Matchday ten of Premier League saw another shocking home defeat from the Manchester side. Only this time, it was not The Red Devils but the defending Champions, Manchester City. United was in fact able to bounce back while Liverpool was held.
The Cityzens was stunned while welcoming Crystal Palace at their home turf. Pep Guadiola’s men slumped to a 0-2 loss. Winfred Zaha netted the opener, followed by a red card for Aymeric Laporte. The home side attempted to find the equaliser but Gabi Jesus’s goal was disallowed. The counter attack scheme finally helped Patrick Viera’s side to extend their lead through Conor Gallagher. It was a disappointing result for Manchester City which hindered themselves from closing the gap from Chelsea. They are now collecting 20 points or five points behind The Blues which stretched their series of win to four games in a row after crushing Newcastle 3-0 on the road.
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace 0-2
Goals: Winfred Zaha (6), Conor Gallagher (88)
Manchester City: Ederson – Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo (Riyad Mahrez 88) – Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne (John Stones 59) – Gabi Jesus, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish (Raheem Sterling 78)
Crystal Palace: Vicente Guaita – Joachim Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Ward – Cheikhou Kouyate (Michael Olise 85), McArthur, Conor Gallagher – Jordan Ayew (Christian Benteke 65), Odsonne Edouard (Jeffrey Schlupp 73)
If Chelsea seems to stride easily in Tyneside, the Reds wasted their expected victory at home after leading two goals while hosting Brighton. Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane handsomely put the upfront, despite their exposed defensive frailties. Unfortunately, four minutes before the interval, Brighton scored a lifeline through Enock Mwepu before Belgian international Leandro Trossard put them back on a level term. Jurgen Klopp’s side are still stuck on the second. Meanwhile, Manchester United instantly bounced back after their humiliating defeat last weekend. CR7 and Co trashed Tottenham 3-0 on the road. The Portuguese megastar himself scored the opening goal and provided an assist for Edison Cavani’s before Marcus Rashford wrapped up their victory in London. It was the win which ended Nuno Santo’s brief stint in Spurs. United is still sitting on the fifth with 17 points or three points West Ham under their former boss, David Moyes. The Hammers went home from Birmingham with three points in hand after snatching 4-1 win over Aston Villa.
Leicester vs Arsenal 0-2
Watford vs Southampton 0-1
Burnley vs Brentford 3-1
Norwich vs Leeds 1-2
Wolves vs Everton