Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 4
With a two-week international break ahead, let’s see how the Premier League stacks up and what the top matches were, including Match of the Week.
1. Watford upset Spurs
Buzzards they are, and unbeaten through the season so far. Watford made a statement to the top clubs they refuse to sit down and take a beating as they bested the Spurs 2-1. It was quite the spectacle to do it all in front of the Watford home crowd. The action took place mostly in the second half with an own goal by Watford and then two more goals from the club to cancel out the error and hold for the victory. Watford currently sit 3rd with 12 points while the Spurs sit 5th with 9.
2. Man United right the ship against Burnley
With Mourinho, the players, and the front office under scrutiny from their 3-0 defeat against the Spurs, a 2-0 victory against Burnley was exactly what the club needed. Despite the win, a banner was flown above the ground calling for Man United chairman Ed Woodward to step down as the fan base feels he’s getting in the way of the team’s success. Others say it’s manager Jose Mourinho, and others say it’s the players. When it comes down to the players Romelu Lukaku brought back his killer instinct to score two goals in the game, showing his commitment to winning, in turn Mourinho showed his positive confidence. United are in 10th on 6 points, Burnley are 19th with only a point.
3. Arsenal and Cardiff have a shootout in Match of the Week
It was a back and forth battle all day between the two clubs. It was highly unlikely Cardiff were going to put up that much of a fight before the match began but it took till the 81st minute for Arsenal to break the tiebreaker. Alexandre Lacazette scored the final goal to keep Arsenal on a decent pace with their expectations league-wide. Arsenal currently sit 9th with 6 points while Cardiff sit 16th with 2.
4. Liverpool beat Leicester 2-1
Liverpool currently have the league in their hands at the top but a mistake from their keeper didn’t make that effort any easier. Allison Becker attempted a dribble with the ball in Liverpool’s box when he was displaced and the ball went to Leicester for the goal. Despite the error, Becker shrugged it off as a little excitement for the fan base and the keeper held up for the remainder for the match. Leicester sit 8th in the table.
5. Man City beat Newcastle 2-1
Man City dispatched Newcastle with an early goal from Raheem Sterling in the 8th minute. DeAndre Yedlin equalized in the 30th minute, but City would get a goal from Kyle Walker in the second half to seal the victory. City sit fourth while Newcastle sit 18th.
Matchweek 5 begins Saturday.
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