Premier League recap; The good, the bad, and the ugly
Have you missed one of the most exciting Premier League Saturdays this season? Don’t worry, our editorial team were there to witness it all and are here to give you a quick rundown of the drama and excitement.
Arsenal won their third consecutive game against Leicester City, extending their unbeaten run to nine games, as Gabriel Magalhaes and Emile Smith-Rowe earned the Gunners a well-deserved victory. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was named man of the match after a masterclass in goalkeeping during the game.
Then it’s on to Turf Moor, where Sean Dyche’s Burnley beat Thomas Frank’s Brentford in front of an 18,181-strong crowd. Burnley’s Chris Wood scored the game’s first goal, and Mathew Lawton and Maxwel Cornet nearly finished the game before halftime. In the 79th minute, Saman Ghodos scored a consolation goal, but the home team had already secured victory.
Meanwhile, Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion team traveled to Anfield Park and unexpectedly drew 2-2. Liverpool were already 2 nil up in just under 30 minutes, with Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane scoring early for Jurgen Klopp’s side. It was a magnificent comeback in every meaning of the word for Brighton.
Enock Mwepu equalized just before halftime, but Liverpool were startled when Leandro Trossand equalized in the 65th minute, and the game ended in a draw.
Manchester City suffered a shock defeat at the Etihad Stadium, as Patrick Viera’s side surprised the defending champions on their own turf. Crystal Palace took an early lead thanks to a goal from Wilfried Zaha, but Aymeric Laporte was sent off just before halftime for a last-man tackle on the Forward. City had to play the rest of the game with ten men, and they tried, but Connor Gallagher’s 88th-minute strike put an end to any hopes of Pep Guardiola’s side tying the game.
We travel to Newcastle, where the newly Saudi-owned team has yet to win a game this season, and Chelsea took advantage of their weaknesses. The Blues earned a well-deserved victory thanks to two goals from Reece James and a penalty from Jorginho.
The only goal scored in Southampton’s away encounter against Watford was scored by Che Adams. The Saints drew their last Premier League game against Burnley, so beating Watford will be a major confidence boost for them.
Finally, we arrive in North London, where Tottenham Hotspur took on a Manchester United defense that had been struggling. However, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, and Edison Cavani scored for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, securing a much-needed victory for the Reds.