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The Premier League Title Race Has a New Leader

All the top teams won their Premier League match this weekend except for Manchester City. Manchester City had previously been at the top of the table but, after a difficult game against Chelsea, they lost their position.

Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 to take first position on the PL table. Salah netted a hat-trick, which was complimented by an own goal from Cook. This took the Reds to 42 points, one point above Man City who still had a game in hand.

For the Gunners, a single goal from Torreira in the 83rd minute secured their victory against Huddersfield. This momentarily pushed them to third place, while Chelsea and Tottenham still had a game in hand.

Chelsea defeated a confident Manchester City 2-0. Despite how hard Guardiola’s team pressed, the first half of the match ended with a stunning goal from Kante. The Blues then secured their victory when David Luiz doubled their lead in the 78th minute.

This meant the end of City’s unbeaten run and the inability for them to reclaim top spot on the Premier League table; whereas Chelsea went back above Arsenal on goal difference after levelling with them on points.

However, it is Tottenham that now holds third place, above the two London giants, after defeating Leicester 2-0. Goals from Son Heung-Min and Alli helped everyone to forget all about Spurs’ recent defeat against Arsenal.

Manchester United have tried to remain hovering around the top six. They thankfully managed to defeat Fulham 4-1.

The Premier League table has a new leader. Who knows what this could mean for the fate of the title.

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The Race Has Begun

Both Liverpool and Chelsea are on 12 points after playing four Premier League matches. The race for the title is well and truly under way.

Liverpool defeated Leicester City 1-2 away from home to claim top spot on the Premier League table. Leicester had more possession and more shots at goal. However, it was the Reds that claimed all three points at the end of the match. How brutal!

The Blues also won their match, defeating Bournemouth 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea fans were overjoyed, having been forced to wait until late in the second half for Pedro and Hazard to net in goals for the team.

The only thing that separates Liverpool and Chelsea is their goal difference; Liverpool have a goal difference of 8, while Chelsea have a goal difference of 7! It is very tight at the top of the table. The competition is heating up!

Devastation and Delight

The Premier League giants played their fourth game of the season this Saturday, with Manchester City and Liverpool actually having to face off against each other. The results of these matches could not have all been forseen.

Liverpool, who had just signed Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, were battered by Manchester City 5-0. They had conceded two goals in the first half and by the second, when the ex-Arsenal player was put on the pitch, they conceded another three! What a horrendous debut!

Arsenal and Chelsea both won their matches against Bournemouth and Leicester City respectively. After having lost their previous cious match 4-0 to Liverpool, the Gunners begun to repair their reputation with a 3-0 victory. The blue London giants only had to enhance their image with a 2-1 win, with the only goal they conceded being a penalty.

Although London was joyous, the same can not be said for Manchester. City had obtained an amazing win, however, Man United only managed a mere 2-2 draw with Stoke City. Although the team is still in the top two with Manchester City, it won’t be long before other teams put pressure on them. In fact, the Blues, who are now in third place, have already begun to do so.

The Premier League is Back With a Bang

Arsenal faced Leicester City in the opening match of the new Premier League season. Both teams were bouncing with energy, bringing action to the game right from the start.

Arsenal’s new signing, Lacazette, opened up the match by netting a goal in the 2nd minute! It was a shocking start to the match, but there were more surprises to come…

By the 5th minute, Leicester had equalised and Vardy soon netted the second goal for his club in the 29th. The Gunners had been quickly pushed onto the back foot; what a change!

Luckily for them, Welbeck managed to score an equaliser just before the half time whistle was blown.

However, in the second half, Vardy scored again, bringing more woes upon the Gunners. It seemed as if that was to be the final result until Wenger- the Arsenal manager- made an extremely wise decision.

Ramsey and Giroud were brought onto the pitch as substitutes and they both scored goals for Arsenal during the last ten minutes of the match! 4-3 was the scoreline! What an extraordinary turnaround!

It must be hard to be an Arsenal fan, with all the twists, turns and triumphs. What a way to welcome us all back to the Premier League!

All or Nothing

Both Arsenal and Manchester City played Champions League matches which had bulging scorelines. However, only one of them was able to claim victory; whilst the other suffered a merciless defeat.

The best team is worth mentioning first. Arsenal were tremendously successful in their match against Ludogorets Razgrad. A total of six goals were scored by the Gunners (six!), and they could have even scored twice that amount as they had 12 shots on target! Yes, 12!

The first goals came from Sanchez (12′) and Walcott (42′) in the first half; followed by a goal from Oxlade-Chamberlain (46′) and a hat-trick from Ozil (56′, 83′, 87′) in the second half. Every kick of the ball was a step closer to triumph!

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It’s a shame that Manchester City were not subject to the same gleeful fate as the Gunners. City was embarrassingly thrashed 4-0 by Barcelona, with Messi scoring a hat-trick and Neymar netting a late goal.

 

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It could be said that City was put at a disadvantage, as Bravo was sent off in the 53rd minute. However, this drawback was not held for too long, for Barcelona were also reduced to ten men when Mathieu was shown a red card 20 minutes later.

Aguero was left on the bench for most of the game, and was only sent onto the field in the 79th minute. Bad move. By then, it was all too late for him to rescue his team. Pity.

Arsenal are now topping group A with 7 points (the same as Paris St Germain) and, luckily, Manchester City is second in their group despite them having 5 less points than Barcelona. Well, they did only lose to the best.

For now, it looks as if all the English teams will progress to the next stage of the Champions League. Even Leicester has been thriving, as they are topping group G with 9 points, and Tottenham is second in group E. Perhaps the time has come for an English team to dominate Europe!

 

 

 

Blues Belittle Leicester

The Premier League champions, Leicester City, proved no match for the blue giants. Chelsea stood so tall that their opposition feared to retaliate.

Diego Costa was quick on his feet. He gave Chelsea the lead by converting a corner kick in the 7th minute of the game. Chelsea can always rely on Costa to give them the boost they need! He is not the ‘monster’ he was labelled as last season.

In fact, every Chelsea player turned up today. Two more goals came from Hazard and Moses in the 33rd and 80th minute respectively. Plus, the strong performance of David Luiz made up for the absence of Courtious. Leicester were simply no match for the Blues!

Chelsea are up at 5th place on the PL table; whilst Leicester are down at 13th. They’ve swapped places! The Blues are on the up! Leicester is falling…

All But One

It would be incorrect to say that every top team won this Saturday, even though most did. The single Premier League giant that suffered was Chelsea, and at the hands of their London rival, Arsenal! Although some teams possess similar skills and qualities, it is important to still remember that there can only be one top dog!

Arsenal treated Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in the way they would treat empty sweet packets: they tossed them aside. Sánchez scored the first goal for the Gunners in the 11th minute, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the second goal was netted just three minutes later by Walcott. Chelsea were playing away from home and it was showing very clearly.


After the third goal was scored by Özil, the Reds were sticking out like a sore thumb as they drowned the Blues in their victory and celebration. There is no Mr Nice Guy when it comes to rivalry and this match was proof of that. Bear in mind that this all happened before half time and nothing else came of the game!

Manchester United was another team that gained a glorious win. They defeated Leicester City 4-1, with the first goal being scored by Smalling in the 22nd minute. Then, from the 37th, the next three came from Mata, Rashford and Pogba all in the space of five minutes! They weren’t waiting around for things to change, they simply created the rise they desired!

Gray did manage to score a consolation goal for Leicester in the 59th minute, but it was not quite enough to help Leicester recover from their devastating loss. 


Well, all is well that ends well, especially in Manchester City’s game against Swansea. City’s first goal was netted by Agüero in the 9th minute, however, this was soon cancelled out by Llorente four minutes later. Luckily, Aguero was able to net another goal, by converting a penalty, in the second half, which was soon followed by a goal from Sterling. Clearly, suffering a setback doesn’t always mean losing.

Although, it does in Hull’s case. Liverpool beat them 5-1, a startling victory in the eyes of many! The first goal was netted by Lallana in the 17th minute, and the sending off of a Hull player meant that Liverpool later scored four goals, and merely conceded one.

Chelsea have been shoved down to eigth place on the PL table whilst Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool revel in top four. Manchester United is sandwiched in the middle at sixth. Although one could say that for Chelsea to drop points against a big team it’s not too bad, however, they still need to make up for what they’ve lost.

Go Big or Go Home

Both Manchester City and Leicester City excelled in their Champions League matches this week. Not only did they win their games, they also did it in style!

Manchester City took their early lead against Monchengladbach when Agüero netted a goal in the 8th minute. He then doubled the scoreline 20 minutes later by converting a penalty. Every kick of the ball was to his advantage!

In the second half Agüero continued to show his skill to the international audience. He netted his third goal in the 77th minute, warning himself a hat trick! He put his all into the game and it by all means paid off!

In extra time, Iheanacho was able to net the fourth goal for Manchester City. With no goals conceded, it was crystal clear which team was the victor and which team wasn’t.

A similar level of brilliance was displayed by Leicester in their match against Club Brugge. In fact, Leicester even took the lead earlier than City did as Albrighton netted the first goal of the match in the 5th minute. Talk about starting from the get go!

The second goal was netted by Mahrez in the 29th minute and he extended Leicester lead once again by scoring a penalty in the 61st. Leicester might be underperforming in the Premier League, but they’re definitely not committing the same mistake in Europe!

Manchester City and Leicester have begun the Champions League group stages with a lot of fire, a clear aim and an awe-inspiring display! If they continue like this, there won’t be any arguments about who the contenders for the trophy are.

Castigated Champions

Liverpool and Leicester City didn’t see eye to eye in today’s Premier League battle. Leicester, the Champions, soon evolved into fallen heroes as the Reds mercilessly unleashed their wrath!

Firmino gave Liverpool their desired lead in the 13th minute of the match. This was doubled my Mané in the 31st. They weren’t wasting any time!

However, neither were Leicester. Just a few minutes after Liverpool’s second goal Vardy netted a consolation goal for his team. This did not level the playing field but it at least gave the opposition some hope. Every little helps.

Nevertheless, the Leicester players made no further contribution to the scoreline. Instead, Lallana netted a goal for the Reds in the 56th minute and Firmino scored once again to give Liverpool a goal count of four!

Leicester seemed to have lost the magic quality they possessed last season. Lightning never strikes in the same place twice. Leicester’s performance is proof of that.

A Loss, A Draw and A Win

Saturday’s match results held all possible outcomes. Liverpool lost their game against Burnley, Chelsea won their game against Watford and Arsenal was somewhere in the middle with a draw against Leicester.

Burnley used only 20% possession to quiten a team which had previously been successful in defeating Arsenal. An early goal from Vokes in the 2nd minute unsteadied Liverpool and Burnley’s win was soon secured when Gray doubled the scoreline with a goal in the 37th.

Chelsea’s win wasn’t quite as easy as that of Burnley’s. Watford was first to take the lead when Capoue netted a goal in the 55th minute. It was in the last ten minutes of full time, when Watford could almost tast victory, that the Blues struck back!

Batshuayi netted a goal in the 80th minute to put Chelsea level and a win was soon earned when Diego scored the winning goal seven minutes later. A game is never really over until the final whistle is blown.

Nevertheless, at the King Power Stadium, the game could have been concluded when it first began. Arsenal and Leicester had a goalless stalement to both claim their first point of the season. Sometimes not much has to be done to gain a thing or two.

It’s a new season and a range of skills have been displayed. It’s not so clear cut who will succeed and who will fail. All that is known is that whatever the outcome it won’t be without turmoil.