2018/19 Premier League: Gameweek 9 Review – Sportsanalyst

The week 9 of the Premier League was a round of comfortable wins, resounding wins, shock results, and even another managerial casualty. The big guns fired the opponents with a large margin, whereas the week of the match, Manchester United vs. Chelsea was one to watch.

Starting again with Jose Mourinho, at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea stole the victory from the jaws of Manchester United with Ross Barkley’s equalizer in the 96th minute. Ross Barkley denied Manchester United a victory at Stamford Bridge after getting a volley in the dying minutes. However, the match became more popular due to the bust-up between Jose Mourinho and Mauro Icanni.

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However, despite a few glitches, the North London clubs; Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are looking like they could be in for top four finish. Both teams have lost two games each but have won seven. Arsenal were victorious against the Leicester City on Monday with a scoreline of 3-1. Arsenal maintained their fine form and picked up their 7th straight Premier League win as they sent packing the former champions Leicester City, at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners started the game slow and conceded the first goal thanks to some fine play on the wing by England international, Ben Chilwell. In the second half, Arsenal dominated the game, rarely losing the ball and playing some lovely attacking football.

Mohammad Salah’s goal in the 24th minute earned Liverpool a narrow 1-0 victory against the Huddersfield town. However, Liverpool turned themselves into the fortress and didn’t attack much. With this victory, Liverpool moved upto the second place in the PL table.

Against West Ham United, Tottenham Spurs won with a scoreline of 1-0. The Argentine strike just before the halftime after Sissoko’s dangerous delivery led Spurs into the victory. It was the first time in the PL Argentine started the game and has 5 goals in his tally after seven games. Hugo Lloris preserved Spurs advantage after the break with two superb saves to deny West Ham hotshot, Marko Arnautovic.

At the end of game week 9, Manchester City sits atop the table followed by Liverpool and Chelsea. Similarly, Fulham, Huddersfield and Newcastle are at the rock-bottom of the table and need to do something to avoid relegation.

 

 

 

Varun Aithal

"Engineer by profession, Red Devil by passion"

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