EPL ROUND UP: Week 1

Manchester United:

On Friday night, Manchester United kick-started the 2018/19 Premier League season on a warm note having played out a hard earned 2-1 victory over the 2016 champions, Leicester City. The Red devils were looking to put aside there fairly good transfer market to igniting a successful campaign.

All that was required was employed salvaged to ensure they remain potential contenders for the title. Paul Pogba was first to get on the sheet as he converted a deserved penalty for the Mou side on the Third minute. United needed to wait until second half before Luke Shaw doubled the lead in the 83 minute.

But Leicester were determined to spoil the party when Jamie Vardy pulled one back in the 90 minute. With more pressure on the united defence, Leicester searched for the equaliser but to no avail. The game ended with the 3points on United’s side.

Chelsea:

The Blues on Saturday commenced their Premier League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over Huddersfield. Although the first strike came in relatively late. Ngolo Kante nodded in Chelsea’s first shot on target in the 34 minute.

With just seconds to the half time whistle, it was Jorginho, the new signing, who converted a spot kick in the before Pedro rounded up the incredible display with his goal on the 80minute mark. The 3-0 victory placed Chelsea on the spot of being a serious contender.

Under the new manager, Sarri, Chelsea will be hoping to repeat the stance when they receive Arsenal at the Stamford bridge this weekend.

Tottenham:

Being the only side in the EPL not to add up fresh legs into the squad during the summer transfers, Tottenham hopes to surprise all this season. They started their run with a victory against Newcastle United proving doubters wrong.

A 2-1 win was enough to show that the Hotspurs are back in business. All three goals came in the first 20 minutes of the first half. Jan Vertonghen was first to draw the first blood in the 8th minutes. 3 minutes later, Joselu equalised before Dele Alli strikes to put the spurs back ahead in the 18th minute.

Not without trials though, but World cup’s highest goal scorer and last season’s top scorer, Harry Kane dint find the back of the net.

Liverpool:

After a very impressive campaign last season, the Reds are back up and soaring. The front trio of Salah, Firminho and Mane was too much to handle for the big spenders, West Ham united.

Scoring 4 goals and conceding none, Liverpool are top of the league table for the week. Salah was the first to open fire in the 19th minute followed by subsequent strikes from Mane in the 45mins and 54mins respectively. Daniel Sturridge finished the party on the 88th mins.

No doubts, Liverpool is a team to beat this season.

Arsenal vs Manchester City:

Arsenal and Manchester City squared up on Sunday as both sides were looking to ignite the season’s run with a win. Arsenal, under a new manager (Unai Emery) are hoping for a better run than last season’s.

Pep Guardiola’s Man city on course to continue the amazing run that won them the league last season and Arsenal want hot enough to stop them.

Before Sunday’s game, both managers have met with however different teams 10 times. Pep has refused to let go of any of them winning all. Sunday’s game was no exception as his Man city side defeated Emery’s Arsenal 2 nil.

Raheem Sterling opned scoring in the 14th min. Bernardo Silva made it two later in the second half (64th min.) to give the champions a comfortable win and a sound defensive campaign of their title.

Arsenal will be on the road to Chelsea this weekend to revive their chances of contending this season.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Ola-lawal M. D
For Muzzammilwrites.
13-08-2018.

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