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English Premier League script flipped

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The English Premier League’s gameweek 6 didn’t necessarily go the way that some would have expected. Sure, the likes of the Manchester clubs came away with wins and so did surging Liverpool.

However, Chelsea tasted defeat for the second time this term, while Everton’s bid for top three took a hit at the hands of Bournemouth.

Manchester United opened up the Premier League’s weekend with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Leicester City. The match was done and dusted by halftime as the Red Devils got goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba in the first 45 minutes.

Leicester did pull a goal back through Demarai Gray in the second half, but his goal was too little, too late. Interestingly, Jose Mourinho did not start Wayne Rooney, who only came on for a late cameo in the 83rd minute. The out of form United star wasn’t missed in the team’s first Premier League win in three tries.

In the weekend’s marquee match-up, Arsenal thoroughly beat Chelsea 3-0. It was the Alexis Sanchez show as the Chilean scored the opener with a sweat finish after robbing Chelsea’s Gary Cahill of the ball in his own half.

Sanchez set up Arsenal’s third when he teed up Mesut Ozil. Theo Walcott picked up the Gunners second prior to that, as Arsene Wenger’s side cruised.

Liverpool continued their fine form with a 5-1 win over Hull City at Anfield. Liverpool moved up to fourth in the Premier League with the win as James Milner scored a brace. Adam Lallana also starred as the Englishman scored and picked up two assists for the Reds.

Tottenham Hotspur are still undefeated as they downed Middlesbrough 2-1 at the Riverside. South Korean Son Heung-Min tallied a first half brace for Spurs before Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson made Tottenham work for all three points with 25 minutes to play. Spurs will host

Manchester City next week in a clash of the Premier League’s top two sides.

Speaking of Manchester City, their 100% record is still intact as Pep Guardiola’s men defeated Swansea 3-1. Sergio Aguero was the story in this one as the Argentine returned from suspension and netted twice – once from open play and once from the spot. Raheem Sterling added a second thanks to Kevin De Bruyne’s league leading fourth assist of the season.

Crystal Palace heaped more pressure onto the shoulders of David Moyes as Christian Benteke struck a winner three minutes into stoppage-time. Sunderland had started the match the brighter of the two as Jermaine Defoe struck twice in the opening hour.

However, Palace’s Joe Ledley and James McArthur levelled things minutes later, allowing Benteke’s late goal to grab all three points for Alan Pardew’s squad.

Stoke City got off the foot of the table with 1-1 draw with West Brom. Though the point only takes them up to second from the bottom. Stoke should have got all three points as Joe Allan scored in the 73rd minute. However, Salomon Rondon equalised in the first minute of stoppage-time.

The Potters stay winless on the season, putting Mark Hughes’ tenure with the club even more in jeopardy.

In Sunday’s only fixture, Southampton romped to a 3-0 victory over West Ham at the London Stadium. Saints’ striker Charlie Austin stole the show as the frontman scored Southampton’s opener before setting up Dusan Tadic for the team’s second. James Ward-Prowse added a third for the south coast side. West Ham have now lost four straight and sit third from bottom in the Premier League.

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