OneFootball·30 September 2023
OneFootball·30 September 2023
Here’s what went down.
Scorers: Son 36′; Gakpo 45+5′.
Jürgen Klopp’s side were dealt a huge blow midway through the first-half when midfielder Curtis Jones was sent off for an over-the-top challenge on Yves Bissouma.
Referee Simon Hooper was told to go to the pitchside monitor after originally dishing out a yellow card and Spurs took advantage of their man advantage within minutes.
James Maddison’s precise through-ball sent Richarlison free down the left-hand side of the box and he put it on a plate for Son Heung-min to prod home.
The visitors regrouped and managed to level proceedings going into the half-time break when Cody Gakpo turned and smashed home from nine yards out after getting on to the end of Virgil van Dijk’s knock-down.
Tottenham looked to turn the screw at the start of the second period and it took two finger-tip saves from Alisson Becker to keep out well-hit strikes from Maddison and Son.
Things went from bad to worse for Liverpool midway in the 69th minute when Diogo Jota, a half-time substitute, was sent off for two bookable offences occurred inside two minutes.
Klopp turned to his bench, bringing on Ibrahima Konaté and Trent Alexander-Arnold in an attempt to hold on to an unlikely draw and it looked as if they were going to do just that until Matip turned a low cross from Pedro Porro into his own net to send the home crowd into hysterics.
Tottenham move into second and to within one point of leaders Manchester City.
Scorers: Dias OG 13′, Hwang 66′; Álvarez 58′
With Rodri suspended, Mateo Kovačic started in the holding role for City, while Toti came in for Wolves in place of the suspended Jean-Ricner Bellegarde.
And with City boss Pep Guardiola also serving a one-match touchline ban, it was Wolves who drew first blood at Molineux, when Pedro Neto beat Nathan Aké with a strong run down the right, before beating goalkeeper Ederson with the help of a deflection off Rúben Dias.
Oscar Bobb came off the bench for City at half-time, replacing Nunes, and it was the Norwegian who won the free-kick which Julian Álvarez whipped into the top corner for the equaliser.
But it was Wolves who struck next, when some quick-thinking from Matheus Cunha in the box tee’d up Hwang Hee-chan to fire home for 2-1 with the City defence stretched.
City went in search of another equaliser but it never came, and Gary O’Neil’s men held on for a huge win.
Scorers: Andersen 25′
Sofyan Amrabat and Facundo Pellestri made their first Premier League starts for United with Mason Mount also returning, while Sam Johnstone started in goal for Palace with Dean Henderson injured.
Both sides had early chances in quick succession, with Marc Guehi heading just wide for Palace, before Tyrick Mitchell had to clear a Rasmus Højlund effort off the line at the other end.
Palace then took the lead in surprising fashion when a set-piece found its way to Joachim Andersen in the 25th minute, and the defender finished superbly into the top corner on the half-volley.
United huffed and puffed in search of an equaliser but it never came, and Erik ten Hag’s side suffered their fourth defeat of the season, leaving them 10th.
Scorers: Saka 17′, Ødegaard (PEN) 44′, Havertz (PEN) 53′, White 90+3′
Arsenal moved within a point of the top of the table with a comfortable victory at Bournemouth in which Kai Havertz scored his first goal for the club from the penalty spot.
Despite doubts over their fitness, Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice both started for Arsenal. Marcos Senesi replaced Lloyd Kelly in the Bournemouth starting line-up.
It was Saka who gave Arsenal the lead with his fifth goal of the season, heading in a rebound after Gabriel Jesus had hit the crossbar.
Arsenal then got a penalty late in the first half when Eddie Nketiah was brought down by Max Aarons. Captain Martin Ødegaard stepped up and rolled home for 2-0.
The Gunners then got a second penalty early in the second half for Ryan Christie’s foul on Ødegaard. This time Havertz was given the responsibility of taking it, and he calmly scored his first goal for the club.
And there was enough time for Ben White to head home from Ødegaard’s set-piece delivery to complete the stroll.
Scorers: Almirón 14′, Isak (PEN) 76′
Jamaal Lascelles started and captained Newcastle, with Sven Botman out injured. Sander Berge came in for Burnley, replacing the injured Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson.
The Magpies picked up where they left off in their 8-0 thrashing of Sheffield United, with Miguel Almirón opening the scoring with a brilliant left-footed strike after cutting in from the flank.
Alexander Isak had the chance to make it 2-0 later in the first half, but he somehow missed what was essentially an open goal after his initial effort had been saved by goalkeeper James Trafford.
Isak then had the chance to redeem himself when Newcastle were awarded a penalty late in the second half for a Ameen Al-Dakhil foul on Anthony Gordon, and this time the Swede made no mistake to make it 2-0.
Scorers: Calvert-Lewin 41′; Lockyer 24′, Morris 32′
Dominic Calvert-Lewin started up front again for Everton, while Luton rang the changes following their EFL Cup defeat to Exeter, with top scorer Carlton Morris one of the players coming back into the side.
The Hatters took the lead at Goodison Park when Tom Lockyer diverted Ashley Young’s attempted clearance in after Morris had hit the bar from a corner.
Before long it was 2-0, and this time Morris did find the net. Alfie Doughty found the forward unmarked at the back post, and he finished on the half volley.
The Toffees were handed a lifeline just before half-time when Calvert-Lewin got on the scoresheet for the third consecutive match, prodding home after goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski had denied both Amadou Onana and Abdoulaye Doucouré.
But Rob Edwards’s side held on in the second half for an historic three points.
Scorers: Bowen 24′, Souček 37′
West Ham named an unchanged entire matchday squad from the side which lost at Liverpool last weekend, while Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom made just one change to the side which lost 8-0 to Newcastle, with Ollie McBurnie named in the starting line-up.
Jarrod Bowen gave the Hammers the lead midway through the first half when he coolly slotted away from Vladimir Coufal’s cross to finish off a sublime team move.
It was soon 2-0 and Tomáš Souček was the scorer, bundling Michail Antonio’s cross past goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
That win lifts David Moyes’s side up to seventh in the table, with the winless Blades rooted to the bottom.
Scorers: Watkins 14′, 21′, 65′, Estupiñán OG 26′, Ramsey 85′, Douglas Luiz 90+7′; Fati 50′
Aston Villa moved up to fourth in the Premier League with a comprehensive thrashing of Brighton in the day’s early kick-off.
Ollie Watkins netted his first home goals and his second hat-trick of the season so far, with the Seagulls’ only consolation from a dismal display being Ansu Fati’s first goal for the club.
Villa named an unchanged side from the one which won at Chelsea last weekend, while Brighton made four changes, with 18-year-old midfielder Jack Hinshelwood handed his first Premier League start.
Brighton had an early chance to take the lead when Pervis Estupiñán got in behind the Villa defence, but his finish was weak and goalkeeper Emi Martínez was easily able to save.
The hosts then took control of the game and soon took the lead. Matty Cash got in behind Estupiñán and squared for Watkins to tap home his second league goal of the season.
Villa Park was rocking after that early goal and the home fans were soon cheering a second. Brighton lost possession cheaply in midfield and Watkins was again the scorer, this time with a shot that just crept in at the near post.
Brighton’s day quickly went from bad to worse when Watkins fed Moussa Diaby in the box and after his initial shot was saved by goalkeeper Jason Steele, the follow-up was deflected into his own net by Estupiñán for an unfortunate own goal.
The beleaguered Seagulls made three changes at half-time, with Fati, João Pedro and Tariq Lamptey brought on for Estupiñán, Danny Welbeck and Evan Ferguson.
And it was two of those substitutes who combined to give the visitors a lifeline, when João Pedro’s ball across the box was tapped in by Fati for his first goal in English football.
But Brighton’s comeback hopes were short-lived, as Watkins soon completed his first Premier League hat-trick in three years when his shot deflected off Adam Webster and out of Steele’s reach for 4-1.
And it became a rout in the dying minutes when Villa’s second half substitute Jacob Ramsey rattled a fifth goal in off the post from the edge of the area, with Watkins getting the assist.
The Villans weren’t done there either, with Douglas Luiz getting in on the act in stoppage time to compound Brighton’s misery, finishing off a rebound after Steele had denied Watkins a fourth goal.