Weekend Football Review

Neck and neck!

Premier League MW 16

Brentford 2 vs. 1 Watford

Dennis scored in the 24th minute to give Watford the lead. Brentford kept fighting on and Jansson equalised for Brentford in the 84th minute. Mbeumo got the winner in the 96th minute via a penalty. Brentford climb up to 10th in the table with the win while Watford make it 4 successive losses and remain 17th in the table. 

Man City 1 vs. 0 Wolverhampton

Jimenez was sent off for immature behaviour right before half time and Moutinho was misjudged for handball when it his armpit as City got a penalty in the 66th minute. Sterling stepped forward and converted it to give City a win. City remain top of the table with the win while Wolves drop down to 9th with another unlucky loss. 

Liverpool 1 vs. 0 Aston Villa

Gerrard visited Anfield for the first time as a manager and was given a warm welcome before the game began. Villa fought hard for much of the game and similar to City Liverpool got a penalty in the 67th minute and Salah converted to get a win. This was more of a penalty than the City one. Liverpool remain 2nd in the table while Villa drop down to 13th. Not bad for Gerrard with the only two losses having come against City and Liverpool, and being unlucky for sure.

Arsenal 3 vs. 0 Southampton

Lacazette and Odegaard scored in the 1st half to give Arsenal the lead while Gabriel scored in the 2nd half to rap up a comfortable win for Southampton. Arsenal move up to 6th with the win while Southampton remain 16th in the table and winless. 

Norwich 0 vs. 1 Man United

Penalty Saturday ended with a win for United via a penalty by Ronaldo in the 75th minute. Norwich played well and were the better team and deserved a draw but the penalty helped United through. Rangnick has plenty of work to do as United move up to 5th a point behind West Ham while Norwich remain bottom of the table 3 points from safety. 

Burnley 0 vs. 0 West Ham

This game ended in a draw but West Ham dominated much of the game. Burnley also had quiet a few good chances to win it at the end as well. Burnley remain 18th in the table 2 points from safety while West Ham remain 4th but now only 1 point above 5th. 

Leicester 4 vs. 0 Newcastle

Tielemans scored 2 goals, one in each half while Daka and Maddison added the rest in a comfortable win for Leicester. Newcastle dominated possession but the defence was poor and they conceded goals too easily. Leicester move up to 8th in the table with the win while Newcastle remain 19th in the table 3 points from safety. 

Crystal Palace 3 vs. 1 Everton

Gallagher scored in the 41st minute to give Palace the lead with a brilliant finish. Tomkins added a 2nd in the 62nd minute via a corner. Rondon got one back for Everton in the 70th minute to give the game a nervy ending, but Gallagher scored a brilliant long distance goal in the 93rd minute to seal 3 points for the Eagles. Palace move up to 12th in the table with the win while Everton drop down to 14th with pressure back on Benitez. 

La Liga MW 17

Valencia beat Elche 2-1, Sevilla beat Bilbao 0-1, Villarreal beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0, Barcelona drew with Osasuna 2-2, Real Betis beat Sociedad 4-0, and Real Madrid beat Atletico 2-0 in the derby with Courtois in magnificent form. Real Madrid remain 8 points clear at the top but Sevilla have a game in hand. Betis sit 3rd in the table while Atletico sit 4th in the table. Sociedad drop down to 5th while Valencia sit 7th and Barcelona sit 8th. On a weekend where everyone won Barcelona once again dropped points with the draw. Xavi is finding it tough to work miracles with this squad while Ancelotti has 10 wins in a row now. 

Serie MW 17

Juventus drew with Venezia 1-1, Milan drew with Udinese 1-1, Atalanta beat Verona 1-2, Sassuolo beat Lazio 2-1, Empoli beat Napoli 0-1, and Inter beat Cagliari 4-0. Everyone drops points except Inter and Atalanta. Roma are yet to play. Inter go 1 point clear at the top of the table while Milan Atalanta and Napoli make up the top four. Juventus sit 6th in the table Roma sit 8th and Lazio sit 9th. It’s quite entertaining in Italy at the moment and Napoli are in a bit of poor form after their amazing start.

Bundesliga MW 15

Dortmund drew with Bochum 1-1, Bayern beat Mainz 2-1, Hoffenheim beat Freiburg 1-2, Leipzig beat Monchengladbach 4-1, and Frankfurt beat Leverkusen 5-2. Bayern go 6 points clear at the top of the table as they continue to pull away while Dortmund, Leverkusen, and Hoffenheim make up the top four. Leipzig climb up to 7th in the table. Bayern are climbing away as usual while other teams begin to drop points and show no consistency.

Ligue MW 18

Lille drew with Lyon 0-0, Nice beat Rennes 1-2, Marseille beat Strasbourg 0-2, and PSG beat Monaco 2-0. PSG go 13 points clear at top of the table with Marseille, Rennes, and Nice making up the top four. Monaco sit 8th in the table Lille and Lyon sit 11th and 13th. Ligue 1 is a shambles at the moment and the race for top four also seems to be a slow one. 

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