When Marcus Rashford scored the opening goal of the game between Manchester United and Liverpool, it was the first goal of what would go on to be an eventful MatchDay 30 in the Premier League.
After 10 games played, different score lines, wins, draws and losses, we take a look at the best performers and the worst ones in our review.
The Best Performers
The Englishman started Leicester City’s comeback at the Hawthorns over the weekend as the Foxes defeated West Brom to further cement their 8th position on the log table.
He may have scored only one of the goals Leicester scored on Saturday, but his goal, a contender for goal of the season, not only drew the Foxes level but also served as a subtle reminder that Vardy, although 31 years old, is still one of the best in the league.
The 20-year old youngster who got two goals for himself against Liverpool was, by some distance, one of the best players on the field of play on the afternoon. His runs down the left flank gave Liverpool more than a handful to worry about.
His positioning was excellent and his two goals came as a result of being in the right place at the right time. The future is definitely bright for the English boy who is gradually growing into a super striker.
The Worst Performers
West Ham suffered yet another Premier League defeat at the hands of Burnley during the weekend. To an extent, this was a defeat that could be blamed on the fans who kept invading the pitch as they protested against the owners of the club.
But West Ham players like Joe Hart didn’t help matters too. The English goalkeeper who committed a number of errors, including the one leading to Chris Wood’s goal had a terrible day. In his defense, this was his first game since the 29th of November but that’s no excuse to put on such a terrible display.
This morning, the world woke up to the news that Mauricio Pellegrino had been relieved of his duties as the manager of Southampton. Sounds like a drastic decision but it is definitely one which had to be made as the Saints lost yet another Premier League game – 3-0 against Newcastle – to remain 17th on the table.
After that game, Pellegrino lashed out at his players, saying some of his players “gave up” and described them as “good players without personality.” After just one win in 17 games, the Southampton players have certainly not done enough.
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