Weekend Football Review

Mixed weekend of football. 

Premier League MW 6

Fulham 1 vs. 1 Watford

The first game of the weekend came in the form of London derby as Fulham took on Watford. Gray opened the scoring for Watford in the second minute as Watford dominated the first half. Watford could have scored more but Bettinelli made some brilliant saves. Fulham came out a different team for the second half and dominated the play. Mitrovic was especially bright and equalised for Fulham in the 78th minute. Fulham had several chances towards the end including hitting the post but Watford rode out their luck. Fulham remain 15th while Watford remain 4th. 

Burnley 4 vs. 0 Bournemouth

Burnley achieved their first win of the season with a thumping of Bournemouth at home. Bournemouth had the better chances at the start of the game but it was Vydra who gave Burnley the lead in the 39th minute. Lennon then added a second in the 41st minute to send Burnley into half time with a two goal cushion. Bournemouth tried to fight back in the second half but Ashley Barnes scored a late brace in the final ten minute to seal the three points for Bournemouth. Burnley now move to 16th after having been bottom of the table while Bournemouth move down to 8th. 

Cardiff City 0 vs. 5 Man City

Man City continued their resurgence of sorts with the hammering of Cardiff City in Wales. Aguero started of proceedings in the 32nd minute and Bernardo Silva scored in the 35th to double the lead. Gundogan then added a third right before half time. Mahrez scored his first goal in a Manchester City shirt with a brace in the second half to seal the three points for the champions. Cardiff move to 19th while City move 2nd above Chelsea on goal difference.

Crystal Palace 0 vs. 0 Newcastle

Palace were perhaps unlucky to not win against Newcastle at the weekend. Sakho missed a glaring chance during the game and the post was hit a couple of times as well. Newcastle posed no real threat and would have been the happier of the two teams. Palace move up to 11th while Newcastle are 18th. 

Leicester 3 vs. 1 Huddersfield

Huddersfield took the lead in the 5th minute after Zanka scored via header but the goal just woke Leicester up. Iheanacho equalised for Leicester in the 19th minute for what was his first goal of the season. Leicester continued their upward momentum in the second half and James Maddison scored a brilliant free kick in the 66th minute to give Leicester the lead. Vardy then sealed things of in the 75th minute. The win moves Leicester to 9th while Huddersfield move to the bottom of the table. 

Liverpool 3 vs. 0 Southampton

Liverpool continued their winning start to the season to remain the only team with a 100% start. Hoedt gave the reds the lead in the 10th minute via an own goal, and Matip added a second in the 21st minute. Salah then scored right before half time and Liverpool rode out the second half to seal the points. Liverpool sit pretty at the top of the table with 18 points but face their hardest tests yet with Chelsea and City next in the league. Southampton are 14th. 

Man United 1 vs. 1 Wolverhampton

Sir Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford to the delight of the football universe as he continues his return to 100% health. United though faced a tougher task on the pitch but still gained the lead in the 18th minute after Fred scored his first goal for the club. Wolves seemed to rise to the challenge and Moutinho scored a brilliant shot to equalise in the 53rd minute. Wolves had the better chances towards the end but could not capitalise. United move to 7th with the draw while Wolves drop to 10th. 

Brighton 1 vs. 2 Tottenham

Tottenham ended their three game losing run with a win against Brighton. Kane gave Spurs the lead in the 42nd minute via the penalty spot, Brighton came out the better side in the second half but it was Lamela who doubled Spurs lead in the 76th minute. Knockaert did get a goal back in the 93rd minute but Tottenham got over the line. Brighton move up to 13th while Tottenham move up to 5th. 

Arsenal 2 vs. 0 Everton

Arsenal were shamble in the first half as all the credit must be given to Cech for keeping them in the game going into half time. The game started slowly in the second half as well but Lacazette curled in a brilliant effort to give the gunners the lead. Aubameyang then scored in the 59th minute to double Arsenal’s lead and seal the three points. Arsenal achieved their first clean sheet of the season and move to 6th while Everton drop to 12th. 

La Liga MW 5

Atletico beat Getafe 2-0 away thanks to an own goal from Soria and Lemar’s first goal in La Liga, the win moved them to 5th in the table. Real Madrid beat Espanyol 1-0 at home thanks to a goal from Asensio to keep them second level on points with Barcelona who drew 2-2 against Girona. 

Serie MW 5

Inter sealed three points in the final second’s of the game as they beat Sampdoria 0-1 to move to 9th in the table. Napoli beat Torino 1-3 to remain 2nd in the league. Bologna beat Roma 2-0 in a shocking result which sees Roma drop down to 14th, while Juventus beat Frosinone 0-2 to maintain their winning start to the season, Ronaldo also happened to score. Milan drew with Atlanta 2-2 which sees them remain 12th. 

Bundesliga MW 4

Hertha Berlin beat Monchengladbach 4-2 to remain 2nd in the table, while Hoffenheim drew 1-1 with Dortmund at home. Schalke lost to Bayern 0-2 which saw Bayern continue their winning start while Frankfurt drew against Leipzig 1-1. Leverkusen beat Mainz 1-0 to move to 15th. 

Ligue MW 6

Monaco drew with Nimes 1-1 which saw them remain a shocking 16th in the table. PSG beat Rennes 1-3 to continue their winning start in Ligue 1. Lyon beat Marseille 4-2 to move to 10th and continue their ascendancy in the table. 

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