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Fan First's Premier League review from weekend 26th of September featuring - Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal

Once again, the Premier League didn’t disappoint in a weekend that included dramatic late goals, great performances and shock results.

The champions of Europe welcomed the champions of England at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea played Man City. It was a battle many were looking forward to as the two title favourites went head to head and it was Man City who won 1-0. Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game swivelling brilliantly and unleashing a shot that went into the bottom corner. The Brazilian earned a 7.65 rating and is enjoying life playing in a new position this season, on the right of City’s front three. Pep Guardiola’s side pressed Chelsea very well and they struggled to create any chances. Guardiola got his tactics spot on scoring a 7.65 but Thomas Tuchel, who had got the better of the Spaniard on previous occasions, only got a 5.65.

Wolves picked up their second win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Southampton. Raul Jimenez got his first goal since returning from a head injury he sustained last season that many feared could be career ending. However, the Mexican is back wearing protective head gear and scored a marvellous solo goal showing the confidence and clinical edge he had before the injury. Jimenez scored a 7.98 rating. The Saints have been resolute defensively keeping clean sheets in their two matches previous but are struggling for goals in recent weeks failing to score in their last three.

In the North London derby Arsenal defeated Tottenham 3-1. In a blistering first half Mikel Arteta’s side scored three goals in the opening 35 minutes as Spurs looked all over the place. Youngsters Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka stole the show both scoring and were a constant threat throughout the game. Smith-Rowe’s great performance rated at 7.65, Saka scored a 7.32 as did the other goal scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arsenal were superb but Spurs were woeful and disjointed, for example Dele Alli, who was substituted at half-time, scored a 4.32. Spurs lacked cohesion and manager Nuno Espirto Santo admitted some blame in his post-match interview, he rated at a 4.65 as many wonder despite him only beginning his tenure, is he the right fit for the club?


Chelsea 0-1 Man City

Man United 0-1 Aston Villa

Leicester 2-2 Burnley

Everton 2-0 Norwich

Leeds 1-2 West Ham

Watford 1-1 Newcastle

Brentford 3-3 Liverpool

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton

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Written by Owen Quinn