The ten days of Pellegrini's terror


If the month of December was positive for Manuel Pellegrini's West Ham (five wins in seven appearances), which means that he was voted the best DT of the month by the Premier League, January became a more complex period for the Chilean. Yesterday, added his third consecutive defeat, this time for the championship. He was 3-0 visiting Wolverhampton.

At Molineux Stadium, the Wolves clearly outclassed the Hammers with goals from Romain Saiss (66-39) and a double from Mexican Raul Jimenez (80-86). Punishment for the irregularity of West Ham, which costs him a lot of good results that allows him to jump on the table. Throughout the campaign, he has not managed more than four consecutive games without losing. This increases the elimination of the FA Cup blouse at the hands of Wimbledon, a new addition to the Engineer.

"I am disappointed because we have a lot of injuries when playing so many games," said Pellegrini after the loss. "We were looking for a reaction after losing to Wimbledon.

The schedule does not help much in the longing for recovery, as the next duel of West Ham will be against Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool on Monday, February 4, at the London Olympics.

In continuation of the date, there was the first increase in the route of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as coach of Manchester United. At Old Trafford, he came to a 2-2 draw with Burnley. With the presence of Alexis Sanchez from minute 67, the series of victories of the team with the Norwegian command finished.

After his excellent participation against Arsenal, for the FA, Sánchez began the game in the bank. Solskjaer aspired to be the first to win his first seven Premier League games as a coach, something he obviously did not get.

The main thing of the match was in the complement, which started badly for the Red Devils because an error by Andreas Pereira ended at Ashley Barnes '0-1 (51'). Sanchez replaced Lukaku and immediately parked as left hand (passed Rashford to the center of the attack), but then moved to generate spaces.

A header from Chris Wood (81 ') complicated the task of returning, but in the end United succeeded. A penalty from Pogba (87 & # 39;) and another from Lindelof in the second minute added, taking advantage of a header from Sanchez deflected by Heaton's goal, allowed equality and saved the Solskjaer era undefeated.

The surprise of the day was the fall of Manchester City. Rafa Benitez's Newcastle, one of the candidates for relegation, beat the Celestans in the 100th game of Pep Guardiola in the Premier League.


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