The English Premier League resumed after its 2 week international break. Teams were slow to get out of the blocks but some truly great matches were witnessed this weekend.
Here are 4 things we learned from this game week’s action:
1. Martial proves his haters wrong:
Manchester United travelled away to Stamford Bridge to face a new Chelsea side and fell behind courtesy Rudiger’s goal in the 21st minute. But United bounced back in spectacular fashion. Anthony Martial was the wrecker-in-chief, scoring 2 goals. Juan Mata was instrumental too as he justified the manager’s decision to start him at #10.
United couldn’t hold on for a win as Ross Barkley scored a 96th minute equalizer for Chelsea but Anthony Martial certainly proved his haters wrong.
2. Kane has a rare off-day:
Tottenham faced West Ham in the London stadium. Pochettino started Lamela and Moura behind Kane, resting Son and Eriksen.
Kane had a rare off day as he didn’t get close to scoring a single goal.
Tottenham though walked away winners as Lamela’s 44th minute goal meant they walked away 1-0 winners.
3. Salah back among the goals:
Mo Salah hasn’t really got going this season and has failed to emulate his last season’s exploits. But he turned it on at the right time, taking responsibility in Mane’s and Firmino’s absence. Mane missed out due to injury while Firmino was rested.
Salah scored the only goal of the match as his sumptuous 24th minute goal guided Liverpool to a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield.
4. City continue their unbeaten run:
Man City started off from where they had left, and ran riot at Turf Moor, beating a hapless Burnley side 5-0.
Aguero scored the opening goal and the match was 1-0 in favour of City at HT. But goals from Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Sane and Mahrez meant City walked away 5-0 winners and consolidated their position at the top of the table.