Last Updated on February 6, 2023 5:20 pm by Erwin Noguera
Matchday 22 of the English Premier League has concluded, and we have observed different surprising results. Others were a bit expected, while others were simply a formality.
We can start by mentioning the defeats of the leaders. Yes, Arsenal and Manchester City fell in this matchday 22, and neither could take advantage of the defeat of the other. However, the one that could do something positive was Manchester United, which won significantly and got 3 points closer to second place and 8 to first.
On the other hand, Newcastle drew again and dropped to fourth place. At the same time, Tottenham, Brighton, and Brentford continue in an exceptional moment winning almost every matchday and fighting for European competition places.
Here is a summary of the best matches of the 22nd Premier League matchday.
Premier League Matchday 22 – Preview – Tottenham vs. Manchester City – Info
Sunday, February 5 at 11:30 am ET at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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Pep Guardiola’s side has lost all five games they have played at the London club’s fortress since its inauguration and have failed to score a single goal. So it is a curse stadium for the Citizens.
Pep Guardiola’s tactics hit a truck in Tottenham’s defense at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Sunday, after the only goal scored by Harry Kane. In this way, the Citizens accumulates a whole house of thrashings in the Spurs fortress without being able to score a goal, with a total of five games lost since the stadium opened in 2019.
Even with Martian Erling Haaland in their ranks, the Premier League’s top scorer with 25 goals, Manchester failed to beat Hugo Lloris.
The Manchester side wasted a unique opportunity to cut points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Harry Kane was the best player of the match, with a goal that sealed the golden victory for the Spurs, who are now in fifth place, granting a ticket to the Europa League.
Result: Manchester City (0) – (1) Tottenham Betting
Premier League Matchday 22 – Preview – Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace – Info
Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 am ET at Old Trafford
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The Red Devils, with a player down in the last half hour of the game after Casemiro was sent off (for the first time in his career for a straight red card), scored another victory to consolidate their position in the Champions League zone.
Not even being down to 10 men due to Casemiro’s dismissal with 30 minutes to play stopped Manchester United from beating Crystal Palace last Saturday.
The team coached by Erik ten Hag were entirely superior to their opponents. Although in the final part of the game Crystal Palace pressed, they failed to take advantage of having one player more than their rivals.
Without Eriksen (out with injury) but with the rest of their stars available, with Antony, Bruno Fernandes, and Rashford on offense, United took the initiative in the game from the start and soon opened the scoring. In the 5th minute, Bruno Fernandes was responsible for putting the first goal on the scoreboard through a penalty for a handball in the area by Will Hugues awarded by the VAR.
From then on, United’s dominance only increased. And in the 62nd minute, Rashford scored the team’s second goal that would eventually give them the victory with a score of 2-1.
The Red Devils now have 42 points, 3 points behind Manchester City and 8 points behind leaders Arsenal, although they have played a game more. Crystal Palace dropped to 12th place in the table with 24 points.
Result: Manchester United (2) – (1) Crystal Palace
Premier League Matchday 22 – Preview – Everton vs. Arsenal – Info
Saturday, February 4 at 07:30 am ET at Goodison Park
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The day’s surprise was none other than the victory of a resurgent Everton against the tournament leaders, Arsenal, by a score of 1-0.
In the Premier League, nothing is set in stone. Arsenal lost their second match in twenty rounds and ended a fourteen-game unbeaten streak. After winning their last two matches against Tottenham and Manchester United, Arsenal stumbled (0-1) at Goodison Park against Everton, who were second last in the standings after taking one point from the last 21 they played (casually, that point came from a draw to second-placed City).
The team coached by Mikel Arteta fell into the trap at Goodison Park with Tarkowski’s goal in the 60th minute. The Gunners, coming off an FA Cup loss to Manchester City, conceded back-to-back defeats for the first time this season in a glorious debut for Dyche, who replaced Frank Lampard as Everton DT this week.
However, luck was on Arsenal’s side this time, for as we saw, Manchester City, their closest pursuers in the table, also lost on the day, which means that the 5-point gap between them remains. On the other hand, Everton took a deep breath in their attempt to get out of the relegation zone with this extraordinary victory.
Result: Everton (1) – (0) Arsenal