It was one of those weekends that most football fans praise the Premier League for. The results were nothing short of startling.
From the Brighton’s 3 – 0 away win over West Ham to a super Sunday of amazing goals, there was more than enough action – surprises too – in the ninth gameweek of the Premier League.
With almost one-fourth of the 2017/2018 Premier League season gone, what are the new things we now know?
Manchester City, the Most Patient Club in the Premier League
Fans of the club will tell you how annoying it can be sometimes to watch Man. City build up play from the back. It can be pretty painful to watch. But Pep’s in charge… and that’s how he wants to play ball.
When Sean Dyche’s men visited the Etihad Stadium, it was clear they’d be pretty difficult to break down. Having proved their mettle against top clubs this season, Burnley’s mission was simple: attack when you can, keep the score line respectful.
They did that successfully until they conceded an Aguero penalty and some more goals via an Otamendi header and Leroy Sane’s third goal. These three goals came via the sheer patience that the Manchester City players had.
They were patient enough to deal with the quick Burnley players who were always charging at them. They were patient enough to make the most of the spaces in the midfield. It paid off in the end: 3 more goals, still unbeaten and on top of the Premier League standings.
London vs. the Merseyside
Sunday, the 22nd of October will go down as one day to be quickly forgotten by both Liverpool and Everton. Both sides suffered heavy defeats at the hands of Tottenham and Arsenal respectively on the day.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had defensive issues while Ronald Koeman’s Everton simply could not keep up with the Arsenal trio of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey.
As you can expect, there will certainly be rumors of both coaches being sacked in the coming days. Both managers weren’t exactly doing well before. The results against the London sides just made matters worse.
This Week’s Title Contenders
When the Premier League started, it was all about Manchester City and Manchester United competing for the Premier League title. But, we’ve come to realize that, each passing gameweek in this season’s Premier League season constantly produces new title contenders.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City has been a constant feature. But, which other side played like title contenders this week? Tottenham’s beautiful display against Liverpool put them on our list of title contenders this week.
With the way Arsenal blew Everton away, they also make it into our list of title contenders this week.Tags: English premier league, English premier league gameweek 9, EPL, PL, pl lessons