Carroll elbow kills Arsenal – Wk 33

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“He gambled and won,’ says Dermot Gallagher after West Ham man Carroll elbows Arsenal in title thriller. 

The Hypothetical Premier League, using video reviews for the crunch calls.

All games with an HPL score change in red, official result in brackets.

Saturday, April 9

Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Referee: Martin Atkinson

Crystal Palace 1-1 Norwich City (1-0) Referee: Michael Oliver
Delaney clatters into Jarvis at 0-0 but the clear Norwich penalty is missed by Oliver, who continues to suffer in the middle. ‘They have got away with one there,’ says Martin Keown on Match of the Day. Not any more, they haven’t.

Manchester City 2-2 West Brom (2-1) Referee: Mike Jones
That’s a West Brom penalty, at 1-1, t when Mangala slams into the back of Sandro. Better not do that against PSG! It will not be Mr Jones blowing the whistle in the Champions League! 

West Ham 4-3 Arsenal (3-3) Referee: Craig Pawson.
Where to start? Well, Lanzini is onside by two yards when nods in at 0-0. So that’s 1-0 to the Hammers. Then we get to 3-2 to the Hammers, with Carroll scoring the second goal of his ‘hat-trick’ just before the break. All understood. Then comes that  Carroll elbow in the face of Gabriel early in the second half – a yellow card offence, according to Dermot Gallagher, therefore resulting in red for the already booked striker. Apart from HPL doesn’t do yellow card reviews. If it had been a straight red, he would be off and not around to score West Ham’s fourth goal and kill Arsenal. But Dermot G rules: “It’s a booking, not a red card. Andy got lucky. He gambled and won.” 

Southampton 3-1 Newcastle Referee: Robert Madley

Swansea City 1-0 Chelsea Referee: Andre Marriner

Watford 1-1 Everton Referee: Kevin Friend

Sunday, April 10

Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Sunderland 0-3 Leicester City (0-2) Referee: Anthony Taylor
Okazaki is clearly kicked in chest in the penalty box. Everyone, including Dermot G, says ‘penalty to Leicester’ – aside the man that matters, Ant Taylor. Not that it makes any difference to high-flying Foxes.

Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United Referee: Mike Dean

Wednesday, April 13

Crystal Palace 0-0 Everton Referee: Mike Jones

Hypothetical Premier League table week 33 (up to and including April 13)

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GD Pts PLPos (Pts)
1 Leicester City 33 17 13 3 57 35 22 64 1st (72)
2 Tottenham 33 16 13 4 56 24 32 61 2nd (65)
3 Arsenal 32 18 5 9 58 35 23 59 3rd (59)
4 Manchester City 32 17 7 8 58 34 24 58 4th (57)
5 West Ham United 32 16 10 6 54 39 15 58 6th (52)
6 Southampton 33 13 12 8 46 35 11 51 7th (50)
7 Manchester United 32 14 8 10 40 34 6 50 5th (53)
8 Liverpool 31 13 7 11 48 43 5 46 8th (48)
9 Chelsea 32 12 9 11 52 43 9 45 10th (44)
10 Everton 32 10 12 10 52 42 10 42 12th (40)
11 Stoke City 33 11 9 12 33 43 -10 42 9th (47)
12 Bournemouth 33 12 6 15 42 58 -16 42 11th (41)
13 Swansea City 33 10 7 16 35 39 -4 37 13th (40)
14 Watford 32 9 10 13 29 35 -6 37 15th (38)
15 Crystal Palace 33 8 12 13 34 44 -10 36 16th (38)
16 West Brom 32 7 14 10 32 42 -10 35 14th (40)
17 Norwich City 33 8 10 15 40 55 -16 34 17th (31)
18 Sunderland 32 7 10 15 37 56 -19 31 18th (27)
19 Newcastle United 32 7 10 15 35 60 -25 31 19th (25)
20 Aston Villa 33 4 6 23 24 66 -42 18 20th (16)

 

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