Premier League heads into its two week international break but there were plenty of fireworks this week. The matchweek started off in an atmosphere of confusion with reports of Jose Mourinho’s sacking doing the rounds. That didn’t happen but Mourinho’s United finally won at home. Let’s take a look at 4 talking points from this week’s action.
1. Mourinho lives to fight another day:
It was being widely speculated that Mourinho would be sacked this week, regardless of the result. That didn’t happen but United looked under pressure right from the outset. Newcastle scored twice against them in the opening 10 minutes and United looked out of sorts.
But they came back in the 2nd half like the United of old. Juan Mata started the comeback with his stunning free-kick and Martial scored the equalizer only 6 minutes later. Alexis Sanchez came on as a sub and he couldn’t have asked for a better time to finish his goal-scoring drought as his winner in the 90th minute meant United walked away 3-2 winners.
2. Arsenal flying under Emery:
A lot was said about how Arsenal chose the wrong manager in Unai Emery but Emery has really turned things around at the Emirates. Arsenal beat Fulham 5-1 away this weekend to win their 10th consecutive game. Aubameyang and Lacazette scored a brace each as Arsenal ran riot and if they can play like this more often, they’ll be serious title contenders.
3. Chelsea remain unbeaten:
Chelsea continue their good form under new manager Maurizio Sarri as they head into the international break unbeaten.
Chelsea travelled away to the St. Mary’s to face Southampton. Eden Hazard gave them the lead and Ross Barkley and Alvaro Morata scored afterwards as Chelsea won 3-0.
4. City-Liverpool fails to create magic this time:
Manchester City and Liverpool are undoubtedly the two most exciting teams in England right now. They clashed 4 times laat year and it was a goalfest every time. Fans expected this year’s first meeting to be no different but that wasn’t the case, unfortunately.
Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty in the 86th minute as the match ended in a stalemate. Both teams have 20 points each and head into the break tied 1st.