It was a disappointing weekend for the Premier League’s big five. While Manchester City and Arsenal only managed a draw, Chelsea unsurprisingly lost again and Liverpool returned to their ‘normal’ habit. Only Manchester United were able to improve their boring run of four matches with one goal.
Words: Ena Bilobrk, Subeditor: Ludovica D’Angio
Man United v West Brom 2-0
Man United holds a decent record of three goals scored and none conceded in the past five matches. The fans were given something to cheer after youngster Jesse Lingard scored his debut goal. Louis Van Gaal has always trusted youth. Famously giving a debut to a young Thomas Muller during his time at Bayern Munich. Lingard seems to be the next perfect candidate to grow under the Dutch manager. And with their biggest rivals receiving only a point this weekend, United can be satisfied with their weekends work.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace 1-2
The once underdogs have shown again, that no one should mess with Alan Pardews south London boys. Not even Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp was urging his team forward trying to bring in some elements of heavy-metal football. But the only thing heavy at the moment are Liverpool’s last four defeats to Crystal Palace, whose fans shouted “you must be sick of us”.
Arsenal v Tottenham 1-1
Harry Kane scored the opener mid-way through the first half and Kieran Gibbs netted the equaliser for Arsenal ten minutes from time. Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla went missing ‘Hazard-style‘ and played no significant role on the pitch. But Mesut Ozil keeps doing what he does best… assisting.
Stoke v Chelsea 1-0
With Jose Mourinho banned from the stadium, Chelsea still could not find a way to win. There is not much left to write about the Blue’s misery, they have now lost seven out of twelve Premier League matches and currently sit 16th… Oh and everyone is so busy with Chelsea losing no one has credited Marko Arnautovic for his acrobatic volley.