Changer: Riyad Mahrez
Wolves Game Changer: Conor Coady

Thursday Morning Games- 04/03/2021 (2am Perth Time)

Burnley (1) v Leicester City (1)
Share of the Spoils as both Teams Toil!
Facts and Figures: It was seven shots on target to four in favour of Burnley. Leicester City had 61.1% possession.
Pivotal Moment: Matej Vydra gave Burnley the lead in the 4th minute.
Burnley Game Changer: Nick Pope
Leicester City Game Changer: Kasper Schmeichel

Sheffield United (1) v Aston Villa (0)
Sheffield United have Vital Win!
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 71.8% possession. They had four shots on target to Sheffield United’s two. Sheffield United played with ten men from the 57th minute onwards.
Pivotal Moment: David McGoldrick scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute.
Sheffield United Game Changer: David McGoldrick
Aston Villa Game Changer: Matt Targett

Thursday Morning Game- 04/03/2021 (4:15am Perth Time)

Crystal Palace (0) v Manchester United (0)
Scoreless Draw, What a Bore!
Facts and Figures: Manchester United had 63% possession. Crystal Palace had two shots on target to Manchester United’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Jordan Ayew had a shot saved by Dean Henderson in the 51st minute.
Crystal Palace Game Changer:
Manchester United Game Changer: Luke Shaw

Friday Morning Games- 05/03/2021 (2am Perth Time)

Fulham (0) v Tottenham (1)
Fulham Waste Golden Chance
Facts and Figures: Fulham had 59.6% possession and three shots on target to Tottenham’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Tosin Adarabioyo scored an own goal in the 19th minute.
Fulham Game Changer: Ola Aina
Tottenham Game Changer: Hugo Lloris

West Brom (0) v Everton (1)
Everton Claim Win Thanks to Richarlison
Facts and Figures: Both teams had three shots on target and possession was almost even.
Pivotal Moment: Richarlison scored the only goal of the game in the 65th minute. The assist was provided by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
West Brom Game Changer: Conor Gallagher
Everton Game Changer: Richarlison

Friday Morning Game- 05/03/2021 (4:15am Perth Time)

Liverpool (0) v Chelsea (1)
Chelsea Move into the Top Four!
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 45.8% possession, but had five shots on target to Liverpool’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Mason Mount scored the only goal of the game in the 42nd minute.
Liverpool Game Changer: Alisson
Chelsea Game Changer: Mason Mount

Teams Playing Twice

Aston Villa, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Sheffield United, Tottenham, West Brom and Wolves (14)

Teams Playing Once

Arsenal, Brighton and Hove Albion, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Southampton, and West Ham (6)

 

 

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