Wk 3 table, results, reports

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Pardew refuses to get pushy, Gunners and Black Cats hit. 

The HPL result in shown in brackets, the official real-life score first.

All matches with HPL scoreline change in red.

Saturday, August 22

West Ham 3-4 Bournemouth (3-4) Referee: John Moss
Well, the penalty that Noble wins from King challenge is soft but it matters not come the final whistle, so HPL will steer clear of controversy.

Crystal Palace 2-1 Aston Villa (2-1) Referee: Keith Stroud
Match of the Day pictures are inconclusive regards the Palace disallowed goal for offside but post-match Alan Pardew says: ”Great call.” The Palace manager, of course, can afford to be graceful in victory. However, the HPL goalcam here would clear up any confusion in a flash. As it is, the ref changed his mind, giving it and then disallowing it…after consulting with his assistant running the line, who never flagged. That assistant just happened to be Peter Kirkup, whom then-Newcastle manager Pardew once shoved and received a touchline ban as a consequence. No hard feelings lingering, then? It appears not as Pards adds: “I didn’t realise that it was him. I was in the zone. But he did well.”

Sunderland 1-1 Swansea (2-1) Referee Neil Swarbrick
It sure looks a penalty when Williams handballs late on and Alan Shearer agrees with the majority when he says ‘definitely a spot kick as his hands are not down by his side.’’

Leicester 1-1 Tottenham (1-1) Referee: Martin Atkinson.
Well, to most it is six of one and half a dozen of the other in the penalty incident where Marhez goes down under Vortenghen’s challenge. One replay says the Spurs defender is guilty, but the other angle clearly depicts the Leicester man holding his marker’s shirt. Umpire’s call, as they might say in cricket. No penalty.

Newcastle 1-1 Stoke (1-1) Referee Mike Dean

Manchester United 0-0 Newcastle (0-0) Referee: Craig Pawson
Rooney maybe onside when he ‘opens’ scoring but because there is a degree of everyone stopping  the England’s man’s effort cannot possibly stand in HPL. Of course, Goalcam would mean this sort of situation becomes increasingly less frequent in that the referee assistant could let the play go, safe in knowledge all will be resolved by the Goalcam offside slide rule – should Rooney score. Simple!

Sunday, August 23

West Brom 2-3 Chelsea (2-3) Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Watford 0-0 Southampton (0-0) Referee: Andre Marriner

Everton 0-2 Manchester City (0-2) Referee: Anthony Taylor
What a call on Lukaku strike at 0-0 being disallowed for offside – by the merest of fractions.

Monday, August 24

Arsenal 0-0 Liverpool (2-0) Referee: Michael Oliver
Ramsey strike after eight minutes is onside. Neville reckons Arsenal penalty for Lucas on Giroud in second half but this could be a United man picking on Liverpool. Then Sky Sports pal Carragher seems to sheepishly accept it was a spot kick. So, HPL also has to.

 

HPL Table Week 3

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts PLPos (Pts)
1 Manchester City 3 3 0 0 7 0 7 9 1 (9)
2 Crystal Palace 3 2 0 1 6 5 1 6 5 (6)
3 Bournemouth 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 6 13 (3)
4 Arsenal 3 2 0 1 4 3 1 6 9 (4)
5 Leicester City 3 1 2 0 7 5 2 5 2 (7)
6 Manchester United 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5 4 (7)
7 Norwich City 3 1 1 1 6 5 1 4 8 (4)
8 Everton 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 4 7 (4)
9 Swansea City 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 4 6 (5)
10 West Ham United 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4 11 (3)
11 Aston Villa 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 14 (3)
12 Chelsea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4 10 (4)
13 Watford 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3 12 (3)
14 Liverpool 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3 3 (7)
15 Sunderland 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 3 19 (1)
16 Stoke City 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2 15 (2)
17 Tottenham 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2 16 (2)
18 Newcastle United 3 0 2 1 2 4 -2 2 17 (2)
19 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 5 -3 2 18 (2)
20 West Brom 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4 1 20 (1)

 

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