Premier League Weekly Review Week 3
The last weekend before a two-week international break gave thrilling results.
How the Mighty Have Fallen
It has been 3 weeks of the new premier league season and giants Arsenal are bottom of the table, with 0 goals scored and 9 goals conceded. They were played off the park against Manchester City whose relentless attack held Arsenal helpless as they stumbled around the pitch for 90 minutes. A Granit Xhaka red card in the 35th minute did not help their cause and made them even more susceptible to the mighty Manchester City attack. Goals from Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, and Gabriel Jesus gave the Citizens an emphatic win. A much-needed change is required for Arsenal and questions must be asked of the management. The once Invincibles are now bottom of the league. Time for #ArtetaOut?
Final Score Manchester City 5- Arsenal 0
2. Thrill, Outrage, and Controversy
A clash between two title challengers in Liverpool and Chelsea was played at Anfield this weekend and gave us fans much-needed information about the upcoming season. Kai Havertz gave the Blues the lead with an unsaveable looping header. A controversial penalty was given to Liverpool right at the end of the second half due to Reece James handling the ball on the goal line, which after review saw him get sent off as well. Mo Salah calmly dispatched the penalty and Liverpool were expected to run away with the game. However, Chelsea sent a message to the other Premier League clubs by heroically defending against a hungry Liverpool team teeming with attacking talent, whilst also being a man down. Due to this brave defense, Liverpool and Chelsea shared the spoils. So who will win the league after all? Could be Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, or even Manchester United, but the sure thing is that we are certain to have a cracking season.
Final Score: Chelsea 1- Liverpool 1
3. Back On Top
Tottenham Hotspur extended their winning run and are top of the table going into the first international break with a narrow, but a dominant win over Watford. Son Heung-Min scored a direct freekick to give Spurs the lead, which they defended for the entirety of the game. Watford tried to score but lacked a cutting edge in the final third. Harry Kane returned to the Spurs lineup, encouraging Spurs fans. As good as Spurs' early run may be, they have scored only 3 goals in all their games so far, the lowest goals scored amongst those in the top half of the table, relying on gutsy defending to push them over the line. Working for now, but can it be sustained?
Final Score: Tottenham Hotspur 1: Watford 0
4. The Red Devils Conquer the Wolves
Manchester United fans have had a very good weekend. It started with the announcement that the goat Cristiano Ronaldo would be returning to Manchester United, after 12 years away. They then played away at Wolves, winning the game and breaking the English Top flight record for most away games unbeaten. However, it was a disappointing performance with very few chances made and a dangerous play by Fred. In the dying embers of the game wonderkid Mason Greenwood scored his third goal of the season giving Manchester United the lead. Wolves players and fans were enraged as their player was laying injured and Manchester United played on anyway. Manchester United hope to challenge for the title, but they surely cannot play Fred for the entire season.
Final Score: Manchester United 1- Wolves 0
Other Games of the Weekend
1. Newcastle and Southampton played a thrilling draw with two goals scored after the 90th minute.
Final Score Newcastle 2- Southampton 2
2. Everton comfortably beat Brighton with a goal from Leicester reject Demarai Grey. Controversy surrounded Everton's penalty as striker Richarlison refused to give the penalty up to designated penalty taker Dominic Calvert Lewin.
Final Score Everton 2- Brighton 0
3. West Ham and Crystal Palace drew, with Crystal Palace getting their first point of the season after a brace by Chelsea loanee Connor Gallagher.
Final Score: West Ham 2- Crystal Palace 2
4. Record breaker Ivan Toney scored his first goal of the season to give Brentford a point away at Aston Villa. New signing Emi Buendia also bagged his first goal for Aston villa
Final Score: Aston Villa 1- Brentford 1
5. Leicester City defeated Norwich City who are yet to get a point in the Premier League and are relegation favorites. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring and Marc Albrighton secured the win
Final Score: Leicester City 2- Norwich City 1
6. Chris Wood scored first giving Burnley the lead over Leeds, however, Patrick Bamford leveled the scores late on. Leeds have had an underwhelming start to the season after their blistering form last year.
Final Score: Leeds 1- Burnley 1