Premier League Game Week 4 Review (Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool)
This week all three clubs took the three points from their respective games! Incredibly Chelsea and Liverpool have won all four games! The pressure was eased on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for now, with United beating the relegation bound Burnley. For Chelsea Eden Hazard continued to be elite, while Marcos Alonso was prolific. For interests sake Liverpool have employed a part time throw in coach; it appears to have worked, as they are on top of the Premier League table! Plenty of goals and action to report in the fourth week of the premier league!
Burnley v Manchester United Review
United started brightly combining well, controlling possession. Luke Shaw had the first shot on goal. Antonio Valencia managed to get forward in his trademark style. Alexis Sanchez set up the first goal of the match that was put in the back off the net by Romelu Lukaku. Shaw was continually combining well with Sanchez on the left hand side. Lukaku made it two-nil with a clinical finish close to half time. It was a much a case of Burnley putting in a disappointing display as United being at their best.
Chris Wood had a header saved by David De Gea. Shaw had a third shot on goal well saved by Joe Hart. Marcus Rashford won a penalty half way through the second half. Paul Pogba took the resultant penalty that was well saved by Hart. Rashford was sent off for a rush of blood. Burnley failed to take advantage of the extra man, with the game ending two-nil in favor of United.
Chelsea v Bournemouth Review
Callum Wilson squandered a good opportunity for Bournemouth. Bournemouth clearly came into the game with a good game plan as they were extremely competitive. Hazard set up a chance to score for Alonso who hit the post. Bournemouth did well to keep the scoreline to nil-nil at half time with Chelsea failing to capitalize on their control of possession.
In the second half Hazard expertly passed the ball to Alonso who had a shot well saved by Asmir Begovic. Nathan Ake failed to take a chance to give Bournemouth the lead when he had a shot from a corner go over the bar. Substitute Olivier Giroud had an impact on the game when he provided an assist for fellow substitute Pedro. Late on in the game Alonso set up a goal that was finished off by Hazard. That was how the game ended; two-nil in favour of Chelsea. It was a thoroughly entertaining contest.
Leicester v Liverpool Review
Roberto Firmino had a shot well saved by Kasper Schmeichel early in the piece. Andrew Robertson did well to create space on the left hand side providing an assist for Sadio Mane. Demarai Gray had an effort on goal well saved by Allison. Liverpool added a second goal shortly before the half time break when Roberto Firmino scored from a James Milner corner.
James Maddison had an opportunity thwarted due to a fantastic block by Joseph Gomez. Wes Morgan had a wonderful chance that he failed to capitalise on, he didn’t peg a goal back for Leicester when he should of reduced the deficit. A horrendous error from Allison led to Leicester reducing the margin to one goal. Kelechi Iheanacho won the ball off Allison who crossed the ball that was put into the back of the net by Rachid Ghezzal. The game was fairly even in terms of possession and shots on target, with Leicester leading slightly in both stats. Despite that, the game finished two-one in favour of Liverpool.