Chelsea, Liverpool, Brighton, and Tottenham defeat respectively Arsenal (0-1), Burnley (2-0), Watford (2-0) and Wolverhampton (0-1) to constitute the frontrunners of the Premier League at the end of the matchday 2. Manchester United and Everton, two other winners during the previous matchday, are content with a draw. Manchester City, which lost their first game to Tottenham, crushed Norwich City (5-0) thanks to five different scorers. Arsenal keeps doubting with a second loss in row against Chelsea at Emirates Stadium.
The Premier League matchday 2 started Saturday with six games, among them a Liverpool vs Burnley and Manchester City Norwich City. At Anfield Rd, the Red logically won 2-0 with Diogo Jota (18’) and Sadio Mané (69’). The ball possession was 67%/33% for Jorgen Klopp’s squad whose 9 of 27 attempts were on target.
With equally 67%/33% possession and 730/382 passes and 16/1 shots Manchester City dominated Norwich City (5-0) at City of Manchester Stadium. Tim Krul (7’) gave the lead to the host team by scoring against his own goal before the Citizens put four more by Jack Grealish (22’) Aymeric Laporte (64’), Raheem Sterling (71’) and Riyad Mahrez (84’).
Saturday’s other games were Aston Villa vs New Castle (2-0), Crystal Palace vs Brentford (0-0), Leeds vs Everton (2-2), and Brighton vs Watford (2-0).
However, the attraction of the matchday 2 was the derby of London and face-to-face Arsenal vs Chelsea. Michel Arteta’s squad had been under pressure since they lost their first game, but despite their determination their counterparts from Stanford Bridge left Emirates Stadium with the two points after scoring twice in the first halftime.
Firstly, Lukaku (15’) concluded an attack, which he initiated, on an assist from James in position of right piston. Still on a nice combination, Lukaku was anew involved in, James (35’) put the second one assisted by Mount.
On Sunday Manchester United left Southampton with just one point (1-1) while Tottenham brought all three (0-1) from Wolverhampton.
The confrontation between West Ham and Leicester is taking place this Monday with the possibility for Londoners to rejoin the frontrunners.