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Totttenham did not win the fourth match in a row

Goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga saved a penalty in the 70th minute, helping Tottenham draw home host Watford 0-0 in the 23rd Premier League round on January 18.

Tottenham were penalized when captain Jan Vertonghen let the ball touch the ball in the penalty area. Troy Deeney takes responsibility for the penalty, but is caught by Gazzaniga in the face of the penalty spot. The visitors goalkeeper dropped to the right, pushing Deeney’s low kick.

Watford regrets the broken penalty, but they also have reason to be satisfied with a point. In the second minute of injury time, the host replaced Ignacio Pussetto to save the ball on the line after Erik Lamela’s finish. Referee Michael Oliver has to solicit VAR before determining there is no goal for Tottenham in this situation.

Totttenham did not win the fourth match in a row

Penalty phase and VAR intervention situation are two distinctly rare highlights in the London derby without too many exciting happenings. Tottenham is more appreciated, but the captain Harry Kane’s injury makes their shots less mutant, when both Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura do not have the necessary sharpness.

Meanwhile, Watford continues to give it no coincidence that they are unbeaten in the last five matches (won 4, drew 1) with new coach Nigel Pearson.

The home side’s defensive defensive football made Tottenham in the first half really uncomfortable. During the 45 minutes, Mourinho’s students only had about two clear opportunities. Moura failed to beat Ben Foster in the 38th minute, Son volleyed into the bar two minutes later.

Towards the end of the first half, when Tottenham appeared impatient, pushing the squad high, Watford began to counterattack. Deeney chilled the visitors with a comfortable finish, sending the ball into the right position of the Gazzaniga at the end of the half, and Doucoure hitting the edge of the net at the beginning of the second half.

Tottenham’s best chance came in the injury time with Lamela finishing, but the save on the lime line of Pussetto and VAR caused Mourinho’s teachers and students to leave with a 0-0 draw.

This is the fourth match in a row that Mourinho’s teachers and students have not won in the English Premier League, counting from the Brighton match at the Gift giving ceremony on December 26. In the last four matches, Tottenham drew Norwich 2-2 respectively, lost to Southampton and Liverpool with the same score 0-1, then drew Watford 0-0.

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Man Utd reached a sad milestone after 22 years

Losing Man City 1-3 in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final on January 7 was the first time since 1997 that Man Utd conceded three goals in the first half of a home game.

The last time Man Utd had a similar bad result was 5/5/1997, in the draw of Middlesbrough 3-3 in round 36 Premier League. That day, Juninho, Emerson and Craig Hignett netted Man Utd in the minutes 15, 37 and 40.

After 22 years, Solskjaer is the witness of a sad milestone of Man Utd, this time as a coach. After conceding the first goal in the 17th minute, from Bernardo Silva’s long shot, “Reds” were swept away in the style of Man City, then received two more goals.

Mahrez doubled the lead in the 22nd minute, before Pereira scored an own goal because the ball bounced off the foot from De Bruyne’s shot in the 39th minute.

Man Utd played better in the second half, but it was only enough to shorten the gap to 1-3 thanks to Rashford. The team therefore still faces a difficult mountain when going to Etihad Stadium to play the semi-finals on January 29. League Cup history shows that the last 15 teams that won the first leg of the semi-finals all won tickets to the final.

Meanwhile, Man City have another important victory, helping them ease the disappointment from losing Man Utd 1-2 at home in the Premier League in December last. Great first half helped Man City have the 13th under Guardiola to lead at least three goals before halftime in away matches in all competitions.

Man Utd 1-3 Man City

In the same period, since Guardiola arrived in England in the summer of 2016, Tottenham has the best statistics behind Man City, with four times. Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Leicester and Swindon are all only three times, according to Opta.

The derby yesterday was also the seventh time Man City won in the last 10 times (the remaining draws one, losing two) as guests at Old Trafford in all competitions. This statistic marks the change of the Manchester half, because they have won only seven of 42 previous visits to Old Trafford.

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Man Utd have to play again in the FA Cup

He missed many opportunities, Man Utd drew host Wolverhampton 0-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on 4/1.

Once the ball hit the crossbar and a penalty was denied, Ole Solskjaer teachers and students probably are not happy to have to play with Wolves again in the next 10 days. Man Utd’s schedule will be even thicker, as they have to strain on three domestic arenas. Their competitive density maintained about three days a game.

The two teams proved to be in balance, with dangerous opportunities dividing the two ends of the field. Wolves hosts only four positions and tries to impose the game. 13 minutes, from a corner, Dendoncker headed into the head of the far post. Matt Doherty was waiting to pad the ball into the net, but goalkeeper Romero reflected quickly and pushed the ball into the corner with his hand.

Wolves 0-0 Man Utd

The most remarkable situation of the first half came in the 31st minute, when Dendoncker controlled the error and was banned from Williams by the ball. Attempt to save the Belgian central defender Williams fell down. Referee Paul Tierney did not cut the whistle, then VAR also confirmed no fault of Dendoncker. The Molineux spectators cheered after the home team was not penalized, then shouted slogans against VAR.

The visitors were more sorry with 70 minutes, when the Wolves player broke the yard. The visitors quickly gave Greenwood, leaving the 18-year-old striker to make a clearance for Rashford to face the keeper. Rashford takes the ball long and his kick hits the defender’s opponent, then bounces off the crossbar.

Wolves quickly responded. 76 minutes, Jonny cross ball for Doherty headed into the net Romero hit the net. But the goal was disallowed because the ball touched Doherty’s hand before it went into the net. Five minutes later, Raul Jimenez wisely pressed to eliminate Maguire, then broke into the narrow right corner. Without a support partner, Jimenez went over the bar and went over the bar.

The two teams will play again at Old Trafford on January 14 or January 15. Between these two matches, Man Utd will play two matches at home, against Man City in the semi-final first leg of the League Cup and Norwich in the Premier League.

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Chelsea won Tottenham in the 18th round

Winning the hosts Tottenham 2-0 in the 18th round of Premier League on December 22, Chelsea preserved the position in the top four.

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Willian at the 12th minute and 45th minute

Willian is the focus of the match, not just with the brace. The Brazilian midfielder miserable the Tottenham defense with wise situations on the left. He failed to concede Tottenham in the previous 11 matches, but shone just in time to bring back three valuable points for Chelsea.

After the match, coach Frank Lampard ran to the Chelsea audience and jumped incessantly. He shouted and inspired the fans. This was Jose Mourinho’s first defeat when he met his former team. This victory has a special meaning for Lampard – the old game of Mourinho.

Lampard showed that he was taller than Mourinho when using the three-center-back scheme, instead of the two center-backs as usual. This is not the first time the English coach has used this scheme.

Chelsea used the same scheme in the 5-2 win over Wolverhampton on September 14. At that time, Wolves also used the three-center-back scheme and Lampard found a way to exploit the weakness from this diagram.

Tottenham also used three center-backs, and Lampard reverted to the tactic that thrashed Wolves. Willian, Mount and Abraham constantly tormented the Tottenham defense from the start. After the first 10 minutes, Chelsea had three shots. By the 12th minute, Willian went the ball from the left wing into the middle and pleaded to the far corner to open the score.

Tottenham held the ball a lot but did not create a dangerous opportunity, while Chelsea stalked the ability to counterattack unexpectedly. At the end of the first half, from Chelsea’s counterattack, Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga – missed the ball and accidentally made a mistake with Marcos Alonso.

Referee Anthony Taylor did not initially blow the penalty. After VAR intervened, he caught Chelsea’s penalty. On the 11-meter mark, Willian deceived the keeper to set a 2-0 victory. This is the first time the Brazilian midfielder made a brace for Chelsea in three years.

The second half is less beautiful. The highlight is the direct red card of Son Heung-min and the reaction of the Tottenham audience.

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Is Carlo Ancelotti a suitable choice for Arsenal now?

You don’t know what will happen to Arsenal, it’s a certainty, when its players don’t even know what they’re fighting for, because of the salary they get, for not wanting to be criticized like Fools or simply go out and finish your game any way you want.

Similar things have been happening at the Emirates Stadium, Mesut Oezil has always been the most boring, Dani Ceballos disappears in a hurry, Pepe does not show that he deserves to be the most expensive player in the club history, Aubameyang doesn’t feel like sticking around any longer, and young talents play football without clear direction.

One can only bow to the victories that Carlo Ancelotti has achieved across the former continent, admiring the wisdom and football ideas that have changed the world’s perception of the sport.

Ancelotti is calm, calm, a friend to the players, knows how to handle complicated relationships with famously difficult presidents like Abramovic or Florentino Perez. He has every reason to succeed at Arsenal, but there are many other reasons to fail at the Emirates Stadium.

The current people at Arsenal need something else, a ferocity from the coach, who can take a walking stick on the training ground and force them to follow the rules. Carlo Ancelotti is too soft, he is not the type of coach to issue steel orders, does not require the players to practice hard, do not like to shout at them and force everyone to obey absolutely.

If so, then it will be a repeat of the Arsene Wenger era, a more benevolent father than a coach shouting out fire. Arsenal don’t need that.

And with all due respect, in the treasure trove of his experience, Carlo Ancelotti has never shown him capable of creating something from the rubble. He is not a strategist for long distance races, even having incredible squads at AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain and Real Madrid.

He is very strong when he owns a stable team, owns the throne of big star, and number one in the European arena. But it is not good to take over the turbulent and chaotic clubs.

What happened at Napoli was the latest warning, he lost his influence on the players and could not create a revolution for the club, failed to create a team with enough competitive stability through. Every year. And for the average Arsenal player now, Ljungberg is the best for this situation, just like Lampard with Chelsea.

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Is Liverpool the best team in English football history?

The 2-0 win over Watford helped Liverpool to realize what no club in English football history could do

Man City holds the record for a Premier League champion’s score of 100 points in the 2017/18 season. MU is the team that won the most English national championships in history: 20 times. But the two Manchester clubs also cannot do what Liverpool owns.

By beating Watford 2-0 thanks to a brace of Mohamed Salah, The Reds won 25 of the last 26 Premier League matches. The remaining match they drew 1-1 with MU at Old Trafford.

Thus, Liverpool earned up to 76/78 maximum points from the last 26 matches. They became the club to win the most scores from 26 matches in the 131-year history of the English league.

Liverpool’s 9/25 victories took place at the end of last season. The remaining 16 victories take place in the 2019/20 season. They are also the only team to remain unbeaten and win at home in the Premier League this season.

The 3 points gained before Watford also helped coach Juergen Klopp firmly consolidate the No. 1 position in his rankings. They leave the rest of the planet’s most attractive football league at least 10 points after just 17 rounds.

After winning Watford, Liverpool will travel to Qatar to attend the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup. The Reds’ opponents in the semi-finals are Monterrey. Mexico’s club and the region’s representative CONCACAF defeated Al Sadd 3-2 in the quarterfinals.

Liverpool bumper personal award of the Premier League in November 2019

With a successful record, Liverpool has won 2/3 of the individual awards of the Premier League 2019/20.

Liverpool and Leicester are the two teams to win in the Premier League in November 2019. The Reds’ victories are somewhat more impressive because their ‘defeated general’ includes Man City. The other two victories of the second half took place against Aston Villa (away) and Brighton (home).

These impressive results helped the Merseyside Reds win the individual races. Specifically: Juergen Klopp became the best coach in November and Sadio Mane was honored in the Best Player category

In November, Sadio Mane contributed 3 goals and 1 assist. One of those goals was made in the great battle with Man City on November 10 (Liverpool won 3-1).