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Weekend Football Review

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Premier League MW 8

Watford 0 vs. 5 Liverpool

Ranieri took charge of his first game as Watford manager against Liverpool but it was not a triumphant return to English football for the Italian manager. Mane scored in the 8th minute while Firmino scored a hattrick and Salah got his customary goal as well. Watford drop down to 16th with a loss that was expected while Liverpool remain 2nd a point behind Chelsea.

Southampton 1 vs. 0 Leeds

Chelsea loanee Broja scored his first goal in the Premier League in the 53rd minute and the 20 year old’s goal turned out to be enough for 3 points. Southampton move up to 15th with their first win of the season while Leeds drop down to 17th with the loss. 

Norwich 0 vs. 0 Brighton

Norwich’s search for a first win continued as Brighton held them to a goalless draw. Norwich remain bottom of the table but have 2 draws to their name now while Brighton move into 4th with the win. Brighton fans will want to stop the league right now. 

Aston Villa 2 vs. 3 Wolverhampton

After a goalless first half this game erupted in the 2nd for a very entertaining 45 minutes. Ings scored in the 48th minute to give Villa the lead and McGinn made it 2 for the Villains in the 68th minute. Saiss got one back for Wolves n the 80th minute and Coady equalised for Wolves in the 85th minute. Neves then grabbed the winner in the 95th minute to take all three points for the away team. Villa drop down to 13th with the loss while Wolves move up to 10th with the win. 

Liecester 4 vs. 2 Man United

Another very exciting game. Greenwood gave United the lead in the 19th minute but Tielemans equalised for Leicester in the 31st minute thanks to a brilliant effort and a mistake from Maguire. Soyuncu gave Leicester the lead in the 78th minute but Rashford equalised for United in the 82nd minute. Vardy then restored Leicester’s lead in the 83rd minute thanks to a brilliant volley. Daka then sealed the deal in the 91st minute for Leicester. Leicester get a much needed win as they move up to 11th while United suffer their 2nd loss of the season and drop down to 6th in the table. 

Man City 2 vs. 0 Burnley

Bernardo Silva scored in the 12th minute and De Bruyne added a 2nd in the 70th minute as City got a routine win over Burnley. City remain 3rd in the table while Burnley remain 18th in the table. 

Everton 0 vs. 1 West Ham

Ogbonna got the only goal of the game in the 74th minute as West Ham got a big win at Everton. Everton drop down to 8th with the loss while West Ham move up to 7th with the win though the two teams are level on points with 14 along with Man United. 

Newcastle 2 vs. 3 Tottenham

Steve Bruce’s 1000th game in football and the first game under the new Ownership started off brilliantly as Wilson gave the Magpies a lead in the 2nd minute. Tottenham responded by equalising in the 17th minute and Kane gave Spurs the lead in the 22nd minute. The game was paused before half time because a fan needed medical attention the game resumed to finish the half and Son scored before the half time whistle blew to make it 3 for Spurs. Shelvey was sent off in the 83rd minute for Newcastle while Dier scored an own goal in the 89th minute to make the scoreline respectable. 19th placed Newcastle still search for their first win while Tottenham move up to 5th with the win. 

Arsenal 2 vs. 2 Crystal Palace

Aubameyang scored in the 8th minute to give Arsenal the lead but Palace were the better side. Benteke finally managed to equalise for Palace in the 50th minute and it was the least they deserved. Edouard then scored a brilliant goal in the 73rd minute to give Palace the lead. It looked like Palace and Vieira were heading for 3 points at the Emirates but the ball ricocheted in the box and Lacazette equalised right before full time to get a point for Arsenal. Arsenal drop down to 12th with the point while Palace drop two and remain 14th in the table. Vieira is doing a good job though and the results will come. More of the same for Arsenal though. 

La Liga MW 9

Sevilla beat Celta Vigo 0-1, Osasuna beat Villarreal 1-2, and Barcelona beat Valencia 3-1. Real Sociedad have played a game more than everyone else and they sit top of the table by 3 points. Real, Sevilla, and Atletico make up the top four but Real and Atletico did not play this weekend. Barcelona move up to 7th in the table while Villarreal sit 12th. Games in hand at the moment so the full picture is not clear yet but entertaining none the less. 

Serie MW 8

Lazio beat Inter 3-1, Milan beat Verona 3-2, Atalanta beat Empoli 1-4, Napoli beat Torino 1-0, and Juventus beat Roma 1-0 but Roma should have got a point. Napoli maintain their 100 percent record while Milan sit 2nd 2 points behind them. Inter are now 5 points behind Milan in 3rd while Roma are two points behind them in 4th. Lazio, Atalanta, Juventus sit 5th, 6th, and 7th in the table all on 14 points a point behind Roma. The race in Italy is as entertaining as ever and the likes of Juventus and Atalanta are quietly joining the party.

Bundesliga MW 8

Union Berlin beat Wolfsburg 2-0, Dortmund beat Mainz 3-1, Leipzig drew with Freiburg 1-1, Monchengladbach drew with Stuttgart 1-1, and Bayern beat Leverkusen 1-5. Bayern go a point clear at the top of the table while Dortmund sit 2nd, Leverkusen and Freiburg make up the top four. Wolfsburg sit 6th while, Leipzig sit 8th and Monchengladbach sit 10th. Bundesliga is a foregone conclusion when Bayern can thrash anyone they want. The only team that can lose the title for Bayern are Bayern. 

Ligue MW 10

PSG beat Angers 2-1, Clermont beat Lille 1-0, Lyon beat Monaco 2-0, and Marseille beat Lorient 4-1. PSG go 9 points clear at the top of the table while Lens, Marseille, and Nice make up the top four. Lyon sit 6th, while Monaco sit 10th and Lille sit 11th. Still no goals from Messi, I don’t think he was even available for this game but PSG cruising to another title after a brief hiatus last season. 

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