The Second Week Of Top-Flight Football
It may have been 200 up for Rooney and £50 million up for the Kops, but what do you think about Raheem Sterling’s performance?
Guardiola refuses to comment on Kyle Walker’s red card, do you think Robert Madley’s decision was correct or did Calvert-Lewin fall too easy?
Swansea 0-4 United
Having initially struggled to unlock The Swans’ well-drilled defence despite taking the lead, Manchester United “let the horses run freely” after Lukaku spent 80 minutes in silence. The Belgian forward registered his third goal in two matches, securing Mourinho and his team 3 points and another clean sheet.
Bournemouth 0-2 Watford
AC Milan were put off by Richarlison’s lack of European experience, although the Brazilian pulled off the first-half flick over Smith’s head, followed by a nutmeg during Saturday’s performance– clearly showing more control of the ball than Chalobah, who should try Focus and Energy Capsules. The Cherries have now lost both PL games this season.
Burnley 0-1 West Brom
The Baggies super-sub Hal Robson-Kanu shell-shocked Burnley with the decisive goal, the Welsh International made no mistake with his first-time right-foot shot. Mee had the Clarets’ best chance but missed a two-yard header, Burnley will be hoping Chris Wood will be less profligate than their performance on Saturday.
Leicester 2-0 Brighton
Maguire – who saw more of the ball than any Leicester player scored his first goal as the Foxes eased their first win of the season against a timid Brighton. The King Power Stadium staged a scrappy affair from the start, Okazaki tapped the ball in after a Mahrez right-winged display, whilst Brighton’s Murray had a goal disallowed for offside before half-time. Although Shakespeare’s side produced a Power house display, their day was soured in injury time as Vardy hobbled off after contesting a 50-50 with Ryan.
Liverpool 1-0 Crystal Palace
Although far from vintage Liverpool, the Kops secured their first PL win of the season as Crystal Palace suffered a second straight defeat at Anfield. The Liverpudlians were heading for a frustrating draw after wasting a string of chances when Mane netted his second league goal of the campaign. Former Kop, Benteke was unmarked and eight yards out but still blazed over the bar from Loftus-Cheek’s pass – maybe he should try the Muscle and Strength Bundle.
Southampton 3-2 West Ham
Having failed to score in their last six home matches, Saints took the lead after 10 minutes when Gabbiadini’s side-footed past Hart. The Hammers problems spiralled as Arnautovic was sent off before Tadic made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Fonte brought down Davis. Hernandez may have thought he snatched an unlikely comeback for the visitors with a brace either side of half-time but the Hammers conceded a second penalty, which Austin coolly slotted past Hart, again.
Stoke 1-0 Arsenal
After an opening 45 minutes which the visitors had dominated, former Real Madrid winger Jese slid in from a tight angle after being unmarked to pick up Berahino’s pass and scored. The Gunners continued to press in the closing stages but Stoke remained resolute to earn their first win of the season.
Huddersfield 1-0 Newcastle
That’s two defeats in two league games and with time running out in the transfer window, the Toon Army look to endure another nail-biting season. The Australian midfielder, Aaron Mooy looks at home in the PL and could prove to be one the Terrier’s best buy’s – a bit like Impact Whey Protein.
Spurs 1-2 Chelsea
Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for the Blues as they bounced back from their opening-day loss to Burnley at their temporary home ground. Conte’s side took the lead after 24 minutes after Alonso’s perfectly delivered free-kick hit back of the net. Spurs responded strongly and earned at least one point following Batshuayi’s own-goal.
Man City 1-1 Everton
Despite City’s numerical disadvantage, the £50 million ‘bargain’ volleyed a point for 10-man Manchester City after Kyle Walker’s dismissal. The Toffees were denied victory on the night Rooney scored his 200th PL goal and also finished with 10 men as midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was sent off following late contact against Aguero.