After a tough parlay last week, only one out of four teams I put in my parlay won. I knew the masses were looking for me to bounce back with a heroic performance this week and I didn't disappoint.
Manchester City V Stoke
Out of the three games that were in my parlay this was the easiest one to predict. From start to finish Manchester City were levels above Stoke as Sergio Aguero got on the scoresheet twice in the first half with a penalty (27') and headed goal (36'). After Bojan had got one back for Stoke in the second half, new Manchester City signing Nolito puts the nail in the coffin with two as the match ended 4-1 to the away side.
Tottenham V Crystal Palace
Tottenham left it very late (in traditional fashion) to beat a poor Crystal Palace side 1-0. The players who shined were goal scorer Victor Wanyama and other Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen. Tottenham missed multiple opportunities to score in the first half with none greater than Vincent Janssen having a chance 5 yards out that was parried away by a sprawling Wayne Hennessey. Tottenham's forward movement looked great at times even without scoring and their leading assist man Christian Eriksen was having another off day. Hopefully, they can build on this win as next week as they welcome Liverpool.
Everton V West Bromwich Albion
Going into this match I was very nervous how Everton would perform against a defensively strong side like West Brom. They needed a strong start to have a real chance in this match. These fears doubled as Everton did the complete opposite of this as they conceded early to a Gareth McAuley goal. I thought the game was pretty much over since I couldn't see a Tony Pulis side conceding two but then Everton equalized with a Kevin Mirallas goal on the stroke of halftime, then took the lead with a Gareth Barry header in the 60th minute. It was another impressive performance by Ronald Koeman's side as they seemed to have forgotten their bad habits under old boss Roberto Martínez.
With my parlay victory, Tottenham winning, Arsenal having an early season meltdown, and of course the New York Rangers getting Jimmy Vessey, it's been a pretty exhilarating 24 hours for ya boy and hopefully next weekend will be even better (but it probably won't).