Premier League: Four Red Cards, One weekend

Premier League: Four Red Cards, One weekend

Premier League: Four Red Cards, One weekend

The second week of the Premier League 2020/21 season has seen many goals, 4 red cards, and a few shocks. This game week has seen Leicester City shoot to the top of the Premier League having played 2 games already this season but with the likes of Manchester City and Aston Villa having a game in hand.

Everton vs West Brom - HT:(2-1) FT:(5-2)

This weekend’s game at Goodison Park saw Everton secure three points from newly-promoted West Brom. West Brom seemed to be on the front foot, with Grady Diangana putting the ball in the back of the net within the first 10 minutes. It wasn’t long until Everton made a comeback by scoring 2 goals before half time. West Brom suffered a red card in the 45th minute after an incident with James Rodriguez. The game ended 5-2 to Everton with forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin putting the ball in the back of the net three times.

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Leeds United vs Fulham - HT:(2-1) FT:(4-3)

Leeds United faced off against Fulham both teams were promoted to the Premier League last season with Leeds winning the Championship and Fulham securing promotion through the playoffs. Leeds seemed to start the match quickly with Helder Costa scoring in the first 5 minutes, the next two goals came from penalties at both ends of the pitch with each team scoring. Fulham was on the front foot for the first 30 minutes of the second half, scoring 2 goals within 5 minutes. The game ended 4-3 to Leeds United.

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace - HT:(0-1) FT:(1-3)

Manchester United welcomed Crystal Palace to Old Trafford but despite being at home Man United couldn’t secure the 3 points. Man United dominated possession having 76% of the entire game while their opponent only had 24%. Despite having the majority of the possession, Man United couldn’t convert any of their chances into goals while Crystal Palace couldn’t be stopped in front of goal, they had 5 shots on target all game and converted 3 of them. The game ended 3-1 to Crystal Palace.

Arsenal vs West Ham - HT:(1-1) FT:(2-1)

Arsenal played West Ham at home and managed to gain all 3 points. The game was end to end with both teams having the same amount of shots on target. Throughout the game, Arsenal seemed to be on top with a little bit of hope coming for West Ham at different points in the match. At half time the game was 1-1 but a late goal in the second half from Eddie Nketiah put Arsenal 2-1 up and gave them their first home win of the season.

Southampton vs Tottenham - HT:(1-1) FT:(2-5)

Southampton and Tottenham played at St. Mary’s Stadium. In the first half, the game seemed to be fairly even with one goal being put in the back of the net by each team. The stats suggest that the game was even throughout the entire match with both having near equal possession and shots but Southampton couldn’t convert all while Tottenham put the ball in the back of the net 5 times. Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored 4 times in the game which ended 5-2 to Tottenham Hotspur.

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Newcastle vs Brighton - HT:(0-2) FT:(0-3)

Newcastle welcomed Brighton to St. James Park in their opening home fixture of the season. Brighton secured their victory within the first 7 minutes of the match, with Neal Maupay putting the ball in the back of the net twice within 3 minutes. Newcastle throughout the whole game didn’t have a shot on target while their opponent had 6. Even though Brighton went down to 10 men in the 89th minute, they had already secured the victory. The game finished 3-0 to Brighton.

Chelsea vs Liverpool - HT:(0-0) FT:(0-2)

Chelsea played Liverpool at home and failed to secure the 3 points. Chelsea managed to hold off the Premier League champions but towards the end of the first half Christensen was given a straight red for pulling down Sane from a goal-scoring position. After going down to 10 men, Liverpool took full advantage and put the ball past Chelsea’s goalkeeper Kepa twice before the end of the game. The game ended 2-0 to Liverpool, putting Chelsea 11th in the table.

Leicester City vs Burnley - HT:(1-1) FT:(4-2)

Leicester welcomed Burnley to the King Power Stadium and managed to win the 3 points putting them top of the Premier League on goal difference. Burnley scored an early goal from a strike from Chris Wood but this was short-lived as Leicester’s Harvey Barnes put the ball in the back just 10 minutes later. In the second half, Leicester proved why they are now one of the dominant forces in the Premier League and scored 3 goals before the 80th minute. The game ended 4-2 to Leicester City.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United - HT:(0-0) FT:(1-0)

Aston Villa played Sheffield United in their first home fixture of the season and took the 3 points. Sheffield United had a player sent off in the first 12 minutes of the match, John Egan brought down a Villa player to stop a goal-scoring opportunity and was awarded a red card. Aston Villa couldn’t convert any of their chances in front of goal until the 63rd minute. The game ended 1-0 to Aston Villa.

Wolverhampton vs Manchester City - HT:(0-2) FT:(1-3)

Wolves played Manchester City in their latest game at home but got beaten 3-1. Wolves started on the back foot as Kevin De Bruyne put the ball in the back of the net via a penalty kick. The stats suggest that the game was very one-sided with Man City having more shots and more possession then their opponent. Wolves only had 1 shot on target all game while Man City had 9. The game ended 3-1 to Manchester City.

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