Another Four-Two Victory!
For the second time in four days, the league leaders have scored four goals whilst also conceding twice. On each occasion the incomparable Eden Hazard found the back of the net, while the double helping was this time bagged by lethal Diego Costa who has scored three times against the Saints in this campaign. Chelsea wouldn't be Chelsea if they didn't make the occasional hash at defending, and another Spaniard Oriol Romeu tapped in from close range to nullify Hazard's early strike. It took a trademark header from big Gary Cahill on the stroke of half time to restore the one-goal advantage, something which was scarcely deserving after an unimpressive first 45 minutes.
Diary 39 - The circus comes to Turf Moor
BURNLEY 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2 Manchester United hadn’t lost for months in a run of more than 20 unbeaten games.
Burnley 0 Manchester United 2
Burnley 0 Manchester United 2 The Clarets were unable to halt Manchester United’s relentless Premier League run as first-half goals from Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney gave the former champions the points at Turf Moor
United on a winning streak...
With a hard earned victory over Anderlecht taking United into the semi finals of the Europa Leage, a well deserved 2-0 premier league win at Turf Moor over Burnley after the excellent victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford - the club now have three important consecutive wins under their belts ahead of the Manchester derby on April 27th (Thursday night). Meanwhile United have been drawn against Celta Vigo in the European semi final.
Big Matic Seals Semi Triumph
Nemanja Matic: he scores when he wants to! Fortunately, he selected a very good occasion to blast in his first accurate effort of the season. Following on a mere five minutes after Hazard's left foot had drilled us into the lead for a third time, the big Serb took a lay-off from the Belgian wizard and coolly despatched a drive into the top corner that left Lloris, his troops, and supporters alike all feeling rather stunned. If Chelsea had a better striker, the score could have been more substantial, as both Batshuayi and his replacement Senor Costa were wasteful with free headers. Otherwise, apart from the customary display of erratic defending, it was all good against the norf London wannabes.
Prediction League Game 34 - Airdrie Vs. Alloa
Three games to go as Airdrie host Alloa and the fight continues for a play off Spot. The three games we've played against Alloa have all ended 2-1, two of them were wins for the Diamonds and one for Alloa. IN the first meeting of the season Andy Ryan and Ryan Conroy scored for the Diamonds with a consolation coming from Grieg Spence, it was a 2-1 away win for Airdrie. In the return home fixture Airdrie again won 2-1 this time Jim Goodwin gave Airdrie the lead with an own Goal and on the stroke of half time Andy Ryan gave us a 2-0 lead, Scott Taggart got Alloa's consolation. In the final meeting Alloa won 2-1 Andy Graham scored the two for Alloa with Iain Russell getting Airdrie's goal.
After two failed attempts to even score, let alone win, Jose Mourinho's Manchester United belatedly got their act together against the Premier League leaders. This time, the consensus of opinion is that the special needs one outwitted his Italian opposite number by playing two pacey attackers in Lingard and Rashford up front. Maybe it is time for Conte to now think outside of the box too, as his team are staggering at a time when rivals Tottenham Hotspur are flying. It's hard not to be envious of Tottenham at present: they trust their young talent, they play English players, and they are free-scoring - everything that Chelsea are not. More alarmingly, they have reduced the gap at the top of the charts from ten points to four points in the space of a mere fifteen days.
Diary 38 - You'll never take the sunbeds
BURNLEY 1 STOKE CITY 0 - MIDDLESBROUGH 0 BURNLEY 0 - EVERTON 3 BURNLEY 1 We were in Tenerife. Trump was squaring up to Assad.
Match Thread V Leeds United (A, 17/04/17)
Wolves go to Leeds looking to end a 2 game losing streak. They have not got a good record against Leeds but will hope to put a dent into there play-off hopes today.
Everton 3 Burnley 1
Everton 3 Burnley 1 - Burnley were unable to stop Everton’s Goodison Park charge as the fast-finishing Toffees made it eight successive home league wins.