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Premier League: Monday Night Review Gameweek 6

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A tedious and low scoring Premier League Gameweek drew to a close on Monday night with two late games. The first one was a relegation zone clash between Brighton and West  Brom. This was followed by in-form Spurs on the road at Turf Moor.

This was a game of two halves. Brighton emerged all guns blazing with chance upon chance and complete dominance over the possession. Trossard and Maupay both had golden chances to put Brighton ahead but Sam Johnstone kept West Brom in the game. Finally, as half time approached Tariq Lamtey fizzed the ball across goal and Ivanovic’s clearance took an unfortunate deflection off Jake Livermore. Brighton got a lucky albeit deserved goal to give them the lead.

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The second half was an altogether different story. West Brom turned the tide and put pressure on the Brighton goal. Ryan was forced into some quality saves to maintain the lead. All the pressure finally paid off when Karlan Grant took a wonderful first touch to open up the Brighton defense and fire past Mathew Ryan. The spoils were shared as the final whistle blew with the score still 1-1.

The game at Turf Moor was important to both sides. Sean Dyche is managing a struggling Burnley team that has been hit by injuries and a severe lack of investment in the side. Spurs on the other hand have invested heavily this summer and would feel they deserve to be in a much better position courtesy of two games where they let the lead slip very late. Their away form however has been spectacular and they were strong favorites heading into this one.

Burnley made the game physical as is their M.O. and Spurs struggled to break down their solid defense. The game quickly became a sordid affair and it appeared as if this was the kind of game that would be won by one moment of magic. That moment arrived quite late as the most iconic duo in the league linked up once more. Harry Kane met a freekick to head it goalwards but it was the charging Son who redirected it past Nick Pope into the net. This was Son’s 8th goal of the Premier League campaign, 7 of which have been assisted by Kane himself. Son has also returned the favor, assisting 4 of Kane’s 5 league goals this season. Spurs held on to claim a hard-fought win at one of the toughest grounds in the Premier League.

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With this, another Premier League game week draws to a close and the table is still very delicately poised. Everton holds the top spot for the time being but Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Spurs are breathing down their neck. Now it’s time for the big clubs to turn their focus to Europe.

 

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