Can David Moyes' West Ham get anything at the Etihad?
The Week of Football 23 Sep 2019
City dominate and Liverpool march on
Another fascinating weekend of football saw shocks, big wins, and impressive comebacks.
Watford were the unfortunate visitors to the Etihad Stadium to face Man City, after City lost to Norwich the previous week. For our guests enjoying a day out they were under no illusions that things would be different this week. After only 18 minutes City were 5-0 up, and although the goals dried up a little, City eventually ran out 8-0 winners. Going to Etihad is often a promise of goals, and those in attendance were not disappointed.
In the match of the weekend Chelsea and Liverpool fought out a much tighter affair at Stamford Bridge. Eventually Liverpool overcame a spirited Chelsea performance to hang on for a 2-1 win, maintaining their position unbeaten at the top of the table. Arsenal provided another entertaining performance for the 60,000 fans gathered at the Emirates, as they twice came back against Aston Villa to secure a late 3-2 win that pushed them up into the top four.
The other normal top six contenders, Spurs and Man Utd didn’t have such great weekends, and find themselves in 7th and 8th respectively. Spurs lead away at Leicester, but a late Maddison goal saw them go down 2-1, and injury ravaged United struggled against West Ham. With several leading stars missing, and Rashford going down injured, United struggled to put away their chances and lost 2-0 at the London Stadium.
After six matches played the top six is a little different to normal, with Leicester in third place, West Ham in fifth and Bournemouth in sixth place. There is still a long way to go of course, and no doubt things will change many times over the coming weeks and months.
This weekend there are again some fascinating matches to enjoy. Liverpool have another tough away match, this time at Sheffield United. Sheffield will be buoyed by last week’s impressive away win at Everton, and will fancy upsetting the league leaders by ending their unbeaten start. Chelsea have on paper an easier encounter at the Bridge, and will be keen to get back on the winning trail, as Brighton come to town. The seagulls will be no pushover though, and with their new attacking style of play this could be a one to savour.
Spurs and Villa will both be hoping to secure wins at home, as Southampton visit White Hart Lane and fellow claret and blues Burnley visit Villa Park. Villa were unlucky again losing out to another controversial VAR decision to lose late at Arsenal, so will be hopeful of some luck at home.
If you want to watch Man City in action this weekend we do have two places left for the visit to Goodison Park, as Everton will be keen not to suffer like Watford did last week. After winning last night in the Carabao Cup, Marco Silva will be keen to put on a better show against the rampant Champions.
In other matches this weekend, Wolves take on Watford to the Molineux, West Ham visit Bournemouth in a top six match-up, and crystal palace welcome Norwich to Selhurst Park. On Sunday Leicester face Newcastle at the Walkers Stadium, before the match of the weekend on Monday, as Arsenal take the long trip to Old Trafford to play Man Utd.
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