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Tight at the Top

After a great performance by the top Premier League clubs last weekend, the race for the Premier League title has become even more intense. Although many might still think the race is still only between Manchester City and Liverpool, the table does not present that picture.

Manchester City went up against Liverpool in a tough battle to be top of the PL table. However, the game ended without a goal being scored by either side. As Chelsea defeated Southampton 3-0,with goals from Hazard, Barkley and Morata, they are now joint at the top of the table on 20 points with Manchester City and Liverpool!

Arsenal, who had a rough start to the season, are now just two points below these three teams. This is due to an astonishing 5-1 victory over Fulham, with goals from Lacazette, Ramsey and Aubameyang.

Tottenham are also on the same points as Arsenal, having won their match against Cardiff. Even they stand a chance at top four and are well in reach of the Premier League title.

Manchester United are the only top team that are not in the race at this time. Mourinho has come under a lot of criticism. Luckily, his team managed to come back from being 2-0 down against Newcastle to winning the match 3-2. This sort of turnaround shows that there is still hope for United.

At this stage, it would be best to keep an open-mind. Of course City could go on to win the title again, but their competitors are stronger this season! It will not be an easy ride.

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The Struggle is Real

Once again, we have English teams that are struggling to compete in the Champions League. Apart from Manchester City, no other Premier League team managed to win their match.

Manchester City came from behind to defeat Hoffenheim 2-1. Belfodil gave City’s opponents the lead in the very first minute of the match!

However, the shock was dealt with well by Aguero who equalised for City in the 7th minute. Silva eventually managed to net the winner in the 87th.

Unfortunately, Manchester United failed to do the same. They ended their game against Valencia with a goalless draw. United are still in the top two of group H, but such a result has served to increase the pressure on manager Mourinho.

Liverpool almost managed to maintain a draw against Napoli, until they conceded a very late goal. Insigne netted a goal for Napoli in the 90th minute, allowing Liverpool’s opponents to steal all three points from the game!

Unsurprisingly, Barcelona crushed Tottenham 4-2. Coutinho gave Barcelona the lead in only the second minute of the match. Despite goals from Kane and Lamela, the famous Messi was still netting goals for Barcelona up until the 90th minute.

Spurs still have no points, and it is looking unlikely that they will progress to the next stage of the Champions League. If this becomes the case, they will be joining Arsenal and Chelsea in the Europa League.

This might not be such a bad thing. Both the Gunners and the Blues have been performing well and are topping their groups. Chelsea defeated MOL Vidi 1-0 with a goal from Morata in the 70th minute; and Arsenal, using mostly academy players, defeated Qarabag 3-1! Incredible!

Perhaps the Chanpions League is just too big a test for the Premier League teams. The Europa League, however, is definitely not.

Closer than ever

The race for the Premier League title has become more intensified. Some top teams have been dropping points; while others have been gaining.

Chelsea had to face off against Liverpool, a team who had gone unbeaten in the Premier League up until this match. Hazard was quick to give the Blues the lead in the 25th minute.

However, they were unable to hold on to it. Sturridge eventually equalised for Liverpool in the 89th minute! Although Liverpool did not lose the match, they dropped points for the first time.

They allowed Manchester City to catch up to them on the table. Manchester City joined Liverpool on 19 points after defeating Brighton 2-0, with goals from Sterling and Agüero.

Arsenal also managed to defeat Watford 2-0, after being given the lead through an own goal. They are now only four points off the top of the table.

Even Tottenham is in the top four after Kane netted two goals against Huddersfield. The only top team not in the race at the moment is Manchester United.

Manchester United have 10 points and are sitting at 10th place on the Premier League table after losing 3-1 to West Ham! It has been a terrible start to the season for Mourinho’s team.

This Premier League season will clearly not be easy. For this reason, the race for the title will be very exciting and very rewarding.

Wide Open

Liverpool now remain the only club to have not lost any points after six games. Chelsea ended their winning streak with a goalless draw against West Ham.

Manchester United also drew their weekend match. Despite scoring a goal, United conceded a goal against Wolves and could not recover.

The struggles of these two clubs were seemingly not felt by the other big teams, who won their matches effortlessly. Arsenal defeated Everton 2-0; Manchester City destroyed Cardiff in a 5-0 extravaganza; and Liverpool even crushed Southampton 3-0.

It is clear that the Premier League is very unpredictable. With teams rising and falling, the race for the title might even be more intense than we first thought.

New Competition

Manchester United and Manchester City both played their first Champions League match of the season against Young Boys and Lyon respectively.

Despite the pressure Young Boys put on United at the start of the match, they failed to score a goal. In fact, it was not long before they conceded a goal and kept on conceding.

Pogba gave United the lead in the 35th minute. He then doubled this lead after converting a penalty in the 44th. The final goal was netted by Martial in the second half.

Manchester United might have been victorious, but City could not say the same. They conceded two goals in the first half, and only managed to get one goal back in the second half.

It could be taken into consideration that City’s manager, Pep Guardiola was serving a touchline ban and could not give directions to his team. Instead, he watched woefully from the stands.

Manchester United are perching at the top of group H, above Juventus on goal difference; whereas, City are sitting at the bottom of group F. It is clear that playing in Europe is a completely different ballgame to playing domestic matches.

A Return to Routine

Watford won their first four Premier League games this season. However, their triumphant run came to an end this Saturday, after they played against Manchester United. In fact, the majority of the big teams won their match.

Watford Lost 1-2 to Manchester United. Lukaku gave United the lead in the 35th minute and Smalling doubled the lead three minutes later. Gray did manage to score a goal for Watford in the second half but, despite all their efforts, they could not equalise.

The Watford who came from behind to beat Tottenham had failed to do the same against United. To be fair, Tottenham’s results have been rather underwhelming. Spurs lost to Liverpool 1-2, making it their second League loss in a row.

As well as Manchester United and Liverpool, Arsenal also won their match 2-1. Xhaka and Özil scored for the Gunners, who only conceded a goal in extra time. They currently sit in 7th place, one above United on the table.

Manchester City unsurprisingly defeated Fulham 3-0, with goals from Sané, Silva and Sterling. However, they have not managed to catch up to Chelsea, who defeated Cardiff 4-1 with a hat trick from Hazard!

Chelsea currently sit at the top of the PL table with 15 points, but are only on top of Liverpool by goal difference. Watford have finally lost a match and, if they end up spiralling down, this could mean that the giants; Liverpool, Chelsea and even Manchester City break away in the race for the title.

Back at it Again

Manchester City played against Newcastle in their fourth Premier League match this season. After drawing with Wolves last weekend, City were eager to return to their winning ways.

Sterling gave City the lead in the 8th minute of the game! However, this lead was stripped away when Yedlin equalised for Newcastle in the 30th minute.

It looked as if Guardiola’s team were going to drop points again this weekend. Luckily, City persisted and in the second half Walker scored the winning goal.

Manchester City are third on the Premier League table, only two points below those above them. They impressed us last season and they are ready to do it all gain.

City Shrivel

Manchester City are the reigning Premier League Champions. However, they seemed to be the only top team to struggle this Saturday.

City was up against Wolves and, without a doubt, were held to ransom. Wolves, initially denied a goal, managed to take the lead in the 57th minute. This goal was deemed controversial after footage showed the ball went in off of Boly’s hand. However, the goal was given nonetheless.

Manchester City were lucky enough to get back into the game with a goal from Laporte in the 69th minute. Maybe the chjampions can be broken down after all.

This was the first time City dropped points this season; and the first time that Arsenal gained. The Gunners came back from being 0-1 down against West Ham to winning the match 3-1! Finally, Emery’s team is no longer hovering over the relegation zone.

Liverpool also won their match when Salah netted a goal against Brighton, the team that Manchester United lost against.

As the season progresses, the competition is only becoming more and more intense! Which team can handle the heat?

Reds in Uproar

The big red teams all suffered great woes last weekend in their Premier League matches. The only red giant that managed to win their game was Liverpool, a team who many believe can win the title this year.

Chelsea kept Peter Cech in check by defeating Arsenal 3-2. Pedro and Morata scored the first goals for the Blues in the first 20 minutes of the match. The Gunners then replied with two goals from Mkhitaryan and Iwobi before the end of the first half.

The match had been intense. However, Chelsea finally claimed their victory in the second half with a goal from Alonso. This made it Chelsea’s second win this season and Arsenal’s second loss under Emery!

Manchester United then followed suit, losing 3-2 to Brighton! In fact, the Reds only got their second goal in injury time when Pogba converted a penalty into a goal.

On the other side of things, Manchester City annihilated Huddersfield 6-1, showing everyone just how much of a champion they really are.

Liverpool defeated Crystal Palace 0-2 away from home. Once again showing the strength of their team, even without Salah scoring.

At this early stage in the season, it is already clear that every team is susceptible to the wrath of another. There are big teams, but there are definitely no small ones.

The Premier League is Back!

The 2018/19 Premier League season has begun! It kicked off last weekend with a match between Manchester United and Leicester City.

Manchester United defeated Leicester 2-1, with the first goal coming in the third minute of the match after Pogba successfully converted a penalty.

Other top teams- Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool- thrashed their opponents.

The Blues defeated Huddersfield 3-0 to reach the top of the Premier League table. That was until Liverpool hammered West Ham with a 4-0 defeat.

Even Tottenham managed to win their first game, defeating Newcastle 2-1. The only top team to miss out on an initial victory was Arsenal.

Arsenal finally, after two decades, have a new manager- Unai Emery. Yet, the Gunners’ fans are still waiting for change to occur among the team.

The Gunners lost 0-2 at home to Manchester City, the current PL title holders. Although they were up against strong competition, red fans still undoubtedly wanted more.

It’s a new season with new managers and new play. Each fan can only hope that their team delivers.