Sterling Hat-Trick Helps City To Massive Victory Over Brighton

A Raheem Sterling hat-trick inspired Manchester City to a big victory at Brighton & Hove Albion this evening. Gabriel Jesus would get the second and Bernando Silva scored the fourth in an easy win for City.

Brighton made 5 changes from their 3-1 home defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday evening while Man City made 6 changes from their 5-0 home win against Newcastle United earlier that evening.

The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute as Sterling finished from just outside the D from Jesus’ layoff whilst they doubled their lead a couple of minutes before the break as de Bruyne’s corner was flicked on by Rodri at the near post with Jesus tapping in from close range.

Their third would come 8 minutes after the break with Sterling heading in a Mahrez cross from close range while the fourth would come 4 minutes later with Silva scoring at the second attempt. The fifth came 9 minutes before time with him scoring a header while on the ground.

Brighton (4-2-3-1): Ryan; Montoya (Lamptey 59), Webster, Dunk, Bernando; Bissouma, Propper (Stephens 59); Gross (Burn 78), Mooy, Trossard (Jahanbakhsh 69); Connolly (Maupay 59)

Unused subs: Button (GK), Duffy, Mac Allister, Murray

Booked: Bissouma 83

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Garcia (Stones 72), Laporte, Mendy (Zinchenko 63); de Bruyne (c, Foden 63), Rodri (Fernandinho 72), B. Silva; Mahrez, Jesus (D. Silva 63), Sterling

Unused subs: Carson (GK), Otamendi, Doyle, Palmer

United A Class (Or Three) Above Villa In Comfortable Victory

Goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba saw Manchester United easily beat Aston Villa at Villa Park this evening as the hosts look destined for relegation.

Aston Villa made one change from Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool while Man United were unchanged for the fourth straight game following their 5-2 home win against Bournemouth the day before.

The visitors took the lead in the 27th minute from the penalty spot after a foul from Konsa (which should have gone the other way) on Fernandes, the Portuguese midfielder sending Reina the wrong way before Greenwood would fire in from the edge of the area while their third would come 13 minutes after the break with Pogba curling one in from just outside the D.

Villa: Reina; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor; El Ghazi (Hourihane 58), Luiz (Vassilev 84), McGinn (Nakamba 58), Trezeguet; Grealish (c); Samatta (Davis 58)

Unused subs: Nyland (GK), Lansbury, Jota, Guilbert, Elmohamady

Booked: Konsa 52, Nakamba 81

Man United (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Wan-Bissaka (Williams 66), Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Pogba, Matic (McTominay 66); Greenwood (James 78), Fernandes (Fred 71), Rashford; Martial (Ighalo 78)

Unused subs: Romero (GK), Bailly, Mata, Pereira

Booked: Wan-Bissaka 40, Matic 45, Fred 87

Egyptian King Masterclass Sees Champions Beat Brighton

A goal in each half, as well as an assist, from Mo Salah gave champions Liverpool all 3 points away from home at the AMEX Stadium against Brighton & Hove Albion, despite Leandro Trossard’s goal just before the break.

Brighton made 3 changes from their 1-0 win at Norwich City on Saturday while Liverpool made 4 changes from their 2-0 home win against Aston Villa, including a full Premier League debut for full-back Neco Williams.

Liverpool took the lead in the 6th minute as Keita dispossessed Davy Propper in midfield, squaring the ball for Salah to score from 12 yards out for his 18th goal in the Premier League before Henderson doubled the lead with a curling effort from the edge of the D from Salah’s lay-off. Brighton would get one back in the final minute of the half as Tariq Lamptey’s cross was half-volleyed in by Trossard from just inside the area.

Salah got his second of the game with 15 minutes left to play as he headed home a corner from half-substitute Andy Robertson.

Brighton (4-4-2): Ryan; Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Gross (Connolly 71), Propper (Bissouma 71), Stephens, Mac Allister (Mooy 71); Trossard, Maupay

Unused subs: Button (GK), Duffy, Jahannakhsh, Murray, Montoya, Bernando

Booked: Lamptey 85

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Williams (Robertson 46); Keita (Fabinho 61), Henderson (c, Milner 80), Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Minamino 87), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Mane 61)

Unused subs: Adrian (GK), Origi, Jones, Elliott

Booked: Williams 41, Mane 62, Fabinho 78, Gomez 89

City Blow Newcastle Away In Dominant Performance

A dominant performance from Manchester City saw them thrash Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium this evening. Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez in the first-half were added to by Federico Fernandez’s own goal, David Silva and Raheem Sterling in the second half.

Manchester City made 5 changes from Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton while Newcastle made 6 changes from their 2-2 home draw with West Ham United.

City took the lead in the 10th minute as Jesus converted from David Silva’s cross while they will double the lead 10 minutes later as a similar move saw de Bruyne find Mahrez.

The third came in the 57th minute with a Matt Ritchie clearance deflecting in off teammate Fernandez whilst the fourth came 20 minutes into the second-half with Silva curling a free-kick in over the Newcastle wall from 25 yards out. Their fifth came in stoppage-time as Newcastle gave the ball away with Silva assisting substitute Sterling to score from just inside the area.

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo (Walker 46), Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko; de Bruyne, Rodri (Gundogan 46), D. Silva (c); Mahrez (Doyle 75), Jesus (B. Silva 62), Foden (Sterling 62)

Unused subs: Bravo (GK), Laporte, Fernandinho, Garcia

Newcastle (4-5-1): Dubravka; Yedlin, Krafth (Atsu 84), Fernandez, Rose; Lazaro (Manquillo 66), Schar, Shelvey (c, M. Longstaff 66), Bentaleb, Ritchie (Muto 84); Joelinton (Gayle 66)

Unused subs: Darlow (GK), Almiron, Allan, Young

Pulisic Runs City Into Ground As Liverpool Confirmed Champions

Goals in either half from Christian Pulisic and a Willian penalty saw Chelsea beat Manchester City at Stamford Bridge this evening, despite a Kevin de Bruyne free-kick. This result was enough for Liverpool to win the title for the first time in 30 years.

Chelsea made 2 changes from their 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday while Man City made 6 changes from their 5-0 home win against Burnley the following night.

The hosts took the lead in the 36th minute on a counter-attack after miscommunication from Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan allowed Pulisic in to curl past Ederson into the bottom corner.

The visitors levelled 10 minutes after the break with de Bruyne scoring a 30-yard free-kick before City almost took the lead a couple of minutes later as Sterling hit the post from a counter-attack from a Chelsea corner. Pulisic almost had his second but Kyle Walker made a great goal-line clearance. Fernandinho got a red card for handling the ball from an Abraham goalbound effort with Willian sending Ederson the wrong way with the penalty.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Christiansen, Alonso; Barkley (Kovacic 74), Kante, Mount (Gilmour 90); Willian, Giroud (Abraham 62), Pulisic (Pedro 90)

Unused subs: Caballero (GK), Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Zouma, James

Booked: Alonso 38

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho (c), Laporte (Otamendi 74), Mendy (Zinchenko 59); Gundogan, Rodri (D. Silva 55), de Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling, B. Silva (Jesus 55)

Unused subs: Carson (GK), Sane, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Palmer

Booked: de Bruyne 75

Sent Off: Fernandinho 77

Academy Products Help Arsenal To Away Win

Goals in either half from Academy products Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock gave Arsenal a rare away victory at Southampton’s St. Mary’s Stadium this evening.

Southampton were unchanged from their 3-0 win at Norwich last Friday while Arsenal made 4 changes from their 2-1 defeat at Brighton the following day.

Aubameyang hit the bar having been played in down the left in the 10th minute before they took the lead 10 minutes later through Nketiah following a mistake from Alex McCarthy.

They doubled the lead with 4 minutes to play with substitute Lacazette’s free-kick was blocked by the wall, the follow-up from the Frenchman saved by McCarthy with Willock turning in from just outside the 6-yard box.

Southampton (4-4-2): McCarthy; Valery (Walker-Peters 46), Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse (c), Hojbjerg (Romeu 90), Redmond; Ings (Vestergaard 90), Obafemi (Long 46)

Unused subs: Gunn (GK), Adams, Smallbone, Vokins, Tella

Arsenal (4-3-3): Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney (Kolasinac 70); Ceballos (Maitland-Niles 80), Xhaka, Saka; Pepe (Willock 64), Nketiah (Lacazette 80), Aubayemang (c)

Unused subs: Macey (GK), Sokratis, Ozil, Nelson, Smith

Booked: Mustafi 12, Saka 47

Sent Off: Stephens 85

Liverpool Go To Within One Win Of Title After Crushing Win Over Palace

Two goals in each half sees Liverpool go within a win of their first title in 30 years thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mo Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane at Anfield this evening.

Liverpool made 4 changes to their team from Sunday’s 0-0 Merseyside derby draw while Palace also made 4 changes from their 2-0 win at Bournemouth the night before.

The hosts took the lead midway through the first-half as Alexander-Arnold curled in a free-kick from 25 yards before doubling the lead a couple of minutes before the break as Fabinho’s dink in behind allowed Salah to fire in at the near post.

They extended the lead 10 minutes after the break with Fabinho scoring from 35 yards with the fourth coming with 21 minutes to play with Salah finding Mane who curled it into the bottom corner.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold (Williams 74), Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson (Elliott 84); Henderson (c, Oxlade-Chamberlain 64), Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Minamino 74), Mane (Keita 84)

Unused subs: Adrian (GK), Lovren, Origi, Jones

Booked:

Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Hennessey; Ward, Cahill (c), Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur (Reidewald 66), McCarthy, Kouyate (Milivojevic 66); Townsend, Ayew (Pierrick 84), Zaha (Meyer 15)

Unused subs: Henderson (GK), Dann, Tavares, Mitchell

Booked:

Martial’s First Career Hat-Trick Sees Red Devils Defeat Blades

A first senior hat-trick for Anthony Martial gave Manchester United the victory against fellow European contenders Sheffield United at Old Trafford this evening, the first hat-trick for the club since Sir Alex Ferguson retired back in 2013.

Manchester United made 3 changes from their 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Friday while Sheffield United made 5 changes from their 3-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday.

The hosts took the lead in the 7th minute with Marcus Rashford’s low cross turned in at the near post by Martial and they should have doubled the lead minutes later as the two combined again with the Frenchman setting up the Englishman who couldn’t turn his shot goalwards with an open goal under pressure. The lead was extended a couple of minutes before the break with Wan-Bissaka’s cross turned in by Martial.

The third goal came in the 74th minute with Martial, Fernandes and Rashford combined with Martial completing his hat-trick by chipping it over Simon Moore who had dived at his feet.

Man United (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Pogba (McTominay 80), Matic; Greenwood (James 80), Fernandes (Mata 80), Rashford (Pereira 80); Martial (Ighalo 80)

Unused subs: Romero (GK), Bailly, Fred, Williams

Booked: Shaw 67

Sheff United (3-5-2): Moore; Basham, Jagielka, Robinson; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood (Berge 46), Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick (Zivkovic 64), Mousset (McBurnie 46)

Unused subs: Verrips (GK), L. Freeman, Sharp, K. Freeman, Osborn, Rodwell

Second-Half Double Sees Spurs Defeat West Ham

Second-half goals from Tomas Soucek (in his own net) and Harry Kane saw Tottenham Hotspur win at home against West Ham United this evening.

Tottenham made 3 changes from their 1-1 home draw with Manchester United on Friday night whilst West Ham made 2 changes from their 2-0 home defeat against Wolves on Saturday.

The first opportunity came midway through the first-half with Lucas Moura’s effort from distance tipped over by Lukasz Fabianski. Spurs thought they had taken the lead in the final minute of the first-half but Heung-Ming Son was adjudged offside as the ball was played wide to him by Giovani Lo Celso, one of the players who came into the team tonight.

Spurs took the lead in the 64th minute with a corner from Lo Celso, flicked on at the near post by Moura, that came off Soucek into the bottom corner. They doubled the lead with 7 minutes left to play with Son playing Kane through to curl past Fabianski.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Lo Celso; Moura (Bergwijn 71), Alli (Lamela 59), Son (Winks 86); Kane

Unused subs: Gazzaniga (GK), Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Ndombele, Fernandes

Booked: Kane 51, Davies 67

West Ham (4-3-3): Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Noble (c, Lanzini 71), Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Antonio, Fornals (Anderson 71)

Unused subs: Randolph (GK), Yarmolenko, Anderson, Lanzini, Wilshere, Ogbonna, Ajeti, Silva, Johnson

Booked: Fornals 14, Noble 26

Bore Draw After Schmeichel Saves Early Penalty

Leicester City drew against Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium this evening after Neal Maupay’s firsts-half penalty was saved by Leicester captain Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester made 3 changes from their 1-1 draw at Watford on Saturday while Brighton made 4 changes from their 2-1 home win against Arsenal.

Brighton won a penalty in the 11th minute as James Justin bringing down Aaron Connolly with Schmeichel saving Neal Maupay’s spot-kick in a game that saw few chances for either team.

Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel (c); Justin, Evans, Soyuncu; Chilwell; Gray, (Perez 73) Ndidi, Mendy (Tielemans 68), Maddison; Ihehnacho (Barnes 68), Vardy

Unused subs: Ward (GK), Morgan, Albrighton, Choudhury, Praet, Fuchs

Booked: Justin 12, Ndidi 34

Brighton (4-4-2): Ryan; Lamptey, Webster (Duffy 23), Dunk, Burn; Mooy, Stephens, Bissouma (Propper 58), Mac Allister (March 58); Connolly (Murray 82), Maupay (Trossard 58)

Unused subs: Button (GK), Gross, Schelotto, Montoya

Booked: Stephens 36, Duffy 80