Premier League Weekly Review (Week 2): United Still Winless; Tottenham Dominates The League

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Updated: August 26, 2014
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Recap

Another round of shocks and surprises marked the 2nd week of the Premier League. Unmet expectations, amazing stunners and redemption characterized the happenings in the previous week.

 

First off, Manchester City proved they were the better team against Liverpool when they thrashed the latter with three (3) precious goals. Stevan Jovetic’s brace put the squad on the lead, whilst a reliable Sergio Aguero created more damage when he scored City’s third goal.

 

Tottenham and Chelsea were also impressive during the previous week. Once again, it was Diego Costa who ignited the squad’s scoring spree when he delivered Chelsea’s first goal against Leicester on the 62nd. It was then followed by another goal courtesy of the Belgian playmaker, Eden Hazard.

 

As for Tottenham, the squad currently leads the Premier League table after destroying Queens Park Rangers with four (4) goals.

 

On the other hand, Arsenal and Everton are still experiencing a slow start. Both clubs incurred a point after their encounter ended in a draw.

 

Lastly, Manchester United is on the verge of joining Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers at the bottom of the table. The Red Devils remains winless when its encounter against Sunderland ended in an even steven finish.

 

Scene-stealers

Diego Costa has been very consistent in fulfilling his scoring duties, which readily gives Chelsea the grit that it needs.

 

Jovetic also made a grand comeback, which earned plaudits from spectators and City’s head honcho, Manuel Pellegrini.

 

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is also worthy of one’s recognition and praise for helping the squad make a strong start. The spotlight, however, shall not focus solely on Pochettino for Erik Lamela’s superb performance also deserves tons of appreciation.

 

The blunders

It looks like Crystal Palace badly needs a helping hand from Tony Pulis. The breakthrough squad was unsuccessful in its last two matches, which makes them a strong favorite of online bookies to return to the Championship.

 

But perhaps the biggest disappointment last week was Manchester United. Settling for a draw against the almost relegated Sunderland was rather frustrating. Joining United in the list are Arsenal and Everton, which currently occupy the slots in the mid-table. The two used to be on the top spot of the Premier League table, not until their first 2 matches ended in disappointing results.

 

What to expect

Hopefully, Manchester United gets its first win in the season. The squad has already finalized a deal with Angel Di Maria and the latter is expected to enter the pitch in United’s next match.

 

Other than Di Maria, there is also a huge possibility to see Mario Balotelli play for Liverpool. Despite his (lackluster) performance during the recently concluded World Cup, the former AC Milan striker did not fail to catch the interest of Liverpool visionary, Brendan Rodgers.

 

Lastly, French striker, Oliver Giroud will be sidelined in their next match after breaking his foot during the Everton clash. Giroud is expected to be out for three (3) months.

 

 

 

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