EPL Review with Abdulazeez Oba Matchday 7
It is very exciting to be have you here on this EPL weekly review, you can’t tell how anxious I get when trying to bring to you all the major highlight and activities as it rolls out in England amidst the Premier league sides.
Manchester City started the matchday with an easy walk around Sheffield United on Saturday.
It was Kyle Walker who got a goal against his youth club, Sheffield United. The game marked his 100th Premier League appearance for Manchester City, he struck midway through the first half with a superb long-range strike. The Pep Guardiola dominated for most of the game and eventually get all points.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said he is “really excited” at the prospect of Hakim Ziyech. He grabbed a goal and had an assist in their face off with Burnley at Turf Moor. This is his first league start for the Blues, Ziyech sent the ball in a tight angle making Burnley keeper Nick Pope stock on one side, expertly dispatching Tammy Abraham’s lay-off in the before 30minutes.
Kurt Zouma doubled the score line after the hour mark, flying high to nod home From Mason Mount corner.
Then Morocco international Ziyech assisted Timo Werner who side-footed an effort beyond the onrushing Pope.
The blues seems to be getting it right from their previous starts to the season but there are still challenges to further enunciate their solidity as the season unfolds.
In a very interesting encounter between Liverpool and West Ham, the Hammers took an early lead through Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals’ smart finish, which clipped the post on its way in after a poor headed clearance by Joe Gomez. But Jurgen Klopp’s side were soon level, after Arthur Masuaku’s foul on Mohamed Salah allowing the Egypt forward to equalise from the penalty spot. Then Diogo Jota, a £41m signing from Wolves in September, came in and netted in the winner after a smart pass by fellow substitute Xherdan Shaqiri. This is the third straight goal Jota is getting in 3 appearances. It is no doubt he is going to become a phenomenon amidst the Anfield protege.
Everton missed out on the chance to return to the top of the Premier League as they were defeated by Newcastle United. Callum Wilson scored twice to give the Magpies a first win in three matches.
Former Bournemouth forward Wilson opened the scoring – converting a penalty after being fouled by Andre Gomes – and then made it two from a tapped in from Ryan Fraser’s looping cross.
The result means Carlo Ancelotti’s side remain second, three points behind the defending champions and city rival Liverpool.
And the major highlight of this weekend will be Arsenal visiting the Manchester United stronghold talking about Old Trafford. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half penalty gave Arsenal their first Premier League win over Manchester United at Old Trafford since 2006.
The Gabonese playmaker ended his run of five games without a goal by sending David de Gea the wrong way on 69 minutes after a Paul Pogba blunder on Hector Bellerin.
United were pocketed and made to become a shadow of their usual self, they only came close to an equaliser when Donny van de Beek’s cross-shot flicked off Mohamed Elneny and then into the face of goalkeeper Bernd Leno before bouncing to safety off a post.
The Gunners now have 12 points and are up to eighth and United remain in 15th on seven points. This is really an interesting time seeing the two one time dominant teams in the League become so harmless.
A Jamie Vardy “masterclass” gave Leicester a win to move within a point of the Premier League leadership on Monday. The question now is: are they ready to challenge for the title?
Vardy 33, Leicester’s prolific goalscorer was involved in three goals, scoring one, as Brendan Rodgers’ side produced an impressive performance to win 4-1 at Leeds.
This is where we will be calling it close for this week’s review and until the next week when I will be bringing again to the exciting time out in the EPL. Don’t forget to share this post and blog with your friends.