Premier League Week 6 – Recap

Week 6 saw a total of  25 goals and as many yellow cards.

 

Fulham v Watford

Fulham v Watford

1-1

The visitors took a 1-0 lead inside 90 seconds after Andre Gray sidefooted home for Watford. Gray was denied by goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli either side of the break and his team ultimately paid the price for all their wasted chances.

Fulham have the worst defensive record in the league and for the second time in as many weeks conceded inside two minutes. They had four chances to clear the ball before Gray‘s goal, but a loose ball on the edge of the box allowed Will Hughes to maintain possession for the visitors and pass to Gray for the goal.

The home side did have a much improved second half performance though, which saw them draw level with a 78th minute equalizer from Mitrovic, his fifth goal of the season. The Serb went close to claiming a late winner twice for the Cottagers, including a header which hit the crossbar.

Man of the Match went to Hughes who “showed energy and enterprise in midfield”, he made 25 passes and had the assist on Watford’s goal as well as creating another chance.

 

Up Next:

Everton v Fulham – Saturday September 29th (10am)

Arsenal v Watford – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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Burnley v AFC Bournemouth 

4-0

Burnley finally have their first win in 10 league games and their first 3pts of the season, moving them from bottom of the table to 16th, out of the relegation zone and in to the safe zone for now.

The Clarets were 2-0 up going in at half time, with goals in quick succession from Matej Vydra and Aaron Lennon just before the break.

Although Bournemouth dominated the second half,  Burnley substitute Ashley Barnes converted after Johann Berg Gudmundsson hit the post to extend the lead before adding his second in the 88th minute.

Joe Hart made some great saves to keep a clean sheet, including one with his feet that denied David Brooks in the second half.
Bournemouth, despite all their pressure, could not make their dominance count and were punished by Barnes‘ late strikes.

 

Up Next:

Cardiff v Burnley – Sunday September 30th (11am)

Bournemouth v Palace – Monday October 1st (3pm)

 

 

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Cardiff City v Manchester City 

0-5

Manchester City dominated in their 5-0 thrashing of Cardiff City. Going in at halftime the visitors already had a 3-0 lead. Sergio Aguero had a sweeping finish, Bernardo Silva doubled their lead with a clever looping header and Ilkay Gundogan scored from a delightful curling effort.
Riyad Mahrez scored two second half goals, one in the 67th and the other in the 89th minute. Manager Pep Guardiola described the Algerian as “incredibly talented” after scoring his first goals for the club after his move from Leicester City.

Cardiff simply just couldn’t deal with an irresistible City side. The Welsh side, who are still searching for their first win this season, now find themselves second from bottom.

 

Up Next:

Cardiff v Burnley – Sunday September 30th (11am)

Man City v Brighton – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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Crystal Palace v Newcastle United 

0-0

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes his side lacked ambition in today’s game due to comments made by winger Wilfred Zaha earlier in the week. The 25yr old suggested that any rough treatment he receives on the pitch is not dealt with adequately by officials and that his leg would have to be broken for an opponent to receive a red card.
Zaha, who helped them avoid relegation last season and has scored three out of 4 of their goals this season, only managed two chances against the Magpies today.

Palace had the best chances with captain Luka Milivojevic hitting the post from a free kick in the first half and Mamadou Sakho somehow failing to find the target from a header at the far post with open goal.

Newcastle, who hung on in the closing minutes, created little. Spaniard Ayoze Perez had their best chance when he got a shot away following a defensive mistake by James Tomkins in the opening half, keeper Wayne Hennessey made the save.

The draw means Newcastle move up to 18th and the Eagles remain in 11th with seven points.

 

Up Next:

Bournemouth v Palace – Monday October 1st (3pm)

Newcastle v Leicester – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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Leicester City v Huddersfield Town

3-1

Huddersfield opened the scoring after just 5 minutes, giving hope to many traveling fans, but, in the 19th minute Leicester equalized on the counterattack from Kelechi Iheanacho.

James Maddison doubled the Foxes lead after the break with a creative and impressive free-kick. Jamie Vardy hit home 11 minutes later to triple their lead and secure the three points, helping them bounce back from two consecutive defeats.

The victory sees Claude Puel’s men sitting 9th whilst the Terriers drop to the bottom of the table.

 

Up Next:

Newcastle v Leicester – Saturday September 29th (10am)

Huddersfield v Tottenham – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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Liverpool v Southampton 

3-0

Liverpool eased passed Southampton to pick up their seventh straight win in all competitions from the start of the season, this is the first time they’ve managed such a feat in 28 years.

All three goals came in the first half, leaving the visitors to spend much of the second half doing damage control. The first goal of the game was an own goal scored by Wesley Hoedt within 10 minutes. Jöel Matip then doubled their lead in the 21st minute with Mo Salah tripling the host’s lead in stoppage time.

Things could have been worse for the south coast visitors but Salah‘s second half goal was rule offside and disallowed.

 

Up Next:

Chelsea v Liverpool – Saturday September 29th (12:30pm)

Wolves v Southampton – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

1-1

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he expects more from his players after they were held to a draw at Old Trafford by an impressive Wolves side.

Joao Moutinho‘s superb strike saw the visitors equalized and continue their strong start to life back in the Premier League.

Wolves were lively in the first half and were unlucky to go behind as Fred netted his first for United, firing in from just inside the box after Paul Pogba’s class touch.

Mourinho said the visitors “were more aggressive, had more intent and were more motivated”.

The draw keeps Wolves a point behind Manchester United in 10th, as Mourinho’s side climb to sixth.

 

Up Next:

West Ham v Man United – Saturday September 29th (7:30am) 

Wolves v Southampton – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur

1-2

Spurs broke their unlucky run with a much needed victory over the Seagulls. Harry Kane broke the deadlock in a first half of few chances, scoring from the spot after a Glenn Murray handball. Substitute Erik Lamela scored the winner.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back for the hosts in stoppage time but Brighton were unable to salvage a third straight Premier League draw.

Spurs sit 5th in the table, whilst Brighton are down in 13th.

 

Up Next:

Man City v Brighton – Saturday September 29th (10am)

Huddersfield v Tottenham – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

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West Ham United v Chelsea

0-0

Chelsea dropped points for the first time this season as they failed to get past a strong West Ham side. Hammers’ manager Manuel Pellegrini says their London rival’s 100% start to the Premier League season came to an end because Eden Hazard was not allowed to influence the game.

The visitors had a few chances, with West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski making some great saves from substitutes Alvaro Morata and Ross Barkley – in the end a draw was a fair result in a game that rarely energized.

It drops Chelsea into third place behind Manchester City on goal difference and leaves Liverpool two points clear at the top of the table with a maximum return from their six games.

 

Up Next:

West Ham v Man United – Saturday September 29th (7:30am) 

Chelsea v Liverpool – Saturday September 29th (12:30pm)

 

 

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Arsenal v Everton 

2-0 

Arsenal’s goals both came in the second half, just 3 minutes apart. Alexandre Lacazette swept a curling shot into the top corner from the edge of the area after Aaron Ramsey‘s pass in the 56th minute. Shortly after, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped in from close range after Mesut Ozil tore down the right, cut the ball back to Ramsey who nudged it into the path of the Gabon international. Some replays do show that he was offside but the goal was given and the Gunners had a well deserved win.

Everton had looked the more likely to score for the first 56 minutes at the Emirates, but once Lacazette opened the scoring they seemed to take a back seat.

Petr Cech was named Man of the Match by the BBC after coming to Arsenal’s rescue in the opening moments as he saved from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the 36yr old made a string of stops to keep his first clean sheet of the season.

 

Up Next:

Arsenal v Watford – Saturday September 29th (10am)

Everton v Fulham – Saturday September 29th (10am)

 

 

 

All Time Eastern U.S. 

 

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