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Premier League: Man United win 9-0, Brighton beat Liverpool, Tuchel’s Chelsea Record

The Premier League has been entertaining and mind-numbing all season long and the topsy turvy nature of the matches this season continued into Gameweek 22. Major headlines were made by Manchester United who thrashed 9-men Southampton by 9-0 at Old Trafford, Alzate ensured a Brighton win at Anfield, Tuchel’s Chelsea won at Tottenham Hotspur stadium in a rather uninspiring London derby and Manchester City comfortably brushed aside Burnley with a 2-0 win at Turf Moor.

A record-equalling win at Old Trafford for Manchester United in the Premier League era (Image Source: Manchester United Twitter)

#1. Manchester United 9-0 Southampton (Old Trafford, Manchester)

The Red Devils were absolutely rampant at home as they equaled their highest-ever Premier League win. Southampton lost Alexandre Jankewitz early on to a red card after his horrendous tackle on Scott McTominay. It took Man United only 18 minutes after that to break the deadlock through a well-taken goal by Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, and an own-goal by Jan Bednarek gave the Red Devils a dominating position at half-time.

Martial and Van de Beek came on in the second half as Man United pushed for a bigger margin. It was Martial who scored the 5th goal of the game in the 69th minute and was followed on very soon by McTominay who scored another long-ranger to pile on the misery. Bednarek was sent off in the 86th minute for a tackle on Martial which denied the Frenchman a 1v1 with the goalkeeper. Bruno Fernandes scored the penalty and Martial scored only a couple of minutes later followed by Dan James to ensure a 9-0 victory.

 

#2. Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London)

Jose Mourinho against his old club is always a headline but this game also presented an opportunity for Thomas Tuchel his first opportunity to impress in a London Derby. Chelsea looked a rejuvenated setup in the first half as they passed the ball around with pace and purpose while being direct and potentially explosive. They dominated the midfield battle, to say the least.

It was in the 23rd minute that Eric Dier put on a series of clumsy tackles to bring town Timo Werner inside the penalty area. The chance from the spot was converted by Jorginho with precision to give Chelsea the lead. Thiago Silva was injured later on in the half which will be a worrying point for Chelsea fans.

Although Spurs did come out with a much-improved performance in the second half, both teams lacked the cutting edge in the second half as the game rather fizzled out in an underwhelming win for Chelsea. The blues went over Tottenham in the Premier League table. Thomas Tuchel becomes the first Chelsea manager after Jose Mourinho to start his reign with 3 Premier League clean sheets.

 

Alzate scored in a crucial Brighton win at Anfield as Liverpool had their 2nd consecutive home loss (Image Source: FPL Twitter)

#3. Liverpool 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion (Anfield, Liverpool)

Liverpool looked to get back on the winning ways at Anfield after a defeat against West Ham but it was an impressive performance by Graham Potter’s Brighton who in-turn handed Liverpool another home defeat in the Premier League. Liverpool did the better of the possession in the first half but without any efficiency in the opposition box. While their play lacked the zip, Brighton looked dangerous and had more than twice the number of shots than Liverpool in the half.

It was in the second half, Brighton started positively again and it only took them 11 minutes to score a beautifully crafted goal with a rather unlikely finish. Surely Alzate didn’t seem to care how it went in! Brighton were dominant in the creative aspect of the game and were also solid defensively as they held on to a 1-0 victory. Alarmingly, Liverpool had only 1 out of their 11 shots on target in the game. The result meant Liverpool stayed 4th in the Premier League table.

 

Other Results:

Sheffield United did brilliantly well again to win against West Brom by a 2-1 scoreline. Manchester City won in a comfortable game at Burnley with goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to maintain their advantage at the top of the Premier League table. Wolves beat Arsenal in a beautiful comeback victory as David Luiz got sent off for the Gunners and Joao Moutinho scored an absolute screamer for Wolves.

Crystal Palace won at St. James Park inspired by Jairo Riedewald as the pressure mounted on Newcastle United & Steve Bruce in the fight against the drop. Leicester impressed yet again in a 2-0 win at Fulham which kept the victors 3rd in the Premier League table. Everton won a tricky fixture at Leeds United with Calvert-Lewin back on the scoresheet for the Toffees. West Ham United won at Aston Villa by a 3-1 margin with a debut brace for loanee Jesse Lingard in the second half.

 

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