Carrow Road Hosted A Treat
Norwich City went pound-for-pound against the champions Saturday in a 3-2 victory for the ages. The Canaries valiant display against Manchester City was a brilliant case for why we watch football. The underdog, in this case, punched up in its class and won versus a juggernaut that is now second place and five points begin league leaders Liverpool.
Norwich’s execution inside the box earned them a second win of the season. Striker Teemu Pukki’s sixth of the season proving the difference.
Anfield also played part in a special meeting between Newcastle and Liverpool where the home side managed a 3-1 victory after going down 1-0 in the seventh minute. Following forward Divock Origi’s exit from the game through injury after 37 minutes, center forward Roberto Firmino showed how much better the Reds are when the Brazilian is on the pitch.
Firmino provided for Liverpool’s second goal three minutes after coming on. That was before using extraordinary technique to feed Mohamed Salah for the Reds third of the day.
Lampard’s Youngsters Get The Job Done
Chelsea’s three youngsters in Saturday’s starting eleven, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomari and hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham all scored. It’s the start of something new for manager Frank Lampard who’s inclusion of young talent from the club’s academy into the Chelsea side is proving once and for all the club is capable of performing without spending large lumps of money to fill positions.
The biggest question surrounding the club since the exit of striker Diego Costa has been: “who’s going to provide the goals?” Doubts over whether Tammy Abraham, a Chelsea player since age seven, would be able to fill the void have finally been squashed. His seven Premier League goals are the most after five matches and they’ve helped the Blues stay undefeated in four games.
Son Loves Facing Palace
A quartet of first-half goals sealed three points early for Tottenham as forward Son Hueng-min’s impressive form against Crystal Palace continued. His two goals and contribution to a third led the way for Spurs. They now travel to Olympiacos in the Champions League Wednesday before a tricky league tie next week at Leicester.
Watford Claw Back Against Arsenal
After 35 minutes Sunday at Vicarage Road, Arsenal looked set to make brisk work of hosts Watford. Going up 2-0 following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s pair of goals, the Gunners decided to mix silly defending with loose passing and with that a chance for Watford to come back into the game. Arsenal was lucky to finish the match having conceded only twice as Tom Cleverly and Roberto Pereyra would go on to complete the comeback for the Hornets.
Around The League
Liverpool 3 – 1 Newcastle
Brighton 1 – 1 Burnley
Manchester United 1 – 0 Leicester
Sheffield United 0 – 1 Southampton
Tottenham 4 – 0 Crystal Palace
Wolves 2 – 5 Chelsea
Norwich 3 – 2 Manchester City
Bournemouth 3 – 1 Everton
Watford 2 – 2 Arsenal
Aston Villa v. West Ham – Today, 12:00 p.m.