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.

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Chelsea 2 0 0 6
2 Tottenham 2 0 0 6
3 Bournemouth 2 0 0 6
4 Everton 1 1 0 4
5 Liverpool 1 0 0 3
6 Crystal Palace 1 0 0 3
7 Manchester City 1 0 0 3
8 Watford 1 0 0 3
9 Leicester City 1 1 1 3
10 Manchester United 1 1 0 3

For Complete team rankings, click here

English Premier League 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 1 of 10: Cardiff City vs Newcastle

Result: 0 – 0

Match Statistics:

Cardiff City Team Stats Newcastle
12 Shots 12
1 Shots On Target 6
52% Possession 48%
314 Passes 305
64% Pass Accuracy 59%
14 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
2 Offsides 0
5 Corners 5


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Match 2 of 10: Tottenham vs Fulham FC

Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Tottenham: Lucas Moura 43′, Kieran Trippier 74′, Harry Kane 77′
  • Fulham FC: Aleksandar Mitrovic 52′

Match Statistics:

Tottenham Team Stats Fulham FC
25 Shots 10
11 Shots On Target 3
60% Possession 40%
632 Passes 434
88% Pass Accuracy 81%
9 Fouls 5
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 3
5 Corners 2


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • However, Tottenham hit back as Kieran Trippier scored a magnificent goal to restore the lead.

  • 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.

  • In reply, Fulham could not score a single goal, as the match ended with the Spurs starting their season on a high note.


Match 3 of 10: West Ham vs Bournemouth

Result: 1 – 2

Match Statistics:

West Ham Team Stats Bournemouth
11 Shots 12
5 Shots On Target 5
61% Possession 39%
493 Passes 322
80% Pass Accuracy 77%
14 Fouls 10
6 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 0
6 Corners 4


  • 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.

  • 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.

For the next three matches, move on to the next page!