A Jose Mourinho masterclass gave Manchester United a much-needed win as Liverpool and Manchester City scored 3 each. Here’s an overview of the Premier League’s game week 10:
Man United 1 – 0 Tottenham:
Jose Mourinho as your manager, a top 6 team visiting you. What would one expect? A flurry of goals? ❌
A Jose Mourinho masterclass? ✔
And that is exactly what happened. Tottenham were always expected to be a bit off their mark as their main player, Harry Kane was missing. Mourinho started with 3 at the back and that helped Valencia and Young, the wing backs to bomb forward. United had decent chances in the 1st 10 minutes but the momentum fizzled out afterward. Both teams were desperately in search of a winner but it was eventually the substitute, Anthony Martial who scored in the 81st minute to win it for United.
With an away trip to Chelsea next week, United needed this win and they’ll be happy to travel to Stamford Bridge with a win under their belt.
Arsenal 2 – 1 Swansea:
Arsenal hosted Swansea at the Emirates stadium and the hosts soon found themselves behind in the 22nd minute. But Arsenal began dictating terms after that and they were rewarded with an equalizer in the 51st minute as Kolasinac scored of Ozil’s rebound. Ramsey then scored 8 minutes later as Arsenal completed a 2-1 victory.
Crystal Palace 2 – 2 West Ham:
20th placed Crystal Palace hosted West Ham at the Selhurst Park as they aimed to climb out of the relegation zone. Chicharito put the visitors ahead in the 31st minute and Ayew scored a wonderful solo goal to make it 2-0 for West Ham at Halftime. The hosts got 1 back in the 51st minute as Milivojevic scored from the spot to make it 2-1. Both teams then had more chances with Zaha and Ayew going close on a couple of occasions but it was Crystal Palace who stole a point as Zaha scored in the 7th minute of injury time to salvage a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool 3 – 0 Huddersfield:
Despite Salah missing a penalty, Liverpool completely outplayed Huddersfield to beat them 3-0. Goals from Sturridge, Wijnaldum, and Firmino meant that Coutinho’s absence wasn’t felt either as Liverpool rose to 6th in the table.
Watford 0 – 1 Stoke:
Stoke traveled to high flying Watford as they aimed to win their 1st away match of the season. Ex-Red, Darren Fletcher gave Stoke the lead in the 16th minute with a stunner as his shot threaded between 4 defenders into the right corner. That eventually turned out to be enough as Stoke claimed their 1st away win of the season.
West Brom 2 – 3 Man City:
City continue their excellent start to the season, 5 points clear on top of the table now. Sane gave them the lead in the 10th minute only to see Rodriguez cancel out his goal in the minute. That goal shook City and they began applying pressure and it resulted in Fernandinho scoring City’s 2nd in the 16th minute. David Silva fluffed a sitter in the 27th minute as teams headed into halftime at 2-1. Sterling scored City’s 3rd in the 64th minute, just 3 minutes after coming on and that all but sealed City’s win. Some poor defending from City at the end meant West Brom got a consolation goal but it was too little too late as City won 3-2.
Bournemouth 0 – 1 Chelsea:
Defending champions Chelsea traveled to Bournemouth to pile more misery on the hosts, who were already placed 19th. Morata and Hazard had chances throughout the 1st half but it was a defensive error from Bournemouth on which Hazard capitalized to put Chelsea ahead in the 51st minute. That was enough for the visitors as Chelsea rose to 4th in the table.
Brighton 1 – 1 Southampton:
Saints traveled to newly promoted Brighton and Davis duly put them ahead in the 7th minute after Ward-Prowse’s freekick had been blocked earlier. But Brighton equalized just 6 minutes into the 2nd half as Glenn Murray powered a header past Forster as both teams walked away with a point apiece.
Leicester 2 – 0 Everton:
The clock seems to be ticking for Ronald Koeman as he just can’t find a way out of this hole. Leicester started positively and the Mahrez-Vardy duo was at hand to give them the lead in the 19th minute. Leicester scored their 2nd in the 30th minute as they completed a routine 2-0 victory.
Burnley 1 – 0 Newcastle:
In the last match of Gameweek 10, both teams had plenty of chances to go in front but they bottled chance after chance as the match seemingly headed towards a goalless draw. But it was Hendrick who scored the only goal of the match in the 75th minute as the hosts won 1-0.