Premier League Review- Matchweek 2 (Season 2022/23)

Premier League Team of The Week

Formation (4-3-3)
Goalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest)
Right Back: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United)
Centre Back: Ben Mee (Brentford)
Centre Back: Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea)
Left Back: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Centre Midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Attacking Midfield: Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)
Attacking Midfield: Rodrigo (Leeds United)
Forward: Ivan Toney (Brentford)
Forward: Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
Forward: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 28 goals in ten matches.
Clean Sheets: Seven out of 20 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were five draws in ten matches!
Matchweek 2 (In a Nutshell): In Matchweek 2 I correctly predicted the results in four out of ten matches. In three out of five matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Matchweek 2.

Game One of Ten

Aston Villa (2) v Everton (1)
Everton Leave Fight Back Too Late
Facts and Figures: Aston Villa had 57.5% possession. Both teams had four shots on target. Despite losing, Everton had 15 shots to Aston Villas 12. Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa finished the game with two assists.
Pivotal Moment: Emiliano Buendia gave Aston Villa a two goal cushion in the 86th minute. The assist was provided by Ollie Watkins
Aston Villa Game Changer: Ollie Watkins
Everton Game Changer: Amadou Onana

Game Two of Ten

Arsenal (4) v Leicester City (2)
Arsenal Simply Too Good
Facts and Figures: Arsenal had 49.9% possession. Despite that, they seven shots on target from 19 shots. Leicester City had two shots on target from six shots. Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal finished the game with two goals and two assists.
Pivotal Moment: Gabriel Martinelli made the score 4-2 in favour of Arsenal in the 75th minute. The assist was provided by Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal Game Changer: Gabriel Jesus
Leicester City Game Changer: James Maddison

Game Three of Ten

Brighton and Hove Albion (0) v Newcastle United (0)
Brighton Dominate and Create, despite a Draw Being Their Fate
Facts and Figures: Brighton and Hove Albion had 54.5% possession and seven shots on target from 13 shots. Newcastle United had one shot on target from four shots.
Pivotal Moment: Solly March of Brighton and Hove Albion had a shot saved by the goalkeeper for Newcastle United, Nick Pope in the 73rd minute.
Brighton and Hove Albion Game Changer: Kaoru Mitoma
Newcastle United Game Changer: Nick Pope

Game Four of Ten

Manchester City (4) v AFC Bournemouth (0)
Manchester City in a Different Class to Bournemouth
Facts and Figures: Manchester City had 66.7% possession and seven shots on target from 19 shots. AFC Bournemouth had one shot on target from three shots. They parked the bus.
Pivotal Moment: Kevin De Bruyne scored an outstanding goal in the 31st minute to give Manchester City a 2-nil lead. The assist was provided by Phil Foden.
Manchester City Game Changer: Kevin De Bruyne
AFC Bournemouth Game Changer: None

Game Five of Ten

Southampton (2) v Leeds United (2)
Leeds United Squander Two Goal Lead
Facts and Figures: Southampton had 42.6% possession and four shots on target from 14 shots. Leeds United had five shots on target from 13 shots. Rodrigo of Leeds United scored a brace.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Aribo of Southampton made the deficit one goal in the 72nd minute. The assist was provided by Adam Armstrong.
Southampton Game Changer: Joe Aribo
Leeds United Game Changer: Rodrigo

Game Six of Ten

Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) v Fulham (0)
All Square
Facts and Figures: Wolverhampton Wanderers had 59.6% possession and one shot on  target from seven shots. Fulham had three shots on target from nine shots.
Pivotal Moment: Aleksander Mitrovic of Fulham had a penalty saved by Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper, Jose Sa in the 81st minute.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Game Changer: Jose Sa
Fulham Game Changer: Marek Rodak

Game Seven of Ten

Brentford (4) v Manchester United (0)
Brentford Have Too Much Polish for Manchester United
Facts and Figures: Brentford had 33.3% possession and seven shots on target from 13 shots. Manchester United had four shots on target from 15 shots. Brentford had four different goal scorers. Ivan Toney of Brentford provided two assists.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Mee gave Brentford a three-goal advantage in the 30th minute. The assist was provided by Ivan Toney
Brentford Game Changers: David Raya, Ivan Toney
Manchester United Game Changer: None

Game Eight of Ten

Nottingham Forrest (1) v West Ham United (0)
Nottingham Forest Grab Morale Boosting Win
Facts and Figures: Nottingham Forest had 43.2% possession and six shots on target from 13 shots. West Ham had five shots on target from 19 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Declan Rice of West Ham had a penalty saved by Nottingham Forest goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, in the 65th minute.
Nottingham Forrest Game Changer: Dean Henderson
West Ham United Game Changer: Lukasz Fabianski

Game Nine of Ten

Chelsea (2) v Tottenham Hotspur (2)
Tempers Flare in Exciting Affair
Facts and Figures: Chelsea had 63.7% possession and three shots on target from 16 shots. Tottenham Hotspur had five shots on target from ten shots. During and after the game concluded the two respective coaches had to be separated, thankfully there was no physical altercation.
Pivotal Moment: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scored an equaliser in the 96th minute. The assist was provided by Ivan Perisic.
Chelsea Game Changer: Reece James
Tottenham Hotspur Game Changer: Harry Kane

Game Ten of Ten

Liverpool (1) v Crystal Palace (1)
Liverpool Lucky Escape
Facts and Figures: Liverpool had 72.6% possession and four shots on target from 24 shots! Crystal Palace had three shots on target from seven shots. Liverpool was down to ten men when Darwin Nunez was sent off in the 57th minute.
Pivotal Moment: Luis Diaz of Liverpool scored the equaliser, which made the score 1-all in the 61st minute. The assist was provided by James Milner.
Liverpool Game Changer: Luis Diaz
Crystal Palace Game Changer: Wilfried Zaha

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