English Premier League: Reaction to Week 11 Play

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Tottenham 1-2 Stoke

According to my father, the Spurs are the only thing he finds more disappointing than me.  Ouch.   But he’s got a point.  Tottenham’s Europa League hangover continues, after conceding twice in the first half and finishing the game with 10 men.  Harry Kane, whom I have vouched for in recent days, was disappointing, sending a wide open header in the games early minutes directly towards Stoke ‘keeper Asmir Begovic.  For those with USMNT rooting interest, Geoff Cameron had yet another solid outing for the Potters and makes yet another strong case for a permanent spot in the Starting XI.

Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester United shut up all of their nay sayers this weekend, with a dominating 1-0 win over bottom dwellers Crystal Palace. Yeah, that’ll show ‘em.  United’s makeshift central defense consisting of midfielder Daley Blind and the 19-year-old Paddy McNair almost saw Louis Van Gaal’s side fall behind early, but Palace’s Frazier Campbell could not keep his shot down.  United rises to 6th on the table, but they’re going to have to do better than that if they want those darn nay sayers to stay quiet.

Sunderland 1-1 Everton

Samuel Eto’o and Romelu Lukaku’s first game as strike partners proved rather fruitless, as it appears their off-pitch bromance is yet to turn into on-pitch chemistry. Hey, Goodison wasn’t built in a day I guess.  A Sunderland free kick was countered late by a Leighton Baines penalty in a match that I am severely regretting waking up to watch.