Game-week 33: Review

United and Bournemouth provide a 7-goal thriller.

Many spectators were surprised when the unchanged United side went a goal down, but they showed their class as they came back and scored five against a tough Bournemouth side. Furthermore, it was a massive day for youngster Mason Greenwood as he bagged a brace and stole the show. United fans must have been drolling over the complete attacking play.

However, there were still individual errors at the back. Maguire received a nutmeg, and then De Gea was beaten far too easily at his near post for their first. Then a poor pass by Matic was judged to have struck Bailly’s ‘hand,’ which led to a penalty that gave them a second.

Saka shows his class as the gunners take all points at Molineux.

Saka, aka ‘Petit Piment,’ stole the show as the Gunners grabbed an emphatic victory against Wolves. The assist machine got on the score sheet after a well-struck volley guided the ball into the top left corner; Patricio had no chance.

Traore was given the nod over Jota but would have been disappointed with his performance after failing to make an impact in the game.

The win could prove vital for Arsenal as they chase European football next season. Meanwhile, Wolves will hope to get back on track as they face a tough Sheffield side next.

Southampton displays tactical masterclass against City.

Southampton’s win over City encapsulated the value of analysts in modern-day football. The saints did their homework and bagged the victory.

When playing City, many teams allow them to have the ball then play solely on the counter; the saints took a different approach. They pressed in numbers while the ball was still around the halfway line and forced City to send the ball back several times. In this manner, they got the opener. Armstrong nicked the ball from Zinchenko while he attempted a half-turn, and Che Adams latched onto it from 40-yards and beat Ederson, who was off his line.

Manchester City may have to address their recent left-back lapses in the next transfer window.

S’oton’s goalie, Alex McCarthy, had a phenomenal game, but City was unlucky not to get something out of the game.

Mourinho prevails over good pal, Ancelloti.

Mourinho fulfilled his promise of ‘breaking social distancing rules to hug Ancelloti’ as two pals reunited: albeit under very different circumstances. Mourinho’s side needed a win to get their Europe bid back on track following a very disappointing trip to Bramall Lane.
Spurs took all points with the own goal by Michael Keane being the only difference between the two sides. The soccer wasn’t the most aesthetic, but Jose’s side got the job done.

Strikes of the week.

Martial’s magnificent curler.
How often have we seen Martial cut in from the left-wing and finesse one into the top corner? However, the one against Bournemouth may have been the best yet.

Saka’s sumptuous volley.
Saka struck home a clean volley past Patricio as he showed how deadly he could also be in the box. The timing of the goal couldn’t have been better as Saka also signed a new contract that week.

Adam’s audacious goal.
Although Ederson was off his line, Adam still had a lot to do to get the ball into the net from 40-yards–a task he embraced. He struck the ball with conviction and found the back of the net. He couldn’t have got his first goal in a better fashion.

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