Premier League: Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool with away wins, Man Utd struggle continues

Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal for Man City
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The Premier League resumed last night and all eyes were on the top 3 teams of the table who are all tied for first place coming in to this week's fixtures. 


Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal

Arsenal first in the action hoping to put the pressure on their two close rivals on top of the league table, and it didn't took long for them to get ahead Alexis Sanchez scored a fantastic header goal to put the Gunners on top 1-0 after just 19 minutes. However in the 65th minute Jermain Defoe put some pressure on the Arsenal players as he scored from the spot kick to equalize the scoreline. In the 71st substitute Olivier Giroud scored again for the North London-based team as he tucked in the cross to put his team 2-1. Just 5 minutes later Giroud was at it again when he scored a header goal from a corner kick. Alexis Sanchez closed out the scoring just 2 minutes later to put his team up 4-1. 

West Bromwich Albion 0-4 Manchester City

With the win of Arsenal earlier in the day, Man City needs to win if they want to go on top of the table once again. And in just 19 minutes City were already up 1-0 when Sergio Aguero put an end to his cold spell in front of the goal to make, then just 9 mimutes later Aguero once again scored for the blues of Manchester to make it 2-0 after a beautiful curling strike outside of the box that left the keeper no chance to save the ball. In the 79th minute Ilkay Gundogan scored for Man City after a confusion of the defenders inside the box. Then in the 89th minute Gundogan added another goal for City when he tucked in the beautiful low cross to the box. 

Crystal Palace 2-4 Liverpool

Liverpool played the late game last night, after seeing their two rivals on top of the league both securing a win and both scoring 4 goals away from home, the pressure is now on them to keep the 3 way tie going. Liverpool scored first in the 16th minute after a good one touch pass by Moreno to Emre Can who strike the ball pass the keeper with a little deflection from his defender. Then just two minutes later James McArthur capitalized on the horrendous error on the back by Lovren to head the ball past the Liverpool keeper. Three minutes later in the 21st minute Lovren scored a goal from a Coutinho corner to make amends on his mistake earlier. But just 12 minutes later McArthur once again scored to make the score 2-2. Joel Matip scored a header from another Coutinho corner to make it 3-2 going into the break. The score remained that way until in the 71st where Roberto Firmino loops past the keeper to put some daylight between them and their opponents.  

Manchester United 0-0 Burnley

Manchester United find themselves losing more ground in the race for the top 4 when they dropped points once again, this time against Burnley. The entire match was dominated by the Red Devils but they just couldn't find a way to score pass the Burnley keeper. The match got even more out of control when Herrera has been sent off in the 68th minute with a 2nd yellow, while Jose Mourinho was sent to the stands. Man Utd couldn't capitalize on the 19 corners, 72% possession, 37 shots to Burnley's 7 shots, 11 shots on target to 1 by Burnley. The draw of Man United means that they only have one win the last 7 Premier League games (3 draws and 3 losses) after starting the season with 3 wins in a row. 

Other Premier League results:
Tottenham 1-1 Leicester City
Watford 1-0 Hull City
Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth