Game Week 10 of the Barclays Premier League once again provided football hospitality fans with some outstanding action. Manchester City still lead the way but only goal difference seperates them and Arsenal, with high-flying West Ham sitting in third place. Football hospitality packages for the 2015/16 season are now on sale including Manchester United hospitality, Tottenham Hotspur hospitality, Chelsea FC hospitality and Liverpool FC hospitality.
Harry Kane is back in business – good for Tottenham and good for England. He scored a hat-trick as Spurs battered a hapless Bournemouth 5-1 on the South Coast. Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela also found the back of the net.
It was the second Premier League hat-trick of Kane’s career, having scored only once for his club in 13 previous appearances this season.
Nevertheless Mauricio Pochettino’s White Hart Lane side remain unbeaten in the league since the opening day and are now sixth in the table.
Kane notched 21 league goals last term but it has been more of a struggle for the 22-year-old of late, so he will be relieved at getting back in the groove. All helped by Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc.
Though capable of brilliance, as is his want on occasion this time it was a horror show.
Boruc had been suffering with a thigh injury but was fit enough to be recalled to the starting line-up in place of Adam Federici, who conceded five times in the Cherries’ hammering at Manchester City eight days earlier.
Boruc rushed off his line to bring down Kane and concede a penalty and then dropped Kane’s left-wing cross at Lamela’s feet for Spurs’ third. The 35-year-old was also at fault for Tottenham’s fifth, spilling Toby Alderweireld’s header and allowing Kane to tap in for his hat-trick.
Promoted Bournemouth are looking every bit like going straight back down. Tottenham Hotspur hospitality packages are on sale for the next game at White Hart Lane when they take on bottom club Aston Villa.
Manchester United and Manchester City played out a dull deadlock in their derby at Old Trafford. City returned to the top of the Premier League ahead of Arsenal on goal difference, but it was a game to forget.
Where is the swashbuckling United of old? What has happened to the devil in the Red Devils? Louis van Gaal’s no risk system and torrid sideways-backwards possession football is boring the pants off friend and foe alike.
Manchester United hospitality packages are on sale for the Capital One Cup clash with Middlesbrough on Wednesday 28th October.
Signs of promise at Anfield but Liverpool are a work in progress.
Sadio Mane’s late equaliser for Southampton denied Jurgen Klopp his first victory as Liverpool manager, with the Reds having to settle for a draw. The home side dominated possession and took the lead when Christian Benteke nodded in James Milner’s cross from the right.
But with four minutes left, Mane bundled in a Gaston Ramirez’s header across goal as the suspect Liverpool backline failed with three opportunities to clear, emphasising their vulnerability at set pieces.
Mane was then sent off in stoppage time after picking up two late yellows for bad tackles. Liverpool are working hard, pressing hard but need cutting edge. A far cry still from the inventive, one touch side of old. Early days in the Klopp revolution though.
Liverpool FC hospitality guests will be hoping for Klopp to get his first win when they take on Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday 28th October.
It was war when West Ham met Chelsea and 2-1 just about reflected the battle of the trenches. The Stamford Bridge outfit had Nemanja Matic, manager Jose Mourinho and his assistant Silvino Louro sent off.
Chelsea had five other players booked as they lost their heads yet again. Andy Carroll scored the late winner. Mauro Zarate had fired the Hammers in front only for Gary Cahill to level from a corner. It put the home team third in the table; Chelsea languish in the lower reaches.
Imploding both on and off the pitch, VIP football hospitality guests were choking on their prawn sandwiches. Some tight calls but a miserable Chelsea seem stuck in a monster ‘world is against us’ sulk.
Kurt Zouma rose to head Cesc Fabregas’s corner goalwards, but a combination of defender Carl Jenkinson and goalkeeper Adrian kept it out, before the whole ball crossed the line. Chelsea were also denied by another marginal decision when a Fabregas goal was ruled out for offside moments before Matic was dismissed.
If Mourinho was craving the sack as some have suggested then Roman Abramovich must be considering whether he has become just too much of an embarrassment.
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