Manchester City whip Stoke City 7–2 to take full charge of the English Premier League table and differentiate themselves from Manchester United that drew with Liverpool.
The game in which City’s Kevin Bruyne was voted man of the match managed to get the seven goals through Gabriel Jesus (17’, 55’), Sterling (19’), Silver (27’), Fernandinho (60’), Sane (62’), Bernardo Silva (79’).
Whereas Diouf scored a consolation at (44’), and walker scored an og at (47’). The Belgian Midfielder was exceptional and created two assists taking his assist numbers to 32 thus consider Man of Match.
“We play in a flow at the moment – we are playing well. Not just me. It looks wonderful to see the goals – it’s not an individual action. I’m very happy because we’re winning the games at the moment. I’m going with the level of the team, which is very high at the moment.” Said De Bruyne.
Manchester City will host Napoli at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday before the travel to Burnley on Saturday.
Tottenham Hotspurs which played a goalless draw in the first half with Bournemouth was saved from dropping points with Eriksen’s second half goal at the 47th minute.
The London based club that has struggled in their temporary home, Wembley got a goal through Harry Kane unfortunately it was cancelled for offside. Their coach said this after the match;
“The team played well. It was difficult to find the space. We had a lot of time on the ball but could not break down the opponent. In the second half we found better positions and moved the ball quickly, it was much better. We are always suffering if you don’t score the second goal. It was good, not great, but enough to win the three points. I am delighted we have won but it is impossible to stop you asking me about Wembley.”
Nevertheless maximum points were collected by Mauricio Pochettino’s boys and hence seats third of the table with seventeen points.
They will travel to Spain to face Laliga giants Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu in the champions league on Tuesday and later host Liverpool at Wembley the coming Sunday.
Meanwhile Bournemouth which is currently positioned 19th on the table with four points will beat the bet365 Stadium, the home of Stoke City for their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.
Manchester United besides the two all draw they incurred from the fixture with Stoke City in September, were put to serious test in the Premier League by Liverpool in a goalless draw.
The outstanding performance by De Gea inspite of the repeated attempts of Liverpool to access the net saved the day for Jose Mourinho at the Anfield.
With the 19 times attempt to score and denied by the brilliant Spanish goal keeper, Jurgen Klopp’s men have only scoped one win in eight games. Klopp had this to say about their inability to score goals;
“We don’t score easy goals anymore. It was a good performance, I thought worthy of three points. We were unlucky in at least two, maybe three situations – of course the big chance when De Gea made the save”
Meanwhile Mourinho seemed complacent from his words as he said a point away from home was fine with him.
“A point, in this long marathon? A point at Anfield is Ok. In the first half we had the ball and were always compact. We had a few shots in the second half.”
Manchester United is second on the table after the result with twenty point and will travel Portugal to face Benfica in the Champions league.
Meanwhile Liverpool which is seated 8th with thirteen points on the table will travel to Slovenia for a champions League Group E match with Maribor.
Premier league title holders Chelsea suffered unexpected 2–1 defeat away to Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park.
The own goal by Azpilicueta just eleven minutes into the game put the home side in charge of the game for seven minutes before Bakayoko pulled a leveler.
Winfred Zaha scored a winner before half time ended to secure their first win of the season. Palace not only lost all their previous seven games but also failed to score.
The new Palace manager for the win said he will enjoy a glass of wine. In his own words this is what he had to say;
“I have just said to the players that they really deserve to drink in that victory, because we played the champions of England but came off the field today having deserved our victory.”
With thirteen points now Chelsea seats fifth on the table and the will play their game in the champions League against Roma on Wednesday then host Watford the following Saturday.
Meanwhile last bottom place Palace travel to St. James Park to face Newcastle United in their next fixture.
Arsenal woes started again after suffering expected 2–1 defeat to Watford inspite of Per Martesacker giving them a first half lead at the 39th minute.
Deeny’s 71st equalizer from the spot kick and Cleverley’s injury time goal gave the home side their victory.
Arsene wenger had challenges believing the Penalty awarded against his boys. He admitted his boy’s level dropped in the second half and missed many chances to kill the game.
“I would say it was not a penalty, it came at a moment in the game where it was absolutely important for Watford. No penalty, no goal.”
The defeat leaves the Gunner 6th on the table with thirteen points and they will travel away for a Europa match against Red Star Belgrade at the Rajko Mitic Stadium.
As Watford will play their next fixture against wounded Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday next week.