Wk 9 table, reports, results

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Williams sucked in where Koscielny won’t go.

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

Games with an HPL scoreline change in red.

Week 9

Saturday, October 17

Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa (3-0) Referee: Roger East

Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham (0-3) Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Well, Alan Pardew said there was a feeling of injustice in his dressing room over the second of the two yellow cards that led to Dwight Gayle’s match-changing red card three minutes before half-time. The facts are they were both yellow card tackles – in the space of 11 minutes – and added to the fact that Gayle twice encroached into the area for the Palace equalising penalty means he could easily have been booked before those two offences. As for that penalty, it never was. Gayle clearly dived.

Everton 0-3 Manchester United (0-3) Referee: Jonathan Moss

Manchester City 6-1 Bournemouth (6-1) Referee: Mike Dean
Interesting rule alert: Raheem Sterling is not offside for City’s opener as the Bournemouth player is only off the pitch because of the challenge he has made a second earlier – and therefore is still very much involved in the game play, and playing the hat-trick hero onside.

Southampton 2-2 Leicester City (2-2) Referee: Paul Tierney

Tottenham 0-0 Liverpool (0-0) Referee: Craig Pawson

Watford 0-3 Arsenal (0-3) Referee: Mike Jones
Looks a good call not to award a penalty when Coquelin tangled with Capoue 22 seconds before Arsenal are up the other end and scoring the crucial first. As for Petr Cech’s apparent handball outside the box in first half – if it did brush the arm, the general consensus from all those within the Vicarage Road press box was that it was unintentional.

West Brom 1-0 Sunderland (0-0) Referee: Martin Atkinson
Sam Allardyce is unhappy over the Saido Berahino winner and who can blame him? The young England striker makes no attempt to head the ball, clearly backing into Pantillion. Then as the ball drops to the floor, Berahino seems to kick the ball out of the keeper’s hands. Gary Neville thinks the second incident should have ruled the goal out. Alan Shearer disagrees and thinks the goal should stand. Kev Kilbane, on the other hand, thinks there are two fouls. All in all, HPL rules goal disallowed.

Sunday, October 19

Newcastle 6-2 Norwich (6-3) Referee: Anthony Taylor
So many goals, all good. Only one controversy when Norwich man Houseman is tugged. A TV replay would give this. So HPL must. Players would soon stop once they know they are on camera.

Monday, October 20

Swansea 0-1 Stoke City (0-1) Referee: Rob Madley
Bojan is brought down by Williams, who is tricked into the challenge by the clever Spaniard deliberately delaying the moving of his leg. Gary Neville highlights this and reckons the Swansea skipper was just a bit off the pace in the third-minute result-defining moment. While on this subject, there was a great example of this 24 hours later where Koscielny doesn’t get suckered into an identical trap set by Lewandowski near the end of the Emirates’ Champions League thriller. It seemed a rather peculiar moment as the Bayern man is about to shoot but doesn’t, instead hoping, in vain, the Arsenal defender will carry on with his defensive motions and foul him.

 

HPL Table Week 9

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts PLPos (Pts)
1 Manchester City 9 7 0 2 23 7 16 21 1 (21)
2 Arsenal 9 7 0 2 20 7 13 21 2 (19)
3 West Ham United 9 5 3 1 20 11 9 18 4 (17)
4 Manchester United 9 4 3 2 14 10 4 15 3 (19)
5 Crystal Palace 9 5 0 4 11 11 0 15 6 (15)
6 Southampton 9 3 5 1 15 11 4 14 8 (13)
7 Tottenham 9 3 5 1 9 6 3 14 7 (14)
8 Everton 9 3 4 2 12 11 1 13 9 (13)
9 Leicester City 9 2 6 1 19 19 0 12 5 (16)
10 Stoke City 9 3 3 3 9 10 -1 12 11 (12)
11 Chelsea 9 3 2 4 15 17 -2 11 12 (11)
12 Bournemouth 9 3 2 4 14 19 -5 11 17 (8)
13 Norwich City 9 2 4 3 16 18 -2 10 16 (9)
14 Watford 9 2 4 3 6 10 -4 10 15 (10)
15 Swansea City 9 2 3 4 10 12 -2 9 14 (10)
16 West Brom 9 2 3 4 6 11 -5 9 13 (11)
17 Liverpool 9 2 3 4 7 13 -6 9 10 (13)
18 Sunderland 9 1 3 5 9 17 -8 6 20 (3)
19 Newcastle United 9 1 3 5 12 21 -9 6 18 (6)
20 Aston Villa 9 1 2 6 9 16 -7 5 19 (4)

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