Premier League Review: 19-20 September

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It has been a great weekend in the Premier League with some good and some disappointing results. The weekend kicked off with a match which was never going to disappoint. Chelsea had a tough start to the season and were hoping to get out of the blocks with only one win on the cards so far. The match kicked off and there was speculation all over that Arsenal were going to bag a win and move even further up the table into prime position but this was not the case. An early goal just after half time from Kurt Zouma gave Chelsea the lead, a talking to from Mouhrinio at the half certainly did the job. Chelsea looked in top form throughout the whole of the rest of the game crating chances right left and centre but just couldn’t find an opening against the young, talented Arsenal defence. It was not until the 90th minute that star man Edin Hazard found the back of the net with a well placed right footed shot into the bottom corner that fooled the newly signed keeper Peter Cech.

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West Bromwich Albion were entertained by Aston Villa at Villa Park on in one of the weeks’ other early kick offs. Both teams put up a good fight but the match was quickly turned around with a 39th minute goal from Berahino giving West Brom the lead.

Bournemouth’s first season has gone one way so far and luckily for them the right way. With zero wins this season they were looking to get their first. A game which was fairly well matched, Sunderland were hoping to win to give them an early boost but this was not the case.  A match dominated by Bournemouth ending with a goal from Wilson and a second goal from Ritchie leaving the score at 2-0 to Bournemouth, resulting in Sunderland dropping into the relegation zone.

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The rest of Saturdays matches included a win for Watford, a draw for Stoke against Leicester, a draw for Everton against Swansea as well as an unexpected win for West Ham against Man City.

Sunday brought some cracking games, featuring a 1-0 win for Tottenham against Crystal Palace, a disappointing draw for Liverpool against Norwich at Anfield and an action packed late kick off from Manchester United.

It had been a good start to the season for United after a few difficult seasons with issues concerning management. A much needed win for Southampton which would have been much more likely last season but Southampton have struggled so far this season with only one win up to now. The match kicked off and Southampton looked good. An early goal from Pellè seemed to wake United up as they hit straight back with a goal from the new 18-year-old signing, Martial. He then struck again with another goal giving United the lead. Southampton were still full of life and looking for another goal but another goal from Juan Mata in the 68th minute left the Southampton fans with little hope. It was not until the 86th minute that Southampton’s striker, Pellè slotted a header past the in-form United keeper, leaving a very tense last ten minutes.

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Overall this weekend brought some very good quality football, with some predicted and some unpredicted results.

Full scores:
Tottenham 1-0 Crystal Palace
Liverpool 1-1 Norwich
Southampton 2-3 Man United
Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom
Bournemouth 2-0 Sunderland
Newcastle 1-2 Watford
Stoke 2-2 Leicester
Swansea 0-0 Everton
Man City 1-2 West Ham