Weekend Football Review

3 winners remain!

Premier League

Leicester 1 vs. 2 Liverpool

Liverpool maintained their lead at the top of the table with their win against Leicester, although they conceded their first goal of the season. Mane scored in the 10th minute and Firmino added the second at the start of the second half. Leicester did play better in the second half and managed to get a goal back after Alisson was dispossessed by Iheanacho who allowed Ghezzal to tap in for his first goal in the Premier League. Liverpool made it four wins out of four while Leicester sit 8th. 

Brighton 2 vs. 2 Fulham

Fulham’s defence continued to be their demise as they allowed Brighton to come back and draw against them. Fulham started the better team and got the lead in the 43rd minute via Schürrle. Fulham continued to their bright play after the break as Mitrovic added a second in the 62nd minute. Murray though scored his first in the 67th minute and then a hand ball in the box allowed him to score his second in the 84th minute to earn the Seagulls a point. Brighton are 14th while Fulham are 13th. 

Crystal Palace 0 vs. 2 Southampton

In a shocking result of sorts Southampton scored two to get their first win of the season away at Palace. After a goalless first half the deadlock was broken by Ings who scored in the 47th minute. Austin had a chance to double the lead mid way through the second half but was denied from the spot by Hart. Southampton held on and added a second in the 92nd minute via Hojbjerg. Palace are 15th while Southampton move to 12th. 

Everton 1 vs. 1 Huddersfield

Billing gave Huddersfield the lead in the 34th minute but Calvert-Lewin equalised 2 minutes later for Everton. The scoreline remained the same for the rest of the game as both teams shared a point each. Everton are now 7th while Huddersfield are 17th. 

West Ham 0 vs. 1 Wolverhampton

West Ham continued to be the only team without a point as they lost their fourth game in stoppage time. Most of the game was played in the balance as both teams had good chances to gain the lead but were denied by the heroics of their goalkeepers and on a occasion poor finishing. Traoré finally broke the deadlock in the 93rd minute to give Wolves all three points. West Ham remain bottom of the table while Wolves move to 11th. 

Man City 2 vs. 1 Newcastle

Newcastle were perhaps unlucky to not at least manage a point from the game as they lost to City. Sterling gave City the lead in the 8th minute but Yedlin restored parity between the two sides in the 30th minute. The 52nd minute saw a brilliant long range effort from Walker give City the lead and they managed to hold on to it to get back to winning ways. City move into 4th while Newcastle are 18th. 

Cardiff 2 vs. 3 Arsenal

A thrilling match that saw five goals scored as Arsenal edged Cardiff for the win. Mustafi gave the Gunners the lead in the 11th minute but Cardiff responded well as they began to grow into the game. Camarasa equalised right before half-time to encourage the home crowd. Aubameyang finished well to gain the lead for Arsenal once more but Ward scored 8 minutes later to bring Arsenal back to square one. Finally Lacazette combined well with Torreira to gain Arsenal three points in the 81st minute. Cardiff are 16th while Arsenal move up to 9th.

Burnley 0 vs. 2 Man United

Mourinho earned himself a lifeline as United returned to winning ways against a Burnley side who had only played 2 days ago. A first half double from Lukaku was enough although the second half contained much of the drama. Pogba had a penalty saved by Hart and Rashford was sent off in the 71st minute for what was an attempted headbutt on Bardsley. Burnley sit 19th while United move into 10th. 

Watford 2 vs. 1 Tottenham

Tottenham seemed to have won the league after they beat United at Old Trafford last weekend but they were brought crashing down to earth by Watford who maintained their winning run. The first half was a balanced one with no side really taking advantage of the chances they created. A Doucouré own goal saw Spurs take the lead in the 53rd minute after Moura saw his cross deflect into the net. The goal only seemed to give Watford the encouragement for the win as Deeney scored in the 69th minute and Cathcart in the 76th minute to make it four out of four for the Hornets. Watford are third while Spurs are now 5th. 

La Liga

Real Madrid put four past Leganes and Barcelona put a massive 8 past Huesca to give both teams three points. Celta Vigo managed a two nil win against Atletico who now will have to play catchup to Madrid and Barca. Valencia and Levante managed a draw. Barca and Madrid sit at the top with three wins out of three as the rest play catch up. 

Serie A

Milan beat Roma to open the weekend of football while Inter won away at Bologna by 3 goals to nil. Juventus had a tough game away Parma but managed the three points. Sampdoria thrashed Napoli three nil. Juventus sit top of Serie A with three wins out of three while the rest play catch up. 

Bundesliga

Hannover and Dortmund played a scoreless draw, Hoffenheim beat Freiburg 3-1, Frankfurt lost to Bremen, Leverkusen lost to Wolfsburg, Bayern beat Stuttgart 3-0, Leipzig drew with Dusseldorf, and Schalke lost to Hertha Berlin. Bayern sit at the top along with Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin. 

Ligue 1

Lyon lost away at Nice, while Monaco and Marseille played out a brilliant five goal thriller which Marseille edged 2-3. PSG continued to dominate as they beat Nimes 2-4. PSG have four wins out of four as the rest of the league play catch up to them. 

 

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