- City blow Liverpool away at the Etihad
- Welbeck scores two as Arsenal claim victory over Bournemouth
- Morata and Kante find the net in win over Leicester and more…..
The battle for supremacy is getting better and better! The teams in the division are giving everything to clinch top spot. Manchester United currently sit on top of the standings with Manchester City and Chelsea following close behind. What is expected to happen in the next few weeks? Will we see a twist in the tale? Let us take you through the action in the last match day.
Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool
The Cityzens well and truly announced their title ambitions with a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool when the two sides faced at the Etihad on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero pounced on an inch perfect pass from Kevin De Bruyne, rounded Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet and calmly placed the ball in the net on the 24th minute.
Liverpool did not have things go right for them afterwards with Sadio Mane’s straight red card in the 37th minute being their biggest setback. They had to be without their star man after he raised a high boot on opposition goalkeeper Ederson.
Gabriel Jesus made it two in first half injury time, heading in Kevin De Bruyne’s cross. Jesus later got his brace after finishing off Sergio Aguero’s pass from close range in the 53rd minute.
Leroy Sane made an impact from the bench, smartly converting Mendy’s low cross in the 77th minute and the German later got his brace in injury time, a belter to end the match as a contest. Manchester City now places 2nd after the result and Liverpool places 8th on the standings.
Tottenham 3-0 Everton
Mauricio Pochettino’s men showed what they were made of in their encounter with Everton at Goodison Park.
3-0 was the score line in the end and it was no other than Harry Kane to open the scoring with a brilliant cross cum shot from long range in the 28th minute.
The strike from Kane ended his barren spell that started in August. Christian Eriksen doubled the advantage from close range with three minutes to go to the half time whistle.
Harry Kane then got his double shortly after the restart to put the cherry on top of a brilliant all-round performance of Spurs. Spurs move to 5th place and the Toffees now places 16th.
Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth
Arsenal got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory in their encounter with the Cherries at the Emirates stadium.
Danny Welbeck turned in Saed Kolasinac’s cross to give the hosts the lead inside 6 minutes. A good combination between Lacazette and Welbeck led to the second of the afternoon.
Lacazette curled one past Asmir Begovic just outside the penalty box in the 27th minute. Alexandre Lacazette is the second Arsenal player to score in his first two home Premier League games.
Welbeck further made his presence known in the match, grabbing his second of the game in the 50th minute. Arsenal moves up to 11th after the result and Bournemouth places 19th.
Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea
The Blues continue their resurgence with another win and this time it was against Leicester City at the King Power stadium.
Alvaro Morata headed in an inch perfect cross from Cesar Azpilicueta in the 41st minute to give Chelsea the advantage heading into the break.
N’golo Kante got one over his former club in the 50th minute, driving his shot past Kasper Schmeichel from long range.
The host were given a penalty 12 minutes later which Jamie Vardy won and later converted but it was not enough to turn the tie around.
Vardy has now scored four in his last five Premier League appearances for his club. The Blues move up to 3rd place and the Foxes now lie in 17th place.
Stoke City 2-2 Manchester United
The entertaining fixture at the bet 365 stadium between the Red Devils and the Potters ended with points shared. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was the first to get on the score sheet, finishing off a good team effort in the 43rd minute.
Marcus Rashford scored a few minutes later, directing Paul Pogba’s effort past Jack Butland to end the first half all square. Romelu Lukaku turned the tie to United’s favor, with his strike coming in the 57th minute.
Choupo-Moting headed in Xherdan Shaqiri’s corner in the 63rd minute to bring the hosts back on level terms.
Jose Mourinho’s men made attempts to seal all three points afterwards only to be denied by the heroics of Jack Butland. Manchester United stays on top of the standings and the Potters place 11th.
Brighton 3-1 West Bromwich Albion
The Seagulls managed to grab their first win of the season in their fixture against Bournemouth at Falmer Stadium in the weekend. Pascal Gross was the first name on the score sheet, turning in Sally March’s cross from close range in the 45th minute.
The German then doubled his tally shortly after the restart, sending his shot past Ben Foster in the 48th minute with the help of Hemed’s pass. Tormer Hemed then got in on the act, heading in Gross’ cross in the 63rd minute.
The visitors tried their best to score and they got their reward through substitute James Morrison in the 77th minute. The Seagulls move up to 14th place and the Baggies now place 9th.
West Ham United 2-0 Huddersfield
The Hammers finally managed to put an end to their terrible run with a win over Huddersfield at the London Stadium.
Pedro Obiang’s deflected effort from 25 yards broke the deadlock for the hosts in the 72nd minute. Andre Ayew then got the two goal cushion five minutes later, providing the finish from close range.
The home side were efficient against their opponents. They managed to convert two of their three shots on target, an excellent return.
Slaven Bilic’s men are gradually turning their turf into a fortress as well, keeping four clean sheets in their past five Premier League home encounters. West Ham United moves up to 18th place and Huddersfield now places 6th on the standings.