Weekend Football Review

VAR creating problems.

Premier League MW 9

Everton 2 vs. 0 West Ham

Everton returned to winning ways post the international break with a good win against fellow top 10 challengers West Ham. Bernard got the ball rolling in the 17th minute while Sigurdsson scored a beautiful goal in the 92nd minute to seal the deal. Everton climb out of the relegation zone and into 15th while West Ham continue their inconsistent form and drop down to 11th. 

Aston Villa 2 vs. 1 Brighton

Aston Villa got a narrow win against Brighton with a 2nd half comeback. Webster gave the Seagulls a lead in the 21st minute, Mooy was sent off for Brighton a few minutes later and it allowed Villa to take the game on right before half time as Grealish scored in the 47th minute. Targett scored the winner in the 94th minute to seal the three points. Villa move up to 12th while Brighton drop down into 16th. 

Bournemouth 0 vs. 0 Norwich

As predicted this was a tight game that remained goalless as neither side could take advantage of the other. Bournemouth remain 10th with the point while Norwich end their losing streak but remain 19th.

Leicester 2 vs. 1 Burnley

A top 10 face off which Leicester edged as they took advantage of teams dropping points and remained 3rd in the table. Wood gave Burnley the lead in the 26th minute but Vardy equalised right before half time. Tielemans then scored a good goal to give Leicester the lead in the 74th minute and the Foxes held on. There was a shaky incident with VAR between Wood and Evans in this game as well. Burnley drop down into 8th with the loss. 

Tottenham 1 vs. 1 Watford

Doucoure scored in the 6th minute to give Watford the lead in this London Derby and Quique’s men looked good for their lead. Watford were denied a blatant penalty during the game as Deulofeu was brought down but even after consulting VAR the on field decision remained and Tottenham survived. Alli then popped up to equalise for Spurs in the final minutes to steal a point. Watford denied their first win of the season due to VAR as they remain bottom of the table while Spurs climb up to 7th. 

Wolverhampton 1 vs. 1 Southampton

The goals came in the 2nd half in this game as Ings gave Southampton the lead in the 53rd minute before Jimenez scored a penalty to equalise. There were several disallowed goals in this game as well as VAR was heavily involved. Wolves drop down to 13th while Southampton remain 17th. 

Crystal Palace 0 vs. 2 Man City

City got back to winning ways as Palace could not be a stumbling block for the Champions. Jesus and Silva scored right before half time after Palace had done well for 40 minutes. City remain 2nd with the win while Palace remain 6th in the table. 

Man United 1 vs. 1 Liverpool

VAR was heavily involved in this game as well as United got their lead thanks to a silly decision as Origi was fouled but not given and Rashford went on to score a few second later in the 36th minute. United and Ole had their game plan right as they played on the counter but Liverpool turned the volume up in the 2nd half and Llallana managed a goal in the 86th minute to seal a point for the table toppers. United played well but can also count luck on their side but they drop down to 14th. Liverpool end their winning run as they remain top of the table.

Sheffield United 1 vs. 0 Arsenal

Mousset scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute as Sheffield got a win against Arsenal who continued their poor form away from home. Sheffield were strong defensively and Arsenal lacked creativity and hunger as Ozil did not make the squad again while Tierney remained on the bench. Sheffield climb up to 9th with the win while Arsenal drop down into 5th. 

La Liga MW 9

Barcelona beat Eibar 0-3 with Griezmann, Messi, and Suarez all scoring for the first time. Atletico drew with Valencia 1-1, Real Madrid lost to Mallorca 1-0, and Sevilla beat Levante 1-0. Barcelona move to the top as Real Madrid drop down to 2nd while Granada and Real Sociedad make up the top four with Atletico 5th and Sevilla 6th. 

Serie MW 8

Atalanta drew with Lazio 3-3, Napoli beat Verona 3-0, Juventus beat Bologna 2-1, Inter beat Sassuolo 3-4, Roma drew with Sampdoria 0-0, and Milan drew with Lecce 2-2. A high scoring weekend in Italy as Juventus remain top of the table with Inter 2nd, Atalanta and Napoli complete the top four with Roma 6th and and Milan 12th. 

Bundesliga MW 8

Frankfurt beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, Bayern drew with Augsburg 2-2, Leipzig drew with Wolfsburg 1-1, Dortmund beat Monchengladbach 1-0, and Hoffenheim beat Schalke 2-0. The Bundesliga continues to take twist after twist as Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg are level on points at the top with Bayern 3rd, Dortmund 4th and Leipzig 5th all level on 15 points. Freiburg, Schalke, Frankfurt, and Bayer are all on 14 points making it so that 1st and 9th are separated by 2 points. 

Ligue MW 10

PSG beat Nice 1-4, Lyon drew with Dijon 0-0, Toulouse beat Lille 2-1, Monaco beat Rennes 3-2, and Marseille beat Strasbourg 2-0. PSG continue their ruthless streak as they extend their lead at the top to 5 points while Nantes, Stade Reims, and Marseille make up the top four. Monaco are 14th. 

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