Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 8
Another round of Premier League matches have come and gone. Heading into another international break let’s take a look at the top stories from the weekend’s action and where these teams stand in the Premier League table.
1. Sanchez saves Mourinho in the Match of the Week
According to reports, Manchester United was prepared to fire Jose Mourinho regardless of the result of the match against Newcastle United. The game didn’t start well for United, going down 2-0 in less than ten minutes. It seemed the writing was on the wall until Juan Mata made the score 2-1 with a free kick late in the second half. Anthony Martial scored a few minutes later tying it up, and Alexis Sanchez put in the winner in stoppage time. For now Mourinho keeps his job and Manchester United sit 8th with 13 points. Newcastle United sit 19th with 2 points.
2. Arsenal thrash Fulham 5-1
It was one of the strongest showings from Arsenal under Unai Emery all season. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scored braces in the match with Aaron Ramsey complementing with a goal of his own. Arsenal sit 4th with 18 points and Fulham sit 17th with 5 points.
3. Bournemouth smash Watford 4-0
Joshua King managed a brace for Bournemouth with David Brooks and Callum Wilson putting in a goal each. Watford seem to have lost the early start form they had from before the first international break. Bournemouth have rebounded with a solid start to this year’s campaign compared to last season. Bournemouth are 6th in the table with 16 points while Watford sit in 9th position with 13 points.
4. Chelsea beat Southampton 3-0
Chelsea safely handled the St. Mary’s outfit despite the score being only 1-0 at halftime. It turned into a 3-0 game after a goal midway through the second half from Ross Barkley and a stoppage time goal from Alvaro Morata. Chelsea’s win helped them directly into the Premier League title conversation sitting in 2nd with 20 points tied with league leaders Manchester City. Southampton sit 16th with 5 points.
5. Mahrez spoils City’s chance at history at Anfield
An interesting fact, Manchester City are going on 15 years having never gotten a win on Liverpool’s home ground. When Leroy Sane was brought down in the box for a penalty in the latter minutes of the second half, new signing Riyad Mahrez stepped up to take the penalty. He skyed it. The groans roared from the City section as did cheers from all around the Liverpool sided arena. The match ended in a 0-0 draw but City did walk out on top the Premier League table with 20 points, and Liverpool sit 3rd with 20 points.
There will be an international break for two weeks and then the Premier League will resume on Saturday October 20th, with Chelsea and Manchester United beginning Matchweek 9.
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