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  • Total no.of goals scored in week 9 = 35

Friday (20/10/2017)

Brighton & Hove Albion clinched their first ever away PL victory hammering West Ham United

West Ham United 0 – Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (Glenn Murray 10′ & 75′ PEN; Jose Izquierdo 45’+2′)

Brighton & Hove Albion clinched their first ever away victory in the Premier League history beating the hosts West Ham United 3-0.

Glenn Murray opened the scoreline for the visitors on just 10 minutes through a header from a free-kick.

In the injury time of the first half (45’+2’), Jose Izquierdo extended the lead for the visitors with a brilliant curling shot from outside the box that beat the hosts’ goalie Joe Hart.

The Seagulls (Brighton & Hove Albion) were awarded a penalty on 74 minutes after Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United) fouled Glenn Murray (Brighton & Hove Albion) inside the penalty box. Murray made no mistake scoring from the resulting penalty as The Seagulls won their first ever away Premier League with a 3-0 margin.

 

Saturday (21/10/2017)

Chelsea returned to victory by beating Watford through the late goals

Chelsea 4 (Pedro 12′; Michy Batshuayi 71′ & 90’+5′; Cesar Azpilicueta 87′) – Watford 2 (Abdoulaye Doucoure 45’+2′; Roberto Pereyra 49′)

After losing two back-to-back Premier League matches, Chelsea returned to the victory by beating Watford with a 4-2 margin.

Pedro put the hosts Chelsea 1-0 ahead through a stunning shot from outside the box that GK had no chance of saving.

Abdoulaye Doucoure equalised the scoreline for Watford in the injury time of the first half (45’+2’).

Watford got a 2-1 lead in the early second half when Roberto Pereyra successfully netted from Richarlison’s pass on just four minutes into the second half.

On 71 minutes, Michy Batshuayi levelled the scoreline (2-2) for Chelsea through a wonderful header that was generated by Pedro with a cross.

On 87 minutes, Chelsea regained their lead (3-2) after Cesar Azpilicueta’s header found the net.

Just before the final whistle, Batshuayi scored his second goal from Watford’s defensive mistake that also secured Chelsea’s victory.

It was also Watford’s first away defeat of this Premier League season.

 

Manchester United handed first defeat in this season after Huddersfield stunned them

Huddersfield Town 2 (Aaron Mooy 28′; Laurent Depoitre 33′) – Manchester United 1 (Marcus Rashford 78′)

Huddersfield Town broke Manchester United’s unbeaten streak after snatching a stunning home victory with a 2-1 margin.

Huddersfield Town took the 2-0 lead in the first half after Aaron Mooy (28′) and Laurent Depoitre (33’) scored in quick succession.

Juan Mata’s poor effort created a chance for the hosts, and Aaron Mooy succeeded to score on that from a rebound chance.

Just five minutes later, the hosts’ goalie Jonas Lossl put a great long ball from which Laurent Depoitre doubled the lead for Huddersfield Town.

On 78 minutes, Marcus Rashford reduced the trail for United through a header from the following cross that created by Romelu Lukaku. However, that was not enough for United to cancel their defeat.

After earning six victories and two draws, it was the first defeat for United in this Premier League season.

 

Manchester City blanked Burnley by 3-0

Manchester City 3 (Sergio Aguero 30′ PEN; Nicolas Otamendi 73′; Leroy Sane 75′) – Burnley 0

Hosts Manchester City continued their winning streak after securing a dominating 3-0 victory against Burnley.

Manchester City earned the 1-0 lead from a penalty on the half-an-hour mark. Burnley goal-keeper Nick Pope forcefully stopped Bernardo Silva inside the penalty box that led the penalty for the hosts. Sergio Aguero easily scored from that penalty and opened the scoreline.

After the long efforts, Nicolas Otamendi doubled the lead for the hosts on 73 minutes with a header a corner.

Just two minutes later, Leroy Sane struck the third goal after Kevin de Bruyne raised a ball for him.

In the whole match, Burnley had no shot on target.

Point-table leader Manchester City is now the only team that remains unbeaten in this Premier League season with eight victories and only one draw. Also, this victory was City’s seventh consecutive PL victories in this season.

 

Mikel Merino late header brought three points for Newcastle

Newcastle United 1 (Mikel Merino 86′) – Crystal Palace 0

Mikel Merino’s late strike delivered the three points for Newcastle United against the last-placed Crystal Palace. Merino scored the only goal of the match on 86 minutes through a header from the following corner.

 

Bournemouth snatched their first away victory in this Premier League season after beating Stoke City

Stoke City 1 (Mame Diouf 63′) – AFC Bournemouth 2 (Andrew Surman 16′; Junior Stanislas 18′ PEN)

Hosts Stoke City suffered their second home defeat of this Premier League season after resulting a 1-2 scoreline against AFC Bournemouth. It was also the first away victory for Bournemouth in this Premier League season.

On just 16 minutes, Andrew Surman produced the 1-0 lead for Bournemouth through a low effort from the outside the box.

In the next minute, the visitors received a penalty after Benik Afobe (AFC Bournemouth) was fouled inside the penalty box by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City). Junior Stanislas made no mistake to score from that penalty as Bournemouth took the 2-0 lead in the early minute.

In reply, Stoke City only managed to score one goal that was scored by Mame Diouf on 63 minutes.

Before this match, Bournemouth had suffered four defeats in their first four away encounters in this Premier League season.

 

Leicester clinched their first away victory in this EPL season

Swansea City 1 (Alfie Mawson 56′) – Leicester City 2 (Federico Fernandez 24′ OG; Shinji Okazaki 49′)

Leicester City clinched their first away victory in this EPL season after beating the hosts Swansea City by 2-1.

Federico Fernandez’s own goal put Leicester 1-0 ahead on 24 minutes. Attempting to clear the Riyad Mahrez’s cross, Fernandez’s header found the net.

Shinji Okazaki doubled the lead for the visitors in the early second half (49’) after he successfully netted from Mahrez’s pass.

On 56 minutes, Swansea opened their scoreline after Alfie Mawson’s effort beat the visiting goalie (Kasper Schmeichel), but that was not enough for the home team.

 

Southampton edged out West Brom through Boufal’s late strike

Southampton 1 (Sofiane Boufal 85′) – West Bromwich Albion 0 

Hosts Southampton edged out West Bromwich Albion (WBA) after Sofiane Boufal scored the solitary goal at the late minute.

Displaying a dominating football by the hosts, Boufal struck on 85 minutes through an unstoppable solo effort that ensured their victory.

 

Sunday (22/10/2017)

Arsenal recorded their first away victory in this PL season in a thrashing way

Everton 2 (Wayne Rooney 12′; Oumar Niasse 90’+3′) – Arsenal 5 (Nacho Monreal 40′; Mesut Ozil 53′; Alexandre Lacazette 74′; Aaron Ramsey 90′; Alexis Sanchez 90’+5′)

Arsenal thrashed the 10-man hosts Everton by the 5-2 scoreline. It was the first away victory for Arsenal in this Premier League season after resulting three defeats and one draw in their previous away Premier League matches in 2017/18.

Everton took a 1-0 lead on 12 minutes through the Wayne Rooney’s stunner. On 40 minutes, Nacho Monreal equalised the scoreline for Arsenal on a rebound chance.

Mesut Ozil brought the lead for Arsenal on 53 minutes through a header from the following cross that was generated by Alexis Sanchez.

Everton hit the major blow when Idrissa Gueye was sent off on 68 minutes after receiving two yellow cards (34’ & 68’) in the game.

Arsenal took advantage of having an extra man as they extended the lead to 3-1 on 74 minutes after Alexandre Lacazette’s shot beat the hosts’ goalie (Jordan Pickford).

Aaron Ramsey made 4-1 for Arsenal on 90 minutes.

Arsenal goal-keeper Petr Cech’s lazy effort caused the second goal for Everton which was scored by Oumar Niasse in the injury time.

Just before the final whistle, Alexis Sanchez scored the fifth goal for Arsenal as they claimed an away victory with a 2-5 margin.

 

Tottenham beat Liverpool by 4-1

Tottenham Hotspur 4 (Harry Kane 4′, 56′; Son Heung-Min 12′; Dele Alli 45’+3′) – Liverpool 1 (Mohamed Salah 24′)

Hosts Tottenham Hotspur beat Liverpool by a 4-1 margin.

Harry Kane produced an early lead for Tottenham after scoring a goal in just 4 minutes. Son Heung-Min stretched the scoreline 2-0 for the Spurs from Kane’s pass.

In-form Mohamed Salah scored the only goal for Liverpool on 24 minutes, but that was not enough as the hosts added two more goals at later.

In the injury time of the first half, Dele Alli made the scoreline 3-1 for Tottenham from the following set-piece.

Harry Kane scored his second goal on 56 minutes from a return ball.

 

  • Points Table at the end of week 9
Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost GD Points
1 Manchester City 9 8 1 0 +28 25
2 Manchester United 9 6 2 1 +18 20
3 Tottenham Hotspur 9 6 2 1 +13 20
4 Chelsea 9 5 1 3 +7 16
5 Arsenal 9 5 1 3 +5 16
6 Watford 9 4 3 2 −3 15
7 Newcastle United 9 4 2 3 +2 14
8 Burnley 9 3 4 2 −1 13
9 Liverpool 9 3 4 2 −2 13
10 Southampton 9 3 3 3 −1 12
11 Huddersfield Town 9 3 3 3 −3 12
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 3 2 4 −1 11
13 West Bromwich Albion 9 2 4 3 −3 10
14 Leicester City 9 2 3 4 −2 9
15 Swansea City 9 2 2 5 −4 8
16 West Ham United 9 2 2 5 −9 8
17 Stoke City 9 2 2 5 −10 8
18 Everton 9 2 2 5 −11 8
19 AFC Bournemouth 9 2 1 6 −7 7
20 Crystal Palace 9 1 0 8 −17 3

(Note: GD = goals differences)

 

  • Key Week 9 Stats

West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion – Since March 1983, it was the first top-flight away victory for Brighton & Hove Albion. Before this game, Brighton & Hove Albion’s last top-flight away victory was on 1st March 1983 when they had defeated hosts Swansea City by a 1-2 margin.

 

Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United – Since March 1952, it was the first time Huddersfield Town beat Manchester United. Last time they had beaten Manchester United on 22nd March 1952 by a 3-2 margin (first division).

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