Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Arsenal Start 2019 On A Winning Note
This is the first three matches of the Premier League, Match Day 20 of 38. The match highlights and the top 10 teams points table is included.
Points Table – Premier League ’18-19
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Match 1 of 10: Everton vs Leicester City
Result: 0 – 1
- Leicester City: Jamie Vardy 58′
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- Claude Puel was as far as anyone knows the manager under strain at Goodison Park yet Leicester City show up in impolite wellbeing contrasted and Everton under Marco Silva. A fifth annihilation in eight matches, delivered by Jamie Vardy’s clinical strike in addition to a terrifying home showcase, implied the new year touched base with a new low for the Everton manager. He needs crisp thoughts, not just another striker, to stop the slide.
- Everton were booed off as Leicester relished a third win in four matches and an ascent to seventh in the Premier League. The guests were poor as well, in truth, yet ready to execute their strategy to baffle and rebuff any slip-ups. Silva’s group offered bounty, Michael Keane’s the one that prompted Vardy’s champ, as their winter relapse developed.
Football is so odd. Leicester taking 9 points from city, Chelsea and Everton but losing to Cardiff at home. Text book premier league stuff #EVELEI
— Matthew Poysden (@MattPois) January 1, 2019
- Everton have won once since November, not kept a perfect sheet in eight diversions and have similar points count as at the identical phase of the last forgettable season. They were dumbfounded here.
- Claude Puel was probably the manager under strain at Goodison Park yet Leicester City show up in impolite wellbeing contrasted and Everton under Marco Silva.
- A fifth annihilation in eight matches, exacted by Jamie Vardy’s clinical complete in addition to a terrifying home presentation, implied the new year landed with a new low for the Everton manager. He needs new thoughts, not just another striker, to end the slide.
Everton went down to a single-goal defeat in their opening game of 2019, with Jamie Vardy’s 58th-minute goal banking all three points for Leicester City.
— Sportpesa News (@SportpesaNews) January 1, 2019
- Everton were booed off as Leicester enjoyed a third win in four matches and an ascent to seventh in the Premier League. The guests were poor as well, in truth, yet ready to execute their blueprint to baffle and rebuff any oversights.
- Silva’s group offered bounty, Michael Keane’s the one that prompted Vardy’s victor, as their winter relapse extended. Everton have won once since November, not kept a spotless sheet in eight recreations and have similar points count as at the proportionate phase of the last forgettable season. They were confused here.
- The leap forward originated from a Schmeichel leeway that skimmed off Theo Walcott’s head and dropped to Keane halfway in the Everton half. Under no weight the focal protector delivered a horrendous first touch and yielded ball possesion to Ricardo Pereira.
Leicester City over Christmas & New Year:
Dec 22: Chelsea (A) W1-0 ✅
Dec 26: Man City (H) W2-1 ✅
Dec 29: Cardiff (H) L0-1 ❌
Jan 1: Everton (A) W1-0 ✅
— Betfred (@Betfred) January 1, 2019
- Quality at that point showed up at Goodison. The Portuguese appropriate back, positioned on the left wing by Puel, sent Vardy through on goal with a flawlessly weighted pass. The striker took full favorable position of his solitary possibility of the diversion with a low shot into the far corner.
- Silva expedited Bernard and Cenk Tosun trying to reestablish equality however, one shot and one header by the last aside, Everton stayed lazy, dull and lightweight.
22 – Jamie Vardy has scored 22 Premier League goals for Leicester City under Claude Puel – double the number of any other Foxes player in that time. Somersaults. pic.twitter.com/ZScIJUMiTd
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 1, 2019
- They could have been rebuffed further when Vardy parted from another Keane botch and the protector got away from a handball guarantee inside the region. Harry Maguire additionally volleyed over a Ben Chilwell free-kick from just three yards out. His becomes flushed were saved to some degree by an offside banner however that call was not right as well.
Match 2 of 10: Arsenal vs Fulham
Result: 4 – 1
- Arsenal: Granit Xhaka 25′, Alexandre Lacazette 55′, Aaron Ramsey 79′, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 83′
- Fulham: Aboubakar Kamara 69′
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- Having wobbled and tumbled over a testing Christmas week, Arsenal got back on the bicycle. They did as such somewhat warily, yet finished an evening freewheeling past Fulham feeling buoyed by the restorative intensity of points and goals.
- A week ago’s slips at Brighton and, all the more punishingly, Liverpool, came as an extensive spot of reality for an offspring whose way to another post-Wenger way was in every case prone to be a rough one. A response was required – both from Unai Emery and from his players.
— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) January 1, 2019
- The Premier League’s unique Tinkerman, Claudio Ranieri, thoroughly understands the advantages and hazards of high-force squad juggling, and it would not have gone unnoticed how Emery has assaulted this venture with an inclination for fretfully rearranging his pack previously and amid matches. The scan for his most adjusted side is a continuous one, not helped by the vulnerabilities in guard that are so difficult to fix with persevering wounds in that office.
- Be that as it may, for all the anxiety about Arsenal’s goals yielded section, goal creation and execution likewise required consideration having plunged generally.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 1, 2019
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were conceded an uncommon begin next to each other (something they encountered only once in 10 matches before this apparatus).
- It is one of Arsenal’s continuing interests that both Emery and his forerunner indicated hesitance to play their two most grounded aggressors as a couple. Both had openings. Both got on the scoresheet. For all that it may feel hazardous for Arsenal to begin two strikers, it seems more hazardous not to.
- Emery contemplated it a short time later and contacted upon the huge parity question. That was something Ranieri likewise had in his brain. Fulham brought a feeling of experience, regardless of whether wedding that to cautious steadiness was difficult.
- They cut out two awesome possibilities for the fast Ryan Sessegnon in the main half.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic’s massive nearness was another danger as safeguards bobbed off him like weebles and Bernd Leno must be aware of keep out two or three his headers.Similarly as Arsenal were feeling the weight they gotten a hold of themselves to score. Sead Kolasinac and Alex Iwobi consolidated throughout the evening and when the ball was coasted in Granit Xhaka was plain with enough time to chest the ball down and pass it into the net.
- Arsenal’s chances came routinely and they got a pad from the get-go in the second half. Iwobi was included, making the space for a spate of quickfire passing including Aubameyang and Kolasinac, and Lacazette was close by to crush the ball in.
Alexandre Lacazette has been directly involved in 30 Premier League goals from Arsenal:
🔴 51 games
⚽️ 21 goals
🅰️ 9 assists
A phenomenal return! pic.twitter.com/h5cyB0rE36
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 1, 2019
- Lacazette was frustrated not to be granted a penalty when Jean Michaël Seri got him with an outstretched leg as he burst advances in the crate. Nothing given by the official, Graham Scott. Seri was instrumental in Fulham cutting the shortage minutes after the fact. He packaged over Lucas Torreira and progressed to assume a key job in the move that finished with Sessegnon crossing for substitute Aboubakar Kamara to tap in.
- It looked like one of those days for Arsenal’s best scorer, who went close a bunch of times, however his goal came in the end, but supported by a redirection. He headed toward the seat to celebrate with Lacazette.
Auba in the @premierleague this season:
⚽️ 14 goals
🅰️ 3 assists
⏱ 118 minutes per goal
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 1, 2019
- The Arsenal chain of command, and where certain players fit into it, remains a fascinating problem in the Emery time. Again Mesut Özil was missing, and the Ramsey circumstance – with his agreement running down while he keeps on contributing – adds to the confounded strands that require cleaning up.
Match 3 of 10: Cardiff City vs Tottenham
Result: 0 – 3
- Tottenham: Harry Kane 3′, Christian Eriksen 12′, Son Heung-min 26′
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- Tottenham turned up the warmth on their title equals by grabbing back second place in the Premier League after easily dispatching Cardiff City.
- Mauricio Pochettino tested Spurs to assume the job of heroes here and, while they stay six points off the summit, they issued a convenient suggestion to Manchester City and Liverpool, who meet on Thursday, that they are resolved to make life intriguing, in the wake of skipping once more from a stun misfortune at Wembley in style.
- After the investigation into that crush, Pochettino said his players are not robots, but rather they showed an expert steel to tee up the coming weeks pleasantly with this smooth and expert execution.
Tottenham Hotspur go second on the Premier league table after seeing off Cardiff city 0-3. A convincing win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side on New year’s day.#Tottenham #COYS #PremierLeague #2K19 #AdeboyzSport pic.twitter.com/cOSGqtEwp2
— Adeboyz (@AdeboyzSport) January 1, 2019
- In the wake of making oversights against Wolves on Saturday, a trek to south Wales to confront a group typically so bullish on home soil showed up a conceivably unbalanced prospect. In any case, Spurs, perfectly driven by Harry Kane, unmistakably had different thoughts, overwhelming a frantically permeable guard with three goals in 26 first-half minutes.
- Cardiff gave Spurs free section into their 18-yard box, as Kane got this show on the road with minimal over two minutes played, before Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min wrapped up the most everyday practice of triumphs. For Cardiff, this was one more accursing thrashing against one of the alliance’s huge hitters, with Spurs sapping the life out of Neil Warnock’s side after their last-pant triumph at Leicester.
Tottenham are second in the league standings 6 points behind Liverpool.
— Jose (@JmesaSports) January 1, 2019
- Cardiff’s record against the Premier League’s “big six” was normally a worry, having lost their past 14 experiences against such resistance, the most recent of which was a 5-1 “battering”, as Warnock put it, against Manchester United a month ago.
- He would have been all in all correct to fear this would go a similar way when Kane struck after only 141 seconds, with the ball bobbling in off his correct shin after Sean Morrison’s fizzled freedom under strain from Dele Alli, before Eriksen multiplied Spurs’ lead on 12 minutes.
- It was very simple for Spurs. A look at the tormented frown all over said to such an extent. Minutes prior, Cardiff appreciated apparently their best spell, with Danny Rose jumping most astounding at the back post to head away Josh Murphy’s cross with Callum Paterson, the Cardiff forward, for organization, a moment after Toby Alderweireld was quickest to Murphy’s pass.
Tottenham seal the win in the first fourty-five minutes. First-half goals from Kane, Eriksen and Son set Spurs on course for victory. Spurs bounce back from their defeat to Wolves and prepare to face Manchester United. #PremierLeague #CARTOT pic.twitter.com/59RnNDZBjr
— Pitchside (@Pitchside_Sport) January 1, 2019
- Pochettino lamented how his side gravely blurred at Wembley and proposed he would roll out a few improvements here so as to reestablish his side’s standard enthusiasm given how the chaotic apparatus plan had started to encroach on exhibitions.
- At last, as enticing as it more likely than not been to rest Son, who will withdraw for the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates after their next association coordinate, just Ben Davies cleared a path for Spurs’ fifth match in 13 days, with Rose exceeding expectations on his arrival to left-back, while Warnock additionally changed faculty with Bobby Reid supplanting Junior Hoilett, the winger entered at the interim instead of the vivacious Murphy.
Cardiff City 0-3 Tottenham
First-half goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son enabled Spurs to cruise to victory.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 1, 2019
- Hoilett did in any event give Davinson Sánchez something to consider and tried Hugo Lloris with an agreeable header.
- Kane, who began and completed the opener and took part in the second and third as well, liberated Moussa Sissoko down the correct flank with a skewering, clearing through ball. Sissoko focused the ball for Son, who bolstered Eriksen to wrap up.
- Harry Arter went to ground, the Dane pulled it together, prodding Bruno Ecuele Manga by hauling the ball forward and backward and baffling Neil Etheridge, the Cardiff goalkeeper, as he formed to twist an exertion into the far corner before coolly rolling a finesse low strike inside the contrary post.
- Any of the feelgood factor that Cardiff took from a last-heave triumph at Leicester three days prior had surely withered when Son included a basic third. Kane was again included, easily pushing a first-time go into the way of his colleague after progressively great running by Sissoko down the Spurs right. Child dispatched another arrowed exertion over the bar minutes after the fact and the amusement was done and cleaned with a hour to play.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 1, 2019
- Kane could have scored a second himself, yet for a heavenly square by Morrison, the Cardiff commander, halfway during that time half. At the point when Spurs opted to granulate through the apparatuses, with the match effectively beyond anyone’s ability to see, Kane was at the core of everything.
- Sol Bamba kept running into inconvenience on most of the way, with Sissoko removing his confident pass and choosing Kane. Cardiff were uncovered, with Etheridge looked with four Spurs advances. In any case, back came Bamba to divert Son’s low exertion on to the Cardiff goalkeeper’s shoulder, and away. At that point Aron Gunnarsson gymnastically denied an examining Alli in the container.
- Cardiff had fizzled this test hopelessly be that as it may, with 15 minutes left to play, it was the ideal opportunity for Spurs to explore. Fernando Llorente made a late appearance, instead of Alli, while the 18-year-old Oliver Skipp supplanted Son, with the Tottenham foundation graduate midfielder increasing some more minutes previously definitely being included against Tranmere in the FA Cup on Friday. The League Two side could do with making make that coordinate to some degree to a lesser degree a walk around Spurs.
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