Matchday Seven’s Premier League Review: The League Leaders Foil Antonio Conte’s Blues As The Hammers Steal A Late Victory Over The Swans

Premier League Rundown

It’s now time to break down the huge chunks of another enthralling Premier League weekend as we look back at all of the action, with The League Leaders dealing The Blues a blow and our Hammers stealing a late victory over The Swans.

Super Spurs Unstoppable At The John Smith’s

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur thrashed a sorry Huddersfield Town Side in Sky Sports’ early kick-off in Yorkshire in an impressive rout.

The goals came from Harry Kane, as he made it nine in seven days, left-back Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko with his first ever goal for the Club, albeit in fluky circumstances.

The closest the home Side came to troubling the scorers was through Laurent Depoitre as his effort rattled the bar, but David Wagner’s men now sit in 11th place after a rapid decline from their superb start.

Whereas, The Lilywhites, who are unbeaten in eight in all Competitions this term, are third and five points adrift of the Leaders but with Players like Kane delivering on such a large scale they look too hot to handle.

Scrappy Hammers Scrape Victory In Drab London Stadium Affair

A late Diafra Sakho finish was enough for a pivotal victory for Slaven Bilic on Saturday afternoon in what was otherwise a dull affair against Paul Clement’s Swans.

The Game was a meeting of very little goalmouth action as the visitors only managed a single shot on target through a Wilfred Bony effort in the first period.

But, we got a firm grip on the Game in the second-half and after Andy Carroll’s volley struck the post, super sub Diafra Sakho found a dramatic last-gasp winner to raise the roof on The London Stadium.

The pivotal three points see us climb out of the Relegation Zone and into 15th place for the International Break, meanwhile, Swansea fall into it, ensuring worrying times in Wales.

Rampant Red Devils Down Dejected Palace

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United extended their unbeaten run and Crystal Palace’s beaten run at Old Trafford on Saturday, as things went from bad to worse for Roy Hodgson.

The Eagles have now equaled Portsmouth’s record of seven consecutive losses to start a Premier League campaign and worse still, are yet to score this season.

Things couldn’t be more different for United, who struck first in the 3rd minute through Juan Mata and ran away with it courtesy of a Marouane Fellaini double and Romelu Lukaku tap-in late on.

However, they still trail at the top on goal difference to Manchester Rivals City but made up some ground at least heading into the Break, Palace still sit rock bottom.

Richarlison The Saviour For Last-Gasp Hornets

A late header from Brazilian prodigy Richarlison was enough for Watford to clinch a point at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon against a stern Baggies Side.

The hosts, under Tony Pulis, had raced into a two-goal lead early on thanks a wonderful piece of strength from Salomon Rondon and a Jonny Evans header.

However, an Abdoulaye Doucoure strike made things interesting but Richarlison headed home in added time to send the traveling Yellow Army into a frenzy before Richarlison rose to level things up in added time.

The point means that Marco Silva’s men, who are unbeaten away from home this season, drop down to eighth and West Brom sit in their predicted position of tenth.

Crucial Crouch Winner Downs Sorry Saints

A late flick from veteran Peter Crouch earned Stoke City just their second win of the season on Saturday, as they were 2-1 victors over Southampton.

Mark Hughes’ Side, who were the brighter of the two Teams throughout, took the lead through a Mame Biram Diouf header and soon had a superb opportunity to double their lead as Saido Berahino won a penalty.

However, Fraser Forster would deny him a first Potters goal and Maya Yoshida would go on to finish excellently to level things up but Crouch popped up with an improvised winner to condemn Mauricio Pellegrino’s men to defeat.

The Potters have now leapfrogged up into 13th place with the three points, but The Saints are 12th and level on points after an unflattering start under their new Boss.

Cherries Held To Vitality Stalemate

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth were condemned to a 0-0 stalemate against a faltering Leicester City Side on Saturday afternoon, as they somehow managed to fail to break the deadlock on The South Coast.

The Cherries missed a whole host of chances to clinch an important victory throughout the Game and could have been awarded two penalties by Referee Graham Scott, they also hit the bar through Jermain Defoe.

Craig Shakespeare’s men had their own chances to win, most notably for Shinji Okazaki but in the end, a point for Bournemouth sees them stay in 18th and Leicester fall ever closer to that dreaded bottom three.

De Bruyne Stunner Foils Chelsea

A Kevin De Bruyne belter was just enough for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to edge past Antonio Conte’s Chelsea and keep their remarkable run going in BT Sport’s late kick-off.

The Citizens, who have now won no fewer than eight consecutive Games in all Competitions and lead the way in The Premier League.

After dominating for most of the 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge, City finally got their reward and something of a personal achievement for De Bruyne as he finished wondrously against his former Side on 67 minutes.

The Blues have now been overtaken by Tottenham Hotspur and drop down to fourth, five points off City’s early pace.

Emphatic Arsenal Overcome Seagulls In Emirates Triumph

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners sailed to a comfortable victory over Chris Hughton’s Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday afternoon at The Emirates Stadium, Live on BT Sport.

Despite being threatened early on by the likes of Solly March for the visitors, the hosts took the lead in the 16th minute through the unlikely source of Nacho Monreal.

They doubled their lead in the second period with a smart finish from youngster Alex Iwobi after a magical assist from Alexis Sanchez.

Victory continues Arsenal’s steady rise back up into the Top Four after a slow start, but The Seagulls fall to 14th and are now looking over their shoulders at the bottom three.

Hendrick Heroics Stun Goodison Park

A first-half strike from Clarets midfielder Jeff Hendrick gave Sean Dyche’s an impressive away victory on Merseyside and turned the heat up on Ronald Koeman on Super Sunday.

The visitors, who have enjoyed a marvelous start to their campaign, netted the winner on 21 minutes through Hendrick.

The Irish International linked up with fellow Countryman Stephen Ward to turn brilliantly and finish calmly past Jordan Pickford to leave Everton in all kinds of lumber.

The Toffees are now in 16th after tumbling back down towards the Relegation Zone despite last week’s victory over Bournemouth, the story is different for Burnley although, as they are worrying Arsenal and Chelsea in sixth.

Robust Magpies Earn Liverpool Point in North-East

Rafa Benitez went toe to toe with his former Side in the second part of Super Sunday yesterday afternoon as his Newcastle Team earned a respectable draw in an exciting affair at St James’ Park.

The away Side, after finally picking up a victory at The King Power Stadium last weekend, roared into an early lead via a Philippe Coutinho wonder goal.

However, they would be pegged back in most bizarre and fluky circumstances by Joselu, as he burst through, Liverpool’s Joel Matip played the ball against the Spaniard and it trundled on into the back of the net.

It may have been fortunate, but The Magpies will take another point to help their cause and elevate them up a place to ninth, but Jurgen Klopp’s Side remain in seventh place.

So, with all of the spoils and thrills from Matchday Seven now reviewed, fans of The Premier League must suffer the dreaded second International Break of the season over the next two weeks, but Game Week Eight will be upon us before we know it.

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Luke Glanville
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