Five matches into the English Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United are in the top four of the table leading the league. With Everton in fifth place, Arsenal and Tottenham are in the 9th and the 10th position of the standings respectively. As the English Premier League advance to the 7th week, we have noted down the match review of week 6.
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Chelsea hosted Manchester City in the Premier League 6th round but the visitors dominated the ball from the very start. Around the quarter-hour mark the ‘Blues’ showed some attacking threat with Romelu Lukaku in the box.
Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the match in the 53rd minute adding his name on the scoreboard, forcing the game to open up. Lukaku tried to restore the parity equalized with half an hour remaining on the clock, but the goal was disallowed due to offside.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have now ended their unbeaten streak in all competitions losing for the first time since May. Whereas Pep Guardiola’s squad triumph over a tough opponent placing one spot higher in the standings.
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Manchester United face a defeat to Aston Villa with a 0-1 match score in the 6th round of the Premier League. Emiliano Martinez played an important role in keeping the parity up to the break, blocking a Harry Maguire’s header. Until the first half neither hit the net and they entered the break with a goalless draw. However, Villa opened the scoreboard in the 88th minute from Kortney Hause who met the corner and scored a header into the top left corner.
The drama did not end there with United was given a penalty for a handball in the box. To everyone’s surprise, Bruno Fernandes lost his composure, sending the spot-kick sailing over the bar. Aston Villa claimed their first victory over Man United in twelve years while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have slipped to the fourth place with 13 points after 6 Premier League fixtures.
Brentford vs Liverpool
Premier League newcomers Brentford took on Liverpool at the Community stadium. Jurgen Klopp’s side Liverpool failed to win over Brentford but saved a 3-3 draw. It was no surprise to see Liverpool staring actively searching for an opener but it was Brentford’s Ethan Pinnock who stunned Liverpool shortly before the half-hour mark. The joy lasted only for the next three minutes until Diogo Jota equalized in the 31st minute.
Mo Salah netted his 100th Premier League goal for the ‘Reds’ 10 minutes after the break firing Liverpool into the lead for the first time in the game. Within 10 minutes the hosts equalized as Vitaly Janelt got the rebound inside the box and produced a header. Curtis Jones unleashed a fantastic long-range strike to make it 2-3. With only 8 minutes remaining Yoane Wissa delighted the crowd holding Liverpool to a 3-3 draw. Jurgen Klopp’s men have now extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to sixteen games.
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Bukayo Saka helped Arsenal defeat Tottenham in the North London derby. Emile Smith Rowe’s 12th-minute strike gave Arsenal a deserved lead, which he doubled 15 minutes later when he set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Spurs put up a feeble fight, and the game was effectively ended by the excellent Bukayo Saka, with Son Heung-min’s effort serving as a mere consolation for Tottenham.
For the first time since 2014 Arsenal won consecutive Premier League games against Tottenham defeating their North London rivals on 3-1 football results. After making a strong start to life under Nuno Espirito Santo, Spurs have now lost three consecutive league games, with their manager effectively losing his first derby within the first 45 minutes.
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