As the tedious international break finally concluded and The Premier League returned once again, there was plenty of controversy, spills, and thrills in match day four of the campaign, including The Citizens’ remarkable thrashing of The Reds and our superb victory over David Wagner’s Terriers to relieve Slaven Bilic of huge pressure.
Mane Off As Jesus Shines In Astonishing City Rout
Sky Sports’ Saturday lunchtime kick-off served up an absolute thriller at The Etihad, as Manchester City sailed to a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool to join Rivals Manchester United at the Top.
The home side reached their staggering margin of victory courtesy of a Gabriel Jesus double, an early Sergio Aguero strike and two outstanding late notches from Leroy Sane.
However, the encounter was shrouded in controversy by one of the most debatable red cards in Premier League history, with Referee Jonathan Moss dismissing Sadio Mane for a high boot on City keeper Ederson.
The decision sparked many a war of words across the Footballing World, but The FA have since had the last laugh by upholding it.
Nevertheless, the game was lost by the visitors thanks to a dreadful defensive display, which they will hope to correct against Burnley next weekend. Whereas, a red-hot Manchester City will travel to Vicarage Road in a bid to take the Top spot on their own.
Stunning Kane Catalyst For Spurs Masterclass
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur were in fine form to defeat a nimble Everton side by three goals on Saturday afternoon, to get their season back on track.
England man Harry Kane struck twice for the victors, to welcome the end of his August bad omen, as Christian Eriksen added another that was sandwiched in between Kane’s two.
The hosts have now tasted back to back defeats and are without a win since the opening day, with the Wayne Rooney Taboo dominating the headlines off the field for Ronald Koeman’s men.
The Toffees have subsequently slipped down to 16th and will now have to play more emphasis on the daunting clash with the League Leaders next Sunday, after being on Europa League duty this week.
But, for Spurs, a last season like performance will give them confidence for their Champions League tie with Borussia Dortmund as they dwindle of the cusp of the top four.
Wonderful Watford Cruise To Saints Shock
Marco Silva’s Hornets continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign in the second of five Saturday 3 PM Games, as they stunned Southampton at The St Marys’ Stadium.
The visitors have been one of the surprise packages of this season so far under their new Boss and took no prisoners in dispatching a lackadaisical Saints side On The South Coast.
The goals came courtesy of two absolute crackers from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Daryl Janmaat, either side of the break for The Golden Boys.
However, the situation is worsening for Southampton under their own new comer in Mauricio Pellegrino, as they sit in the bottom half with just four from 12 after Game Week Four.
Things don’t look to be getting any better for the South Coast side either as they face a tough tie at Selhurst Park on Match Day Five, with The Hornets hosting a form Manchester City side.
Class Champions Outwit Faltering Foxes
Saturday afternoon’s clash at The King Power Stadium, proved as intriguing as promised with a professional Chelsea side making it three consecutive victories over Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City.
£75-million-man Alvaro Morata opened the scoring for The Blues with a bullet first-half header before former Foxes Title winner N’Golo Kante made it two with a low drive on 50 minutes.
The home side’s spirited comeback could only muster up a Jamie Vardy constellation penalty, as Leicester slumped to three defeats from their opening four matches in The Midlands rain.
But Antonio Conte’s men would have been quite literally dancing in it, after launching themselves up into third place.
The West Londoners will host Arsenal on Super Sunday next weekend, with The Foxes facing a crunch match at The John Smith’s Stadium.
Gunners Gain Crucial Home Victory
Arsene Wenger managed to offload considerable pressure from his back on Saturday, as his Arsenal side sailed to an emphatic 3-0 win over Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.
The Cherries made the 116 Mile journey In desperate need of salvation from three consecutive victories, but could not get in the way of the fierce hosts.
Danny Welbeck was at the double for his side, with new man Alexandre Lacazette striking in between his two efforts to forget about the Anfield embarrassment in a hurry.
Quite simply for 19th placed Bournemouth, the Friday night’s derby with Brighton & Hove Albion is a must-win as is Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge, with both ties to look forward to in a few days’ time.
Brilliant Brighton Earn Vital Home Victory
Chris Hughton’s Seagulls took apart a weary West Brom side in the final of the Saturday afternoon starts at The Amex Stadium, for their first ever Premier League three points.
The visiting team made the Southern trip as favorites, after a mixed bag of opening results, but were overwhelmed by the determined hosts as they dropped down to ninth.
German striker Pascal Gross made all the difference for the home side, with an impressive brace and a bullish performance.
Tomer Hemed added the third for Brighton with his first Top-Flight goal, both he and Gross will be vying for more on Friday night Football.
However, the only joy for The Baggies came in the form of a late James Morrison constellation as they slumped to a second defeat in four Games and host our beloved Hammers next on Saturday.
Slick Stoke City Hold Leaders United At Bet 365
A wondrous double from new signing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting helped Mark Hughes’ Stoke City to an impressive point against The Red Devils, to end United’s 100% record in BT Sport’s Saturday night fixture.
Jose Mourinho’s men were yet to concede a single goal in their remarkable start, but that all changed on 43 minutes thanks to Moting’s first goal in English Football.
The in-form pair of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku soon struck back for the visitors, only for the Cameroonian to peg the Red Half of Manchester back yet again.
Rivals City have now joined United at the top, with Mourinho being presented with the perfect opportunity to keep their noses in front at home to The Toffees next Sunday, as The Potters face The Magpies a day before.
It may not have been a typical “rainy night in Stoke” but the answer to the famous Footballing cliché for The Red Devils’ new talent was: not quite.
De Boer Dismissed As Crystal Crisis Continues
Frank De Boer oversaw his Palace lose 1-0 to Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the second Super Sunday tie at Turf Moor, in what turned out to be his final game in charge of The Eagles.
Information was released at the time of his sacking that stated, that both he and his Backroom Staff knew that sacking would be a formality with anything other than a victory against The Clarets.
Explaining the unbelievably cutting looks of frustration from the Dutchman as the likes of Scott Dann and Christian Benteke squandered chance after chance for Palace.
However, he could not be saved in the end and was sacked after just four League games in charge.
For the home side, the goal that Palace were trying to cancel out came in the form of an early Chris Wood poach from a Chung-Jong Lee mistake to give Burnley a very respectable points total at this stage.
For The Eagles, the shambles continues and whoever is charged with trying to rescue the South London club will be faced with an immediate home tie against The Saints on Saturday.
Magpies Clinch Crucial Win In Wales
A late header from skipper Jamaal Lascelles was enough for Newcastle United to take a pivotal three points from The Swans on Super Sunday, as Rafa Benitez tuned in from his Liverpool home.
The North-East club’s Boss may have been over 170 Miles away recovering from surgery, but what he nervously witnessed on TV would have delighted him.
Paul Clement’s Swansea missed a whole host of chances throughout the game, the biggest being Tammy Abraham’s open goal, as Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches made his debut at The Liberty.
However, he wasn’t able to prevent a defeat to start his Premier League adventure, as The Swans tumbled down to 15th place.
However, it is now back to back wins for The Toon, who are now out of the woods for the time being and host The Potters in three days’ time.
Ayew Fires Hammers To Pivotal Three Points In Stratford Return
Birthday Boy Slaven Bilic avoided suffering the same fate as De Boer, by guiding us to our first win of the campaign against David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town, in our return to The London Stadium on Monday Night Football.
Our sustained attacks finally paid off with a goal on 72 minutes as Pedro Obiang’s deflected effort looped over Jonas Lossl, as The Terriers conceded their first ever Premier League goal.
Andre Ayew converted from close-range to double that lead just moments later before we held out for a crucial win on home soil to the delighted of “Super Slav” and The Claret & Blue Army.
Huddersfield will have the opportunity to get back to winning ways when they host Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City next weekend.
On that same day, we will travel to The Hawthorns in search of back to back League victories for the first time since January, after harmony in East London was finally restored.
So, with at least one goal being scored in every single Game Week Four Match for the second time this season, will Game Week Five bring as much excitement? After a full program of European Football in midweek.