More On Another Day In The Life Of The Premier League Including: A First Win For Arsenal, City Held And United Are Ready, But For What?

Posted: August 26, 2018 in Arsenal, Chelsea, Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur
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Well that was quite a day in the Premier League.

Firstly, an under par Manchester City could only manage a draw at newly promoted Wolves. This despite hitting the crossbar twice and the post once so their idea of under par is still better than most other sides.

Result: Draw 1-1

Then Everton went to Bournemouth, had Richarlison sent off for a head-butt which is unlikely to please his manager. They then went into a 0-2 lead which, despite their opponents also being reduced to ten men when Smith was sent off, they then managed to throw away.

Result: Draw 2-2

Leicester City won away at Southampton who also had a player sent off but this time when the score was level at 1-1. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg was sent off for diving. Thanks to a 90+2 minute goal from Harry Maguire the points went back up to the midlands.

Result: Win 1-2 Leicester City

Neil Warnock has still not seen his side score a goal since they returned to the Premier League but they did pick up a point at Huddersfield who also had a player sent off when Jonathan Hogg received his marching orders.

Result: Draw 0-0

West Ham and Arsenal both have new managers and were both looking for their first points of the season. Manuel Pellegrini is still looking for his whereas Unai Emery found some. It all looked quite promising for the visitors when they took the lead but Arsenal seemed motivated by the goal and came back with three of their own.

Surprisingly, for a derby match, this game had nobody sent off.

Result: Win 3-1 Arsenal

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Mo Salah after scoring his customary goal at Anfield

The late game was between Liverpool, a team which didn’t cost anything because Jürgen Klopp disagrees with spending lots of money to try and win things, and Brighton. Liverpool would go top of the table with the win which everybody expected of them.

They just about managed it without necessarily deserving it.

Result: 1-0 Liverpool

So that was the day in the Premier League and, in fairness, tomorrow is not going to make a lot of difference to things. The stand-out game is at St.James’ Park where Chelsea are the visitors and a win for Newcastle would not be a major shock. A surprise, yes, but not a major shock.

Watford also take on Crystal Palace which will end in a draw and Harry the Hornet upsetting Roy Hodgson, again.

And finally…..

Monday night football returns with a game that used to be good. Manchester United will take on Tottenham Hotspur and the press has demonstrated this week which of the clubs is more newsworthy. We managed to find nine back page headlines regarding José Mourinho and his four minute press conference but only a couple of column inches about Hugo Lloris, World Cup winner, Spurs goalkeeper and captain being arrested for drink-driving in London at around 4:00 am.

This would seem to say a great deal about the society in which we live.

Anyway, Mauricio Pochettino seems to think that this is a game Spurs can win so quite what he has thought about it in the past is slightly baffling. His confidence is based on the fact that his team managed to beat Chelsea away last season, so there’s another puzzler!

He does have the advantage of being able to drop Lloris should he so wish, having been given the perfect excuse by the keeper himself.

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Honest boss, it really is water in this vodka bottle!

We here at WSA hope he keeps his place because, quite honestly, their second choice goalkeeper is much better, as are many others, than the vastly overrated Frenchman.

As for Manchester United they will welcome back Alexis Sánchez, possibly include Diogo Dalot on the bench and may even bring in the old winger who is now a hopeless full-back and has been given the club captaincy despite not being very good and unable to speak English.

Old Trafford is such a chaotic place to be at present that United will probably beat Spurs quite easily.

If they do, remember that you read it here first. If they don’t, just forget we ever mentioned it.

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