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EPL Matchday 16: What we learned

After a great weekend of EPL action, let's step back and see what this week taught us.

Watford may be here to stay

A team that most expected to go right back down to the Championship at the end of this season, Watford have surprised many and have somehow climbed up to 7th in the table with a win over Sunderland. Sure, beating Sunderland is nothing overly impressive, but their 7 wins from 16 matches is a good haul and it looks like they could establish themselves in this division.

Liverpool continue their inconsistent form

In a wild match, Liverpool clawed back with a late, late goal to earn a point in a 2-2 draw with West Brom. Keeper Simon Mignolet will take a lot of the blame as he allowed as soft a goal as you'll see. But a deflected long-rage effort from Divock Origi gave Liverpool the point and Klopp will be happy to take something. Liverpool sit in 9th and need to put together a good run in the Christmas season.

Palace are legit European contenders

Form, and Palace have plenty of it. They climb to 6 with a win over Southampton and are flying high. Their defense is amongst the best in the league as they've allowed just 15 goals in 16 matches. Alan Pardew has the Eagles playing a great brand of football and they deserve their place in the business end of the table.

United in crisis

Uh oh. A 2-1 loss to Bournemouth has United officially in crisis following their Champions League exit. While they still sit in 4th, they have been unconvincing all season and something is going to have to start changing. Manager Louis van Gaal will begin taking some real fire unless the results change. At the moment, this is not a good football team, plain and simple.

Did you watch any of the matches this week? What do you think?

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They are probably going to send him to Spurs. We get Andros Townsend as part payment
2 years ago·Reply
@InPlainSight Townsend is a truly forgotten man
2 years ago·Reply
Can't believe Man Utd is thinking about offering a 1-year contract to Van gaal......
2 years ago·Reply
And I've officially given up hope for a spot in next season's UEFA Champions League match for Chelsea....
2 years ago·Reply
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