The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Man City 4-2 Crystal Palace
Erling Haaland’s scored a hat-trick as Manchester City once again fought back from two down, beating Crystal Palace 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s men found themselves trailing by two goals for the fourth time in six Premier League matches, but they stormed back to defeat Palace. Eberechi Eze had a role in both goals as Palace raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to John Stones’ own goal and Joachim Andersen’s bullet header, leaving a blunt City side stunned at the interval. But the excellent Bernardo Silva began the comeback by halving the deficit just after half-time before Haaland took over, completing the turnaround with a pair of poacher’s finishes and a third clinical strike for the champions.
Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth
Liverpool equalled the Premier League’s record win as they crushed sorry Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield to claim their first victory of the season. Luis Diaz opened the scoring with a fine header before Harvey Elliott found the net for the first time in the Premier League. Trent Alexander-Arnold answered critics of his performance at Old Trafford with a spectacular strike before Roberto Firmino capped a three-assist first half with a goal and Virgil van Dijk headed in the fifth. Chris Mepham’s own goal continued the rout after the restart, while Firmino and Diaz each doubled their tallies either side of a Fabio Carvalho goal to make Premier League history.
Klopp on the 9-0 win: It was a freak result
Check out Klopp’s reaction to the 9-0 win as he speaks to the media ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash against the Magpies at Anfield.
Arsenal 2-1 Fulham
Arsenal have beaten Fulham 2-1 at the Emirates, securing their fourth win of the season and protecting their perfect Premier League record. Fulham took the lead against the run of play, Alexsandar Mitrovic capitalising on Gabriel’s mistake. Arsenal’s heads didn’t drop though, and they quickly levelled the scores through Martin Odegaard. The midfielder’s shot taking a deflection and bouncing past Bernd Leno. Late on, the man who made the mistake, Gabriel, got the winner from a corner after a scramble in the box.
Southampton 0-1 Man Utd
Chelsea 2-1 Leicester City
Brighton 1-0 Leeds United
Brentford 1-1 Everton
Wolves 1-1 Newcastle
Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham
Nottingham Forest 0-2 Tottenham