Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Brutal Manchester City Continue Their Unbeaten Quest

This is the last four matches of the Premier League, Match Day 12 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.

Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Manchester City Continue To Dominate

Points Table – Premier League ’18-19

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Manchester City 10 2 0 32
2 Liverpool 9 3 0 30
3 Chelsea 8 4 0 28
4 Tottenham 9 0 3 27
5 Arsenal 7 3 2 24
6 Bournemouth 6 2 4 20
7 Watford 6 2 4 20
8 Manchester United 6 2 4 20
9 Everton 5 4 3 19
10 Leicester City 5 2 5 17

For Complete Premier League 2018-19 team rankings, click here

English Premier League 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 7 of 10: Liverpool vs Fulham

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Liverpool: Mohammad Salah 41′, Xherdan Shaqiri 53′

Match Statistics:

Liverpool Team Stats Fulham
20 Shots 8
7 Shots On Target 3
73% Possession 27%
726 Passes 264
87% Pass Accuracy 70%
11 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 5
6 Corners 3


Premier League

  • Slavisa Jokanovic wore all-dark and a temperament to coordinate after a seventh successive thrashing however this did not take after a memorial service walk for the Fulham chief.
  • Base of the Premier League, indeed, deservedly beaten, yes; however not without giving Liverpool a strangely troublesome task at Anfield. Triumph was based on inventiveness and no little debate for Jürgen Klopp’s contenders.
  • An eighth goal of the season from Mohamed Salah in addition to a fine finishing strike from Xherdan Shaqiri took Liverpool back to the Premier League summit.

  • It was the response their supervisor pined for following the faltering Champions League vanquish at Red Star Belgrade in midweek, a fifth home group win of the crusade and the perfect sheet guaranteed Liverpool’s meanest beginning to a best flight battle – five goals surrendered in 12 matches – since 1979.
  • Fulham left enraged, be that as it may, after Aleksandar Mitrovic had a header prohibited for offside 14 seconds before Salah opened the scoring. The guests safeguarded woefully at the subsequent free-kick that delivered the Egyptian’s most recent Anfield goal.

  • Jokanovic had a moment that demanding it was “absurd” they needed to shield the counter-assault by any means, contending the ball was all the while rolling when Alisson restarted play. Klopp was thoughtful to the Fulham supervisor’s general predicament on the last shriek, despite the fact that not the result.
  • Fulham’s complaint originated from an absence of remuneration for an empowering first half presentation as much as the perusing of a tight offside call. Jokanovic adhered to his standards with a 4-2-3-1 development, a valiant consider given the resistance as well as his group’s battles and gossipy tidbits encompassing change at the best at Craven Cottage amid the approaching international break.

  • One difference in note was the presentation of Calum Chambers for the club‑record marking Jean Michaël Seri in focal midfield. The safeguard included solidness close by André‑Frank Zambo Anguissa, checking Roberto Firmino’s impact in the pockets of room he generally finds, and with Mitrovic making an annoyance of himself from the begin the guests had an outlet to diminish the weight.
  • In Sergio Rico, Fulham’s on-loan goalkeeper from Sevilla, Liverpool experienced another obstruction in the method for an agreeable Sunday evening. The hosts made a few early possibilities with Sadio Mané, Shaqiri, Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold all missing the objective from welcoming positions. This was not a rehash of the parades Liverpool have delighted in against the lesser lights of the Premier League this season.

  • The principal overlaid edged open door tumbled to Fulham when Mitrovic flicked Rico’s freedom into the way of Ryan Sessegnon who, beating Joe Gomez to the ball, wound up clean through on Alisson’s objective. The 18-year-old had sufficient energy and opportunity to complete however not the self-control, hauling a left foot shot unpleasantly wide. Sessegnon’s response, beating the ground in disappointment, was a reasonable impression of what had been wasted.
  • The defining moment originated from an all around worked Fulham corner. Sessegnon and André Schürrle consolidated to discover Tom Cairney and, from his hazardous conveyance, the plain Mitrovic beat Alisson with a great header.

  • As the Serbian striker celebrated with two colleagues the offside banner was raised and spoilt their state of mind. It would break down inside seconds. Alisson played a speedy free‑kick to Alexander-Arnold on the right, the full-back sent the onside Salah dashing clear of an uncovered, resting Fulham safeguard and the striker completed unquestionably under Rico.
  • Jokanovic seethed at the fourth official yet his fury ought to likewise have been held for his group’s slow response to the offside choice. It was minor, with Andy Robertson’s foot sole area in accordance with Mitrovic, yet not the “disrespectful” choice that Jokanovic guaranteed.

  • There was no debating the benefits of Liverpool’s second goal soon after the restart. Rico spared magnificently from Mané’s rising drive. Alexander‑Arnold’s ensuing corner was over-hit yet Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho held ownership on the far side and nourished the amazing Robertson.
  • The left-back sent a first time cross profound into the Fulham zone where Shaqiri had ghosted far from Cairney and, with an expertly controlled volley, guided the ball past Rico.
  • There was no chance to get back for Fulham. On this execution alone, that open door ought to be managed their manager.


Match 8 of 10: Chelsea vs Everton

Result: 0 – 0

Match Statistics:

Chelsea Team Stats Everton
15 Shots 6
4 Shots On Target 1
69% Possession 31%
688 Passes 311
89% Pass Accuracy 75%
7 Fouls 11
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
5 Offsides 7
5 Corners 5


  • Maurizio Sarri broke a Premier League record with the augmentation of his unbeaten beginning as the Chelsea chief to 12 matches, however his tumult towards the finish of a bad tempered and brutal match deceived a hidden feeling of disappointment. Everton might be massively enhanced this season yet this still appeared to be a botched chance.
  • Chelsea squeezed desperately in the last stages, requesting that Eden Hazard play a full match and hurling Ross Barkley on for the last eight minutes against the club he cleared out rancorously last season, regardless of whether nothing the England midfielder attempted fell off.

  • Past Everton groups would have withered in the midst of the invasion yet there is more versatility to Marco Silva’s lineup. A group whose goal is the title could essentially discover no chance to get through, denied by the guests’ association and Jordan Pickford’s brilliance.
  • Chelsea are not used to being denied goals at home – this was the first run through under Sarri they have neglected to score at Stamford Bridge – however Pickford would not give them a chance to pass.

  • A growl of a first a large portion of, every niggling foul and too little panache, had incited a quintet of appointments and one eye-getting save as Marcos Alonso, shooting past the far post to interface brilliantly with Willian’s free-kick, saw his volley dismissed at full stretch.
  • The England goalkeeper must be similarly as spry to deny Álvaro Morata’s close post push 11 seconds into the second a large portion of, the striker achieving Hazard’s cross. Resulting recoveries to obstruct Hazard, first from separation and afterward as the Belgian’s shot flicked up off Yerry Mina, felt relatively direct by examination.

  • By then the environment was more charged, not minimum since Barkley, when adored and now hated by Everton’s assist, had begun warming up among Chelsea’s substitutes on the sidelines to a theme of maltreatment.
  • He welcomed those he used to consider his very own with a grin, a thumbs-up and some misrepresented commendation. Everything kept up the spiky topic of the opening time frame, regardless of whether Alonso had gone unpunished for ostensibly the most exceedingly terrible of the whirlwind of fouls as he stunned Theo Walcott, interfacing frightfully on his correct lower leg, before the burrowed outs.

  • Everton gave on a par with they got, their side flaunting a fine offset with Mina forcing on his first begin, pace down either flank and Gylfi Sigurdsson conveying a danger from the playmaker’s job. The Icelandic midfielder constrained Kepa Arrizabalaga into one brilliant square of his own.
  • The small Bernard’s flashpoint with Antonio Rüdiger, pushing his head forward and up to meet the German as they debated a foul, had contributed two of the alerts for such the official, Kevin Friend, had his back to the episode at the time.

  • Richarlison appeared to be purpose after going up against any and all individuals, and afterward there was Marco Silva everlastingly censuring the fourth official, Andre Marriner, to such a degree, to the point that Maurizio Sarri in the long run snapped. Marriner dependably conveys a world-fatigued look on events, for example, these.
  • However the mentors would embrace after the last shriek, shared regard reestablished. For Everton this was a hard however sublimely guaranteed point. For Chelsea it was a wellspring of disappointment.


Match 9 of 10: Manchester City vs Manchester United

Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Manchester City: David Silva 12′, Sergio Aguero 48′, Ilkay Gundogan 86′
  • Manchester United: Anthony Martial 58′ (P)

Match Statistics:

Manchester City Team Stats Manchester United
17 Shots 6
5 Shots On Target 1
65% Possession 35%
704 Passes 380
91% Pass Accuracy 83%
12 Fouls 12
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 0
5 Corners 1


Premier League

  • With this triumph in the 177th derby, Manchester City most likely executed any waiting trusts Manchester United had of contending in the class title.
  • José Mourinho’s side made a battle of it yet City dependably showed up a class – in any event – above and left United gazing at a 12-point bay to the pioneers and seven from a Champions League compartment.
  • Guardiola rolled out one improvement from the past class excursion, leaning toward Riyad Mahrez to Leroy Sané, an astonishment thinking about the German’s flying structure.

  • Alexis Sánchez could likewise tally himself unfortunate to be dropped for comparable reasons as Mourinho rolled out four improvements from the win at Bournemouth. Marcus Rashford supplanted Sánchez at No 9 and Jesse Lingard, Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera came in for Juan Mata, Fred and Paul Pogba, who fizzled late damage test.
  • City before long started appreciating the sort of room that makes them deadly. Initial a raking Fernandinho pass was gathered by Bernardo Silva and he let run with a 30-yard shot that barely missed the objective to David de Gea’s cleared out.

  • A couple of minutes after the fact, David Silva got in behind United however no City man could wrap up.
  • Thirteen minutes in and the guests yielded. Ashley Young neglected to handle David Silva, who turned the ball around the bend to Raheem Sterling. His cross bended before De Gea and Luke Shaw enabled Bernardo Silva to ping the ball back crosswise over objective, where David Silva was sitting tight to crash home for a seventh time this season.

  • The challenge was unfurling inside a rowdy Etihad Stadium, the climate as energetic as would be sought after this event.
  • By the halfway purpose of the period United had, finally, gone some approach to quieten their adversaries and the group. Fellaini, Rashford, Herrera, Shaw, Lingard and Anthony Martial were beginning to join and an exertion from the last smashed off John Stones to abandon him immediately stunned.

  • This newly discovered self-restraint was outlined by a dinked left-foot go from Fellaini to Young along the all right wound up stuck back: scarcely a normal ordeal for them at this scene.
  • Manchester United had figured out how to pack the match into the center third – a far more secure zone than that close to their objective. This had Guardiola shaking his head and the guests ready to dispatch the odd assault, as when Shaw discovered Martial in City’s territory, in spite of the fact that the No 11 could not kick it into high gear the ball under control.

  • Be that as it may, Guardiola’s men finished the half as they started: barraging United’s goal as the two Silvas again threatened. Sergio Agüero may have multiplied the lead when the Portuguese one played him in however could just discover side-netting.
  • City started the second half ahead and United had a vital 45 minutes in front of them. Given the hole in points a win was urgently required if United somehow happened to keep any title claims alive.

  • Rather, City rapidly given them a sledge blow. Lingard bungled a De Gea go close most of the way, Bernardo Silva pinged the ball to Agüero and when he swapped goes with Mahrez the Argentinian crushed home a ninth derby objective to run level with Sir Bobby Charlton.
  • This put the volume level through the rooftop and when Fernandinho placed Sterling in, just the forward’s hesitating kept it from being a match over.
  • Rather Lingard was supplanted by Romelu Lukaku and a Mourinho substitution was again effective. Similarly as with the presentation of Juan Mata against Juventus on Wednesday, Lukaku’s passage before long prompted an goal. Anthony Martial put the ball through and however it was going wide Ederson mysteriously tested and pulled the forward down.

  • Anthony Taylor granted the penalty and Martial opened to one side, the Frenchman’s seventh of the season arriving just before the hour to set up a captivating last third of the match.
  • It was currently the toe-to-toe undertaking Mourinho and the neutrals had sought after. A Fernandinho shot was spared low to De Gea’s correct, Lukaku headed a corner clear and on 72 minutes Mourinho took the plunge with a twofold substitution that evacuated Herrera and Rashford for Sánchez and Mata. Guardiola replied by expediting Ilkay Gündogan for Agüero.

  • The City supervisor’s turn worked a regard as the German affirmed the win with a late strike as Nemanja Matic was left ball-viewing.


Match 10 of 10: Arsenal vs Wolves

Result: 1 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Arsenal: Henrikh Mkhitaryan 86′
  • Wolves: Ivan Cavaleiro 13′

Match Statistics:

Arsenal Team Stats Wolves
10 Shots 13
3 Shots On Target 5
72% Possession 28%
733 Passes 291
86% Pass Accuracy 71%
9 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 2
11 Corners 2


Premier League

  • Aaron Ramsey believed that he had balanced before Arsenal really did. On as a substitute, he tiptoed into a hazardous position in the 86th moment, spun and shot just for the Wolves goalkeeper, Rui Patrício, to spare.
  • The ball went out for a corner and, for the main time throughout the day, Wolves delayed. Also, how Arsenal rebuffed them. Granit Xhaka took it short to Ramsey, he played it back to another substitute, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and, when he was permitted to cross under no weight and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reached his endeavored header, the ball carried on into the far corner.

  • Arsenal could breathe out. But then Wolves, who had officially held both of the Manchester clubs to draws this season, were not wrapped up. The substitute, Adama Traoré, was denied by Bernd Leno when he just had the goalkeeper to beat while, in for all intents and purposes the last activity, Morgan Gibbs-White’s rising drive from separation slammed down off the underside of the crossbar and skiped to security.
  • Arsenal extended their unbeaten arrangements to 16 coordinates in all rivalries while Wolves finished a keep running of three straight Premier League misfortunes. It wound up being a spine chiller and one of those events when the two groups had their complaints; their consider the possibility that minutes.

  • It was surely the most emotional of endings. Wolves would clearly have agreed to accept a point already. Would they have done as such a while later?
  • Arsenal had battled against obstinate Portuguese resistance on Thursday – in the 0-0 Europa League home draw with Sporting – and Unai Emery comprehended what’s in store from Nuno Espírito Santo’s Wolves, which highlighted five Portuguese starters, in addition to two more on the seat; to be specific order, aggressive fire and counterattacking risk.

  • Wolves touched base on a losing streak however there can be no uncertainty they are a genuine group, one that is pleasantly adjusted in their 3-4-3 arrangement. The leap forward objective came early and it originated from a Xhaka misconception yet it was supported by smoothness.
  • Sead Kolasinac, who was inconsistent all through, played a go towards Xhaka that was back and over the Arsenal guarded third and the midfielder failed when he dummied it to no one. Ivan Cavaleiro got ball possession, he moved it wide appropriate to Raúl Jiménez and charged past Xhaka into the six-yard box. Jiménez’s low return was very much weighted; Cavaleiro completed inside the close corner.

  • Cavaleiro was the main Wolves player not to have begun in the majority of their Premier League coordinates this season. Recognition has reared natural comprehension and added to their cautious strength out and about. It was plain that Arsenal confronted an intense test to turn the match around.
  • The half-time harm may have been heavier and it must be a stress for Emery that Arsenal are one of two clubs in the association not to have driven an amusement at the interim this season; Cardiff are the other.

  • Wolves had the opportunity of a lifetime for 2-0 on the break in the 24th moment. The brilliant Hélder Costa driven it and, having beaten Rob Holding, he streaked into the region before decreasing inside Holding and shooting. Bernd Leno sprang on his right side to spare. He would gather the free ball before Jiménez. Leno additionally plunged to repulse a Costa shot on 27 minutes.
  • Arsenal shot just in fits and begins in the main half. Alexandre Lacazette gotten himself a yard inside the region from Mesut Özil’s cross and saw his shot sublimely hindered by Conor Coady while Ryan Bennett headed a Héctor Bellerín shot that looked destined for the best corner away to wellbeing.

  • Emery needed to accomplish something and he changed to a 4-3-1-2 framework toward the beginning of the second half, which enabled Aubameyang to roll in from the flank and accomplice Lacazette in advance. In the primary half, Aubameyang had routinely floated inside from the left. He did not look agreeable in that job.
  • The onus was on Özil to make something from his free job behind the strikers yet a troublesome evening for him was summed up by seeing him hauling out of a 50-50 challenge with Jonny. Özil was reserved for pummeling the ball down in difference and he was substituted with 15 minutes to go.

  • Arsenal had the odds to score in the second half before they did, with Lucas Torreira driving Patrício to tip over a long-extend fizzer and Bellerín slamming high when very much put. The enormous one went ahead 75 minutes. Xhaka and Torreira consolidated to discharge Bellerín and, when he crossed, Aubameyang needed to score just to hit the post. He kicked the other one in resentment.
  • Emery’s side had their tails up however Wolves may have made the diversion safe on 85 minutes just for Leno to square splendidly from the substitute, Diogo Jota.

  • The equalizer would at long last come yet it would be the provoke for a winded wrap up. Wolves could revile Leno for the way in which he foiled Traoré and the woodwork for keeping out Gibbs-White.

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