Premier League round up
The reds match on!
Liverpool travel away to Sheffield United in the first game of the Premier League this weekend.
The reds maintained possession and controlled the game quite well but Sheffield United didn’t seem to be intimidated by Liverpool’s potent front-three.
Sheffield United were compact in defence and had some good chances that would have resulted in a goal but it was Jurgen Kloop’s men who got the first goal and 3 points at the end of the day.
Liverpool needed a bit of luck as Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in the 70th minute to ensure Liverpool maintained their 100% domestic record this season.
Sign of improvements?
Tottenham gave up their recent habit of dropping points to claim maximum points at home to Southampton.
Tanguy Ndombele returned to the starting line-up after a minor injury layoff and the French man continued from when he left off – a goal in the 26th minute of the game to put the home side ahead.
Serge Aurier’s erratic nature came to the fore again as he received two yellow cards in the space of 4 minutes (’27 and ’31).
Scenes of their recent lacklustre performances much have flashed through Pochettino’s mind when Lloris gifted Southampton a goal in the 39th minute as Danny Ings equalized for the away side.
Tottenham went ahead for the second time in the opening half of the game through Harry Kane in the 43rd minute.
Tottenham held on for victory despite their numerical disadvantage and Pochettino will be hoping the win can Spur them on to greater things this season.
All fight, no bite!
Watford’s improved display against Wolverhampton Wanderers wasn’t enough to earn them any point as they remain without a premier league win this season.
Wolves snapped a six-game winless run as they defeated Watford 2 nil at the Molineux.
The away side showed lots of promise but it was the home side who opened scoring through Doherty in the the 18th minute.
Wolves eventually won the first half, Watford looked really dangerous when they went forward.
Both sides threw everything at themselves but Watford for the umpteenth time this season gifted all three points to their opponent as Janmatt scored an own goal in the 61st minute.
Watford had 14 goal attempts and 5 shots on goal but they couldn’t manage to breach Patrício who was in goal for Wolves.
The Hornets will need to convert their chances if they have any plans to maintain their premier league status.
Manchester City remain 5 points behind Liverpool
Manchester City made light work of Everton in Saturday’s late kick-off game at Goodison park.
Kevin Debruyne played in Gabriel Jesus from midfield and the striker showed great work rate to head the ball past Jordan Pickford.
Calvert-Lewin drew level for the Merseyside team in the 33rd minute but as expected the Citizens went home with all three points at the end of the day.
African cup of nations winner, Rihad Mahrez scored a glorious free-kick to restore City’s 1-goal lead in the 71st minute.
Raheem Sterling rounded off scoring 6 minutes from time as Manchester City remain 2nd on the log [Five points behind Liverpool].
Goals from Jorginho and Williams helped Chelsea beat Brighton 2-0 – Crystal Palace condemned Norwich to a 2-0 defeat.
Aston Villa were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley at the Villa park. Bournemouth and Westham United played out the same scoreline.
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