The mid-week Premier League matchdays are back. It was a test of squad strength and rotation which saw teams prepare with the next game in mind.
5 matches were drawn with 2 of them being goalless. Most teams took a defensive approach to give the players some time to get used to the packed schedule.
How the Games went?
The round started off with Wolverhampton Wolves striking a last-minute goal to win 2-1 over Chelsea. Liverpool trumped Tottenham Hotspurs the same way when Roberto Firmino headed the winner in the 90th minute.
Manchester City settled for a 1-1 draw with West Brom. West Ham’s Sébastien Haller scored from an overhead kick to help them draw 1-1 against Crystal Palace. The match saw Christian Benteke score Crystal Palace’s opener and receive a red card later on.
Arsenal were relieved to see the string of losses come to a halt. They drew 1-1 against Southampton. Former Arsenal player Theo Walcott put Southampton ahead before Aubameyang scored the equalizer. Gabriel saw red after seeing 2 quickfire yellows.
Fulham and Brighton settled for a goalless draw and so did Aston Villa and Burnley. Leads United ran riot against Newcastle United as they won 5-2. Everton won 0-2 against Leicester City to take them 5th.
Manchester United produced another comeback as they eased past Sheffield United with a 2-3 victory. This makes them only the fourth team to win 10 consecutive away matches in a row.
Premier League Team of the Week:
Sam Johnstone(West Brom)
Did not allow Manchester City to score in the dying minutes of the game. Ensured that West Brom could take a point home.
Scored Everton’s second goal. Did not allow Leicester to use the width of the pitch.
Victor Lindelof( Manchester United)
Set up a defense-splitting through ball past the entire Sheffield United squad to find Marcus Rashford. Solid Defensively.
Conor Coady(Wolverhampton Wolves)
Managed the defence against Chelsea’s star-studded attack. Did not allow them to finish their moves.
Constant threat down the left. Tottenham had a hard time controlling his speedy moves.
A constant supply of passes to Salah and Mane. Gave the defenders a hard time.
Paul Pogba(Manchester United)
Bossed the midfield. Creative passes and long balls meant that the United strikers were always on the move.
Ghosted past the Southampton defence to set up Aubameyang’s goal. Quick feet and clever movement throughout the game.
Daniel Podence(Wolverhampton Wolves)
Had the Chelsea defence on the floor with his deft feints. Brilliant goal to spark the comeback.
Marcus Rashford(Manchester United)
Two top-class finishes to secure the United win. Great link-up play with the other players throughout the game.
Missed a couple of chances but scored when mattered. Had control over the attack and was lethal on the ball.
Premier League Player of the Week
This Premier League week had some tantalizing displays and we choose three players- Andrew Robertson, Marcus Rashford, and Bukayo Saka.
The Player for this week is Marcus Rashford. MBE off the pitch, MVP on the pitch.
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