No one seems to be able to stand in the way of Manchester City in the Premier League this season, especially not a Southampton side that has been in trouble in recent weeks. Driven by their impressive clout, citizens made short work of saints to temporarily overtake Arsenal (4-0). At the same time, Chelsea clearly dominated Wolverhampton to recover (3-0), Newcastle learned Brentford (5-1), while Bournemouth needed just four short minutes to topple Leicester (2-1).
Manchester City 4-0 Southampton
Goals: Cancelo (20 .)e), Foden (32e), Mahrez (49e) and Haaland (65e)
The game will have been one-sided in favor of the sky blue in presence of saints completely helpless. Haaland triggers first on an opening miracle from Foden, but runs into the post. The luck of unlocking the counter goes to the excellent Cancelo, author of a wonderful rush on the left before finishing with a cross. On a shift from De Bruyne, Foden doubled the bet with a stabbed love to make the break, before Mahrez ended the tension as the winning volley resumed.
Only one element is missing to make the match complete: a goal from Erling Haaland, who has only scored against Bournemouth since the start of the Premier League. After several situations, it finally worked on a perfect cross from Cancelo. A big win that propels the defending champion into the lead ahead of Sunday’s rear-end clash between Arsenal and Liverpool.
Chelsea 3-0 Wolverhampton
Goals: Havertz (45 .)e+3), Pulisian (54e) and Broja (90e)
A ranking in which Chelsea replaces them in anticipation of the Brighton-Tottenham game. Largely dominating during the first act, the Blues However, waiting for extra time to finally find the fault, Havertz sends a lobed header to Mount’s counter. Not very successful so far, Pulisic doubled the lead at the start of the second half from a tight angle to keep Chelsea away from sad wolves, relegated more than ever. Broja comes into play, offering himself his first goal in the London jersey with a millimeter attempt. Graham Potter’s men continue their recovery and remain in the race for the Champions League.
Bournemouth 2-1 Leicester
Goals: Billing (67e) and Christie (71e) for Cherries // Daka (10 .)e) for the foxes
Holder instead of Vardy, Daka wasted no time letting the powder speak up close by turning around to give the visitors the advantage. And if Bournemouth claims a penalty for Evans’ tackle on Fredericks – warned of on-site simulation -, the foxes think for a long time to hold onto the good ending. Until these two goals in four minutes. It was Billing who finished strong after a shot blocked by Solanke, then Christie who punished the opposing side’s generosity.
Newcastle 5-1 Brentford
Goals: Guimares (21 .)e and 56e), Murphy (29e), Almiron (82e) and Pinnock (90eCSC) for the Magpies // Toney (54eSP) for the bees
Of the teams that looked at the table, Newcastle also beat Brentford. Of the bees not far from the advantage at the start of the match, but Mbeumo’s goal is ultimately disallowed. A boon to the locals, who quickly made the difference with a winning header from Guimarães and an opportunistic goal from Murphy, well served by Wilson after Raya’s failed recovery. In vain, Toney revived the tension from the penalty spot at the start of the second act, Bruno Guimarães secured the victory for his team with a fine attack from the edge of the area. Almirón also invites himself to the party on a huge ball from Schär and Pinnock against his side gives even more space to the score in the final minutes.
By Tom Binet