English Premier League 2021/22 Season | Matchday 6 Roundup

The English Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 6 commitments came to an end on Sunday. Four matches involving big sides were held, while there were some surprises that concluded an exciting weekend.

Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City 

The two EPL giants clashed as City travelled to Stamford Bridge to take on third-placed Chelsea. As expected, the match turned out to be intense, with the visitors having the last laugh. Gabriel Jesus’s 53rd-minute sole winner ensured the three points for City, as they climbed to the second spot.

Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

An in-form United struggled against eighth-placed Villa at Old Trafford. It was an unexpectedly close clash, with Villa dominating with possession and even threatening with promising attacks. It was Kortney Hause’s 88th-minute lone header that sealed the fate of the game. Although the Red Devils had a chance to equalise through a penalty at the injury time, Bruno Fernandes fired it over the bar under pressure to hand the Villans the three points while the host dropped to the fourth spot.

Solskjær on lack of quality in defeat to Aston Villa

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær spoke about the lack of quality his side showed in defeat to Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Leicester City 2-2 Burnley

Things don’t seem to be going right for Leicester at the moment, as they hosted 19th-placed Burnley. What should have been an easy win turned out to be an extremely competitive clash. Jamie Vardy’s own goal in the 12th minute handed Clarets the lead while he equalised in the 37th minute. However, Maxwel Cornet restored the visitors’ lead in the 40th minute. Although Vardy’s scored his brace in the 95th minute to bring Leicester back in the game, they had to settle for a point each, as the hosts remained in the 12th spot.

Brentford 3-3 Liverpool

In another surprising encounter, Liverpool were the favourites, travelling to take on newly-promoted and ninth-placed Brentford. However, it too turned out to be unexpectedly contentious. Ethan Pinnock handed the hosts the lead in the 27th minute, followed by Diogo Jota’s equaliser in the fourth minute. In the second half, Mohamed Salah gave the Reds the lead in the 54th minute, with Vitaly Janelt equalising nine minutes later. At the 67th minute, Curtis Jones restored the visitor’s lead only for the host to level again in the 82nd minute via Yoane Wissa, as the former stay at the top.

Other Results:

Everton 2-0 Norwich
Leeds 1-2 West Ham
Watford 1-1 Newcastle
Southampton 0-1 Wolves
Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham
Crystal Palace 1-1 Brighton