There were three interesting fixtures in the Premier League on Sunday 15th December, with both Manchester sides in action, and an interesting bottom-of-the-top-six clash between Wolves and Spurs.
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Official Premier League 19/20 Highlights
I like to post the official UK highlights for Premier League, UEFA Champions League and other football I enjoy watching, from the rights holders.
For Premier League, in 2019/20, that means Sky Sports, from whom I post embedded YouTube videos from the official channel, all into one, ad-free, fast loading, page, for football fans to quickly enjoy all the day’s play in one place… see below!
Arsenal v Man City (0-3)
This was the last match of the weekend, and it was done by half time, as Arsenal’s mini-revival was brought resoundingly back to earth by the wounded Man City, who need to basically win every match if they are to stand a chance of retaining their crown.
Kevin de Bruyne’s cameo performance, saw him score a brace of goals, with another from Raheem Sterling, in a blistering first half.
3-0 after 40 minutes, and 3-0 it would stay. No less then they need, as Liverpool at the top just keep on winning.
Wolves v Spurs (1-2)
Tottenham travelled to in-form Wolves looking to continue their recently improved form under recently arrived manage Jose Mourinho. The travelling support will have been delighted to lead on 8 minutes through Moura, who is resurgent in recent weeks, allowed a bit more consistent game-time.
Wolves, though, then essentially dominated the match, as Tottenham rested on their scant lead.
It was not a surprise, and not against the run of play when Wolves equalised through Traore with around 20 minutes remaining.
The home side were probably the likelier to take the three points, but we seemed destined for a draw when Vertonghen popped up in injury time, totally unmarked, to head home a corner and snatch an unlikely win.
Wolves will have been kicking themselves on Sunday evening. Spurs move closer to the top four they surely now expect.
Man Utd v Everton (1-1)
Another side who’ve removed a manager owing to a poor start to 2019/20, Everton perhaps picked a bad moment to travel to Manchester United, who have been winning tougher matches than this of late.
But it was the Toffees who got off to the better start – they were value for the 1-0 half time lead they carried thanks to an oggie from Lindelöf.
Mason Greenwood, the chief shining light in OGS youthful side, saved a point for the hosts, who were, in truth, pretty flat for the full match.
How the Premier League Table Looked
Below is how the Premier League 19/20 table appeared following the conclusion of the Man City match, at the end of Sunday 15 December 2019: