The Big Team Report (TBTR): Barclays Premier League Week 16

December 17, 2014 12:10 pm
Arsenal : Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla both scored 2 goals as The Gunners defeated ‘Giant Killers’ Newcastle United by 4-1 at the Emirates StadiumArsenal sits in 6th place, 2 points behind 4th placed West Ham United.

Chelsea: The Blues got back to their 2-0 habits as they overcame Hull City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Eden Hazard was once again the ‘Man’ as he first powered a header past Allan McGregor and then set up Diego Costa for the home side’s second goal. The result keeps Mourinho‘s men top of the BPL log, 3 points ahead of Manchester City.
Manchester City: Aguero-less’ Manchester City had to rely on an easy goal by Frank Lampard to overcome  struggling Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. In a game that lack real style, Lampard 40th minute goal was enough to separate the two teams, as the Citizens maintains their 3 points gap between them and leader Chelsea.
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The Derby: Manchester United vs Liverpool: The ‘Game of the week’, as expected by many ended up being an almost training session for the UnitedAntonio Valencia eased past his way through 2 Liverpool defender before finding an unmarked Wayne Rooney  who opened the score after just 12th minute.  Juan Mata scored an easy header in the 40th minute to give his side a comfortable 2-0 lead at half-time. Despite forcing some spectacular saves from David De GeaLiverpool were again the architect of their own downfall as Dejan Lovren pathetic clearance felt to Juan Mata, who found an unmarked Van Persie, who in turn made no mistake as he put the ball passed Brad Jones to give United their and final goal in the 73rd minute. The result sees Manchester United sitting comfortably in 3rd position in the Premier League log, 8 points behind leaders ChelseaLiverpool sits in 10th position, 10 points behind 4th paced and derby rival Manchester United.
Big Players of The Week: 
1. David De Gea (Manchester United)For denying Liverpool on so many occasions.
2. Eden Hazard(Chelsea): For single handedly guiding his team to success against Hull City.
3. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal): For leading Arsenal’s front line against Newcastle United.
4. Santi Carzola (Arsenal): For finally stepping out of his own shadow. 
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