Arsenal Crash At Home To Watford, As Chelsea Draw At Anfield

Arsenal Crash At Home To Watford, As Chelsea Draw At AnfieldArsenal suffered a shock loss 2-1 loss to Watford at the Emirates in the English Premier League on Tuesday night.

It was Watford’s first Premier League away win at Arsenal as two goals in the first 13 minutes set up the 2-1 victory.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul opened the scoring with a powerful drive aided by a deflection off Aaron Ramsey, who limped off with an injury.

Watford’s second came three minutes later as Troy Deeney slotted in after Petr Cech parried Etienne Capoue’s shot into his path.

But Alex Iwobi slotted in from Alexis Sanchez’s chipped cross on 54 minutes and Lucas Perez crashed an effort against the crossbar as Arsenal piled the pressure on in the second half, but Watford held on.

Chelsea and Liverpool played a 1-1 draw at Anfield as the visitors missed the chance of an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s header earned Liverpool the equalizer after David Luiz’s 25th minute free-kick had put them ahead.

Chelsea could have taken all three points but Diego Costa’s penalty was saved by Mignolet.

In other matches, Crystal Palace beat Bournemouth 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium while relegation threatened Sunderland played a goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur to ensure all top teams dropped points on the night.

Elsewhere Sam Voke’s 87th minute goal was all Burnley needed to beat Leicester City 1-0 at Turf Moor while Middleborough and West Brom played a 1-1 draw in a keenly contested encounter at the Riverside Stadium.

Swansea City defeated Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Vertonghen: Pochettino Says Tottenham Defender Out For Six Weeks

Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, Jan VertonghenTottenham Manager, Mauricio Pochettino, says Jan Vertonghen will to be out of game for six weeks after sustaining an ankle ligament injury.

The Argentine coach made the disclosure at a press briefing on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Belgian twisted his left ankle during the second half of Saturday’s 4-0 win over West Brom.

Pochettino said: “When your mind is positive it’s easier to recover, he (Vertonghen) doesn’t require surgery.

“We have players that can perform in his place and we are very happy with the squad and the players we have”.

Vertonghen has appeared in 20 out of 21 Premier League matches for the Spurs in the ongoing season.

He is part of a defence that has conceded just 14 goals, one which analysts described as “the best record in the league”.

Chelsea Storm To 13th Straight Victory

Chelsea Storm To 13th Straight VictoryA Willian brace helped Chelsea beat Stoke City to claim their 13th consecutive Premier League win and equal Arsenal’s record for the most successive victories within the same season.

Gary Cahill opened the scoring from Cesc Fabregas’ 100th Premier League assist – only the fourth player to reach the milestone – before Stoke equalised via Bruno Martins Indi’s first PL goal 56 seconds into the second half.

The Blues made it 2-1 when Willian fired through the crowd after Eden Hazard’s cushioned pass, but Stoke levelled for the second time through Peter Crouch.

Chelsea hit back immediately to take the lead for the third time as Willian rifled into the roof of Lee Grant’s net, while Diego Costa completed the scoring on his return from suspension with his 14th of the season.

Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba scored two late goals as Manchester United deservedly beat Middleborough.

Hal Robson-Kanu scored a stunning winner on his first Premier League start in over three years as West Brom came from behind to beat Southampton.

Managerless Swansea City remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table after they were thoroughly outplayed by Bournemouth.

Leicester City beat West Ham United 1-0.

WBA Manager Fed Up with Odemwingie

Nigeria international and West Brom striker is at it again, not at the home front this time but with his club manager Steve Clark.

The former Chelsea assistant manager has spilt out the unexpected saying he is fed up of talking about Peter Odemwingie all the time.

Nigerian international has been a social media freak of late as he takes to twitter to express his opinions once he feels offended by one thing or the other.

It would be recalled that Odemwingie use the same social media network to talk down on NFF amongst other people.

Meanwhile Clarke vehemently condemned social media tantrums saying Odemwingie should physically address him if he has any bone to pick with him rather than go on to the social media network because it is not his thing.

It was reported that the WBA player was fined last week for bringing to the open issues within the club on Twitter.

Odemwingie is likely being seen as a negative influence on the rest of the WBA players rather be a spirit lifter for the team.