Weekend Football Review

United’s honeymoon period continues.

Premier League MW 22

West Ham 1 vs. 0 Arsenal

West Ham started the weekend off with a hard fought win against Arsenal as Declan Rice scored his first senior goal in the 48th minute to seal the three points for the Hammers. Arsenal were poor throughout the game and West Ham deserved the win on the day. West Ham move to 9th in the table while Arsenal remain 5th but now 6 points behind Chelsea and level on points with United. 

Brighton 0 vs. 1 Liverpool

Brighton away is always a test and Liverpool just managed to pass it thanks to a penalty from Salah in the 50th minute. Liverpool continue to drag out results unlike their performances from last season. Brighton remain 13th while Liverpool are continue to remain top of the table. 

Burnley 2 vs. 1 Fulham

In an important game at the bottom Schurrle opened the scoring for Fulham with a brilliant goal in the 2nd minute. Fulham then were the cause of their own loss as Bryan and Odoi scored two own goals in the 20 and 23rd minute to give Burnley the win. Burnley move into 15th while Fulham remain 19th and 5 points off safety. 

Cardiff City 0 vs. 0 Huddersfield

Cardiff should have managed more from this game but were held to a goalless draw as both sides could not capitalise. The teams remain in their positions while David Wagner left his position as manager on Monday.

Crystal Palace 1 vs. 2 Watford

Cathcart scored an own goal to give Palace the lead in the 38th minute as Watford headed into the second half with the lead. Cathcart then headed in the equaliser for Watford in the 67th minute and Cleverley scored the winner in the 74th minute. Watford move up to 7th while Palace remain 14th in the table. 

Leicester 1 vs. 2 Southampton

It was an eventful first half for Southampton as Ward-Prowse gave Southampton the lead via the penalty spot. Valery was then sent off for a second yellow in the 45th minute but Shane Long doubled the lead right before half time. Ndidi scored in the 58th minute to give Leicester a chance but Southampton held on for another important win. Leicester continue their inconsistent form and are now 8th while Southampton move into 16th. 

Everton 2 vs. 0 Bournemouth

Zouma and Calvert-Lewin scored in the second half to give Everton an important victory against similarly matched Bournemouth. Everton move into 10th with the win while Bournemouth continue their poor form but remain 12th. 

Tottenham 0 vs. 1 Man United

Man United and Ole made it 6 wins out of 6 as they passed an important test against Tottenham. United had a brilliant first half and the second was more of a case of De Gea vs. Tottenham as he made 11 saves. Tottenham though could have made him work harder and placed their shots better. Tottenham’s “Title chances” are probably over at this point while United continue their honeymoon period. Tottenham are still 3rd but now 5 points behind City and 1 ahead of Chelsea. United go level on points with Arsenal who are 5th.

Man City 3 vs. 0 Wolverhampton

Wolves brilliant record against the top 6 did not work out this time as City comfortably won at home and made 2nd place all their own for the time being. Jesus scored two and Coady scored an own goal although Boly was unfairly sent off in the 19th minute. City remain 4 points behind Liverpool while Wolves drop down to 11th. 

La Liga MW 19

Alaves drew with Girona, Atletico narrowly beat Levante 1-0, Barcelona beat Eibar 3-0, and Real Madrid beat Betis 1-2. Barcelona remain top of the table 5 points clear of 2nd placed Atletico while Sevilla and Real Madrid make up the top four. 

Ligue MW 20

Lille beat Caen 1-3, Lyon drew with Stade Reims, PSG beat Amiens 0-3, and Monaco drew 1-1 with Marseille as Fabregas made his debut in the game. PSG remain 13 points clear of Lille with two games in hand while Lyon and St.Etienne make up the top four. 

 

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