Premier League Week 6 Review
Let’s take a look back at some highlight fixtures from the Premier League weekend:
Manchester United dominate Leicester City: Jose Mourinho faced a very tough decision going into Manchester United’s home game against Leicester. Fans and analysts alike urged Mourinho to drop Wayne Rooney from the lineup.
In Manchester United’s 4-1 win over the Foxes, Mourinho did just that along with giving players Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, and Chris Smalling a chance to fight for their place. It gave United a risky, reckless, and effective gameplay style. The biggest highlight of the match was midfielder Paul Pogba scoring the decisive goal of the match in the first half. It was his first goal of the season and his first in his Manchester United career.
Leicester boss Claudio Raneri pulled his star duo of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez after halftime in a showing of his disappointment with the effort of the team. They won the second half with a stunning goal from Demari Gray but otherwise, Leicester simply didn’t bring enough to win on the road.
Manchester City remain undefeated: Pep Guardiola’s crew haven’t missed a beat this season. The side collected another three points in a 3-1 win over Swansea. Their next fixture against Tottenham Hotspur will be their toughest opponent since Manchester United, and with the Spurs also coming away with a victory next week will be a test for Guardiola. With grumblings from midfielder Yaya Toure over treatment and selection, fan frenzy with Guardiola’s press conference dealings, and a returning Sergio Aguero after a three match ban, next week is shaping up to be exciting for City. It’s also a weekend where winning may not be so easy. Getting the win over the weekend wasn’t troubling for the team, and that confidence and momentum will be key next Sunday.
Liverpool demolish Hull City 5-1: With a brace from James Milner and a goal each from Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho, boss Jurgen Klopp proved Liverpool’s return to dominance in the Premier League. Scoring goals at will and making the most of their run, Liverpool is riding a big wave. Hull City looked to be a sleeper earlier in the season, but have since then died out against the competition.
#Londonisred with Arsenal shutting out Chelsea: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte walked out of the Emirates Stadium with only one crucial thought on his mind: Fix the defense, and soon! Arsenal put on a 3-0 performance with goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, and Mesut Ozil. For Arsenal players and boss Arsene Wenger, it was a victory of merit for the defense, which is still being pieced back together. All goals were scored in the first half against a Chelsea back four that couldn’t keep the attackers at bay. Chelsea captain John Terry is expected to return to the lineup at centre-back along with Kurt Zouma, who’s returning from an ACL injury.
Premier League Matchweek 7 kicks off Friday with Everton facing Crystal Palace.
Dillon Davis-Tirado covers the Premier League for MFST. Follow him on Twitter @thedavistirado.
Hailing from New York City from the borough of Brooklyn, Dillon is a die-hard New York sports fan. He currently resides in Upstate New York, where he studies at Wells College in Aurora, NY.
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