Top spot stays on Merseyside as Premier League rolls on

Another week of Premier League action turned out to be a fantastic weekend for Liverpool Football Club. The Reds secured their top spot further. How? Let’s get into a look at this week’s action.

Friday

Aston Villa 2, Everton 0

Aston Villa have their first win of the Premier League season and it came in wonderful fashion against Everton.

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Goals from Wesley and Anwar El Ghazi proved the difference for the Villains. Everton had more than their fair share of possession but couldn’t even get on the scoresheet.

Saturday

Norwich 2, Chelsea 3

Another team to get their first win of the season this weekend was Chelsea. Frank Lampard finally got a competitive win but it was not easy for his Blues.

Chelsea took the lead three times over the course of Saturday afternoon. Twice being pegged back by a valiant Norwich side.

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Teemu Pukki continued his fantastic form to start the season, scoring his fifth goal in three games. He even turned creator for the first, putting the ball right in the path of his teammate, Todd Cantwell.

Tammy Abraham scored his first and second Premier League goals, both with fine finishes. Frank Lampard’s youthful Chelsea side repaid his faith with Mason Mount scoring the other of their goals.

Three O’clockers

Brighton 0, Southampton 2

Things finally clicked for Southampton but the Saints remain in the bottom three despite earning three points for the first time this season.

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The red card for Florian Andone certainly made life much easier for Southampton. His challenge on Yan Valery being a certain dismissal with referee Graham Potter brandishing a straight red.

Malian, Moussa Djenepo scored his first Southampton goal less than two minutes after coming on. Nathan Redmond doubled the lead in added time at the end of the game.

Man United 1, Crystal Palace 2

For the first time since 1989, Crystal Palace have beaten Manchester United. In what was a very typical Roy Hodgson performance, the Eagles stood firm against a disjointed United.

Jordan Ayew scored the first goal against the run of play thanks to some amazing hold-up play from none other than Christian Benteke. The Ghanian coolly finished past David De Gea.

United then dominated the ball but didn’t really offer anything until Scott McTominay was tripped in the box resulting in a penalty…

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Which Marcus Rashford proceeded to miss.

The equaliser came from Daniel James, but not before the Welshman could be booked for simulation for the second time this week.

Then, when United looked to press for a winner, some more top-notch play from Benteke to win the ball from Paul Pogba led to a chance for Patrick van Aanholt.

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He shot down De Gea’s near post and the Spaniard had an absolute howler gifting Palace their first three points over United in the Premier League era.

Sheffield United 1, Leicester 2

This is Jamie Vardy’s world and we’re all just living in it.

Vardy, the Sheffield Wednesday fan, inevitably scored. He stood and took in all the hate the United fans could throw at him.

Oliver McBurnie scored his first goal for the Blades to get the equaliser. This was his third substitute appearance in a row.

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Then another substitute scored an absolute peach for the winner. Harvey Barnes took a lethal shot on the half-volley. No keeper in world football would have saved it.

Watford 1, West Ham 3

Sebastian Haller opened his West Ham scoring account with a brace against Watford. The Hornets are now the only side in the Premier League with 0 points.

Mark Noble scored West Ham’s other goal from the penalty spot. He hasn’t missed a pen in over two years.

Liverpool 3, Arsenal 1

Liverpool made themselves the only side in the top four divisions in English football with a 100% win record with an impressive win over Unai Emery’s Arsenal side.

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The way Arsenal set up completely favoured Liverpool and the space afforded to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson led to the two fullbacks running amok.

However, it was Mohamed Salah that was to steal the show with the Egyptian getting the better of David Luiz on the two occasions that he scored. The second of which was an incredible solo effort. He breezed past Luiz and took it all the way to the bank with a smooth finish beyond Bernd Leno.

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Liverpool remains top of the Premier Leauge.

Sunday

Bournemouth 1, Man City 3

Bournemouth gave a good account of themselves this past Sunday even if they didn’t have enough quality to properly challenge the champions.

Once again City manages to get ahead early with Sergio Aguero opening the scoring before the fifteen-minute mark.

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City doubled their lead through Raheem Sterling, the Englishman scoring his fifth goal of the season.

Harry Wilson needed to be brought on for Bournemouth thanks to an injury to Charlie Daniels. The Liverpool loanee changed the way that the Cherries were playing and even got them back in the game through what is a trademark free-kick.

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Aguero then sealed the game in the second half with a classic poacher’s finish and his second goal of the game.

Manchester City have scored 10 goals in the first three Premier League fixtures. Nine of them have been scored by either Raheem Sterling or Sergio Aguero.

Spurs 0, Newcastle 1

Steve Bruce has finally gotten his first points as Newcastle boss. The Magpies travelled down to London with not much hope for the game against Spurs.

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That was completely changed with Joelinton’s goal in the first half to give them the lead. No matter how well Newcastle played for the goal, the way that Spurs defended gave them space and freedom to work themselves through the Tottenham defence.

Spurs managed just two efforts on target whilst wielding 80% of the possession.

Wolves 1, Burnley 1

The Wanderers have drawn their first three games for only the second time in their history. Wolves join Manchester City, Liverpool and Leicester City as the only unbeaten teams in the league.

This came after they played second fiddle to a very decent Burnley performance for 96 minutes of the game at Molineux.

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Then thanks to a 97th minute Raul Jimenez penalty, Wolves managed to salvage a point. The equaliser was only needed after Ashley Barnes scored his fourth goal of the season – and what a goal it was.

Not much has changed in the league table but the Premier League continues to be the best league in the world.

Until next week, beautiful people.

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