Premier League What’s your team’s story: Matchweek 16 (Season 2022-23)

AFC Bournemouth: A pivotal comprehensive win

AFC Bournemouth won a game that may be integral to them avoiding relegation as they defeated Everton 3-nil.

Arsenal: Did what they had to do

Arsenal won a game that they were expect to win and they claimed all three points in, with a 2-nil win against bottom of the Premier League table Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Aston Villa: Displayed character and grit

Aston Villa conceded a goal in the opening minute of the game, but they fought back to defeat Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1.

Brentford: Thomas Frank is a genius

Brentford coach Thomas Frank outcoached Pep Guardiola in a game that Brentford defeated Manchester City 2-1. There was also a message from Ivan Toney to England coach Gareth Southgate as he scored a brace, after being left out of the 26 man World Cup squad for England.

Brighton and Hove Albion: Lost a game they were leading in the opening minute

Brighton and Hove Albion would be disappointed to losing a game they led 1-nil against Aston Villa 2-1.

Chelsea: Same old, same old

Chelsea is battling to get results and their performance in Matchweek 16 in their 1-nil defeat to Newcastle United, was symptomatic of their predicament.

Crystal Palace: No shots on target tells the story

Crystal Palace were not switched on in their 1-nil loss to Nottingham Forest.

Everton: It may be time for a change

Everton may need to change coach; it’s never nice to see a team part ways with their manager, but something needs to alter, following their 3-nil loss to AFC Bournemouth.

Fulham: Unfortunate to lose

Fulham put in a good shift and lost against Manchester United in second half stoppage time, 2-1.

Leeds United: Three points dropped

Leeds United were winning 3-2 until the 81st minute when they conceded a goal and went onto to lose 4-3 to Tottenham Hotspur.

Leicester City: Their goalkeeper saves the day

Leicester City were fortunate that they defeated West Ham United 2-nil as the man of the match was their goalkeeper, Danny Ward.

Liverpool: Move into top six

Liverpool are remarkably in the top six after defeating Southampton 3-1.

Manchester City: One dimensional

Manchester City were too predictable in Matchweek 16; they were outplayed and the tactics implemented by Pep Guardiola meant that Brentford deserved to beat them 2-1.

Manchester United: Never stopped trying

Manchester United should make other teams frightened. They scored their second goal, which proved to be the winning goal in the 2-1 win for Manchester United against Fulham, in second half stoppage time.

Newcastle United: A dark horse

Newcastle United deserved their 1-nil win over Chelsea and showed that they can win the Premier League if other results go their way.

Nottingham Forest: They got the three points and that is all that counts

Nottingham Forest had the only two shots on target in a monotonous game that they won 1-nil against Crystal Palace.

Southampton: Outclassed by Liverpool

Southampton got off to a losing start under their new coach, Nathan Jones. He has a big job ahead of him as they need to improve based on their 3-1 loss to Liverpool.

Tottenham Hotspur: They won a game they could have lost

Tottenham Hotspur were poor defensively, but brilliant in the final third. They went behind on the scoreboard twice in a game that they won 4-3 against Leeds United.

West Ham United: Despite losing, their performance was not bad

West Ham United played a decent game as they performed admirably, despite losing 2-nil. The goalkeeper for Leicester City was man of the match.

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Last on the table

Wolverhampton Wanderers are in a bit of trouble as they sit on the bottom of the Premier League table following a 2-nil loss to Arsenal.



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