Premier League Game Week 2 Review (Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool)
The Premier League Game Week 2 had mixed results for Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool. Manchester United were once again the most underwhelming of the three teams; they lost to Brighton and Hove Albion. Chelsea went into the half time break with the scores level with Arsenal at two all. Chelsea were fortunate not to go into the break conceding more goals as Arsenal squandered a couple of good opportunities. They ended up winning the game three-two. Liverpool beat Crystal Palace two-nil in a convincing victory.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United First Half Review
Brighton and Hove Albion displayed a good fighting spirit in the early stages of the contest. Brighton took a chance when Solly March passed the ball to Glenn Murray who finished the chance. Shane Duffy made the score two-nil in favour of Brighton shortly after the first goal. Paul Pogba played a ball that was neither a cross or a shot that went over the bar which summed up Manchester United’s performance; it was deplorable. Lukaku made it two-one in the thirty-fourth minute. Brighton made it three-one at half time with a penalty that was scored by Pascal Grob.
Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester United Second Half Review
Manchester United took a gamble using all three substitutes by the sixtieth minute. Jose Mourhinho was getting frustrated with the performance of his team and getting extremely agitated. Paul Pogba had a good shot on target that was well saved by Brighton goal keeper Matt Ryan. Manchester United failed to make an impact in the final third for the majority of the game. Paul Pogba scored a penalty in stoppage time to make the final score three-two in favor of Brighton. United either didn’t execute the game plan or were poorly coached by Mourinho.
Chelsea v Arsenal First Half Review
Marcus Alonso passed the ball to Pedro who finished off a beautiful move with superb execution in the ninth minute. That was followed by Ross Barkley shooting just over the bar after a pass from N’golo Kante. Alvaro Morata finished brilliantly in the twentieth minute. Henrikh Mikhitaryan missed a golden opportunity. Mikhitaryan managed to score a stunning goal to make it two-one in the thirty-seventh minute. Morata then forced Peter Cech into an outstanding save. Mikhitaryan turned provider in the forty-first minute, with Alex Iwobi finishing with a goal to make the score two-all at half time.
Chelsea v Arsenal Second Half Review
Pedro and Kante both missed opportunities for Chelsea to score. Barkley had a shot well saved by Cech. The game ebbed and flowed in the second half. Pedro crossed the ball to Kante who wasted a good opportunity to score. Eden Hazard set up a goal to give Chelsea the lead that was well finished by Alonso; it was a brilliantly crafted goal. Hazard nearly scored a goal late in the game. Hazard played an important role once again, like in Chelsea’s first game, featuring as a substitute as an impact player.
Crystal Palace v Liverpool First Half Review
Liverpool controlled the tempo and balance of play early in the contest. They passed the ball around exquisitely and kept possession of the ball. Despite that they failed to create chances and get shots on target. In the twenty-first minute the ball ended up in the back of the net, unfortunately for Liverpool there was a foul on the Crystal Palace goal keeper Wayne Hennessy. Andros Townsend had a shot hit the bar from outside the box. Mohamed Salah won a penalty, James Milner stepped up to score the resultant penalty kick to make it one-nil to Liverpool.
Crystal Palace v Liverpool Second Half Review
In the second half Crystal Palace played with more confidence and vigor. Crystal Palace had an exceptionally well taken free kick saved by Alisson. Both sides squandered opportunities to score. Crystal Palace were down to ten men in the seventieth minute with one of their players shown a red card for a foul on Salah. Liverpool had a good counter attack late in the match with Salah passing the ball to Sadio Mane who finished the move off by putting the ball in the back of the net, which made the final score two-nil in favor of Liverpool.