English Premier League Week 8 – The Recap

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The eighth week of the English Premier League was full of surprising outcomes, but Liverpool managed to win with a late goal from Millner to stay on top against Leicester.

The game on Anfield started slow for both teams, as neither of them managed to create good opportunities. That was the case until the 40th minute when a long pass from Millner to Sadio Mane resulted in a leading goal for the home team. Mane had a few more chances to extend Liverpool’s lead, but it was Leicester who scored an equalizer through Maddison in the 80th minute.

It looked like this would be the first time Liverpool doesn’t win in the EPL this season, but Sadio Mane was fouled inside the penalty area just before the final whistle, which gave Millner an opportunity to be the match hero. Liverpool’s captain scored, and the team recorded their eighth consecutive win.

Tottenham, on the other hand, is in a downward spiral. After a surprising knockout to a fourth-tier Colchester in the Carabao Cup and a blowout defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Pochetino’s team suffered another embarrassing loss, this time in Brighton. 

Maupay gave the home team an early lead, while Conolly extended the lead to 2–0 in the 32nd minute. The same player scored once again in the second half to give his team the first home victory of the season.

Burnley is having a great season so far, as they recorded a third home win, this time against struggling Everton (1–0). Norwich did win against Manchester City four weeks ago, but they lost every game since then, and this time, they were dismantled at home by Aston Villa (1–5). They are currently in the relegation zone. 

The last-placed Watford and Sheffield United played the only goalless game of the round.

West Ham ended their undefeated streak with a loss at home to Crystal Palace (1–2). Haller did score a leading goal for the home squad in the 54th minute, but van Aanholt equalized nine minutes later from the penalty kick. Ayew scored three minutes before the end and gave Crystal Palace a second straight win in the EPL.

On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City looked to stay in touch with dominating Liverpool in a home game against Wolverhampton, but they suffered a shocking defeat (0–2). Both teams had great opportunities in the first half but failed to capitalize on any of them. Traore was Wolves’ hero at the end with two late goals. Manchester City is still second in the standing, but now they are eight points behind Liverpool.

An early goal from Luiz was enough for Arsenal to win at home against Bournemouth, while Chelsea secured an important victory on the road against Southampton (1–4). Manchester United’s troubles are only getting bigger, and a new defeat in Newcastle (0–1) now puts them in the bottom half of the table.