English Premier League’s 10th round of matches took place this week. For a change, all the big 6 teams won and came through unharmed. Here are 5 things we learned this week:
1. Liverpool continue their golden run:
Liverpool beat Cardiff 4-1 over the weekend to continue their unbeaten start to the season. Buoyed by the return of Salah and Firmino, Liverpool started positively and it paid dividends immediately. Salah scored the opening goal in only the 10th minute of the match. Mane then doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 66th minute.
Cardiff were given a hope as Patterson pulled one back in the 77th minute. But quick goals from Shaqiri and Mane meant any hopes of a Cardiff comeback were quashed as Liverpool ran riot.
2. Sarri revolutionizing Chelsea:
Maurizio Sarri walked into a mess at Chelsea but he’s turned things around in no time at all. Chelsea have lost just 1 of their 10 matches so far and were at their very best this week as they beat a hapless Burnley 4-0 away.
Loftus Cheek continued his goal-scoring spree and he was aided by Morata, Barkley and Willian as Chelsea won 4-0, even without Hazard.
3. United falter, but win:
Jose Mourinho made a brave call by dropping Romelu Lukaku and playing Marcus Rashford upfront.
Paul Pogba opened the scoring for United before Anthony Martial doubled their lead with an exquisite finish.
Gylfi Siggurdson pulled one back for Everton late in the game but Everton couldn’t find the much-needed equalizer as United earned a hard-earned victory.
4. Arsenal come back but let it slip:
Arsen travelled away to face Crystal Palace. Milivojevic opened Palace’s account with a penalty before Xhaka equalized with a stunning free kick. Aubameyang put Arsenal ahead through his goal but Arsenal’s joy was short-lived as Milivojevic scored another penalty late in the game as the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
5. Citt eek out a win:
City travelled away to London on Monday night to face Spurs. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring in only the 6th minute as the match promised to be yet another goal-fest. But that wasn’t to be as City ended up winning 1-0.