Arsenal shrug of relegation-threatened Norwich.
It was all smooth sailing for the gunners as they knocked four past a Norwich side who already seemed to have settled for Championship football next season.
The canaries must have felt early on that it would be another unlucky outing for them after Ben Godfrey struck the post with a good shot from outside the 18-yard box. Things became even worse after Aubameyang got on his bike, and nipped the ball from a casual Tim Krul, and slotted in the opener–some Pressing forward behavior. He grabbed his second later on as Arsenal secured the victory.
It was interesting to note that Arteta stuck with a back-three. Perhaps he will settle with the formation for the rest of the season.
Man city stuns champions-elect, Liverpool.
Yes, you heard, right. Man City fired four past a Liverpool side, still recuperating from the week’s celebration.
It was a day to forget for Kloop and his boys as they were humiliated by the de-throned champions. Nothing seemed to click for the champions-elect–their defending was awful, and their finishing was sub-par. On the other hand, Pep’s team was looking as sharp as ever pouncing at every chance and capitalizing on every mistake.
The biggest winners of the game were Phil Foden, who got the nod ahead of Mahrez and contributed enormously and Sterling, who has forsaken his torrid pre restart form. City’s win would serve as a sharp warning to Klopp’s side of the competition that remains next season.
Leicester drops more points.
Leicester have still not won a match since the premier league restart. The foxes are now just three points ahead of United and Wolves, and one ahead of Chelsea. It has been tough for them, and they need to get their act back together if they are to maintain their champions league spot.
Injuries to Madison and Pereira, two starters, haven’t made it any easier for them. However, they can draw consolation from the fact that Chelsea, their closest challengers, lost the game at the London Stadium.
Defensive woes for Chelsea and Spurs.
If you weren’t convinced that Chelsea needed to shore up their defense during the upcoming transfer window, the shambles against the hammers must have changed your mind. There are ‘loud gossips’ going around that Kepa’s time in Chelsea may be over, and the part he played for West Ham’s first goal only intensified the rumors.
Antonio stood out on this occasion but was helped out by some poor defending.
Spurs must have watched Chelsea play before their game because they had an equally, if not worse day at the back–something very uncharacteristic of Mourinho’s sides. Dier is not adept as a center-back, and Sanchez lost his cool towards the end of the match. Mourinho will probably make some changes in the upcoming games. It was a very disappointing performance for Spurs.
Strikes of the week.
Willian was on the score-sheet again. His sizzling free-kick curled around the wall and went off the post into the net.
Cedric Soares’ screamer.
It was a day to remember for Soares as he struck home his first goal in Arsenal colors from 20-yards out.