Premier League 2019/20 Game Week 8 Roundup

A full roundup of game week eight of the Premier League, including the team of the week

Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

The Seagull's put in an admirable shift, playing some beautiful, free-flowing football at times to beat last season's Champions League finalists at the Amex Stadium. Goals from Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly were enough to see off the Lillywhites, although the afternoon was somewhat overshadowed by a horrific arm injury to sustained by Spurs' goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris.

Burnley 1-0 Everton

A defeat for Everton at Turf Moor subsequently saw them slip into the relegation zone, with only seven points from eight games. The Toffees were reduced to 10 men in the second half after Seamus Coleman was shown a red card, and the hosts made them pay with Jeff Hendrick grabbing the winner in the 72nd minute

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City

Jurgen Klopp's men overcame a late scare in order to strengthen their position at the top of the table. A first half goal from Sadio Mane supplied by a sublime ball from James Milner looked as though it would be enough to grab all three points, before James Maddison leveled for the Foxes on the 80th minute. In the end it took a controversial penalty decision to win it for the Reds, with Mane being brought down in the box and Milner converting the winner, five minutes into injury time.

Norwich City 1-5 Aston Villa 

In the first clash between newly promoted sides this season, it was an absolute goal fest, with the Playoff winners dominating the Championship winners. A brace for Wesley within the first half hour set the tone, before goals from Jack Grealish, Conor Hourihane and an absolute beauty from Douglas Luiz settled the match. The Canaries were able to pull one back through Josip Drmic late on, but it proved be nothing more than a consolation goal.

Watford 0-0 Sheffield United

Watford remain the only team without a win so far this season as they were held by Sheffield United. As a result they remain rooted to the bottom of the table with only three points, while Sheffield United got to 13th, level on points with Manchester United.

West Ham United 1-2 Crystal Palace

In Saturday's late kick off it was a tantalising London derby between two sides pushing each other for a place in the top six. The Hammers' marquee signing Sebastien Haller opened the scoring in the second half before Patrick van Aanholt leveled things up from the penalty spot.  The visitors left it late before they struck again, with Jordan Ayew winning it for the Eagles in the 87th minute, taking them up to sixth place in the league.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

Arsenal continued their unbeaten run of form by registering a their fourth victory of the season against Bournemouth. An early goal from David Luiz settled the tie, and while the Gunners' record signing Nicolas Pepe was unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty later in the game, Unai Emery's men were able to hold on to their lead and secure all three points.

Manchester City 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

The reigning champions received yet another setback in their pursuit of league leaders Liverpool on Sunday as they failed to win for the third time this campaign - comparatively the Citizens failed to win only six times throughout the entirety of the 2018/19 league campaign. The visitors left it late before striking, with Adama Traore uncharacteristically converting his chances and scoring a brace, notching one in the 80th and another in the 94th minute. The shock defeat left the reigning champions eight points adrift from the top of the table.

Southampton 1-4 Chelsea

It was a miserable day at the office for the Saints, as a youthful Chelsea side put four goals past them, leaving them with no hopes of salvaging any points. English duo Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount struck in quick succession to give the Blues a two goal lead, before Danny Ings pulled one back on the half hour mark. Frank Lampard's men were simply too good though and goals from N'golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi ensured all three points would be going back to London.

Newcastle United 1-0 Manchester United

Following Manchester United's midweek draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, in which they failed to register a single shot on target, their misery was compounded after they suffered defeat at the hands of a struggling Newcastle side. A goal for Premier League debutant Matthew Longstaff was enough to secure a win for the Magpies, and move them one point clear of the relegation zone.

Sunrise Radio's Team of the Week:

Ryan; Dunk, Lovren, Boly; Traore, Milner, Longstaff, Hourihane, Mane; Wesley, Connolly

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