Premier League Recap: Both Manchester teams lose

Manchester teams suffer losses to Wolves and Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal wins Southampton and Bournemouth to raise hopes of joining the EPL title race

Manchester City are fizzing out of the title race.

Mancheter City further enhanced Liverpool’s title hopes with a 2-0 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
City started the match without Kevin Debruyne and it looked like they needed the Belgian’s services in the first-half where they failed to find the back of the net.
Manchester City are unbeaten against Wolves in the PL since 1979 but they looked determined to rewrite the script today and they did.

Adama Traore announced himself to the world as a youngster playing for Barcelona but he looks to be living up to the hype of the past in Wolverhampton colours.
Traore punished Manchester City for Joao Cancelo’s mistake in the 80th minute to the dismay of City fans at the Etihad stadium.
Traore got his brace late into added time to cement the three points for his team and keep Manchester City eight points behind Liverpool.
Manchester City have dropped 2 more points [5] at home this season than they did for the entire duration of last season [3].
The signs don’t look good for the Champions even though it’s still early days in the season.

Manchester teams suffer losses to Wolves and Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal wins Southampton and Bournemouth to raise hopes of joining the EPL title race

More away points for Chelsea

Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-1 at the Saint Mary stadium to record their third consecutive win on the road.
Lampard’s first choice striker, Tammy Abraham headed in Hudson-Odoi’s cross in the 17th minute To give Chelsea the lead.
Mason Mount who is another of Lampard’s trusted lieutenants cushions the lead as he makes it 2-nil in the 24th minute.
Danny Ings halved the deficit for the home side before powerhouse midfielder, Ngolo Kante restored Chelsea’s 2 goal lead to make it 3-1 and complete a goal feast half.
Christian Pulisic combines with Batshuayi as the latter gives Chelsea’s fourth as the blues climbed up to 5th.

Manchester teams suffer losses to Wolves and Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal wins Southampton and Bournemouth to raise hopes of joining the EPL title race

Arsenal edge Bournemouth

David Luiz early goal was enough to secure three points for Arsenal in their game against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Nicolas Pepe supplied a good cross from a corner in the 9th minute, Luiz turned up with the finish to the delight of the home fans.
Bournemouth improved in the second period but we’re unable to breach Arsenal defence as the Gunners held on for maximum points.

Manchester teams suffer losses to Wolves and Newcastle, Chelsea and Arsenal wins Southampton and Bournemouth to raise hopes of joining the EPL title race

Ole has lost his wheel, he should lose his job.

Manchester United are two points above the relegation zone as pressure mounts on manager – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
They fell to yet another away defeat when Matty Longstaff smashed in beyond De Gea after a superb counter attack from Newcastle.
Manchester United had only one shot on goal in the first half and rarely threatened Newcastle’s goal I’m today’s game.
The Red Devils don’t seem to know how to win away from home ever since they defeated PSG in Paris in last season’s Champions League.

United’s toothless performance

United are yet to score a goal from open-play in the first half of any match they’ve played this season. Their lacklustre attitude in attack would make one wonder why they let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez leave last summer.
The loss against Newcastle is their second loss in three consecutive away games, the goaless draw in the Europa League match against AZ Alkmaar where they [Manchester United] were completely outplayed and outclassed is United’s only point in three away games and Solskjaer doesn’t seem to the antidote to Manchester United’s problem.
The Norwegian cut a frustrated figure just like his players and their fans throughout the game. He looked bereft of ideas as his team struggled to nullify Newcastle’s defence.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s summer transfer decision not to replace Romelu Lukaku and sign Bruno Fernandez is proving to be his biggest mistake with injuries to key players leaving him with a thin squad to select from.
Aside from injuries and a blunt attack. Solskjaer lacks the technical know-how to outsmart the opposition and it’s costing Manchester United points.
The only solution he seems to have when things are not going well is to introduce youth players. When things become worse he throw more youth players into the fray and it doesn’t look to be working.

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