Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Manchester City Continue To Dominate
This is the first seven matches of Premier League, Match Day 4 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
Points Table – Premier League ’18-19
For Complete Premier League 2018-19 team rankings, click here
Match 1 of 10: Leicester City vs Liverpool
Result: 1 – 2
- Liverpool: Sadio Mane 10′, Roberto Firmino 45′
- Leicester City: Rachid Ghezzal 63′
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- Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino scored in the primary half as Liverpool won their initial four Premier League amusements out of the blue with a 2-1 triumph over Leicester City on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
- Sadio scored in the 10th minute and Firmino scored in the 45th, however a 63rd-minute mistake by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson cost him a fourth sequential Premier League clean sheet when Rachid Ghezzal opened the scoring for Leicester City.
Liverpool hadn’t conceded until today. We pressed them well and dominated large spells of the game. We struggled in the final third but this is the best Liverpool side in my lifetime (I’m 34). I just don’t get the constant negativity from #lcfc fans.
— Kip Smithers (@CaliBesteen) September 1, 2018
- Protector Virgil van Dijk’s back pass went wide under strain, and Alisson went to play it in the left corner before being tested by Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho.
- The defender could not spill far from Iheanacho, who picked up the possession and passed the ball ahead to Ghezzal as the midfielder scored his first Premier League goal.
If the Lord has told me my Liverpool will get 4 wins out of 4 games without them being at their best and concede one embarrassing goal, then I will forever praise the Lord. Make una wait make this engine start. Na una dey rush us. #YNWA #alisson
— Olasoji Opeyemi (@Extra_ola) September 1, 2018
- Mane opened the scoring with his fourth goal in the same number of diversions with a speedy left-footed flick on a through ball from Andy Robertson, and Firmino multiplied the lead just before half-time from a header following a corner by James Milner.
Once again, the over confidence of Allison and sloppy play of Virgil caused Liverpool a clean sheet.The keeper is good but that sort of play was needless.I’m certain Mignolet would be fuming and saying to himself that “I didn’t even fumbled that much before I was benched”#LEILIV
— Jonathan Kolawole (@sleekjoe) September 1, 2018
- This assist from Milner was his 80th in the Premier League, moving him into joint-seventh place with David Beckham, and it came in his 100th appearance for Liverpool, making him the fourth player with the same number of class appearances with three changed clubs.
- Liverpool last won their initial four group recreations in 1990-91, two years previously the Premier League was built up, and have never opened a season with four continuous clean sheets.
Match 2 of 10: Crystal Palace Vs Southampton
Result: 0 – 2
- Southampton: Danny Ings 47′, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 90+2′
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- Danny Ings and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored as Southampton anchored their first win of the Premier League season with a triumph over Crystal Palace.
- Ings, marked an advance from Liverpool in the mid year, unquestionably got his second goal of the crusade in the wake of being set up by Cedric Soares.
Davies 5️⃣ , one good performance followed by a shocker today! Can’t pass forward and people run past him for fun when he tries to tackle.
Next game should be Southampton in the Cup!
— The People’s Club (@ThePeoplesClub_) 1 September 2018
- Substitute Charlie Austin, who scored the Saints’ Carabao Cup champ against Brighton in midweek, had the opportunity to double the lead at the 65th minute, however his powerless penalty, after Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s handball was spared by Wayne Hennessey.
- Hojbjerg, who was sent off in the thrashing by Leicester a weekend ago, scored the 2nd goal at the break in stoppage time after the guests needed to splash up deliberate weight in the closing moments.
The one who in half a season, kept clean sheets against Chelsea and United on his debut, saved two pens one being a double save. And ofcourse kept a clean sheet against Southampton last season but that one was easy
— Shay 🇫🇷 (@Lxjeune) 1 September 2018
- Before Austin’s penalty miss, James McArthur had gone near levelling for the hosts when his twisting exertion struck the crossbar.
- At the opposite end, the splendid Alex McCarthy – called up to the England squad this week – denied Palace striker Christian Benteke from short proximity after a prior spare from Luka Milivojevic.
— Stew Whiting (@StewWhiting) 1 September 2018
- Southampton’s triumph was Mark Hughes’ first at Selhurst Park in six endeavors as a Premier League manager.
Match 3 of 10: Everton Vs Huddersfield
Result: 1 – 1
- Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin 36′
- Huddersfield: Philip Billing 34′
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- Dominic Calvert-Lewin counterbalanced Philip Billing’s opener as Everton and Huddersfield Town drew their match at the Premier League.
- To a great extent dreary issue quickly debilitated to start into life late in the main half with 2 goals in the same number of minutes, in spite of the fact that that a short burst of excitement was never recreated in a crude second time span.
- The Terriers edged into the lead as Philip Billing gestured in from a set-piece for his maiden Premier League goal.
Lack of a central midfielder able to dictate play tells in these games. Everton had 58% possession but too much went nowhere or backwards and the goal was our only shot on target. Silva needs injuries to clear as lack of options led to some curious changes. First real off day.
— Luke O’Farrell (@lukeofarrell) 1 September 2018
- Be that as it may, under 90 seconds after the goal, Dominic Calvert-Lewin got on the finish of Lucas Digne’s center to net with his very own header – shockingly for the football fans, the last goal of the match as neither one of the sides could drive a decisive goal in a challenge high on industry yet low in quality.
- The fact of the matter was seemingly a superior one for Huddersfield, who, supported by the solid base of a five-man defence, had few inconveniences inside the primary thirty minutes and, following a concise time of weight of their own, edged ahead in the 34th moment.
There next three games are Everton, Chelsea, and Man U. If they’re not careful they could be on zero points for a while longer
— admin (@Thecoyslife) 1 September 2018
- Chris Lowe’s corner was accidentally flicked on at the close post by Calvert-Lewin and Billing was allowed to head home from six yards.
- However, the lead was quickly offset as Digne’s cross from the left was guided into the base right corner by Calvert-Lewin, who made amends for his heartbreaking part in the opener.
- Steve Mounie stung the palms of Jordan Pickford from the get-go in the second time frame however that was an uncommon snapshot of goalmouth activity as the amusement slid into a progression of niggly fouls.
Feels like today’s match was one @Everton should have won, no? Certainly happy to be undefeated 4 matches in, but a victory at Goodison today over a lower-table club was expected.
— Rich Grisham (@RichGrisham) 1 September 2018
- That seemed to suit Huddersfield, who had two close saves as substitute Ademola Lookman’s perilous ball over the face of the goal just dodged Gylfi Sigurdsson and Calvert-Lewin headed Leighton Baines’ corner over late on.
Match 4 of 10: Brighton vs Fulham
Result: 2 – 2
- Brighton: Gelnn Murray 67′, 84′ (P)
- Fulham: Andre Schurrle 43′, Aleksandar Mitrovic 62′
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- Glenn Murray struck twice in the second-half as Brighton battled once again from a two-objective shortage to draw with Fulham.
- The forward, who has now scored in both the club’s home diversions this season, changed over Anthony Knockaert’s pass to begin the fightback.
- He at that point dispatched the hosts’ 2nd penalty of the match to convey a point that seemed far-fetched halfway during that time period.
Excellent first trip to @OfficialBHAFC. Lovely lunch in Brighton, one of (if not the) best modern grounds in the country and a thrilling 2-2 comeback draw from the hosts against Fulham. #BHAFC #Seagulls #DoingThe92 pic.twitter.com/0Gwyb9yzQl
— Your Dave is Problematic (@GoldenVision90) 1 September 2018
- Pascal Gross had before missed a spot-kick for Brighton, with Fulham attendant Marcus Bettinelli dismissing his exertion.
- Slavisa Jokanovic’s side profited by that miss before the interim, proceeding when Andre Schurrle scored from Jean Michael Seri’s choice scooped pass.
- Aleksandar Mitrovic’s fourth objective in three amusements hoped to have fixed every one of the 3 points for Fulham and their first consecutive Premier League wins since April 2014.
No-one in the top four divisions of English football has scored more league goals than Aleksandar Mitrovic (16) since February 2018. His goal for Fulham this afternoon has taken him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (15).
Sharpshooter. 👌 pic.twitter.com/CsekSPOyCM
— 🇳🇬 ⚽ Football Fanzone (@MyFFZone) 1 September 2018
- But, Brighton’s late charge kept up an unbeaten home class record that presently extends back to January.
- In truth, they more than justified their point, with Murray and Solly March spurning a few decent open doors for Chris Hughton’s side.
- Fulham, however, could have grabbed triumph in the end arranges with substitute Ryan Sessegnon unfit to change over after a run in the penalty zone.
@MDembele_10 big man. Appreciate you went for the big bucks but don’t stick the knife in. @CelticFC gave you an opportunity, better than Fulham ever could. Be thankful and move on. Don’t be a fanny about it. You were idolised, be thankful. Good luck in Lyon. Hope Youre happy
— Chris Doran (@chrisd71) 1 September 2018
- The result left the two clubs in the position they had possessed at the start of the Premier league, the Cottagers eleventh in the table and Brighton one place at the 12th position.
For the last three matches of today, move on to the next page!