It has been a fascinating matchday six in the Premier League. So much so that, if Brighton beat Crystal Palace in their game on Tuesday at 12:30 AM, they will go to the top of the table. This game week was filled with a lot of disallowed goals, comebacks, and unbeaten runs coming to an end. Let’s take a deeper insight into what happened this weekend.
Bruno’s last-minute penalty miss costs United 3 points
Bruno Fernandes took a last-minute penalty vs Aston Villa, even with Cristiano Ronaldo still on the pitch. Bruno blazed his penalty over the bar, and cost Manchester United all 3 points. Aston Villa took the lead in the 88th minute with a Kourtney Hause header from a corner.
It was a very entertaining end-to-end game, which the away side won and gave Manchester United their first loss of the season.
Fernandes had a great game, creating 10 chances in the game. However, this game will only be remembered for his missed penalty. With Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad now, I do not expect Bruno to be on penalty duty anymore.
Pep humbles Chelsea, moves above them in the table
Manchester City went to Stamford Bridge and gave Chelsea their first defeat of the season. Chelsea only conceded their second goal in the premier league. A Gabriel Jesus deflected shot in the 53rd minute was good enough for Pep’s men to get the desired result.
Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden all started for the citizens, as they played with a false nine. City was impressive, however, Tuchel will only take this as a small setback in their title charge, and will look to come back stronger in the Champions League vs Juventus.
North London is Red
Nuno is struggling with a lackluster Tottenham side, this was the third consecutive game they’ve conceded 3 goals in. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal has been looking like a different team than they were three weeks ago. They were 3-0 within 35 minutes with goals from Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang, and Saka.
Tottenham was poor throughout the game. They were outplayed in all areas of the pitch. Son got a consolation goal, but Nuno’s men need to address their problems quickly
Arsenal now looks like they know their best 11, and it will be all about keeping all of them fit, and continue their winning streak to put up a string of good results.
Liverpool draws in a 6-Goal thriller
Klopp’s men had the chance to go three points clear at the top of the table, but newly-promoted Brentford shocked them and held them to a 3-3 draw.
The game was back and forth, with Brentford taking the first lead in the game, and then coming back twice after going behind. Mohammed Salah got his 100th goal for Liverpool, but their performance was not good enough to get a victory against a resilient Brentford side.
Thomas Frank’s side has been the surprise package of the season, and are in 9th place looking to stay in their first premier league season in 60 years.
Leeds United 1-2 West Ham (Raphina 19, Firpo(og) 67′, Antonio 90′.)
Everton 2-0 Norwich (Townsend 29′ P, Doucoure 77′)
Watford 1-1 Newcastle (Sarr 72′, Longstaff 23′)
Leicester 2-2 Burnley ( Vardy 37′ 85′, Vardy(OG)12′, Cornet 40′)
Southampton 0-1 Wolves (Jimenez 61′)