Weekend Football Review

Straightforward week of football. 

Premier League 

Tottenham 1 vs. 2 Liverpool

Liverpool continued to be only the second team with an unbeaten record as they beat Tottenham at Wembley. Liverpool dominated the first half of the game and were rewarded for it as they gained the lead in the 39th minute via Georginio Wijnaldum whose header just about crossed the line. Tottenham played better in the second half but Firmino doubled the lead for Liverpool in the 54th minute. Lamela managed to get a consolation goal in the 93rd minute as Spurs were beginning to dominate but it was too little too late. Spurs having now suffered two defeats in a row sit 6th while while Liverpool sit second on goal difference. 

Bournemouth 4 vs. 2 Leicester

Bournemouth thrashed Leicester at home in what was an entertaining game. Fraser opened the scoring for Leicester in the 19th minute and added a second in the 37th minute. King added a third from the penalty spot in the 41st minute. Leicester improved in the second half but Morgan was sent off in the 69th minute for a second yellow, as Bournemouth added their fourth via Smith in the 81st minute. Maddison scored a penalty in the 88th minute and Albrighton added a second in the 89th minute as the game finished. The win leaves Bournemouth 5th in the table while Leicester sit 11th. 

Huddersfield 0 vs. 1 Crystal Palace

Zaha gave Crystal Palace the win in the 38th minute via a brilliant solo goal to give them their second win of the season. Huddersfield remain without a win this season as they sit 18th while Crystal Palace move to 12th.

Man City 3 vs. 0 Fulham

Sané, David Silva, and Sterling gave City a comprehensive win as they continue to recover from their draw against Wolves. Fulham avoided a bigger loss thanks to Bettinelli as they failed to add to their improvement over the last few weeks. City move to 3rd while Fulham are 15th. 

Newcastle 1 vs. 2 Arsenal

Arsenal made it three successive wins as they comfortably got three points away at Newcastle. After a nervy first half a brilliant Xhaka free-kick and an Ozil goal proved enough for the Gunners. Clark added a consolation goal for Newcastle but its now four losses and no wins for Benitez’s side. The only positive remains that Newcastle have restricted the goal difference as they look to finally start their season in a week’s time. 

Watford 1 vs. 2 Man United

Lukaku and Smalling scored two goals in three minutes during the first half to give United a nervy win away at Watford. Watford grew into the game and managed to notch a goal back via Gray in the 65th minute but United held on as Matic was sent off in extra time. Watford drop their first points of the season as they sit 4th while United recover to move up to 8th. 

Wolverhampton 1 vs. 0 Burnley

A Jimenez goal in the 61st minute was enough for Wolves as they continued their climb up the table against a defensive Burnley side. Wolves move up to 9th while Burnley move to the bottom of the table with a solitary point this season.

Everton 1 vs. 3 West Ham

West Ham got their first points of the season and their first win of the season as they beat Everton away on Sunday. Yarmolenko scored for the Hammers in the 11th and 31st minute as West Ham dominated the first half but Everton gave themselves hope as Sigurdsson got one back in extra time. Arnautovic scored in the 61st minute to seal three points for Pellegrini. Everton drop down to 10th while West Ham move to 16th with the win. 

Southampton 2 vs. 2 Brighton

Brighton fought back from two nil down to gain a point away at Southampton in thrilling fashion. Hodjberg gave Southampton the lead in the 35th minute and Ings added a second in the 65th minute via a penalty. Southampton seemed to be heading for three points but Duffy scored in the 67th minute to give the Seagulls hope before Murray scored in extra time to seal the point. Southampton move to 13th while Brighton are 14th.

La Liga 

A less than decent week in La Liga as Atletico drew against Eiber, and Madrid also managed a point against Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona won against Real Sociedad while Valencia also only managed to draw against Betis. Sevilla shockingly lost to Getafe at home. Barcelona move clear at the top of the table while the rest begin to play catch up to them. 

Serie A

An interesting weekend in Italy as Parma beat Inter away from home while Napoli beat Fiorentina at home. Roma drew against Chievo in an interesting 2-2 draw while Juventus also beat Sassuolo 2-1 at home. Ronaldo scored his first and second goal in Serie A while Douglas Costa was sent off for spitting in a players face. Juventus continue their winning start to the season while the rest continue to drop points on occasion. 

Bundesliga

Some great results were witnessed in the Bundesliga at the weekend as Dortmund beat Frankfurt 3-1 at home. Bayern beat Leverkusen 3-1 at home as well while Monchengladbach beat Schalke 2-1. Leipzig beat Hannover 3-2 in an interesting game to end the weekend. Bayern continue to dominate the league as five teams follow with seven points.

Ligue 1

Nice beat Rennes 2-1, PSG thrashed St.Ettienne by four goals, Lyon only managed a point against Caen, and Marseille thrashed Guingamp by four goals as well. PSG remain the clear leaders at the top of the table with what looks like the season is already over. 

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