The Premier League was back in full swing following the final international break of 2021 and, for many, it did not disappoint.
Known as one of the world’s greatest leagues, if not the best, fans all around the planet will have been able to watch a number of exceptional fixtures take place as Matchday 12 provided them with a host of goals.
In fact, for anyone counting, there were a total of 36 goals scored across the 10 games that were played over Saturday and Sunday as each game saw at least one be scored. Just one game featured one goal, whilst another featured two, other than that, three or more were scored in the other eight to have been played!
Indeed, those who would have decided to use the exceptional bet360 code on offer and use it on the Premier League fixtures to have taken place would have certainly been enjoying themselves as much as they possibly could!
Chelsea started the weekend off with a routine 3-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the early kick-off, however the action truly burst into life in the matches that took place at the traditional 3 o’clock slot in the UK.
Newcastle United would have hoped to have a positive start under Eddie Howe and despite being unavailable to manage their match against Brentford, he would have had a mixture of positive and negative emotions as their 3-3 draw provided a rollercoaster of a time for fans in attendance and those watching.
That scoreline was also replicated in the game at Turf Moor, as Burnely and Crystal Palace played out an entertaining fixture that saw five of the six goals scored all be netted in the first half. Maxwel Cornet’s goal was only a couple of minutes after the restart, so the last 40 minutes will have been disappointing for some given the way the first 50 had been played out.
Steven Gerrard got his management career at Aston Villa started off positively with a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Villa Park, whilst Dean Smith’s start at Norwich City recorded a 2-1 win over Southampton; the side that saw him lost his job at the Villains.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United was dull in comparison to every other game if you take the scoreline into account, as the hosts ran out 1-0 winners, but there was nothing dull about the game between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road.
The Hornets smashed Utd into oblivion with a 4-1 win (which should have been greater), ending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign at the club.
Liverpool showed Arsenal that Mikel Arteta’s men still have some work to do if they wish to compete with the big boys of the league as they recorded a 4-0 victory.
Sunday’s Premier League action saw Manchester City try and keep pace with Chelsea at the top with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Everton, whilst Antonio Conte saw his Tottenham Hotspur side record its first win in the Premier League under his management as they beat Leeds United 2-1 at home.