Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: City Destroy Southampton; Chelsea Overcome Palace

These are the next 2 matches of the Premier League, Match Day 11 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 9 2 0 29
2 Chelsea 8 3 0 27
3 Liverpool 8 3 0 27
4 Tottenham 8 0 3 24
5 Arsenal 7 2 2 23
6 Bournemouth 6 2 3 20
7 Manchester United 6 2 3 20
8 Watford 6 1 4 19
9 Everton 5 3 3 18
10 Leicester City 5 1 5 16

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

English Premier League 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 8 of 10: Manchester City vs Southampton

Result: 6 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Manchester City: Wesley Hoedt 6′ (OG), Sergio Aguero 12′, David Silva 18′, Raheem Sterling 45+2′, 67′, Leroy Sane 90+1′
  • Southampton: Danny Ings 30′ (P)

Match Statistics:

Manchester City Team Stats Southampton
18 Shots 12
8 Shots On Target 6
68% Possession 32%
730 Passes 339
91% Pass Accuracy 79%
14 Fouls 9
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 1
4 Corners 4


Premier League

  • This disassembling of Southampton represents how troublesome deposing Manchester City will doubtlessly be. From opening shriek to the end Pep Guardiola’s side made the challenge a duck-shoot on an evening when Raheem Sterling was grand.
  • The forward scored twice and made three progressively and at 23 is just going to move forward. Along these lines, as well, a City whose predominant trademark is the exemplification of their supervisor’s persistence.

  • Guardiola’s evaluation underlined this, concurring most rivals ought to be terrified of City – yet just with respect to their opening.
  • Guardiola thinks Sterling can be as fine a footballer as he wishes to have beaten a dread of shooting amid Guardiola’s first season. At that point Sterling oversaw 10, preceding enrolling 23 last term, and he currently has six in this one.
  • As happens so frequently here City stuck their adversaries back in a flash from commencement. A snapshot of gentle frenzy from Saints in the zone was pursued a couple of minutes after the fact by a free-kick.

  • It was hit in from the privilege by David Silva and however it came to nothing the terms between the sides were going to change. This took six minutes and as of now give the challenge a role as a jumble of Anthony Joshua versus junior-flyweight extents. Leroy Sané was Guardiola’s sole change from the XI that won at Wembley against Tottenham in their last alliance excursion and now indicated why he was back.
  • After James Ward-Prowse ventured on the ball Sergio Agüero bolstered Silva and his pass slid Sané in along the left. Instantly the ball was whipped in and a hapless Wesley Hoedt crushed home for an own goal.

  • Stamp Hughes’ men were all the while reeling when the victors multiplied their lead. This time Sterling was supplier. The winger seemed to have invade the ball yet figured out how to turn it crosswise over objective and there was Agüero to score a 150th Premier League strike.
  • The 30-year-old has accomplished this in 217 appearances, second quickest just to Alan Shearer’s 212, and had sufficient energy to pass up on a brilliant shot for a second – he hit Alex McCarthy’s legs – before City proceeded. Sterling and Sané were again to the fore: the previous chipped towards the last mentioned and when the ball skiped Silva volleyed in.

  • City did not confront a danger until the point when the 26th moment and it demonstrated a prognostication of Danny Ings’ penalty strike minutes later. At the point when Shane Long crossed, the meeting No 9 was plain yet could not underwrite.
  • He was going to improve the situation. Ings dashed on to a Ryan Bertrand go along the left and John Stones may have whacked clear. Rather, maybe because of an Ederson call, he cleared out it to the goalkeeper and as Ings kept running on he was pulled around the Brazilian. The match referee, Lee Mason, indicated the spot and Ings changed over for City to yield just a 4th goal in the alliance, and a first since Newcastle United scored here on 1 September.

  • As half-time moved toward the home side offered a telling arrangement. This was an entrancing session of passing that occurred in the most impenetrable of spaces inside Southampton’s zone. Sterling to Sané to Sterling to Sané. He currently nourished Agüero who nutmegged Hoedt and discovered Silva. He thus discovered Sané who transferred the ball to Kyle Walker who at long last focused yet without much of any result.
  • Presently, however, came additionally hurt for the guests. Agüero picked Cedric Soares’ pocket and handed the ball over from the left. It came to Sterling and his miscontrol turned into a trap that picked up space and time to gather a fifth of his class battle.

  • In the second half Guardiola exchanged the flanks of Sterling and Sané and soon after the hour remunerate about came. Agüero sustained Sané on the privilege and the German let go a rocket that slammed back off McCarthy’s right hand post. Sterling’s evening to recollect turned out to be far superior on 67 minutes when beating McCarthy for a second time.


Match 9 of 10: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Chelsea: Alvaro Morata 32′, 65′, Pedro 70′
  • Crystal Palace: Andros Townsend 53′

Match Statistics:

Chelsea Team Stats Crystal Palace
15 Shots 7
6 Shots On Target 2
74% Possession 26%
883 Passes 313
90% Pass Accuracy 76%
6 Fouls 13
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
6 Offsides 1
4 Corners 2


Premier League

  • Chelsea are not rejecting adversaries with an incredible same panache as Manchester City, or notwithstanding drawing as much concentration in the title race as a resurgent Liverpool.
  • However, nearly on the calm, Maurizio Sarri equalled a Premier League record here by broadening his unbeaten begin in the division to 11 matches, and it is the Italian’s group who are sandwiched between the more liked contenders at present.

  • This was a great triumph not minimum in light of the fact that Chelsea were tested, and even pegged back, right off the bat in the second half in any case, as opposed to freezing, they reacted.
  • It helped they could toss on Eden Hazard from the seat, obviously, with the Belgian’s presentation after back damage immediately sending a swell of fear through Crystal Palace’s positions and his negligible nearness serving to raise Chelsea’s aggregate measures. None of his radiance had been diminished by a three-diversion nonattendance.

  • That opportune infusion of class impelled the hosts to recuperation. Their lead had just been restored when, with 20 minutes remaining, Marcos Alonso burst down the left and crossed for Pedro, who was dashing to the punishment spot, to complete unequivocally on the charge.
  • The Spaniard’s vitality was an element of this present group’s presentation, the pace at which the objective had been built an update that Chelsea, as well, can cut any and all individuals separated. Crystal Palace, enterprising yet obtuse, were cut separated by the move and, in truth, never recuperated.

  • All of which will have floated Sarri. Chelsea’s underlying leads either side of the guests’ equalizer had been set up by a man appreciating something of an ongoing upturn in fortunes.
  • Álvaro Morata had limped all the way to the finish of last term as a player clearly a long way from agreeable at Chelsea, his initial whirlwind of shape having diminished into deficiency. The questions had stayed under Sarri’s stewardship however there have been goals recently to paper over the lacks.

  • His 4th in 6 matches was appropriated soon after the half-hour stamp, Cesar Azpilicueta discovering Pedro whose cross was at first gestured out pitifully by James Tomkins. The inside half was all the while lifting himself up as Pedro wisely terminated the ball over the six-yard box where Morata, pressing space from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, gathered and changed over on the turn past Wayne Hennessey.
  • It was a goal made in Spain, and it energized the hosts from a pacified opening, a period stamped more by pinged Palace passes.

  • In those days there had been guarantee in the guests’ assaults, with Max Meyer, on just a second Premier League begin, and Wilfried Zaha undermining to wriggle through.
  • Be that as it may, as befits a group without a characteristic finisher, the methodology play had tended to offer approach to nothing until, right off the bat in the second time frame, they culled equality from no place.
  • The wellspring of their equalizer felt impossible, grated as it was past Kepa Arrizabalaga by Andros Townsend, a player who had neglected to enlist in 20 top-flight matches.

  • There was poise in the development, from Tomkins’ pass slid forward to the inevitable scorer, and Townsend’s perfect trade of passeswith James McArthur in a congested midfield.
  • The hosts had been thwarted by the pace in Palace positions, from Patrick van Aanholt to Wan-Bissaka by means of the frontline. However despite everything they had their trump card to play.

  • Peril rose up out of the seat halfway during that time period, soon after Hennessey had summoned a fine spare to deny David Luiz, to panic rivals all of a sudden hurling to smother a Chelsea recovery. It was the Belgian’s free-kick which appropriately avoided unchecked through Palace’s endeavors to square and achieved Morata, alone at the far post. His complete was dispatched low into the far corner with Roy Hodgson reviling on the sidelines.
  • At that point came Pedro’s third and an agreeable finale, with Palace’s quest for further reward rather edgy, Zaha running in to massed blue shirts and Azpilicueta hindering Townsend’s late endeavor.

  • As it happened, Morata ought to have finished with the match ball subsequent to breaking upfield on to Hazard’s go from a Palace corner, just for Hennessey to deny his endeavor at a short proximity hurl. It made a difference little. Chelsea, discreetly however amazingly, walk on.

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