Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 28 goals in ten games, which is an average of 2.8 goals per game.
Clean Sheets: Four out of 20 teams that played kept a clean sheet. That equates to 20% of teams that didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There was one draw in ten matches!
Matchweek 37 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 37 I correctly predicted four out of ten results. In four out of nine matches, the losing team had more possession than their opponents! Check out the Matchweek 37 review!
Wednesday Morning Games (Perth Time- 1am- 19/05/2021)
Manchester United (1) v Fulham (1)
Manchester United Ensured Second Place Finish
Facts and Figures: It wasn’t a good performance by Manchester United. They had 57% of possession and six shots on target to Fulham’s five. Despite that, Manchester United would be disappointed they didn’t win the game against a team that’s already relegated.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Bryan of Fulham scored the equaliser in the 76th minute.
Manchester United Game Changer: Bruno Fernandes
Fulham Game Changer: Joe Bryan
Southampton (0) v Leeds United (2)
Leeds United Fantastic Display; The way Football Should be Played
Facts and Figures: Despite having 48.7% possession, Leeds United had seven shots on target to Southampton’s three. When Leeds United have possession there’s something constructive done with the ball; they are looking to hit the other team on the break; the counter attack. They play a fantastic brand of football.
Pivotal Moment: Patrick Bamford of Leeds United broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute.
Southampton Game Changer: James Ward-Prowse
Leeds United Game Changer: Patrick Bamford
Wednesday Morning Game (Perth Time- 2am- 19/05/2021)
Brighton and Hove Albion (3) v Manchester City (2)
2-Nil is the Most Dangerous Score in Football!
Facts and Figures: Manchester City squandered a 2-nil lead against Brighton and Hove Albion. The possession was dominated by Brighton and Hove Albion, with 62.7% of it. They also had more shots on target with six, compared to Manchester City’s four.
Pivotal Moment: João Cancelo of Manchester City was sent off in the 10th minute. Consequently, Manchester City were forced to play the majority of the match with ten men.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Leandro Trossard
Manchester City Game Changer: Phil Foden
Wednesday Morning Game (Perth Time- 3.15am- 19/05/2021)
Chelsea (2) v Leicester City (1)
Chelsea Claim Crucial Three Points
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 58.5% possession and six shots on target to Leicester City’s three. It was a game that Leicester City needed to win to keep their hopes of a top two finish alive.
Pivotal Moment: Antonio Rüdiger of Chelsea broke the deadlock in the 47th minute.
Chelsea Game Changer: Antonio Rüdiger
Leicester City Game Changer: Kelechi Iheanacho
Thursday Morning Games (Perth Time- 1am- 20/05/2021)
Everton (1) v Wolves (0)
Everton Show Their Quality for the Majority
Facts and Figures: Everton had 41% possession, but four shots on target to Wolves three.
Pivotal Moment: Gylfi Sigurdsson provided an exquisite cross from a corner that Richarlison headered. It resulted in Everton obtaining a 1-nil lead in the 48th minute.
Everton Game Changer: Richarlison
Wolves Game Changer: John Ruddy
Newcastle United (1) v Sheffield United (0)
Sheffield United Fail to Fire
Facts and Figures: Joseph Willock scored a goal in his sixth successive Premier League game. Newcastle United had 50.3% possession and five shots on target to Sheffield United’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Joseph Willock gave Newcastle United the lead in 1st half stoppage time. It ended up being the only goal scored by either team in the game.
Newcastle United Game Changer: Joseph Willock
Sheffield United Game Changer: Aaron Ramsdale
Tottenham (1) v Aston Villa (2)
Tottenham Lose Despite Scoring the First Goal!
Facts and Figures: Tottenham had 60.8% possession. Both teams had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moments: Ollie Watkins gave Aston Villa a 2-1 lead in the 39th minute. Steven Bergwijn of Tottenham had a shot brilliantly saved by Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez.
Tottenham Game Changer: Hugo Lloris
Aston Villa Game Changer: Ollie Watkins
Thursday Morning Game (Perth Time- 2am- 20/05/2021)
Crystal Palace (1) v Arsenal (3)
Arsenal Score Two Late Goals to Leave Crystal Palace Stunned!
Facts and Figures: The game was Roy Hodgson’s last home game as the Coach of Crystal Palace. Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace, scored in his fourth consecutive Premier League game. Nicolas Pépé of Arsenal scored a brace. Crystal Palace had 31.3% possession and six shots on target to Arsenal’s three. All three of Arsenal’s shots on target were goals!
Pivotal Moment: Gabriella Martinelli scored what proved to be the match winning goal in 2nd half stoppage time.
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Christian Benteke
Arsenal Game Changer: Nicolas Pépé
Thursday Morning Games (Perth Time- 3.15am- 20/05/2021)
Burnley (0) v Liverpool (3)
Burnley Offer Little Resistance in Response to Liverpool’s Persistence!
Facts and Figures: Burnley had 41.2% possession and four shots on target compared with Liverpool’s three. All three of Liverpool’s shots on target were goals!
Pivotal Moment: Roberto Firmino scored in the 43rd minute, that gave Liverpool the lead.
Burnley Game Changer: None
Liverpool Game Changer: Andrew Robertson
West Brom (1) v West Ham (3)
West Ham Claim Emphatic Comeback Win!
Facts and Figures: West Brom had 52.5% possession, but they had four shots on target compared with West Ham’s nine!
Pivotal Moment: Aaron Cresswell produced a pinpoint corner that Angelo Ogbonna scored from in the 82nd minute. The goal gave West Ham the lead for the 1st time in the game.
West Brom Game Changer: Matheus Pereira
West Ham Game Changer: Jesse Lingard