A full roundup of game week 10 of the Premier League, including the team of the week.
Southampton 0-9 Leicester City
The biggest away win and the joint biggest win margin in Premier League history. For as good as Leicester City were, Southampton were woeful, and the score line reflected that. Ben Chilwell opened the scoring for the Foxes within 10 minutes, before Ryan Bertrand got sent off soon after. Subsequent hat-tricks from Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy, as well as goals from Youri Tielemans and James Maddison completed the rout.
Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa
The reigning champions were held until half time by a resilient Aston Villa side, determined to take something away from their visit to the Etihad. Second half goals from Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan ensured Dean Smith’s men would be leaving empty handed. A perfect day for City, if not for a late Fernandinho red card.
Watford 0-0 Bournemouth
Watford continued their laboured search for goals and chalked up their fifth draw of the season following a goalless draw against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth. It was the Cherries who came the closest to scoring after Steve Cook saw his header cannon off the bar, although no one was there to follow up the chance.
Brighton and Hove Albion 3-2 Everton
There was drama aplenty at the Amex Stadium as the Seagulls snatched victory against Everton in the most bizarre fashion. Pascal Gross’ opener was cancelled out after an own goal from Adam Webster, before the visitors took the lead through Dominic Calvert-Lewin with little over 15 minutes remaining. Brighton clawed their way back into the match though, with Neil Naupay converting a penalty in the last 10 minutes, before a 94th minute own goal from Lucas Digne handed the hosts all three points.
West Ham United 1-1 Sheffield United
Sheffield United continued their impressive run of form, with a draw at the London Stadium seeing them assume eighth place in the table. The Hammers were able to take the lead just before the break following a goal from Robert Snodgrass, before Lys Mouset netted his second goal in as many games to ensure the Blades would be travelling back to Yorkshire with at least a point.
Burnley 2-4 Chelsea
Chelsea continued their push for a place in the top four with an impressive victory over Burnley at Turf Moor. The Blues’ young American, Christian Pulisic opened his Chelsea account in style, notching a hat-trick, before Willian added a fourth to give the visitors a commanding lead. Burnley were able to pull two goals back through Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil, but it wasn’t enough to salvage the game.
Newcastle United 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanders
While Wolves look strong in Europe, they continue to languish somewhat in the league, drawing games they arguably should be winning comfortably. This week they were held by Steve Bruce’s Newcastle, with captain Jamaal Lascelles opening the scoring for the Magpies. The hosts were denied their third win of the season however, thanks to a second half goal from Jonny which ensured last season’s dark horses took home their share of the spoils.
Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace
A quickfire double from defensive duo Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz gave the Gunners a commanding lead within the opening 10 minutes. Although Roy Hodgson’s men were able to claw their way back into the match thanks to goals from Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew. Sokratis believed he had won it for Arsenal at the death, although his goal was overruled by VAR. A thoroughly entertaining match somewhat marred by the home fan’s treatment of captain Granit Xhaka following his substitution.
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
The league leaders found themselves trailing within the first minute after a deflected shot cannoned off the crossbar and into the path of Harry Kane for the striker to head home. Spurs were able to hold on to their lead until the second half, when Reds’ skipper Jordan Henderson fired home to level the scoring. In the end it was an error from Serge Aurier that decided the match, when the Ivorian brought down Sadio Mane in the box, and Mohamed Salah converting the resulting penalty.
Norwich City 1-3 Manchester United
Having failed to win in their last four league games, Manchester United got themselves back on track with an impressive win over a struggling Norwich City side. Goals from Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial proved decisive, with the Canaries only notching a consolation goal in the dying minutes, courtesy of Onel Hernandez
Sunrise Radio’s Team of the Week:
Gazzaniga; Chilwell, Tomori, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold; Fabinho, Tielemans, Kovacic; Pulisic, Perez, Vardy