Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: Harry Kane Ends Goal Drought
These are the first six matches of Match Day 2 of 38, that were held on 18th August 2018. The highlights are appended below the points table. In case, you missed the highlights of Match Day 1 of 38, click here.
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English Premier League 2018-19 – Full Schedule
Match 1 of 10: Cardiff City vs Newcastle
Result: 0 – 0
|Cardiff City||Team Stats||Newcastle|
|1||Shots On Target||6|
- Cardiff City were unlucky as Kenedy missed a late penalty, and the 10 man Newcastle managed to draw the game, in their first home diversion back in the Premier League.
- In the match, Cardiff were the superior ones as Newcastle seemed bound to grab the points, when Sean Morrison was decreed to have dealt with in stoppage time.
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- In any case, Neil Etheridge was the legend for the Bluebirds, obstructing Kenedy’s unconvincing spot-kick to anchor an unlikely draw.
0 – Kenedy failed to complete a single pass in the first half against Cardiff City – he is the first outfield Premier League player to fail to complete a single pass in 45+ minutes of play since Nikola Kalinic against Birmingham City in March 2010. Passenger. pic.twitter.com/6EZbhRNI9B
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 18, 2018
- Neil Warnock’s side started at a quick pace and nearly led the pack following seven minutes when the defender Martin Dubravka dawdled and Kenneth Zohore shut him down, just to see the ball ricochet into safe zone.
- Kenedy had an exertion spared by Etheridge, however Cardiff looked dangerous again, when Sol Bamba’s header from a corner was cleared.
Player for Newcastle United who had no passes in the first half, had a tackle that’s gonna get him suspended and then blew a chance for a goal on a penalty to end the game against an easier opponent.
— ???⚾?????/?????/???????⚾ (@batsdingerbonds) August 18, 2018
- A calculated Ayoze Perez strike was ceased by Etheridge as the frenzied pace proceeded, and Cardiff designed another shot when Harry Arter and Josh Murphy were associated with a development that finished when Zohore neglected to discover Junior Hoilett in the zone.
- Javier Manquillo fouled Murphy and was booked immediately, following that Newcastle could have been down to 10 men when, soon after the half-hour, Kenedy kicked out at Victor Camarasa however, the match referee Craig Pawson missed the offense.
A good point taken despite the look of the game, and so proud to finally play in front of the fans in PL ??? #BlueBirds @CardiffCityFC
— Sol Bamba (@Sol14Bamba) August 18, 2018
- Zohore headed wide as the 1st half entered its ending minutes, and afterward Newcastle molded a possibility when Jonjo Shelvey gave Perez an oppurtuity that Etheridge spared.
HALF-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 0-0 NEWCASTLE UNITED
No goals at the Cardiff City Stadium so far, although Kenedy, Ayoze Pérez (twice) and Jonjo Shelvey have tested home goalkeeper Neil Etheridge. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/yKprgnyDlN
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 18, 2018
- Jaybirds administrator Rafa Benitez rolled out a substitution at the break, expediting Isaac Hayden for Manquillo, however Cardiff started the second half splendidly and Hoilett had a shot blocked.
- Cardiff were on the front foot and Benitez rolled out another substitute, Yoshinori Muto entering spot of Perez following 56 minutes.
The ref needs his head examining, should be a red for Kennedy, shouldn’t have been a red in the second half and also probably shouldn’t be a penalty. Overall Newcastle were nearly handed the win and they bottled it
— Will_28_ (@Will_28_) August 18, 2018
- However, inside minutes Newcastle were down to 10 men when half-time sub Hayden was demonstrated a straight red card for clacking into Murphy.
- These attacks continued from both sides until a late penalty was missed by Kennedy and the match was drawn.
There are Nightmare Performances and there are complete Nightmare displays like the one Kennedy had today for @NUFC today @CardiffCityFC in 0-0 Lunchtime K.O
He didn’t complete a pass in the first half.
He missed a Penalty#Kennedy #CARNEW #Benitez #CarvNew pic.twitter.com/d6S7yTuXhj
— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) August 18, 2018
Match 2 of 10: Tottenham vs Fulham FC
Result: 3 – 1
- Tottenham: Lucas Moura 43′, Kieran Trippier 74′, Harry Kane 77′
- Fulham FC: Aleksandar Mitrovic 52′
|Tottenham||Team Stats||Fulham FC|
|11||Shots On Target||3|
- Harry Kane at long last finished his August goal scoring dry season, as England’s World Cup lights roused Tottenham Hotspur, to a spirit boosting 3-1 Premier League prevail upon newcomers Fulham.
- Spurs gave their fans something to cheer about at their transitory home with England skipper Kane and Kieran Trippier, who scored a superb free kick, controlling them to triumph.
1 – Kieran Trippier is the first Tottenham player to score from a direct free-kick in the Premier League since Christian Eriksen in October 2015 v Swansea. Bend.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 18 August 2018
- After what was going to be a goalless first half, Lucas Moura’s clinical strike, gave Tottenham their first goal of the match.
- The first half ended with 1-0, with Tottenham in the lead. Nonetheless, Fulham hit back after the break as Aleksandar Mitrovic, not long after in the wake of hitting the post, gestured home a 52nd-minute equalizer.
13 – Since his debut for Fulham in February, Aleksandar Mitrovic has scored 13 league goals; only Mohamed Salah (14) has more in the top four tiers of English football in that time. Fire.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 18 August 2018
- However, Tottenham hit back as Kieran Trippier scored a magnificent goal to restore the lead.
First goal in August for Harry Kane ☑️
First league goal for Spurs for Lucas Moura ☑️
Another wonderful free-kick from Kieran Trippier ☑️
A good day for Tottenham as they beat Fulham 3-1#UCL pic.twitter.com/YHqN3UT3Mf
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 18 August 2018
- This was followed by Tottenham’s leading goal scorer of last season, Harry Kane who ended his goal drought by scoring his first goal of Premier League 2018-19.
What August curse? #COYS pic.twitter.com/WuV8fkvNWC
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 18 August 2018
- In reply, Fulham could not score a single goal, as the match ended with the Spurs starting their season on a high note.
FULL-TIME Spurs 3-1 Fulham
Two wins out of two for Spurs, with Lucas Moura, Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane netting at Wembley#TOTFUL pic.twitter.com/PELpfxZ8EE
— Premier League (@premierleague) 18 August 2018
Match 3 of 10: West Ham vs Bournemouth
Result: 1 – 2
|West Ham||Team Stats||Bournemouth|
|5||Shots On Target||5|
- Striker Callum Wilson scored a dazzling objective which helped Bournemouth dig out from a deficit in a 2-1 triumph at West Ham United, and extend their fine Premier League beginning to two wins in the same number of diversions.
- West Ham, conversely, endured their second progressive annihilation after Austria forward Arnautovic, who bored in his spot kick in the 33rd minute, squandered a fantastic opportunity to twofold the house side’s lead on the stroke of halftime.
5 – Callum Wilson has scored five goals in his five league games against West Ham against no other side has he scored more in English league football. Picked.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 18 August 2018
- No goals were scored by West Ham in the 1st half, as it ended with West Ham in the lead.
- In the 2nd half, Wilson fueled his way past 4 defenders, and scored to counterbalance Marko Arnautovic’s first-half penalty.
- This was followed by Steve Cook’s goal at the 66th minute who struck a superb header to make it 2-1.
- Despite, dominating the ball possession, no goals were scored by West Ham as they lost their second consecutive match in a row.
Back-to-back Premier League wins for Bournemouth ? @WestHamUtd 1-2 @afcbournemouth @CallumWilson & @SteveCook28 with the #afcb goals! ? pic.twitter.com/ne9ZwXryPg
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) 18 August 2018
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