What is the English Premier League (EPL)?
These paragraphs are just a crash course on the EPL, if you have already read it or have previous knowledge about what the English Premier League is feel free to read ahead. The English Premier League is a tournament for all of the biggest clubs of football/soccer in England. Some notable names in this league are: Manchester United, Arsenal, and Liverpool. In the English Premier League 20 of the biggest clubs battle it out to win the EPL Cup. The English Premier League usually lasts 38 weeks (19 home and away games for each club). Each game is around 90 minutes long with 45 minute halves. Each game has a point value that you can earn. If you win your game you receive 3 points, and if you lose you get 0. If you tie the game you receive 1 point.
Throughout the season, the points are kept track of, and a table is formed. The table lists all 20 teams in order of points, where the bottom 3 teams are at risk of relegation to a lower competition, Which is why the bottom clubs must fight it out with those above them so they can avoid the bottom 3 spots. On the other hand the top 4 teams are entered into the Champions League and 5 and 6 go into the Europa League. The Champions League is a highly sought after competition and only the best of Europe make it far, I will hopefully be covering this later in the year. Finally the club that finishes the season with the most points is crowned the champions and is awarded the EPL Cup.
Matchweek 11 & 12 Big games
Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton
The game whistle sounded and the game had started. Harry Kane of Tottenham fired off the first shot, but he was wide to the right. Richalson of Tottenham had a header from the center of the box, but it was too high. The first shot on goal was from Son Heung-Min of Tottenham. It was a right footed shot, but it was blocked. For the remainder of the half Tottenham controlled the game, with many chances on goal. Regardless, the half ended with both sides at a standstill. The first half score was 0-0. The second half started off with Tottenham again in control and firing off shot after shot. The goal drought was quenched in the 59th minute by Tottenham Hotspurs. Harry Kane drew out a foul in the penalty area, and it resulted in a penalty for Tottenham. Harry Kane put away the penalty making the scoreline 1-0 to Tottenham. Now that Tottenham had the momentum, they continued controlling the game. In the 86th minute Tottenham Hotspur scored again. The goal was scored by Pierre-Emile-Hojbjerg. It was a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. The game continued but neither side produced another goal. The game ended 2-0 to Tottenham.
Liverpool vs Manchester City
The game started with both sides having multiple shots on goal. As the game continued Manchester City became a more dominant force, with more shots on goal and more possession. The game continued with both sides going back and forth on the pitch. The first half ended 0-0. The second half started off the same as the first finished. Both sides were battling it out for top spot. In the 54th minute Phil Foden seemed to have scored for Manchester City, but the goal was overturned. VAR overturned it because Haaland had fouled Fabino earlier on in the run. VAR contriversably chose to overturn the goal due to that foul. The score remained 0-0. Finally in the 76th minute Liverpool scored. It was scored by Mohamed Salah. It was a left footed shot from outside of the box to the bottom left corner. Mancester City had many chances to level the scoreline but they failed to do so. The game ended 1-0 to Liverpool.
Leeds United vs Arsenal
The game starts with Leeds making the first attempt on goal. It was a shot from Luis Sinisterra but he missed to the left. Arsenal and Leeds went back and forth with the ball with many shots on goal and both goalkeepers putting in the work. The first goal was in the 35th minute from Arsenal’s forward Bukayo Saka. It was a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the high centre of the goal. Leeds tried to level the scoreline before halftime but failed, the half ended 1-0 to Arsenal. The second half started with both sides back at it again. Both sides yet again were having chance after chance. In the 61st minute Arsenal conceded a penalty, and it seemed that leeds would tie the game. Patrick Bamford missed the penalty, he went a bit right when shooting. Leeds never got another chance to equalise the scoreline. The game ended 1-0 to Arsenal.
Manchester United vs Spurs
The game started with Manchester United in charge, they had a few shots but they were saved. Tottenham fired back with a few of their own, but both were also saved. Manchester United continued to be in charge for the remainder of the half. The half ended 0-0 but with Manchester United in charge. The second half started with a goal. It was scored by Manchester United’s midfielder Fred. It was a left footed shot from outside of the box to the bottom left corner. Tottenham were trying thier best to equalise until another goal was scored. It was in the 69th minute from Manchester United’s midfielder Bruno Fernendes. It was a right footed from centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Tottenham tried to get into the game again, but failed. The game ended 2-0 to Manchester United.
Match Week 13 Predictions
Saturday October 22, 2022
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool – 0-2
Everton vs Cyrstal Palace – 1-0
Manchester City vs Brighton Hove Albion – 3-2
Chelsea vs Manchester United – 1-1
Sunday October 23, 2022
Aston Villa vs Brentford – 1-2
Leeds United vs Fulham – 2-2
Southampton vs Arsenal – 1-3
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leicester City – 2-1
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United – 3-2
Monday October 24, 2022
West Ham vs Bournmouth 2-0
Hello, my name is Nick. This is my 3rd year at City and I am excited as ever to begin the new school year. This is my first year at The City Voice and I look forward to joining the school family that is The City Voice Paper.