EPL Review with Abdulazeez Oba
It is a very delightful view with a wondrous cheer being able to listen to fans chant and hail their favourite team again in the stadium after over 100 days away from football due to the outbreak of the covid-19 virus.
On MOTD, Burnley and Everton started the week on shared points in an entertaining Premier League show down at Turf Moor. Everton were vulnerable, but improved after injured Fabian Delph forced them into a rearguard through the first half. They have their equalizer just before the break through Dominic Calvert-Lewin, the outstanding Premier League’s leading scorer this season. He has been very prolific since the beginning of this season.
Man City Raheem Sterling’s goal and a Kevin de Bruyne penalty gave the win to City against Fulham. Having struggled for consistency so far this season, City are now three points behind the leagues joint leaders, Tottenham and reigning champions Liverpool. Pep Guardiola believes this season’s Premier League title race will be more open than in his previous campaigns, saying anyone can be the champion. He maybe planning a comeback strategy to get the title. It is a never can tell yet moment in my experience watching the game.
Manchester United responded to their midweek Champions League loss to Paris St-Germain by staging a Premier League comeback to beat West Ham United 3:1 and climb to fifth in the table. Goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and substitute Marcus Rashford turned things around for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who have fallen behind in all five away games this term but have won every match as part of a club-record nine successive away league victories. Some rhythm at last, maybe?
Chelsea went top of the Premier League for a day after they came from behind to beat Leeds United in their first game in front of fans for nine months. But are back to third after Liverpool and Tottenham won their in-hand games to be joint leaders.
Chris Wilder says he and his team share their fans’ worry as Sheffield United’s plight at the bottom of the Premier League table continued with defeat at home to Leicester City.
The Blades looked set to secure their second point of the season when Oli McBurnie grabbed his first goal of the campaign after Ayoze Perez had given the visitors the lead.
But with just a few minutes of the match remaining, James Maddison assisted striker Jamie Vardy, who scampered clear of the home defence and slotted his shot past Aaron Ramsdale.
Sheffield United have made the worst start by any club to a Premier League season, now only have one point from 11 games and sit five points clear at the bottom.
Tottenham hotspurs’ Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have now combined for 31 Premier League goals, the second most of any duo behind former Chelsea legends Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (36). Kane believes both he and attacking partner Son, are entering the prime of their careers after their goals helped Tottenham overcome arch-rivals Arsenal and return to the top of the Premier League table.
Premier League champions Liverpool welcomed the return of fans to Anfield for with an ruthless victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. The win keeps Liverpool level on points with league leaders Tottenham, who beat Arsenal 2-0 in the north London derby earlier on Sunday.
Wolves are in 10th although only two points behind sixth-placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand.
And on Monday night, Brighton were at the receiving end of the Premier League’s latest inconsistency as a video assistant referee-awarded penalty consigned them to defeat against Southampton. Brighton wing-back Solly March said his side were victim of “random decision”.
The Seagulls looked on course for a point until March was penalised for a late foul on Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters.
The Saints player’s momentum from the challenge outside the penalty area made him move forward as the players tangled and tumbled into the box. Referee David Coote initially awarded the visitors a free-kick but despite multiple camera angles appearing inconclusive his decision was overturned – allowing Danny Ings to score from the spot. Ings, returning after a month out with a knee injury and on as half-time substitute, completed Southampton’s comeback to lift them up to fifth in the table a point above of Red Devil while Brighton stay 16th.
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