Game-week 31: Review

Martial captures the attention at Old Trafford.

It was a day to remember for United’s Anthony Martial, scoring his first senior hat trick, and becoming the first player to score a hat trick in the premier for the club since Robin van Persie back in 2011. 

Martial displayed signs of a ruthless finisher for his first two goals, before executing a dink over Sheffield number 2, who filled in for the ineligible United loanee Dean Henderson.

Rashford, who looks like he is not fully fit yet, scuffed a couple of clear cut chances.

It was an overall dominant performance by a resurgent united side.

Chelsea hands the title to Liverpool with an impressive performance over City.

Liverpool fans watched on eagerly as the Blues, and the Cityzens went head to head in what would be a thrilling match. Chelsea was handed the lead after some miscommunication between Gundogan and Mendy, one which Pulisic punished with a beautiful finish into the bottom corner. 

It required a moment of magic from de Bruyne to pull back level after a magnificent free-kick. The free-kick left Kepa watching helplessly as the ball veered into the top corner. One to forget for the Spanish stopper. 

Fernandinho’s goal-line clearance with his hand gave Willian the chance to clinch the winner. His immaculate penalty record remained as he dispatched the winner, and helped his team grab all three points.

The loss handed Liverpool their first league title in 30 years–an excellent achievement for Klopp and his players.

Traore and Jimenez–best partnership in the premier league?

They cannot stop. Think we have to create our nicknames for them because it is just unreal. A beautifully executed cross after a superb run by Traore set up Jimenez, who smashed in a header, and the game-winner.

Youthful gunners side grab the win over the Saints.

It was a day to forget for Mcarthy and a day to remember for the gunner’s youngsters: Nketiah and Willock, who grabbed all the points in a hard-fought 2-0 win over the saints. Nketiah capitalized on a misplaced pass by the saint’s goalie Alex Mcarthy to give his team a lead. Joe Willock then slotted in the second past the near post after the goalie spilled a catch.

Kane vindicates Mourinho.

Mourinho used his pre-match press conference to rip claims that strikers don’t ‘perform well under his management.’ He did some digging and gathered stats of top-class strikers he had worked with, and the goals they scored for him.

He was duly vindicated as Harry Kane got on the score sheet late on in the match. Those pundits will want to avoid Jose for the next couple of weeks.

Strikes of the week.

De Brunye free-kick.

KDB’s strike into the top corner was breathtaking. Kepa was no match for the pace and dip of the ball. The free-kick was just another proof of KDB’s unmatched brilliance.

Fabinho’s Screamer.

Fabinho scored a fantastic screamer in a fabulous performance by the Liverpool man. City fans will be consoled as another team got to experience a similar shocker from the Brazilian international.

Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick.

Alexander-Arnold’s rise to stardom has been marked by moments of sheer brilliance. We got to see another one of those moments from the lad from Liverpool. He scored a perfectly executed free-kick into the top left corner, albeit with some help from the keeper’s poor wall-arrangement.

Notable mentions:

Liverpool Hammer Crystal Palace.

Liverpool smashed four past Palace in what would be their last game before winning the title, albeit thanks to a city loss against Chelsea. 

Fabinho showed us another side of his game in what was a complete performance–an assist and a screamer!

Mane and Salah both score as the race for the golden boot intensifies. Who will prevail in the race?

Leicester struggles to break down Brighton.

Leicester could not pick up their first win since the restart against the seagulls. They were lucky to pick up a point as last week’s winner against Arsenal, Neal Maupay, had a penalty saved early on. They have to get their act together to avoid losing their Champions League place on the table.

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