The Round up
Man City were at their very best against newly promoted Cardiff. The champions held nothing back as they fully dominated the game from start to finish. The gulf between the two sides was evident for all to see. In truth, Cardiff stood no chance as Aguero and co ran them off the park.
Guardiola would have been proud of City’s performance which was reminiscent of their consistent displays last term. And, playing away from home and earning a 5-0 victory says a lot. There is no shame in Cardiff’s performance as they were beaten by a far superior team and can take positives out of their own performance. 2 Goals from Mahrez and contributions from Aguero, B Silva and Gundogan ensured City headed north with 3 points and a smile.
Arsenal seem to be rejuvenated under Emery with another fine display of football. A fantastic strike from Lacazette and a cool finish from Aubameyeng gave the gunners a 2-0 victory over Everton. Theo Walcott was playing against his former club and had a chance for the Toffees but was denied by Cech.
Liverpool are now the only team with a 100% record after the demolition of Southampton. Mo Salah was amongst the goals as Southampton struggled with the pace at Liverpool’s disposal. Everything is going accordingly for Jurgen Klopp’s men and with another 3-0 win in the bag, is the impossible now becoming a reality? (Calm down, calm down, it isn’t Christmas yet).
Spurs return to winning waysafter a hard fought 2-1 victory against Brighton. The North Londoners got their season back on track after goals from Harry Kane and Lamela ended a 2 game losing streak in the league (here’s hoping for consistency). Spurs finally dropped Vorm (thank God!!) and gave a rare premier league start to Gazzaniga (I know the name rings a bell right). He put in a fairly decent performance and made some good decisions throughout, which is more than I can say for the other guy.
Elsewhere, Man Utdwere held to a 1-1 draw against Wolves although you would have bet your house on United winning that fixture. The Red Devils welcomed back Sir Alex, who am sure would have been seething at yet another below par display from united at old Trafford. However, take nothing away from Wolves who stuck to their game plan and came away with a well earned point.
There were also goalless draws in the games between Crystal Palace vs Newcastle and West Ham vs Chelsea. Watford could only manage a draw away to Fulham whilst Burnley ended the weekend with a convincing 4-0 win at home to Bournemouth.
Lacazette bags goal of the weekend!!