Premier League 2020/21: Matchday 9 review

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With the group stages of the UEFA Nations League done with, Premier League football came waltzing back onto our screens with matchday 9. 

Here is what went down over the weekend:

Results

  • Newcastle United 0-2 Chelsea
  • Aston Villa 1-2 Brighton
  • Spurs 2-0 Manchester City 
  • Manchester United 1-0 West Brom
  • Fulham 2-3 Everton
  • Sheffield United 0-1 West Ham United 
  • Leeds United 0-0 Arsenal
  • Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City 
  • Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace 
  • Wolves 1-1 Southampton 

Match of the Week

Liverpool 3-0 Leicester City

The reigning Premier League champions managed to break another record in their 3-0 victory over former manager Brendan Rodgers’s foxes at Anfield. 

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Fabinho returned from injury to take charge of the centre-back role and looked very comfortable at the back. The scoring opened 20 minutes into the game when Leicester centre-back Jonny Evans comically headed in an own goal from a set-piece position. 

Diogo Jota then managed to double the Reds’ lead shortly before half-time. Andy Robertson’s cross found Jota as the Portuguese made a great run across the box and completely beat Schmeichel. 

Liverpool had the chance to knock five or six past the visitors but were unlucky. However, Bobby Firmino managed to get on the scoresheet as well as he headed home a corner delivered by James Milner to bury the match in favour of the hosts. 

Player of the Week

Dominic Calvert-Lewin: Everton 

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A first-minute goal against Fulham and a brilliant close-range strike to bag a brace and isolate himself at the top of the Premier League scoring charts once again, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was absolutely in form against a frightened Fulham defense. 

The England international is the first to reach double digits in goals scored this season. His performances this season have made him one of the hottest prospects in the Premier League this season. 

Who/What is in the Spotlight?

  • Tottenham’s 2-0 win against City at home to keep Guardiola’s side in 13th. 
  • Burnley winning their first match this season against Palace to escape the bottom three. 
  • Nicolas Pepe for ‘pulling off a Zidane’ to get himself sent off at Elland Road. 
  • Diogo Jota for scoring in his fourth consecutive Liverpool home game. 
  • Leicester and Southampton falling to fourth and fifth respectively after being at the top last week. 
  • Sebastian Haller for scoring his first goal from open play in 190 appearances.
  • Chelsea for keeping another clean sheet as they won 2-0 against Newcastle to go third. 
  • Spurs, once again, for getting to the top of the Premier League table for the first time in 35 years. 
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