The highlight games for the mid-week’s action are ASTON VILLA versus MAN CITY and MANCHESTER UNITED versus CHELSEA. Our feature columnist, John Newsome previews these and all game week 15 matches with his unique and insightful commentary. You can view all previous analysis from John’s regular column here: English Premier League Predictions For Saturday.
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All of these fixtures are streamed live on Amazon Prime Video.
At the side of each fixture is a number, this is the total miles between each stadium and the travel that the away fans will have to make on a midweek evening to accommodate the Amazon Prime Premier League football rights.
Obviously, the number needs to be doubled to see the miles that the away supporters will be doing to and from the game.
At the moment Amazon Prime Video have 2 sets of Premier League fixtures per season both being screened in December, however, it is understood that in the next bidding process for the TV rights, Amazon Prime want more of a share of the market.
This will mean that Sky Sports and TNT Sport will have less and it will also mean an extra subscription payment.
WOLVES v BURNLEY (107)
19.30 in England
Wolves suffered a narrow defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday by a 2-1 scoreline.
Matheus Cunha scored late on to halve the deficit following Arsenal’s 2 earlier goals.
The fixture at the Emirates didn’t see the usual penalties awarded against Wolves by the dreaded VAR.
After Monday’s game against Fulham and the penalty situations from previous matches, Gary O’Neil wanted to go to Stockley Park and meet the dreaded VAR, however, after putting ‘Stockley Park’ into the Sat Nav in Gary’s Vauxhall Chevette, a picture of ‘Billy Smart’s Circus’ came up on the screen and Mr O’Neil spent the next hour driving around in circles, with water coming out of his pocket flower.
The loss leaves Wolves in 13th place, with 15 points from 14 games.
Burnley, who were at the foot of the Premier League table before Saturday’s clash against Sheffield United, smashed 5 goals past a blunt set of Blades to get the victory by a 5-0 scoreline.
Jay Rodriguez settled the nerves, scoring the opening goal in the 1st minute (15 seconds) with Jacob Bruun Larsen adding a 2nd to give the Clarets a lead at the break.
Zeki Amdouni, Luca Koleosho and Josh Brownhill added the others in the 2nd-half to give Burnley their 2nd victory of the campaign.
It was enough to swap places with Sheffield United, the Clarets now sitting in 19th place with 7 points from the 14 fixtures played.
This fixture may not sound too glamorous to those who think football only started in 1992 when the Premier League kicked off, however, this match-up was first played at Molineux in 1888.
One hundred and thirty-five years ago.
Wolves were victorious over Burnley by a 4-1 scoreline.
By coincidence, the last time these two met at Molineux was at the beginning of December 2021, exactly 2 years ago.
The boys were that cold neither team troubled the scorers with the game finishing in a draw by a 0-0 score, or as some might say, a goalless draw.
The fixture at Turf Moor later on in the season only produced 1 goal with Burnley getting the victory.
So it’s more than likely there won’t be many goals this evening.
Betfred offer Wolves at slight Odds On 5/6, the draw at 5/2 and 10/3 for Burnley to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer slight Odds On 10/11 that Both Teams Don’t Score and 5/2 that there are Under 1.5 Goals.
LUTON v ARSENAL (31)
20.15 in England
All one can say to the Hatters girls and boys is, Good Luck tonight!
Luton suffered another defeat on Saturday, this time against Brentford at the GTech Stadium.
Jacob Brown did score to halve the deficit after Brentford had taken a 2-goal lead, however, that turned out to be just a consolation when the Bees added a 3rd to run out victorious by a 3-1 scoreline.
That leaves the Hatters in 17th place with 9 points, now just 2 points above Everton and Burnley and 4 more than Sheffield United at the foot.
It’s going to be a tough old Christmas for the Luton boys and girls all wishing that Santa brings them a few points over the festive season, however, it’s more than likely that the Big Fella in Red and White will be on the side of the team that wears the same colours.
Arsenal gained a professional victory over Wolves on Saturday with Mikel’s Young Guns inflicting a defeat on Gary’s Gold and Blacks by a narrow 2-1 scoreline.
Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard scored the early goals to calm the Gooners’ nerves, however, Wolves came back into the game and halved the deficit in the 2nd-half to give everyone in Red and White a nervy last 10 minutes or so.
The victory left Arsenal at the summit of the table going into these midweek fixtures despite Liverpool’s subsequent win with the Gunners having 33 points from the 14 games completed.
That’s now 5 straight wins in all competitions for Mikel Arteta and his boys.
It was Boxing Day 1991 when Luton last hosted Arsenal at Kenilworth Rd.
David Pleat was in charge of the Hatters and sent out the following Luton Legends.
Steve Sutton, Trevor Peake, John Dreyer, Julian James, Chris Kamara, Richard Harvey, Mark Pembridge, David Preece, Paul Telfer, Brian Stein, and Mick Harford.
Scott Oakes for Brian Stein 75th Minute
The Gunners’ Manager at the time George Graham sent out the following,
David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, David O’Leary, Nigel Winterburn, Anders Limpar, Paul Merson, David Rocastle, Alan Smith and Ian Wright.
Kevin Campbell for Anders Limpar 36th Minute
If one looks at the lineups, there are some great players on show for both teams but it was Luton that got the post-Christmas victory with Mick Harford scoring the only goal of the game to inflict the defeat on Arsenal by a 1-0 scoreline.
The fixture at Highbury had already taken place in August of 1991 with Arsenal getting the home victory by a 2-0 scoreline.
There is a player that is linked with both teams, him being John Hartson who started his career with Luton in 1992 and was signed by George Graham for Arsenal in 1995.
Betfred offer Luton at 12/1, the draw at 11/2 and Odds On 1/5 for Arsenal to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 7/2 that Gabriel Jesus Scores First and slight Odds On 10/11 that Arsenal Win To Nil.
BRIGHTON v BRENTFORD (72)
19.30 in England
Brighton think they were done by the dreaded VAR Penalty Givers following the defeat against Chelsea on Sunday.
When it appeared that James Milner had won the ball against Mykhailo Mudryk the Stockley Park Clowns got involved and asked the on-field referee Craig Pawson to check the monitor.
As everyone now knows, once this is done the original decision is usually changed and as in the case in the 2nd-half at Stamford Bridge, a penalty was awarded.
Facundo Buonanotte had scored in the 1st-half to halve the deficit going into the break, however, the converted penalty made the job difficult for the away team.
Joao Pedro did score a very late goal to give the Seagulls some hope but time ran out and Brighton suffered a defeat by a 3-2 scoreline.
There was a bizarre incident where a ball hit a Chelsea player in the face and Craig Pawson, assuming the ball had hit an arm or hand, immediately awarded a penalty to Brighton.
That wasn’t the bizarre bit.
Obviously, mistakes are made giving VAR a reason to exist, however, instead of just talking to Craig through the headset,
‘That hit him in the face kid, so no penalty!’
Which is fair enough.
The Stockley Park Clowns instructed Mr Pawson to look at the monitor.
What is the on-field referee going to see that is different?
The ball hit the Chelsea player in the face and although a penalty was initially awarded, all the dreaded VAR had to do was inform Craig through his headset.
Video Assistant Referees are spoiling the game.
A Championship game or League 1 where the Mighty Super Reds are currently playing, is much better to watch as once a decision is made that’s it, no waiting around for 3 minutes checking to see if a toe is a millimetre offside.
A quick mention to the Widster and lad Matty who went to Lincoln last week with John Newsome.
The Boy Widster was upset that he wasn’t mentioned in this column so to balance out the situation, the two Yorkshire Puddings are in this week.
CSI Jonny, who is part of the Australian Branch of this EveryTip column has just asked the beautiful Cheryl to marry him.
In a moment, reminiscent of a scene from the film King Kong, CSI Jonny, who has been engaged more times than British Telecom, pulled out a Haribo Jelly ring and proposed at the famous Empire State Building in New York.
Beautiful Jonny, all the best to Cheryl and yourself.
Brighton sit in 8th place with 22 points going into this midweek set of fixtures.
The Brentford faithful travel down to the Amex hoping their midweek chips are not nicked by the Seagulls.
Brentford gained the expected victory over Luton on Saturday with goals from Neal Maupay, Ben Mee and Shandon Baptiste, all scored after the break, giving Thomas Frank’s Bees the win by a 3-1 scoreline,
Luton did pull a goal back before the 3rd.
There was a stat on the radio the other day that said it was 50 days before Ivan Toney is allowed to play.
That will be the 16th of January 2024, which is 4 days before Brentford’s Game Week-21 affair against Nottingham Forest.
A quick note regarding the Game Week-21 set of fixtures is the Premier League have split these games over 2 weeks, starting on the 13th of January 2024 and finishing on the 22nd of January.
There’s also the small matter of the January Transfer Window that could see Brentford cash in on Ivan and sell the lad to one of the Top Six clubs.
Arsenal wouldn’t say no, neither would Tottenham.
Man City probably don’t need Mr T and neither would Liverpool.
Chelsea, although not in the Top Six could be a destination and don’t rule out a return to St James Park for Ivan Toney who was with Newcastle for a number of years and would probably love the chance to return and play in a Black and White jersey.
That’s for the future, for now, following Saturday’s win, Brentford sit in 11th place with the same 19 points as Chelsea.
In last season’s affair in Brighton, the game ended in a 6-goal thriller by a 3-3 score draw.
The goals going in as follows,
10′ Pontus Jansson (0-1 Brentford)
21′ Kaoru Mitoma (1-1 Brighton)
22′ Ivan Toney (1-2 Brentford)
28′ Danny Welbeck (2-2 Brighton)
Half-time Pie and Bovril.
49′ Ethan Pinnock (2-3 Brentford)
90′ Alexis Mac Allister-penalty (3-3 Brighton)
Full-time Motorway Services Sandwich.
Betfred offer Brighton at slight Odds On 9/10, the draw at 3/1 and 13/5 for Brentford to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 11/8 that Evan Ferguson Scores Anytime and 6/4 that there are Over 3.5 Goals.
FULHAM v NOTTINGHAM FOREST (131)
19.30 in England
The Fulham faithful must have come away from Anfield scratching their heads after Sunday’s game against Liverpool.
Not many teams score 3 up on the Red half of Merseyside, however, goals from Harry Wilson, Kenny Tete and Bobby Decordover-Reid weren’t enough to gain a victory with the 4 goals conceded ultimately leading to a defeat by a 4-3 scoreline.
Bobby’s goal had put Fulham in front.
The loss leaves Marco Silva’s Cottagers in 14th place with the same 15 points as Wolves.
Nottingham Forest ruined a few Saturday Afternoon Accas with most hoping for a win against Everton in the late kick-off at the City Ground.
Unfortunately for Steve Cooper’s Tricky Trees, Sean Dyche’s Toffees inflicted a defeat on the home team by a 1-0 score.
Forest sit in 15th place with the same 13 points as Bournemouth from the 14 games played so far.
At Craven Cottage last season, goals from Willian and Manor Solomon, one in each half, gave Fulham the victory over Nottingham Forest by a 2-0 scoreline.
Betfred offer Fulham at Evens 1/1, the draw at 12/5 and 11/4 for Nottingham Forest to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 10/3 that Anthony Elanga Scores Anytime and 5/2 that there are Over 3.5 Goals.
SHEFFIELD UNITED v LIVERPOOL (75)
19.30 in England
Sheffield United are now the strongest team out of the 20 following Saturday’s clash against Burnley.
The strongest due to being sat at the foot of the table holding the other 19 up.
The blunt set of Blades suffered an away day defeat by a 5-0 scoreline against the Clarets at a very cold Turf Moor.
Sheffield United, having 5 points, now swap places with Burnley, however, the general opinion is that it’s the Owners of the club that are at fault and not the Manager Paul Heckinbottom.
At the moment, By Heck is still at the helm but history tells one that if it’s a battle between the Owners and the Manager, it’s usually the Manager that finishes runner-up.
Added to that, whilst not wanting the Barnsley Boy to be out of a job, sometimes the players need a fresh voice in the changing room and a new take on things.
That said, it’s more than likely that Sheffield United, along with Burnley and Luton will be relegated so the Owners of all the clubs may just want to keep their Gaffers at the helm, knowing for a fact that Paul, Vincent and Rob can get a team promoted to the Promised Land.
***********BREAKING NEWS **************
Sheffield United have parted company with Paul Heckinbottom and replaced the Barnsley Boy with the old Gaffer Chris Wilder.
All the best Paul and good luck Chris, you will certainly need it.
James from Swinton, nowhere near Bramall Lane is getting excited about the imminent arrival of the Big Fella on a Sleigh.
The Little Blunt has asked Santa for a new Spanner as the one he uses at work went missing the other day.
Rumours that Jimbo was using the Spanner trying to nick a Curly Wurly from the vending machine were fiercely denied but it has gone missing and as Jim doesn’t know how to use any of the other tools from his bench, the Little Lad now needs a new one.
After the game against Burnley, Jimbo went off and drowned his sorrows drinking Fruit Kopparberg and was last seen running around the Avenue where he lives, wearing just his Blades shirt, shouting,
’23 More Sleeps until Santa and the Spanner arrive!’
Liverpool played in a very entertaining game against Fulham at Anfield on Sunday, gaining a narrow victory by a 4-3 scoreline.
The goals going in as follows,
20′ Bernd Leno-OG (Liverpool 1-0)
24′ Harry Wilson (1-1 Fulham)
38′ Alexis Mac Allister (2-1 Liverpool)
45+3′ Kenny Tete (2-2 Fulham)
80′ Bobby Decordover-Reid (2-3 Fulham)
87′ Wataru Endo (3-3 Liverpool)
88′ Trent Alexander-Arnold (4-3 Liverpool)
Full-time Pan of Scouse
Trent will want to claim the opener but the brilliant free kick did hit the crossbar and bounce back onto the Goalkeeper Bernd Leno so technically it was an OG (Own Goal).
The victory, which was Liverpool’s 7th straight home win this season, lifts Jurgen’s Reds up to 2nd with 31 points, 2 points adrift of Arsenal at the summit and a point more than Man City.
It was February 2021 when Sheffield United last played against Liverpool at Bramall Lane with the away team gaining the victory by a 2-0 scoreline.
Curtis Jones and a Kean Bryan own goal giving Jurgen’s Reds the points against Chris Wilder’s Blades.
What will be great this time for everyone concerned, especially Little Jimbo, is that the fans will be allowed to watch the game at the Lane as last time the horrendous Coronavirus situation prevented crowds from attending.
Betfred offer Sheffield United at 12/1, the draw at 6/1 and Odds On 2/11 for Liverpool to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 10/3 that Mo Salah Scores Two Plus Goals and 7/4 that a Penalty is Awarded.
***Premier League Team of the Week***
GOALKEEPER- Nick Pope- Newcastle
RIGHT-BACK- Kieran Trippier- Newcastle
CENTRE-BACK- Dara O’Shea- Burnley
CENTRE-BACK- James Tarkowski- Everton
LEFT-BACK- Valentino Livramento- Newcastle
MIDFIELDER- Dwight McNeil- Everton
MIDFIELDER- Trent Alexander-Arnold- Liverpool
MIDFIELDER- Lewis Miley- Newcastle
FORWARD- Bukayo Saka- Arsenal
FORWARD- Jay Rodriguez- Burnley
FORWARD- Neal Maupay- Brentford
STAR MAN- Trent Alexander-Arnold- Liverpool
CRYSTAL PALACE v BOURNEMOUTH (116)
19.30 in England
Crystal Palace gained a point from a draw by a 1-1 score against West Ham on Sunday, as predicted in this EveryTip column last week.
After conceding a 1st-half goal, Roy Hodgson gave his Eagles a talking to in the dressing room which seemed to work when Odsonne Edouard scored the equaliser just after the restart and with no further goals both teams shared the points.
Crystal Palace sit in 12th place with 16 points from 14 games played.
Bournemouth themselves gained a point from a draw by a 2-2 score against Aston Villa on Sunday, which once again was predicted in this EveryTip column last week.
Antoine Semenyo, who had a superb game throughout, scored the opener after 10 minutes, which was equalised to take both teams in level at the break.
Dominic Solanke added a 2nd just after the restart and with time running out it did appear that a win was on the cards, however, Villa scored in the 90th minute to snatch a point from the Archbishop’s favourite scoreline.
It does look like Andoni Iraola is starting to get his methods over to the players and should mean that Bournemouth don’t get embroiled in a relegation battle.
The Cherries sit in 16th with the same 13 points as Nottingham Forest from the opening 14 games completed.
An Eberechi Eze double gave Crystal Palace the victory by a 2-0 score over Bournemouth at Selhurst Park last season.
That was a Game Werk-36 affair, which at the time, both teams were relatively safe from relegation.
Betfred offer Crystal Palace at 6/5, the draw at 23/10 and 23/10 for Bournemouth to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 10/1 that Michael Olise Scores First and slight Odds On 4/5 that there are Under 2.5 Goals.
ASTON VILLA v MAN CITY (86)
20.15 in England
Aston Villa gained a point from a draw by a 2-2 score away at the Vitality against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Leon Bailey scored to equalise an earlier Cherry goal and after conceding a 2nd just after the interval, it did appear like a defeat was coming until Ollie Watkins scored in the 90th minute to snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat.
As mentioned earlier, the 2-2 scoreline was predicted in this column last week.
Aston Villa remain in 4th place with 29 points from the opening 14 fixtures played.
Man City played in a very entertaining game against Tottenham on Sunday with both teams sharing the points from a draw by a 3-3 score.
Some might say it was a poor result for Pep’s High Flying Blues, however, with a midweek Champions League game coming straight after a fixture against Liverpool and considering Tottenham have a good record against City, then the result wasn’t too bad as it is always a point gained, not the horrendous phrase that simply doesn’t make sense, that being ‘2 points lost’.
That said, it’s now 3 Premier League draws in a row, following the 4-4 against Chelsea, 1-1 against Liverpool and now 3-3 against Tottenham.
Son Heung-Min scored the first 2-goals on Sunday, one in the right net and 1 in the wrong one before Phil Foden added a City 2nd.
Tottenham equalised in the 69th minute before Jack Grealish scored what looked like the winner until Spurs added a 3rd late on to grab a share of the points.
Probably the worst thing to come from the game is both Rodri and Jack picked up their 5th Yellow Card of the season and will be missing for this game at Villa Park.
Jack will be particularly disappointed about that outcome.
Added to that, Man City suffered defeats in the 3 games that Roadie Rodri missed earlier on in the campaign following his sending-off against Nottingham Forest, so this could be a tough watch for the Citizens at Villa Park or those at home not being able to get down the M6.
Man City dropped to 3rd in the table with 30 points going into this midweek fixture.
Surprisingly, in last season’s affair between these two at Villa Park, a Steven Gerrard set of Claret and Blues gained a point from a draw by a 1-1 score against Pep’s High Flying Blues.
After a goalless 1st-half, Erling Haaland scored the opener that should have been the catalyst to an away win, however, Leon Bailey equalised for Villa and with no further goals, both shared the points.
Betfred offer Aston Villa at 16/5, the draw at 16/5 and Odds On 8/11 for Man City to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 13/8 that Ollie Watkins Scores Anytime and 11/10 that there are Over 3.5 Goals.
MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA (204)
20.15 in England
It appears that both sets of fans have the longest midweek night trip to accommodate the Amazon Prime Video deal.
Hopefully, there won’t be any trouble on the train up from London.
As mentioned in last week’s column, Manchester United have only beaten teams that are below them and could be considered as ‘flat-track bullies’.
That was proved to be the case on Saturday, after suffering a defeat against Newcastle at St James Park by a 1-0 scoreline.
Although there was only one goal conceded, Newcastle were head and shoulders above United and despite reservation regarding the United Defenders, it was the heroics of Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw that prevented the home team from scoring more.
The Manchester Ball Thrower raised concerns about the Defenders on show and whilst John Newsome couldn’t argue, Harry and Luke did perform well.
The third of the Three Amigos, Iccle Fat Lad is busy at the moment, delivering parcels so doesn’t get involved in intelligent conversation when the games are on due to said parcels, however, it’s more likely that Santa Ian isn’t allowed the remote control from the ball and chain and has to watch Strictly or something more horrifying of a Saturday Night.
The problem wasn’t necessarily the Defending and to be fair wasn’t the fault of anyone in particular, it’s just Newcastle have better players than Manchester United, in all positions, which then throws up the question, why?
Why can Newcastle, who were bottom of the Premier League table, exactly 2 years ago, now have better players than arguably the biggest club in the World?
Without going through all the players, let’s just mention the Anthony’s of the two teams.
Anthony Gordon or Anthony Martial or Antony?
It’s Flash all day long!
That’s just one player from the Newcastle team that is better than the United equivalent.
If one went through the rest, Eddie Howe’s men would have the majority in a combined Newcastle/Manchester United eleven.
At the same time as Newcastle were being bought by the Saudis and employing Eddie Howe, United were about to get rid of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, yet there was no talk of getting in first and employing Mr Howe.
This does seem like the ‘in hindsight’ conversation, however, it shouldn’t be down to ‘hindsight’, as Gary Neville often says, this is Manchester United!
These processes should be in place before the scenarios arise.
Ole was struggling before Newcastle employed Eddie Howe at the beginning of November 2021 and United actually sacked OGS 2 weeks after Eddie’s contract at St James Park began.
Why didn’t United at least have a conversation with Mr Howe towards the end of September that season?
The flat-track bullies are expected to get the victory tonight, however, it will be interesting to see what happens to Erik Ten Bob if Chelsea can get the away win.
Manchester United dropped to 7th in the table with 24 points.
Chelsea come into this fixture at Old Trafford off the back of a victory against Brighton on Sunday.
Enzo Fernandez scored twice, the 2nd being a penalty, with Levi Colwill notching in between Enzo’s 2 to give Chelsea the victory by a 3-2 score.
Brighton scored their 2 when the score was 2-0 and 3-1.
Conor Gallagher will be missing for this trip to Old Trafford after collecting 2 quick-fire Yellow Cards and the subsequent Red to leave Chelsea with 10 men for the whole of the 2nd-half.
Chelsea sit in 10th place with the same 19 points as the West London rivals Brentford.
Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United gained an easy victory over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in last season’s fixture at Old Trafford.
Goals from Casemiro, Anthony Martial, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford gave United the home win by a 4-1 scoreline.
Joao Felix scored a very late consolation for the away team that saw both sets of fans head to the train station for the long trip back to London.
Just a bit of fun Red Devils.
Prior to that 4-1 victory, the previous 5 games finished in a draw, 3 by a 1-1 score and 2 by a 0-0 score.
Both teams are in what’s known as a transition period so anything could happen tonight.
Betfred offer Manchester United at 9/5, the draw at 13/8 and 11/8 for Chelsea to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 15/8 that Rasmus Hojlund Scores Anytime and 6/5 that there are Under 2.5 Goals.
EVERTON v NEWCASTLE (173)
19.30 in England
Everton gained a great away day victory over Nottingham Forest in the late Saturday Afternoon fixture, with a single Dwight McNeil goal being the difference giving the Toffees all 3-points from a 1-0 scoreline.
That leaves Everton in 18th place with 7 points, however, now only 2 adrift of Luton the safe club.
The 10-point deduction is still irking the fans who are not happy but regardless of the points loss, Everton should have enough to move away from the relegation zone, however, there might not be a positive result today against a very good team.
Newcastle come into this game following a great victory over Manchester United in the Saturday Night Football.
A single Anthony Gordon goal was the difference giving Eddie Howe’s Magpies all 3 points from Erik Ten Bob’s Red Devils by a 1-0 score.
That lifted Newcastle above Manchester United up to 6th in the Premier League table with 26 points from the opening 14 fixtures.
It will be interesting to see what reception the ex-Toffee Anthony Gordon gets from the Goodison Park faithful.
Mr Gordon did see 3 minutes of game time in the fixture at Goodison Park last season.
Good luck Anthony!
All the best to Nick Pope who picked up a severe injury and may be out of action for the remainder of the season.
Added to that, a rumour has circulated about David De Gea maybe heading to St James Park as cover for Nick.
Newcastle gained an easy victory over Everton at Goodison Park last season.
Two goals from Callum Wilson and one apiece from Joelinton and Jacob Murphy gave the away team the points from a 4-1 scoreline.
Dwight McNeil did pull a goal back when the score was 3-0.
Betfred offer Everton at 2/1, the draw at 12/5 and 13/10 for Newcastle to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 5/2 that Anthony Gordon Scores Anytime and 9/4 that Newcastle Score in Both Halves.
TOTTENHAM v WEST HAM (7)
20.15 in England
Son Heung-Min had a bizarre couple of minutes in the game against Man City at the Etihad, scoring for Tottenham in the 6th then unfortunately scoring for City, 3 minutes later.
Giovani Lo Celso scored his second goal in 2 to level the game in the 69th minute before Tottenham conceded a 3rd with 10 minutes remaining.
That wasn’t the end of the goals with Dejan Kulusevski scoring the equaliser in the 90th to gain a brilliant point from a draw by a 3-3 score.
Tottenham sit in 5th place with 27 points from the opening 14 games played.
West Ham themselves gained a point from a draw on Sunday, with the fixture against Crystal Palace ending in a stalemate by a 1-1 scoreline.
Mohammed Kudus scored for the Hammers after 10 minutes, however, Palace equalised just after the interval to give both teams a share of the points.
That leaves West Ham in 9th place with 21 points from the opening 14 fixtures.
After a goalless 1st-half at the Chas and Dave Memorial Stadium last season, goals from Emerson Royal and Son Heung-Min gave Tottenham the home victory by a 2-0 scoreline.
Betfred offer Tottenham at slight Odds On 4/5, the draw at 3/1 and 3/1 for West Ham to come away with all 3-points.
Betfred offer 3/1 that Son Heung-Min Scores First and 11/5 that Jarrod Bowen Scores Anytime.
The thought to take from these midweek Premier League fixtures is firstly Amazon Prime Video are going to be involved in the
TV and Streaming Services over the coming years which will mean more money for the Premier League clubs, however, with that, it will mean more subscription fees that the football-loving fans will have to pay.
Secondly, the Chelsea faithful have a round trip of over 400 miles on a Wednesday evening to see their idols in a fixture that doesn’t kick off until 20.15 and will finish around 22.30 give or take the odd couple of minutes added on.
It’s hoped the Rattler companies are going to put on trains back to London.
The Toon Army have around 400 miles too for their fixture against the Toffees.
The Bubbles are surely the happiest having only 7 miles or so to see their team at the Chas and Dave Memorial Stadium.
This is what the football faithful have to endure to see their idols, as well as having to pay for Sky Sports, TNT Sports and Amazon Jungle.
I’m a football fan, get me out of here!
The Status Quo at the top of the Scottish Premier League remains the same (of course it does!) after the weekend’s Pub League fixtures.
Celtic gained a victory over St Johnstone (who?) on Sunday to remain 8 points ahead of the arch-Glasgow rivals Rangers who inflicted a defeat on St Mirren (who?) a couple of hours later.
Braveheart/Kylie is back home after the trip to Asia now looking forward to Santa coming in a few weeks.
After writing his Christmas list and posting it to Lapland, the little Elves, coincidentally dressed in Green and White, were seen on Santa Cam, laughing their socks off at the loveable OzScots request for Rangers to win a Scottish Premier League title this year.
One of Santa’s Little Helpers could be heard saying,
‘Rangers to win the Scottish Pub League?
There’s more chance of seeing Elvis riding a Sleigh being pulled by Rudolph!’