Yet another week of Premier League action has come and gone. The league is now 3-games old and the league table is gradually taking shape. Yes, it’s still early days as some will say but then again, there’s that saying about the early bird, right?
Manchester United now seat comfortably at the top of the table with maximum points. While some other teams seem to be struggling with getting off the mark, both Manchester clubs and some others are doing just fine.
After the third round of games in the world’s most-watched football league, what have we learnt?
- August is a bad month for Harry Kane
Although Spurs have only been able to register 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss, with 4 goals scored, they seem to have struggled. And, in one way or the other, it can be traced to Harry Kane not showing up for Pochettino’s men.
In the game against Burnley, Kane again struggled to convert the chances that fell to him. It’s been fabled that the Englishman is allergic to finding the net during the 8th month of the year. Maybe there’s more to the fable than meets the eye.
Spurs fans will understandably be looking forward to the next match which will be played next month.
- Arsenal fall flat…again!
A whole lot of influential figures in the football world had their way of describing the performance of Wenger’s men. It was a Sunday to forget as Liverpool’s quick trio made the most of the Arsenal set-up and their mistakes.
Of course the Reds were unforgiving. But the Gunners didn’t make it easy for themselves. So many Gunners faithful pointed to Arsene Wenger fielding players whose hearts were already miles away from anything that smells like – or even looks like – the French manager.
Who should take the blame for the 4-0 drabbing?
- Lying stewards
In a closely-contested encounter, Manchester City managed to take all three points against Bournemouth, leaving Eddie Howe wondering what could have been. And it was all thanks to a really late goal from Raheem Sterling.
The same goal sparked the celebrations that led to Sterling getting a second yellow and his marching orders. And the same goal celebrations almost put Sergio Aguero in trouble after a match steward, who first claimed to have been assaulted by the Argentine, later withdrew the statement.
A note to Bournemouth: The game is beautiful enough. No beautiful liars needed *in Beyonce and Rihanna’s voice*!
- The Refs are still at it
The refs seem to have a taken an even sterner approach to fouls and everything that even looks like it. Mike Dean was literally unforgiving in the Bournemouth vs. Manchester City game. So many yellow cards plus a sending off that wasn’t really necessary – what rule says a 97th minute goal scored can’t be “over-celebrated”?
It’s been frustrating their atrocious displays, but then again, they’re the shot callers and they decide what happens during the 90 minutes of play. And during the time, we just have to live with it.
The international break is here. This means the Premier League will take the backseat as players slug it out in their respective country colors. If you’re not the type who fancies games like Tunisia vs. DR Congo or Uruguay vs. Argentina, you might as well select the Premier League Gameweek 4 games to put your money on.
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From all of us at NairaBET, we wish you a very fruitful and productive week ahead!
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