English Premier League 2021/22 Season | Matchday 7 Roundup

The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend, three of the top sides were in action with some interesting results.

Manchester United 1-1 Everton

United’s low-key run continued at Old Trafford as they were held to a 1-1 draw by fourth-placed Everton. It all started after Anthony Martial put the hosts ahead in the 43rd minute, as the Red Devils maintained the lead at half-time. However, in the second half, Andros Townsend levelled it in the 65th minute, producing a tremendous defensive display to restrict United, which was on an attacking spree and dominating with possession. The draw helps United stay on third.

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

Chelsea had a glorious ride in the home game against 17th-placed Southampton. Trevoh Chalobah began the scoring proceedings in the ninth minute, as The Blues led at half-time. In the second half, James Ward-Prowse levelled it for Southampton in the 61st through a penalty. However, he was handed a red card in the 77th minute for a horrific tackle on Jorginho. Chelsea capitalised on the same, as Timo Werner restored the lead at 84th, while Ben Chilwell doubled it five minutes later to seal a comfortable win.

Brighton 0-0 Arsenal

Arsenal’s recent surge in form was brought to a halt as fifth-placed Brighton and Hove Albion held them in a goalless draw at home. A total of 14 attempts were made in the game but to no avail. The Gunners have risen a spot to ninth.

Diogo Jota’s first season at Liverpool

Portugal international Diogo Jota has enjoyed a promising start to his Liverpool career. After signing from Wolves in the summer of 2020, Jota has given Jürgen Klopp a different dimension up front, alongside Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. The Portuguese impressed across all competitions for the Reds, despite being sidelined for two months in the middle of the campaign through injury. Adding support to the devastating front three, Jota ended his first season at Anfield with 13 goals.

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City

City dominated the first half but wasted a host of chances and were punished when Sadio Mane was the beneficiary of more Salah brilliance to apply a clinical finish to put Liverpool ahead after 59 minutes. Liverpool’s lead lasted just 10 minutes until Phil Foden, who tormented the struggling James Milner throughout, took a pass from Gabriel Jesus and fired a low, angled finish across Alisson at the Kop end. Anfield exploded in joy after 76 minutes when Salah slalomed his way beyond a succession of City defenders to power home a stunning finish. City’s performance merited at least a point and secured it when De Bruyne’s shot took a deflection off Joel Matip to beat Alisson with nine minutes left.

Other results:

Wolves 2-1 Newcastle
Burnley 0-0 Norwich City
Leeds United 1-0 Watford
Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa
West Ham 1-2 Brenford
Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester City