Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Aguero’s Hattrick Helps City Close On Liverpool

These are the next 2 matches of the Premier League, Match Day 25 of 38. The match highlights and the top 10 teams points table is included.

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

Points Table – Premier League ’18-19

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Liverpool 19 4 1 61
2 Manchester City 20 2 4 59
3 Tottenham 19 0 6 57
4 Chelsea 15 5 5 50
5 Manchester United 14 6 5 48
6 Arsenal 14 5 6 47
7 Wolves 11 5 9 38
8 Watford 9 7 9 34
9 Everton 9 6 10 33
10 Bournemouth 10 3 12 33

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

English Premier League 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 8 of 10: Leicester City vs Manchester United

Result:  0 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Manchester United: Marcus Rashford 9′

Match Statistics:

Leicester City Team Stats Manchester United
17 Shots 10
6 Shots On Target 6
44% Possession 56%
419 Passes 533
78% Pass Accuracy 80%
14 Fouls 9
4 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 1
7 Corners 2


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  • The Ole Gunnar Solskjær fleeting trend moves on. Out of the blue since the days when Sir Alex Ferguson was in control – harking back to the 2012-13 season – Manchester United have piled on five progressive away triumphs, the most recent arriving obligingness of a player who has looked renewed as far back as the Norwegian assumed control at Old Trafford.
  • Marcus Rashford has now scored multiple times in 10 matches under Solskjær and this was a fitting route for the 21-year-old to check his 100th Premier League appearance. The way that Ryan Giggs is the main United player to have achieved that milestone at a more youthful age – there are just 20 days in it – says much regarding Rashford’s effect at the club since he burst on to the scene as an adolescent.

  • Maybe most essentially, Rashford is playing with a grin all over once more, delighting in the obligation that Solskjær has offered him to lead the line (Romelu Lukaku dropped to the seat again here) and be the point of convergence of a United group who stay unbeaten since José Mourinho was sacked.
  • It is presently nine successes and one draw under Solskjær, with this restricted triumph evidence that United are fit for granulating out outcomes without playing especially well. Leicester, who have beaten Chelsea and Manchester City and drawn with Liverpool in the course of the most recent a month and a half, unquestionably had enough opportunities to crash United’s energy and take focuses off another main six group however they came up short on the clinical edge to rebuff Solskjær’s side for a somewhat level showcase.

  • Solskjær – who dashed off to Lyon a while later to watch Paris Saint-Germain, United’s next rivals in the Champions League, play against Lyon – was enchanted with the character that his players appeared.
  • That perfect sheet was somewhat down to some normally incredible goalkeeping from David de Gea yet additionally Leicester’s wickedness. Jamie Vardy had a tolerable shot in the end arranges, after the amazing Harvey Barnes split away on the left flank, and it was a wellspring of disappointment for Leicester that two other respectable open doors tumbled to defenders. Jonny Evans missed his kick before goal with 10 minutes to go and Harry Maguire tightened shot wide damage time.

  • From Leicester’s point of view the harm was done right off the bat and that has turned into an intermittent topic for this group. For the fifth match in progression Claude Puel’s group yielded a goal inside the initial 10 minutes.
  • To exacerbate the situation, Leicester were planners of their own ruin. Ricardo Pereira, getting the ball somewhere inside the Leicester half, played a free and thoughtless pass expected for Nampalys Mendy. Paul Pogba effectively cut the ball out and flighted an impeccably weighted go past Maguire and Ben Chilwell. Rashford, who had headed a fine shot over the bar five minutes sooner, was not going to be as pardoning this time.
  • He padded Pogba’s pass perfectly with his first touch and whipped it home effectively and unerringly with his second, giving Kasper Schmeichel no way.

  • Leicester looked a little shell-stunned by then yet began to squeeze their way again into the amusement as United withdrew further and lost some control in focal midfield.
  • James Maddison’s eyes lit up when the ball dropped generous to him in the wake of ricocheting off a few United players however his shot from minimal in excess of 12 yards was splendidly hindered by Luke Shaw’s last-jettison test.
  • The home group kept on squeezing for an equalizer after the restart, with Vardy’s gymnastic volley accumulated by De Gea at the second endeavor. Puel then pulled back Maddison and supplanted him with Rachid Ghezzal, inciting boos from the home supporters.

  • While it was an inquisitive choice, Ghezzal came near carrying equality with a 30-yard free-kick that De Gea fantastically ripped at far from the best corner. Another Ghezzal free-kick, this time crossed into the United region from out wide, was going back crosswise over goal by Maguire just for Evans to whip at thin air.
  • With the match currently extended, chances traveled every which way for the two groups. Lukaku and Anthony Martial, both second-half substitutes for United, were denied by Schmeichel as the guests hit Leicester on the counterattack looking for a second goal. At the opposite end Vardy shot gently at De Gea and Maguire had that late chance that rolled excruciatingly wide of the far upstanding.


Match 9 of 10: Manchester City vs Bournemouth

Result:  3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Manchester City: Sergio Aguero 1′, 44′, 61′
  • Bournemouth: Laurent Koscielny 11′

Match Statistics:

Manchester City Team Stats  Bournemouth
19 Shots 4
12 Shots On Target 2
59% Possession 41%
614 Passes 433
87% Pass Accuracy 78%
11 Fouls 8
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
5 Offsides 0
4 Corners 2


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  • When Sergio Agüero was done it was hard to envision very where he finds the space to keep every one of the balls he has gathered as gifts of his hattrick.
  • Agüero, one envisions, can manage the cost of the sort of property where they are all on show, alongside enough trophies and decorations to fill an air ship storage. Which is most likely similarly also remembering this was the fourteenth time he has scored at least three out of a match for Manchester City.
  • Ten of those hattricks have come in the Premier League and, if you somehow happened to trust that top-division football was designed in 1992, the applicable measurement is that just Alan Shearer, with 11, has more.

  • Who might wager against Agüero asserting that record for himself one day? His need, obviously, is another title award in any case, on this proof, perhaps he might want to think the two even go pair.
  • These were the goals that implied him achieving the 20-goal stamp this season, as he has done in seven of his eight years in Manchester, and when his most recent hattrick was affirmed – somewhat randomly remembering the ball went in by means of his ribs and elbow – it implied he had scored multiple times amid the last 15 home counterparts for City when he has been in Pep Guardiola’s beginning lineup.

  • All the more significantly for City, he had likewise made the telling commitment on the day the dominant heroes gave Arsenal an unforgiving update about the dimension of creativity that is required to harbor true title goals.
  • For Arsenal it has been quite a while since they held that data for themselves and they have tumbled to 6th position. City, conversely, include moved inside two of Liverpool. They have scored somewhere around twice in each home match this season and would beyond all doubt welcome some help from West Ham when the pioneers play in London on Monday.

  • Agüero’s execution, involving the 217th, 218th and 219th goals of his City profession, absolutely justified the group’s recognition when Guardiola supplanted him with Gabriel Jesus at the 80-minute check.
  • The Argentinian had scored after just 24 seconds in City’s past match at Newcastle. This time his initial one was planned at 46 seconds and, not at all like the outing to St James’ Park, there could be no allegation of City’s players looking exhausted with their own splendor – or the word that each first class director detests: lack of concern.
  • The guests toyed with making a clench hand of it after Laurent Koscielny had shocked everybody, maybe even Arsenal themselves, by scoring with an eleventh moment header. Unai Emery and his players were oppressed that Agüero’s hattrick goal was not discounted for handball.

  • However they will likewise realize it could well have been a progressively determined triumph for City on the equalization of play. Agüero had reestablished City’s lead late in the principal half and the house side’s control after the break was an update that Liverpool should play outstandingly well to shake them off among now and May. In the second half City oversaw 13 endeavors at goal, Arsenal zero.
  • Not this was a disproportionate presentation from the triumphant group. Directly from the beginning City appeared to be resolved to getting the thrashing at Newcastle out of their framework. Guardiola’s side love to take early control, to stress their adversaries from the principal whistle, and it came about here in one of their protectors, Aymeric Laporte, wandering forward to confiscate Alex Iwobi on the edge of Arsenal’s penalty region and set up the opening goal. Agüero, alert as ever, was hanging tight for the cross, winding his body to coordinate a stooping header past Bernd Leno, the goalkeeper.

  • For some time it looked just as Arsenal would be overpowered by the sheer fierceness of City’s initial weight. All of which made it astonishing, most definitely, when the away group rose up out of the surge to balance. Lucas Torreira whipped a corner over, Nacho Monreal won the main header and Koscielny had split far from Raheem Sterling – an odd decision of marker – to score with the following one.
  • The corner, the flick-on and the back-post complete – and, for City, the marginally stressing measurement that precisely 50% of the 20 goals they have surrendered in the association this season have originated from set plays. It is the most elevated rate in the best division and something, apparently, that not simply Emery will have noted among restriction administrators.

  • For Guardiola a little frailty at the back is the drawback, maybe, of being so assault disapproved – they set up here with Fernandinho working as both a midfielder and helper focus half. At the point when City were going ahead, Laporte and Kyle Walker both had unlimited power to break out of guard and spread play by moving wide and transforming into assaulting full-backs.
  • Nicolás Otamendi was now and then the main player left back, with Fernandinho floating between his two positions and frequently joining Ilkay Gündogan in midfield. In front of them, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva had Sterling and Bernardo Silva working either side of Agüero. It was an imposing lineup, yet one that periodically undermined to leave City open to the counterattack.

  • For that to occur, in any case, Arsenal expected to kick it into high gear the ball first. Agüero’s second goal originated from short proximity after an exquisite trade of passes including Sterling and Gündogan and the striker jumped into complete his hattrick soon after the hour.
  • Again it was Sterling playing the definitive go over the six-yard territory. Weapons store’s players accumulated round the official, Martin Atkinson, to challenge that it was handball yet Agüero was at that point wheeling without end, with that well-known grin, the arm raised and the guarantee of another ball for his personal collection.

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