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Sport Soccer-Premier League talking points

02:10  10 may  2021
02:10  10 may  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Ten talking points from the weekend footballPremier League . Phil Brown’s gung-ho side stayed up by a point that season – finishing 17th despite a goal difference of minus 25 – and surely Leeds will fare better than that. This was a helter-skelter return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence and the stats seemed to back up the initial impression that Leeds were equal to Liverpool in most areas.

Soccer - Premier League talking points . Contributor. Simon Evans Reuters. MANCHESTER, England, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The following are three talking points from the weekend's Premier League action: Expect lots of 'Pitchside monitor' talk . VAR - the Video Assistant Referee - is becoming the Brexit of English football - people say they are bored of talking about it but then can't shut up about it.

(Reuters) - Talking Points from the Premier League weekend:

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HAVE CHELSEA GAINED A PSYCHOLOGICAL EDGE

Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Manchester City made sure City's title celebrations remained on hold but perhaps more importantly sent out a message to Pep Guardiola's side for the Champions League final and next season's title race.

Surprisingly, Guardiola made wholesale changes to his side when victory would have sealed a third title in five seasons.

When Sergio Aguero fluffed a Panenka-style penalty to give City a 2-0 lead, it sparked a Chelsea revival where they dominated the second half.

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At one point , Kieran Tierney, dribbling towards his own goal, simply fell over. The gameplan for Arsenal seemed to be to intricately work it through to their talented wingers and then lump crosses precisely towards Tyrone Mings’s forehead. It didn’t work, and at no point did anyone think to try a different tack. Gareth Bale made his long-awaited first Premier League start on the right alongside the in-form striking partnership of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. Goals appeared a certainty against a side in the bottom three still awaiting a first win, though West Brom had other ideas. But for a terrific save from

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It will be a very different City side that starts in the Champions League final. However, Chelsea will start that game knowing they have beaten City twice this season having also wrecked their quadruple bid in the FA Cup semi-final.

Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea will still be underdogs when the sides meet at the end of May, but they those wins will fuel belief and could sow seeds of doubt into City's players.

UNITED LEFT TO RUE DROPPED POINTS EARLIER IN SEASON

Manchester United put on hold City's title celebrations with a comeback 3-1 win at Aston Villa but the result left many of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men wandering what might have been.

A series of draws and the odd defeat against unfancied opposition, none more so than a 2-1 home loss to relegated Sheffield United, had denied United a chance to mount a stronger title challenge in the run-in.

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Here are some talking points from the weekend's Premier League action. If Everton manger Marco Silva fails to ride out the storm at Goodison Park he will rue the cruel moment VAR handed Leicester City their winner on Sunday. Everton were hanging on for a point at 1-1 when Kelechi Iheanacho ran through to score for Leicester in stoppage time, only to have his celebrations cut short by an offside flag.

Ten talking points from the weekend footballPremier League . Mauricio Pochettino’s men are way off the pace in the Premier League and it is hard to know where the manager starts in regards to fixing their problems. One area he may want to target immediately is full-back. Not for the first time, Serge Aurier and Ben Davies were poor, offering little from an attacking or defensive point of view.

Snatching the title from City's grasp is still theoretically possible but highly unlikely and left back Luke Shaw made it clear in no uncertain terms how much United rued their poor early-season form.

"We are just focusing on ourselves, even more so we look at the City result (2-1 defeat by Chelsea) and we are disappointed with the points we have let go this season," Shaw said.

HIRING ALLARDYCE EARLIER MIGHT HAVE SAVED WEST BROM

Sam Allardyce's proud record of never managing a relegated team came to an end as his West Bromwich Albion side lost 3-1 at Arsenal on Sunday, condemning the Baggies to the drop.

Bizarrely it came in the same weekend that Allardyce was nominated for the manager of the month award after some stirring displays -- notably a 5-2 hammering of Champions League finalists Chelsea in April.

Fans of the Midlands club might well ask whether the club should have acted earlier than December to replace Slaven Bilic with Allardyce, one of the game's great survivors.

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Soccer - Premier League talking points . Read full article. By Simon Evans. MANCHESTER, England, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The following are talking points from the weekend's Premier League action: Solskjaer'S 'mission impossible' just got even tougher. Football managers can live tormented lives at times, convincing themselves that the world is against them, but after this weekend Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must wonder what else can go against him?

Dec 9 (Reuters) - The following are talking points from the Premier League weekend: Fred helping make difference for united. Until a few weeks ago, Manchester United's Brazilian midfielder Fred looked destined for featuring in lists such as the 'biggest transfer flops in Premier League history'. Signed last year from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported fee of around 47 million pounds (.30 million), Fred had looked well short of the standard such a fee should provide.

West Brom were 19th, with seven points from 13 games, when Allardyce took command and they have taken 19 points since, losing only three of their previous 11 games before the defeat by Arsenal confirmed the inevitable.

LEICESTER LOOKING OVER THEIR SHOULDERS

There is a horrible sense of deja-vu closing in on Leicester. An ugly 4-2 home defeat by Newcastle United on Friday, when they trailed 4-0, has left their top-four place in peril and fans fearing that they will miss out as they did last season having looked odds-on to make the Champions League.

Last season in their 35th game they lost 4-1 to Bournemouth, after which they faced Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, two of the three sides they play in their run-in this time.

Jonny Evans was injured shortly before kickoff on Friday and Rodgers conceded afterwards he is the brains of the their defence. Without him, Leicester looked wobbly at the back while their attack has lost its spark with Jamie Vardy struggling for goals and James Maddison not back to full speed after injury.

Brendan Rodgers said his side still have their destiny in their own hands, but defeat by Manchester United on Tuesday will set the alarm bells ringing loudly.

(Reporting by Zoran Milosaljevic, Martyn Herman; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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