Premier League Results and Table 19th-21st October

Gameweek 8 – 19-21 October
19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle Newcastle 2:2 Liverpool Liverpool
19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal 4:1 Norwich Norwich
19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea Chelsea 4:1 Cardiff City Cardiff City
19 Oct 15:00 Everton Everton 2:1 Hull City Hull City
19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd Man Utd 1:1 Southampton Southampton
19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City Stoke City 0:0 West Brom West Brom
19 Oct 15:00 Swansea Swansea 4:0 Sunderland Sunderland
19 Oct 17:30 West Ham West Ham 1:3 Man City Man City
20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa Aston Villa 0:2 Tottenham Tottenham
21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace 1:4 Fulham Fulham

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 21 OCT 2013

Pos
Team
GP
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
PTS
1.
Arsenal
8
6
1
1
18
9
9
19
2.
Chelsea
8
5
2
1
14
5
9
17
3.
Liverpool
8
5
2
1
13
7
6
17
4.
Man City
8
5
1
2
20
9
11
16
5.
Tottenham
8
5
1
2
8
5
3
16
6.
Southampton
8
4
3
1
8
3
5
15
7.
Everton
8
4
3
1
12
10
2
15
8.
Man United
8
3
2
3
11
10
1
11
9.
Hull City
8
3
2
3
7
9
-2
11
10.
Newcastle
8
3
2
3
11
14
-3
11
11.
Swansea City
8
3
1
4
12
11
1
10
12.
West Brom
8
2
4
2
7
6
1
10
13.
Aston Villa
8
3
1
4
9
10
-1
10
14.
Fulham
8
3
1
4
9
10
-1
10
15.
West Ham
8
2
2
4
8
8
0
8
16.
Stoke City
8
2
2
4
4
7
-3
8
17.
Cardiff City
8
2
2
4
8
13
-5
8
18.
Norwich City
8
2
1
5
6
13
-7
7
19.
Crystal Palace
8
1
0
7
6
17
-11
3
20.
Sunderland
8
0
1
7
5
20
-15
1

Arsenal vs Norwich review

For those of you who didn’t see the footballing masterclass given by Arsenal on Saturday, I strongly recommend that you watch it on YouTube or on BBC iPlayer from midnight today. The final score was 4-1 to Arsenal and this was due to some top saves from the Norwich keeper Ruddy. Arsenal started of very well with some strong attacks and Cazorla having an early shot to try and test Ruddy. The game was by no means boring but not much happened for a while until 60,000 people witnessed one of the best goals of all time by the promising England youngster Jack Wilshere. Wilshere passed the ball out to Cazorla on the left. The Spanish maestro gave the ball to French talisman Olivier Giroud who flicked the ball up to Wilshere on the edge of the box. Wilshere kept the ball in the air by back heeling it back to Giroud who then back heeled it in the air back to Wilshere for a simple finish on his right foot. One of the best goals of all time and a strong early contender for goal of the month, season and decade. All of the goals that followed were quite special with Arsenal doubling their lead through a brilliant header by Mesut Ozil. Norwich then hit back through a lovely volley by Jonny Howson. Arsenal struck two late goals with Zidane style play from Ramsey tricking his way through the Norwich box to slot home, followed by a cool nutmeg from Ozil after a cutback from Ramsey following Rosicky’s cross. Mesut Ozil was voted as Arsenal’s Man of the Match. My goon of the match has to be Flamini who hurled into a 50/50 challenge and consequently left the field with concussion. Arsenal will be without him tomorrow when they face German giants Dortmund in the champions league.

-SJ

Ozil

Premier League Fixtures 19 – 21 October

Gameweek 8 – 19 Oct 11:30
19 Oct 12:45 Newcastle Newcastle v Liverpool Liverpool
19 Oct 15:00 Arsenal Arsenal v Norwich Norwich
19 Oct 15:00 Chelsea Chelsea v Cardiff City Cardiff City
19 Oct 15:00 Everton Everton v Hull City Hull City
19 Oct 15:00 Man Utd Man Utd v Southampton Southampton
19 Oct 15:00 Stoke City Stoke City v West Brom West Brom
19 Oct 15:00 Swansea Swansea v Sunderland Sunderland
19 Oct 17:30 West Ham West Ham v Man City Man City
20 Oct 16:00 Aston Villa Aston Villa v Tottenham Tottenham
21 Oct 20:00 Crystal Palace Crystal Palace v Fulham Fulham

FIFA World Cup Qualifying Results

RESULTS  
 
Date

Matches

15/10/13 Azerbaijan

1:1 (0:1)

Russia

16/10/13 Uruguay

3:2 (2:2)

Argentina

16/10/13 Peru

1:1 (1:1)

Bolivia

15/10/13 Bulgaria

0:1 (0:0)

Czech Republic

15/10/13 Latvia

2:2 (0:2)

Slovakia

15/10/13 Belgium

1:1 (0:0)

Wales

15/10/13 Turkey

0:2 (0:1)

Netherlands

15/10/13 Romania

2:0 (1:0)

Estonia

15/10/13 Italy

2:2 (1:1)

Armenia

15/10/13 Sweden

3:5 (2:1)

Germany

15/10/13 Serbia

5:1 (3:0)

FYR Macedonia

16/10/13 Chile

2:1 (2:0)

Ecuador

16/10/13 Paraguay

1:2 (1:1)

Colombia

16/10/13 Jamaica

2:2 (1:2)

Honduras

16/10/13 Panama

2:3 (1:0)

USA

15/10/13 Denmark

6:0 (4:0)

Malta

15/10/13 Scotland

2:0 (1:0)

Croatia

15/10/13 Hungary

2:0 (0:0)

Andorra

15/10/13 Norway

1:1 (1:1)

Iceland

15/10/13 Switzerland

1:0 (0:0)

Slovenia

15/10/13 Israel

1:1 (1:0)

Northern Ireland

15/10/13 Lithuania

0:1 (0:0)

Bosnia-Herzegovina

15/10/13 Greece

2:0 (1:0)

Liechtenstein

15/10/13 England

2:0 (1:0)

Poland

15/10/13 Republic of Ireland

3:1 (2:1)

Kazakhstan

15/10/13 Faroe Islands

0:3 (0:1)

Austria

16/10/13 Costa Rica

2:1 (1:1)

Mexico

15/10/13 Cyprus

0:0

Albania

15/10/13 Portugal

3:0 (2:0)

Luxembourg

15/10/13 Ghana

6:1 (3:1)

Egypt

Note: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Spain, Chile, Ecuador, and Honduras all secured World Cup 2014 qualification with their results.

Other already qualified teams: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Holland, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, USA

England v Poland: Preview

Venue: Wembley     Kick Off: 20:00 (GMT)   Date: 15th October 2013

Just 90 minutes of football is all that separates Roy Hodgson’s England and qualification for next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The fate of England’s World Cup hopes lie in their own hands as on 15th October – they have the chance to guarantee qualification into the 2014 World Cup. Albeit a bit late, England will have the chance to book their place in Brazil if they overcome Poland tomorrow, a task which they could not manage in October last year as a goal from Glik in the 70th minute cancelled out Rooney’s first half goal. This time around, they will be hoping to do better against the Poles.

Coming into the match Poland are much regarded as the underdogs, after their hopes of qualification were vanquished via a 1-0 loss against Ukraine. England on the other hand come into the game as clear favourites, coming in off the back of a 4-1 victory over Montenegro, but the scoreline is quite flattering as Montenegro played much better than it suggests. This leads me to think that Poland could end up playing a defensive game, not required to attack and a win not of much importance. However, with the likes of Błaszczykowski and Lewandowski in the team, it would be rather wasteful to not use their attacking ability.

England are already guaranteed a place in the play-offs but manager Roy Hodgson would much rather avoid this. Hodgson wants England to complete the task in hand tomorrow and not resort to leaving it any later.

“We must make sure we complete it against Poland and I am sure we will,” he said.

“Even though they are out of the running and have nothing to play for, I can’t imagine they will take their foot off the pedal.”

Captain Steven Gerrard agrees with Hodgson, and believes that the Poles cannot be taken lightly. Despite being out of the running they still could prove dangerous with the players they have.

“They’ll be coming to Wembley, they’ll want to beat England, they’ll want to be the team that stops us going to a World Cup; we won’t be thinking they’re going to take their foot off the gas.”

Poland will be without injured defender Lukasz Piszczek, but coach Waldemar Fornalik, who could be in charge for the last time, is more concerned about scoring goals.

He said: “I am thinking of the points and a win. Nothing else will do in any match.”

Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Poland captain, has reiterated that the game won’t be defensive.

“We want to thank them with a good game and the right result.

“It doesn’t matter that we only have honour for which to play. Matches at Wembley are always very important to us.”

Team-mate Robert Lewandowski admits that Poland will be underdogs for the game but is hopeful that he can give Poland’s fans something about which to cheer.

“We know we have a lot of fans out there who will come to the game,” he added. “We don’t stand a chance of going through but we want to go to Wembley and at least allow our supporters a little fun. For sure, we won’t be favourites.”

Possible Line-Ups (Just Guessing)

England: Hart; Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines; Gerrard, Lampard, Townsend, Welbeck; Sturridge, Rooney

Poland: Boruc; Wojtkowiak, Jedrzejczyk, Szukala, Glik; M Lewandowski, Blaszczykowski, lich, Sobota, Krychowiak; R Lewandowski

This match promises to be enticing with a lot on stake here. Who do you guys think will win the game tomorrow?

-VE