Soccer is a sport that millions of people love, however, during the hiatus of the national calls, a feeling of emptiness in fans most fervent of club competitions. The Premier League It is one of those that paused its course for two weeks to return with matchday 9.
A duel seen elsewhere
The ball in the islands rolled on the grass of the St. James’ Park, with a duel between Newcastle y Chelsea. The locals wanted to add the three points in their fiefdom and thus rise in the table, but their own defender, Federico Fernández, and Tammy Abraham they put the 0-2 that served the blues to achieve a result that puts them in positions with access to the Champions League.
From the north of the country, the spotlights moved to Birmingham, where they disputed their clash Aston Villa and Brighton. The seagulls did not take long to sting the villains, and it is that Welbeck beat Emi Martínez with an unappealable Vaseline, although Thus he tied the contest shortly after the break. Finally, March resolved the match for the seagulls, who suffered with the expulsion of Lamptey and a play that made the referee doubt the discount, but the VAR indicated that there was nothing punishable and that visitor victory was certified by 1-2.
However, and after these two confrontations, the highlight of the day arrived, the Tottenham Hotspur against Manchester City. What was going to be a duel with a clear ball for the sky blues it was not so, since the spurs they went against it, and with just five minutes left on the clock, who else, Son Heung-Min made it 1-0. Guardiola could not believe that this duel escaped him, along with the options to cut points from the leaders, but Mourinho returned as a ghost from the past and in an adjustment he made in the 65th minute he sentenced the game. Celso He came out on the pitch replacing Ndombele, and with 35 seconds on the green, beat Ederson to put your outfit at the top of the league with 20 points and get a 2-0 against one of the favorites of the competition.
While the blue side of Manchester left points in London, the red neighbor prepared the mythical Old Trafford to receive the West Bromwich Albion. The devils offered a game of possession, but could not overcome the defensive wall of the baggies, until the usual from the penalty spot, Bruno Fernandes put the final 1-0. In this way, the Manchester United rose to ninth place, although with one game less than many of his immediate rivals, and with a hypothetical victory on that day he would be in Europa League positions.
Those of Liverpool do not loosen nor in Sunday
Sunday was a new day of football in the Premier League, and it opened with the Fulham against Everton. The toffes They wanted to get back on that road at the beginning of the campaign to fight for a continental ticket, while the Londoners could not miss those long-awaited points that could be worth a salvation on Matchday 38. Soon, very soon, the Merseyside matador, Calvert-Lewin he scored the first of the goals, although at a quarter hour of play, Reid put the tables at Craven Cottage. Carletto’s boys charged again and, again, Calvert-Lewin put his own ahead. English already adds 10 goals with this double, and his partner, Abdoulaye Doucuré signed the 1-3 before the break. The locals reacted late to the attacks of their rival, with a Cavaleiro penalty that went into limbo and a gol de Loftus-Cheek that served nothing more than to make up the 2-3 final.
The evening session continued its march, this time with the exciting Sheffield United contra West Ham United. The blades arrived at the bottom and with a single point achieved, while the hammers they wanted to bring joy to David Moyes and maintain his upward progression. The three o’clock cement sandwich in Sheffield made the locals indigestible and they succumbed due to the goal of the French striker, Sebastien haller. Those of Chris Wilder had the opportunities, since they ran into the wood up to two occasions, one with Mcgoldrick and another with Mcburnie, but they did not reach that necessary luck and are still in the well of the classification, each time further away from the combined who presumably will be struggling to be out of Championship in 2021.
Once the referee signaled the end of that nightmare on Bramall Lane, the Leeds United vs. Arsenal, in a duel that was presented with high expectations for the fans. Those of Bielsa took an advantage in the course of the crash, because Pépé lost his papers and hit Alioski with a head butt, in what was interpreted as an assault and a direct red. When the gunners stayed with ten men on Ellan Road, got a flurry of chances whites, but all of them ran into, well with Leno (four stops) or with the post, up to three times. The hat-trick of pitches that touched the goal was made by Rodrigo, Bamford and Rapinha, already in the last minutes. Both came out with a bittersweet flavor, although with the knowledge that they are good points to continue adding.
To end this Sunday day, the Premier League gave a Liverpool against the leader, the Leicester City. The reds went out to eat the rival, while the foxes maintained the strategy of waiting and going against it, giving all the responsibility to Jamie Vardy. However, this style that earned him the victory against Arsenal did not work against the reigning champion. Evans scored an own goal, so the options have already decreased, but Diogo Jota finished hunting the foxes with the 2-0 before the break. Firmino, already in the final moments, finished off the team of Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool equaled Tottenham at the top of the standings with 20 points but a lower goal difference (+5).
Despite the fact that it has always been played on the weekend, senior officials rule and games are also played on Mondays, as happened to Burnley y al Crystal Palace, who clashed their interests on Turf Moor. The early goal of Wood At eight minutes it marked the sign of the match, and the eagles failed to regain this initial disadvantage. In this way the clarets they climb out of the descent and add their first win of the Bell.
To end this exciting ninth date of the English championship, the Wolves to host Southampton. The course of the match had comings and goings for both teams, but somewhat from an old acquaintance, Theo Walcott opened the scoring and put the 0-1 for the saints. Much insistence later, the Wolves warned, until in the 75th minute Raúl Jiménez shot the post, something that the newly incorporated Molineux Stadium took advantage of, Pedro Neto finished at pleasure for the tables. Again the Mexican striker put the scare in the body of Southampton, by beating his goalkeeper, but it was not worth it as he was offside. With 1-1 the final moments of this last battle were settled on matchday 9 of the 2020/2021 Premier League, but this does not stop, and in seven days the same emotions will be experienced again, and even stronger.
Newcastle 0 – 2 Chelsea:
Fernandez 10 ‘; Abraham 65 ‘.
Aston Villa 1 – 2 Brighton & Hove Albion:
Welbeck 12 ‘; Thus 47 ‘; March 56 ‘.
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Manchester City:
They are 5′; Lo Celso 65 ‘.
Manchester United 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion:
Bruno Fernandes 56 ‘.
Fulham 2 – 3 Everton:
Calvert-Lewin 1’; Reid 15’; Calvert Lewin 29’; Doucuré 35’; Loftus-Cheek 70’.
Sheffield United 0 – 1 West Ham United:
Leeds United 0 – 0 Arsenal.
Liverpool 3 – 0 Leicester City:
Evans 21 ‘; Diogo Jota 41 ‘; Firmino 86 ‘.
Burnley 1 – 0 Crystal Palace:
Wolves 1 – 1 Southampton:
Walcott 58 ‘; Neto 75 ‘.