Football predictions in the Premier League have become more exciting, as clubs have gained significant victories last weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur gained their first win against Manchester United at Old Trafford in 23 years. Their faceoff exhibited the spirited qualities of the Spurs against the seemingly lacklustre defence of United.
Jan Vertonghen opened the scoring for the Spurs just two minutes after kick-off. He played through a passing session with Gareth Bale, getting past through a potential challenge from United’s Rio Ferdinand. The veteran defender of The Red Devils failed to perform impressively during the match.
The Spurs maintained their domination of the first half, as Bale went to receive Moussa Dembele’s assist to shoot past keeper Anders Lindegaard. Clint Dempsey collaborated with Dembele to control the midfield against Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
United retaliated through Nani, who fired a successful effort during the second half. The Spurs got their two-goal lead back when Dempsey moved to rebound a shot from Bale inside Lindegaard’s net, while Shinji Kagawa closed in another United goal within seconds.
The match concluded with the Spurs as winners – arguably the best match under manager Andre Villas-Boas’ leadership. Sir Alex Ferguson, for United’s part, lamented the lack of injury time he thinks his side needed.
Hosts Arsenal failed to win against tough London rival Chelsea. A string of defensive deficiencies and lack of inspiring finishes led The Gunners to concede against the defensive forte and attacking prowess of the visitors.
Striker Fernando Torres moved superbly to overtake Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny in firing the ball behind keeper Vito Mannone on the 20th minute. The Spanish international performed satisfactory during the match despite a second effort that went wide.
Arsenal was without midfield figure Abou Diaby, whose injured hip led him out of the game. Gervinho finished an equalizer shortly before half time after taking an assist from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Juan Mata gave Chelsea their winning lead via a 53rd-minute penalty kick. Arsenal almost gained equalizers from a saved Lukas Podolski header and an open-goal miss from Olivier Giroud, much to the dismay of manager Arsene Wenger.