City too good for Saints
Raheem Sterling proved his worth for Manchester City as they totally destroyed Southampton at the Ethihad in a thrilling encounter. Earlier in the week, it was rumoured that the England International had verbally agreed to a new contract worth in excess of £300,000 making him the highest paid English player in the league. Based on his current displays and form you can’t really argue against his due rewards.
Sterling who always seems to be in the headlines sometimes for all the wrong reasons put in a man of the match performance having netted twice and assisting twice for his club. The game got off to a bad start for Southampton after Hoedt put the ball in the wrong net gifting City an early lead. Aguero then added a 2nd goal for the champions before David Silva, Sterling and Sane ended the route to end the game 6-1 (consolation goal by Ings).
City now top the league with 2 points over Liverpool after the Reds dropped points away to Arsenal at the emirates. Arsenal for the most part gave a good account of themselves (to be honest I thought Liverpool would really spank them) and deserved every bit of the point they earned. Milner put Liverpool ahead in the 61st minute before Lacazette equalised for the gunners late in the game. Liverpool may feel they deserved 3 points especially after Mane’s goal was disallowed for offside although when you look at the replay it’s a clear goal.
Antony Martial is arguably the man of the moment for Manchester United after he scored another goal for united against Bournemouth. Bournemouth played really well and Eddie Howe may feel they let themselves down a bit ad allowed the away team to get back in the game. The match ended 2-1 after Rashford got a late winner for united and celebrate by running into the crowd of supporters (he received a yellow card for his efforts).
Elsewhere, Spurs were pushed all the way by Wolves in a match that ended 3-2 to Tottenham that gets them back into the top four. Goals from Lamela, Moura and Kane ensured victory for the North Londoners and manager Pochettino. The question is will he stay or will Real Madrid get their man (I definitely hope not). There were also wins for Leicester after a fitting tribute to the Late chairman winning 1-0 against Cardiff. West Ham beat Burnley 4-2, Everton beat brighton 3-1 and Newcastle beat Watford 1-0.
Thanking the heavens!!