Week 2 Premier League review
By Daniel Jakes
It was an exciting second week of fixtures in the premier league, we saw one of the ‘Top 6’ get taken down, and where some of the best truly showed their colors.
Tottenham (3) vs. Fulham (1)
I don’t think that this one was ever really in question, but it was a huge day for Harry Kane as he scored his first ever Premier League in August. Lucas Moura also scored his first EPL goal, even though the Spurs set a record this past summer by not signing any player during the Transfer Window, they look like they can have a serious go at it this year. Fulham on the other hand have looked quite bad at the beginning of this new season, after spending quite a bit of cash this summer, they are a little off of the eightball.
Next Match: Spurs visit Man United at Old Trafford/Fulham play host to Burnley
Chelsea (3) vs. Arsenal (2)
In what I think could arguably be called the best game of this past week, we saw two teams in desperate need of wins to get their seasons on track. For the first fifteen minutes it looked as if Stamford Bridge had finally gotten to see the full effects of Sarri ball. As the game wore on though, it was the Gunners who ended up controlling the rest of the first half as they drew level at 2-2 (where they really should’ve been something like 5-2 up.) In the end though it was Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso that sunk the Gunners.
Next Match: Arsenal host West Ham in a London Derby/Chelsea visit St. James’ Park
Manchester City (6) vs. Huddersfield Town (1)
At this point Manchester just seems to be toying with teams on the pitch, and as a fan of this City team it is an absolute blast to watch. This was one of the most lopsided games that we’ve seen in a long time, and we will probably see more of the same this season if City keeps up this kinda pace.
Next Match: Man City visit new boys Wolves/Huddersfield hosts Cardiff City
Brighton & Hove Albion (3) vs. Manchester United (2)
This was definitely one of the biggest surprises of the weekend, as the Mourinho exit rumours continue to swirl, Brighton absolutely took it to the Red Devils as they went up 3-1 at the half. Pogba took a 95’ penalty that brought United back down one, but it was too little too late as Hove Albion excitingly took 3 points from a Top 6 club.
Next Match: Brighton visits another Top 6 as they travel to Anfield/Manchester host the surging Spurs
Premier League week 1 review
It was an interesting first week of matches in the English Premier League, we saw the start of a new era in London, we saw some great debuts, and we saw what will look to be the two main title contenders and the star power that they now have
Manchester United (2) vs. Leicester City (1)
I had two takeaways from this game, 1. Leicester may actually put up a fight to finish in the top half of the table this year 2. Mourinho is back to making himself look like an idiot. For the majority of the game, Leicester looked to be the team in control, they were in charge of the tempo and pace in which the game was played, and for long stretches they had a lot of control with the ball, after going down 1-0 early, the Foxes took the penalty on the chin and kept going at the Red Devils, but an unlikely hero left no doubt by scoring the game winning goal in the 64’. Luke Shaw, who has been the end of a lot of Jose’s criticism over the past couple of years put the ball in the back of the net to not only capture three points, but his first senior goal.
Next match for the clubs: Man U plays at Brighton Hove and Albion/ Leicester hosts Wolves
Newcastle (1) vs. Tottenham (2)
It was an interesting day at St. James’ Park. If you slept in past halftime, then you missed all three goals, the game got started with a Jan Vertonghen header that put Spurs ahead early. The Magpies only needed three minutes to respond with an equalizer of their own through a Joselu header that beat Hugo Lloris down in the right hand corner of the goal. Tottenham won it though through a, you guessed it, Dele Alli header.
Next Match: Newcastle plays at Cardiff City/ Tottenham play against Fulham
Huddersfield Town (0) vs. Chelsea (3)
It was the beginning of Sarri ball at Chelsea, and it was the start of something beautiful. Now it’s hard to judge a team, especially with a new manager, after just one game. However, if the Blues can get everyone to buy into what Sarri is selling, they’re in for an exciting season. If he has workhorse N’Golo Kante scoring goals too, well the Blues might just push themselves into the title conversation.
Next Match: Huddersfield travels to Man City/ Chelsea plays host to Arsenal
Wolves (2) vs. Everton (2)
This was probably the most exciting game as a neutral. The Toffees went 1-0 ahead through new signing Richarlison as he finished off a header that was dropped to his feet. A Phil Jagielka red card helped Wolves level it at 1 apiece as Ruben Neves beat Jordan Pickford to finish off a beautiful free kick. Richarlison added another to put the Evertonians up, but it didn’t last long as Raul Jimenez gave Wolves a slice of the pie as they shared a point each.
Next Match: Wolves visit Leicester/ Everton host Southampton
Liverpool (4) vs. West Ham (0)
It didn’t take long for Naby Keita to make his presence felt on the pitch for the Reds, as it felt like he was everywhere on the field. It really seemed as if Liverpool was on a different level then what the Hammers were on. Mo Salah did Mo Salah things, and Liverpool took care of business at Anfield.
Next Match: Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace/ West Ham play hosts to Bournemouth
Arsenal (0) vs. Manchester City (2)
A new era has begun at the Emirates, and Unai Emery was given the cruelest way to start off the season, against the juggernaut that is Man City. Raheem Sterling started off the scoring, and Bernardo Silva put the nail in the coffin against some very questionable defending and goalkeeping for the Gunners. The Gunners future looks bright under Emery.
Next Match: Arsenal play at Stamford bridge/ City are host to Huddersfield Town.