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LIVERPOOL & CITY DRAW AS CHELSEA GO TOP

Fan First's Premier League review featuring Manchester City v Liverpool and Chelsea.


It has been another busy weekend of Premier League action as Chelsea got a 3-1 win over Southampton to take them top of the table as Liverpool drew with City 2-2. We have also had our first managerial sacking of the season as Xisco Munoz has lost his job at Watford.

Saturday began with Everton’s trip to Manchester United. There was shock team news as Cristiano Ronaldo was starting on the bench. However, it looked like they didn’t need him as Anthony Martial smashed home in the first half. Martial’s minutes have been limited recently and despite his goal his performance wasn’t overly convincing backed up by his 5.98 rating. Everton found a way back into the game via their best three players in the game combining in a ruthless counterattack. Demarai Gray (6.98) out muscled Fred then found Abdoulaye Doucoure (7.48) who played a smart ball to the on rushing Andros Townsend (7.48) who scored brilliantly. a

Wolves have made it two wins in as many games with a 2-1 victory over struggling Newcastle. South Korean attacker, Hwang Hee Chan, was the star man scoring both goals with clinical finishes across goalkeeper Karl Darlow. This was Hwang’s third goal of the campaign since joining on loan from German side RB Leipzig. His pace and intelligent runs in behind made him a constant threat and he earned a well-deserved 7.98. Wolves in the previous years were heavily reliant on the combination of Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez for goals but could Hwang and Jimenez be the new duo for Bruno Lage’s side. The Mexican scored a 7.48 building on his 7.98 from last weekend, assisting both of Hwang’s strikes.

Brentford continue impress as they adapt to life in the topflight and secured another scalp against West Ham. Yoanne Wissa scored the winner making it 1-2 with the last kick of the game. The Bees made it difficult for the Hammers and were defensively resilient frustrating West Ham in the second half as they chased the game. Bryan Mbeumo scored the first for Brentford earning a 7.48 rating. His pace and link up play with strike partner Ivan Toney was excellent.

The weekend’s fixture list ended with a superb game at Anfield as Liverpool and Man City couldn’t be separated. Mohamed Salah was man of the match, he assisted Sadie Mane’s goal to make it 1-0 and then scored a fantastic solo goal taking on multiple Man City players and firing past Ederson. Salah has been in incredible form and is now the league’s top goal scorer with six. He scored a 7.98 rating versus Man City and now averages a 7.28 for the season. Phil Foden scored the first for Pep Guardiola’s side and played a part in Kevin De Bruyne’s goal that made it 2-2. Foden rated at 7.48.

Results

Man United 1-1 Everton

Burnley 0-0 Norwich

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

Leeds 1-0 Watford

Wolves 2-1 Newcastle

Brighton 0-0 Arsenal

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

West Ham 1-2 Brentford

Liverpool 2-2 Man City

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Written by Alex Smith