After yesterday’s post about the Saturday matches, I decided to do the same with the Sunday matches. In this post I talk about the Sunday 21 June matches. In this article I give my opinion on all three matches.
Sunday 21 June matches
Read here all about the matches Newcastle United versus Sheffield United, Aston Villa versus Chelsea and Everton versus Liverpool.
Newcastle United versus Sheffield
In typical post-corona fashion, the first half of Premier League football on the day wasn’t exciting. Just like yesterday, the first half of football on Sunday 21 June stayed goalless. Both teams passed the ball a lot, but never created any danger in front of the goal. Early in the second half it was John Egan who made a massive mistake. With a yellow card from earlier in the game after pulling Joelinton back. Chris Wilder doesn’t agree with the second yellow, but it was a clear second yellow for me.
“6 months of what we achieved is gone, I’m living in the now, I’m sick of talking about Europe. I thought we had more gears to come after half time, I thought John Egan’s red card was ridiculous”
The Gaffer gives his reaction 👇 pic.twitter.com/IkEb4opKhc
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) June 21, 2020
After this sending off, it was Newcastle United who dominated the game. Goals by Saint-Maximin, Ritchie and Joelinton brought Newcastle United the three points in this match.
Aston Villa versus Chelsea
The first half of this match is quiet an even one in my eyes. Both teams create changes, but Aston Villa is the only team to convert a chance into a goal. Kortney Hause opens the score after a scrimmage in the sixteen yard box. Therefore Aston Villa entered the dressing room with a 1-0 lead at half-time. Early in the second half Chelsea forces the turnaround. Two goals in quick succession by Pulisic and Giroud give Chelsea a 1-2 lead. Thanks to this quick turnaround Chelsea brings the three points back to London.
This is the match every was looking forward to this weekend. Unfortunately we’ve seen another very boring first half. Liverpool missed the likes of Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah in the starting eleven because of minor knocks.This combined with some rustiness at both teams, made the first half a nightmare to watch. Oh how I wished the second half would be different, but unfortunately it wasn’t. The Merseyside derby ended in a goalless draw.