- Arsenal win comfortably in seven goal thriller
- Tottenham flex their muscles against helpless Liverpool
- Huddersfield hands Manchester United their first defeat and more….
The show goes on in England! The positions in the top flight division are gradually shaping up as we head to match day 10. Manchester City are currently the pacesetters with a five point advantage over neighbours Manchester United. Pep Guardiola will be pleased with the results so far as his side are yet to lose a fixture. Will they end up with the crown? Should we expect a different side with the trophy next year? Let’s take you through the results in the last match day.
Huddersfield 2-1 Manchester United
The Terriers caused a heavy upset against one of this season’s league contenders in Manchester United at the Kirklees Stadium during the weekend. Aaron Mooy rebounded Tom Ince’s effort to give the home side the advantage inside 28 minutes.
Laurent Depoitre pounced on a mistake by Victor Lindelof to grab a two goal cushion for the newly promoted side in the 33rd minute.
Marcus Rashford gave the travelling supporters a glimmer of hope with a header from an inch perfect cross from Romelu Lukaku in the 78th minute but Huddersfield ended the game with all three points. Manchester United places 2nd on the log and Huddersfield places 11th.
Swansea 1-2 Leicester
The Foxes got back to winning ways with an important victory over the Swans at the Liberty stadium. Federico Fernandez put the ball into his own net to give the visitors the advantage in the 24th minute.
Fernandez has now scored 3 own goals since the start of the 2015/16 season. Shinji Okazaki made it two for the 2016 league winners from a quick counter attack in the 49th minute.
Alfie Mawson got a consolation goal for the Swans from close range in the 56th minute but it was not enough to turn things around. Leicester move up to 14th after the win and Swansea now places 15th.
West Ham 0-3 Brighton
The Seagulls were brilliant on the day as they claimed a shock victory over the Hammers at London Stadium on Friday. Glenn Murray nodded in Gross’ free kick to put Brighton ahead inside 10 minutes.
Pascal Gross is in fine form for the Seagulls with 4 assists in the Premier League this season. Jose Izquierdo got the second for the away side with a curler just before the half time whistle.
Glenn Murray got his brace 15 minutes after the hour mark from the penalty spot after he was brought down by Zabaleta. The Hammers are now in 16th place and Brighton places 12th.
Manchester City 3-0 Burnley
Pep Guardiola’s men extended their unbeaten run so far with a comfortable victory over Sean Dyche’s Burnley at the Etihad during the weekend.
Sergio Aguero only needed half an hour to score on his return from a rib injury. The Argentine converted from the spot after Nick Pope was adjudged to have fouled Bernado Silva.
Nicholas Otamendi headed in Leroy Sane’s corner to double the advantage in the 73rd minute.
Leroy Sane then got his goal two minutes later with the help of Kevin de Bruyne’s through ball to ensure all three points for the hosts. City are now 5 points clear at top of the table and the Clarets are now in 8th place.
Chelsea 4-2 Watford
The Blues bounced back from their setback last time out to beat the Hornets by 4 goals to 2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Pedro Rodriguez curled one past Hurelio Gomez from 25 yards out to put his team ahead inside 12 minutes.
Abdoulaye Doucoure brought his team right back in the fixture after beating Thibaut Courtois at his near post in first half stoppage time. Roberto Pereyra turned things around for the away team, taking his chance in the 49th minute.
Michy Batshuayi made an immediate impact from the bench with a bullet header in the 71st minute.
Cesar Azpilicueta brought the Blues back in the driving seat from close range in the 87th minute and Michy Batshuayi put the fixture beyond doubt with his second just before the final whistle. Chelsea places 4th on the table and Watford places 6th.
Everton 2-5 Arsenal
The Gunners showed their superiority in their fixture against Everton with a convincing 5-2 result at Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney brilliantly curled one past Petr Cech from long range to put the hosts ahead in the 12th minute.
Nacho Monreal rebounded Granit Xhaka’s initial effort to level matters with 5 minutes left to half time. Mesut Ozil headed in Sanchez’s sublime cross to turn things around for Arsenal.
Everton were then reduced to 10 men after Gueye was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 68th minute.
Alexandre Lacazette increased the deficit to two from close range in the 74th minute. Aaron Ramsey got in on the act with a calm finish from Jack Wilshere’s feed in the 90th minute.
A terrible mistake by the Arsenal defense allowed Niasse to put the ball into an empty net in the 93rd minute and Alexis Sanchez ended proceedings with an effort into the bottom corner in the 95th minute. Arsene Wenger’s men move up to 5th place and Everton moves down to 18th place.
Tottenham 4-1 Liverpool
The biggest fixture of the weekend between Spurs and the Reds at Wembley stadium ended with maximum points going to the home side. Harry Kane showed his killer instinct to finish off Kieran Trippier’s chip in the 4th minute.
Son Heung-Min capitalized on a missed clearance by Dejan Lovren to make it two for Spurs. Mohammed Salah cut the deficit down to one with the help of Henderson’s superb pass in the 24th minute.
The hope was extinguished just before half time after Dele Alli volleyed one in from 18 yards out. Harry Kane rebounded Jan Vertonghen’s effort to get his well-deserved brace in the 56th minute. Tottenham places 3rd and Liverpool places 9th.