Weekend Football Review

Standard results with a bit of a shock.

Premier League

Cardiff 0 vs. 0 Newcastle

Cardiff had a great game as Etheridge saved an extra-time penalty from Kennedy to earn a point for his team. Cardiff had a couple of chances throughout the game while Newcastle had a player sent off in Hayden. Kennedy could have also been sent off for a clear kick out but avoided the referee’s gaze. Cardiff earned their first point for the season and sit 16th while Newcastle also earned their first point of the season and sit 12th.

Everton 2 vs. 1 Southampton

Everton continued their good start to the season with a win at home against Southampton. Walcott opened the scoring in the 13th minute and provided the assist for Richarlison to double the lead in the 31st minute. Ings reduced the gap to one in the 54th minute and was also denied what seemed like a clear penalty. Everton held on to their lead to move to 7th in the table while Southampton are 13th. 

Leicester 2 vs. 0 Wolverhampton

Wolves started the brighter of the two sides as Moutinho and then Jimenez hit the post in quick succession. Leicester opened the scoring in the 29th minute via Doherty own goal and doubled their lead via a deflected shot from Maddison right before half time. Vardy was sent off in the 66th minute but Wolves were not able to take advantage. Leicester seemed to have luck on their side and got their first win of the season moving them to 8th in the table. Wolves have played well in their opening two games and a win should come eventually for now they sit 14th. 

Tottenham 3 vs. 1 Fulham

Tottenham continued what seems will be a continued stay at Wembley with a comprehensive win over Fulham. Moura opened the scoring in the 43rd minute to send Spurs into half time with a lead. Fulham came out rejuvenated for the second half and played some brilliant football, Mitrovic equalised for Fulham in the 52nd minute. Trippier scored a great free kick to restore Spurs lead in the 74th minute and Kane ended his August hoodoo by finishing Fulham off in the 77th minute. With two in two Spurs sit 5th while Fulham have played well but continue in search of their first points as they sit 18th.

West Ham 1 vs. 2 Bournemouth

West Ham continued their perils of a new squad with a loss at home to Bournemouth. Arnautovic gave West Ham the lead in the 33rd minute via a penalty and the Hammers held on to the goal going into half time. Bournemouth came out the stronger side for the second half and a brilliant solo effort by Wilson in the 60th minute brought the scoreline to 1-1. Cook scored a header in the 66th minute to maintain Bournemouth’s winning start to the season. West Ham sit 19th while Bournemouth are 6th. 

Burnley 1 vs. 3 Watford

Watford won their first away game in some time as the put three past Burnley to maintain their winning start to the league. Gray opened the scoring in the 3rd minute but Tarkowski equalised for Burnley in the 6th. Watford came out the better side for the second half as Deeney scored in the 48th minute and Hughes added the third in the 51st minute. The loss leaves Burnley 15th while Watford sit 4th. 

Man City 6 vs. 1 Huddersfield

Aguero scored his 9th hattrick in the Premier League as City demolished Huddersfield at home. Aguero opened the scoring in the 25th minute and Jesus doubled it in the 31st minute. Aguero added a third in the 35th minute leaving Huddersfield with an insurmountable task. Stankovic did get one back for Huddersfield before half time, the goal though seemed to only anger City and they added three more via Silva, Aguero and a Kongolo own goal. The win takes City top of the table while Huddersfield stay at the bottom. 

Brighton 3 vs. 2 Man United

The shock of the gameweek came in Brighton as United lost to the Seagulls after putting in a shambolic performance. Murray opened the scoring for Brighton in the 25th minute with a Ronaldoesque finish at the front post. Duffy then doubled the lead in the 27th minute but Lukaku reduced the deficit to one in the 34th minute. The goal did not deflate Brighton as Bailly conceded a penalty in the 44th minute which Groß converted to give Brighton a third goal. United continued their poor performance in the second half and got lucky at the end after Pogba scored a penalty but it was too little to late as Brighton secured a massive win. United were really poor but Brighton did what they had to do well and deserved the three points. Brighton move to 11th while United drop down to 9th. 

Crystal Palace 0 vs. 2 Liverpool

Townsend hit the post in the first half before Milner scored a penalty right before half time to give Liverpool the lead. Crystal Palace dominated play in the second half and created several chances but Alisson saved them. Wan Bissaka was sent off in the second half and Liverpool doubled their lead right before full time via Mane. The win moves Liverpool to second while Crystal Palace sit 10th.  

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