Friday, April 20, 2018

Premier League Review: Gameweek 6

Deke Hardman in Editorial, English Premier League 27 Sep 2016

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City made it six wins from six / Image via

Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City made it six wins from six / Image via

Manchester City made it six wins from six in the Premier League after beating Swansea City 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Sergio Aguero bagged a brace either side of Fernando Llorente’s first goal for the Swans, with Raheem Sterling making sure on the points thirteen minutes from the time.

It was the second time Pep Guardiola’s time had won in South Wales in four days following their triumph in the third round of the EFL Cup, while this result extended their league at the top of the table to four points.

Son shining

A Heung-Min Son double helped Tottenham Hotspur secure a 2-1 win over out of form Middlesbrough in a result that sees the North London outfit leapfrog Everton, who lost for the first time this season falling to a 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

The Cherries move up to fifteenth place, above Middlesbrough who are now just two points above the drop zone after their third straight league loss.

Goals galore

Arsenal and Liverpool both move up a place after securing emphatic home wins with the Gunners thrashing Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, the day after Jurgen Klopp’s side hammered Hull City.

First half strikes from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were enough to clinch the win for Arsene Wenger’s men who move up to third place, above Liverpool on goal difference despite the Reds hitting the Tigers for five at Anfield.

James Milner netted twice from the penalty spot with Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana also getting on the scoresheet with David Meyler getting the goal for the visitors.

Manchester United returned to winning ways in the league, thumping champions Leicester City in Saturday’s early kick off.

With Captain Wayne Rooney benched the armband was handed to Chris Smalling and the defender opened the scoring on twenty-two minutes.

Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba made it 4-0 before the break with Demari Gray replying for the Foxes just before the hour mark.

Jose Mourinho’s men are now in sixth place, six points behind their neighbours and can be backed at a price of 9/1 to win the title


      Crystal Palace are up to seventh after coming from two goals down to secure a 3-2 win over struggling Sunderland and pile the pressure on their manager David Moyes.

      The Black Cats slip to the bottom of the table after taking just one point from their opening six games, with Stoke City moving above them after securing a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion.

      Hammers hemmered, again

      West Ham United make up the bottom three after once again losing at home, Southampton the latest side to benefit from the curse of the London Stadium while the weekend’s action concluded on Monday evening with Burnley securing a 2-0 win against Watford.


Deke Hardman

Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both and, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.



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