Premier League Round-Up: Matchweek 6
Southampton 1-3 Bournemouth
Leicester 2-1 Tottenham
Burnley 2-0 Norwich
Everton 0-2 Sheffield United
Man City 8-0 Watford (Yes you read that right)
Newcastle 0-0 Brighton
Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves
West Ham 2-0 Man United
Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa
Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
Manchester City With Historic Win
On Saturday, Manchester City humiliated Watford 8-0, in a game that could have easily been double digits. Bernardo Silva had a hat-trick, Kevin De Bruyne had a goal and a pair of assists, and Sergio Aguero and Riyad Mahrez both had a goal and an assist. It was an offensive onslaught. Man City scored 5 goals in the first 18 minutes of the game which just so happens to be a Premier League record for quickest 5 goals scored to start a game. In all, it was actually tied for the 3rd largest defeat in Premier League history. It was quite the response by Manchester City, after their shocking loss to Norwich last week. But none of this should really come as a surprise, we’ve all witnessed Manchester City do the exact same thing to Watford just 4 months ago when they beat them 6-0 in the FA Cup final. It’s one of the main reasons why in my season preview, I said that Watford’s downfall this season would be their defense. Solid first match back in charge by the new manager, Quique Sanchez Flores. Maybe Watford shouldn’t have pulled the plug in Javi Garcia so soon.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surprisingly still has a job as of Monday evening. As I said a few weeks ago, he is definitely on the hot seat, especially after this latest run of form in which United have only won 1 of their last 5 games. And it’s not like that stretch has been against tough competition. United tied against Wolves and Southampton, lost to Crystal Palace and West Ham, but beat the best team they played, Leicester City. Things don’t get easier for Ole Gunnar and United with Arsenal next Monday.
I know I don’t talk much about teams outside of the Top 6 big clubs, but shout out to Leicester City, West Ham and Bournemouth with their early form, who all have 3 wins to start the season and sit 3rd, 5th and 6th in the table through 6 games. It’s obviously early but they have have pulled off some big results with Leicester getting the win over Tottenham on Saturday and West Ham picking up the win over Man United on Sunday.
Liverpool continue their winning ways but for once they were out shot and created fewer chances than their opponent. They just were obviously a lot more clinical than Chelsea in their finishing. Not only was this buzzsaw Liverpool offense out shot, they were held to only 6 shots, which was half the amount that Chelsea had with 13. Chelsea also created 12 chances, while Liverpool only created 8. I may be a little too optimistic as a Chelsea fan but even this 1-2 loss feels like a promising result, while Liverpool fans are reminded of the potential struggle if the goals dry up from their star forwards like last year.
We do have mid matches again this week with the EFL Cup (currently sponsored by Carabao). But as these early rounds usually are, they are few good match-ups. Brighton playing Aston Villa is the only match-up between Premier League competition. But, that’s also what these cup games are good for, upsets.