There was a round of six Premier League 19/20 fixtures on Saturday 30 November 2019. In this post, I’ve embedded the official UK Premier League highlights from Sky Sports Football, for fans to enjoy all in one page.
As ever, I’ve sorted them by interest / entertainment – like some kind of Match of the Day tribute act and also added my own inexpert commentary 🙂
Newcastle v Man City (2-2)
Newcastle stunned champions Man City by twice coming from behind to share an entertaining point at St James Park. City lost a little more ground on Liverpool, as their slightly wobbly form continued.
Despite having the lion’s share of the ball, and a 3x higher shot count, City dropped two points thanks to some precise finishing from Toon, who could, in truth, have been 2 or 3 down at half time.
Football punishes those who don’t finish their chances, and this run needs to stop, and soon, if City are to retain their crown.
Liverpool v Brighton (2-1)
If City are failing to convert from winning positions, Liverpool, so far this term, are doing the opposite. Another close encounter won by the odd goal, this time their goalkeeper, Allison, was sent off, and his replacement, Adrian, wasn’t quite up to speed from the resulting free kick, meaning the ten men had to hold out.
Virgil Van Dyke effectively won this one – no exaggeration – by scoring both goals, and, as ever, showing his class in defence too.
Tottenham v Bournemouth (3-2)
Mourinho maintained his 100% start at Spurs, and Dele Alli continued his resurgence with a brace of goals as Tottenham won 3-2 at home to Bournemouth.
Again, defensive frailties were overcome by their attacking riches. Over the rest of the season, this will surely bite Spurs, on days when they fail to convert so many chances; they need to tighten their rearguard to maintain a push towards the top of the table.
Southampton v Watford (2-1)
Bottom club Watford can’t buy a win at present, and so it proved again on their visit to also-struggling Southampton, who deserved all three points, which were collected with a nice Ward-Prowse free-kick.
Chelsea v West Ham (0-1)
Chelsea were beaten at home thanks to a good finish from Aaron Cresswell, in a match the low key hosts really should have got something from.
Burnley v Crystal Palace (0-2)
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace continued their upwards momentum, with a strong 2-0 win away at Burnley’s Turf Moor, never an easy place to go and grab three points.
The result saw them move into a congested zone, and enter the top half of the table, just 2 points from the European places.
Premier League Table at the Time
Below is how the table looked at the end of Saturday 30 November, following the above results:
Why I Post These
I love football, and I like to be able to watch the day’s highlights in one, fast loading, mobile friendly, page, and to remember, in future, what the table looked like.
Because Sky Sports make their highlights packages able to be embedded, I can put them into one piece of content, and keep this, ad free, for myself, and other football fans, to follow the sport, here, distraction free.
I publish this in a WordPress website, which is blazing fast, because that’s what I do for a living.