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Premier League Recap As Chelsea Edge Spurs

Premier League Recap as Chelsea Edge Spurs

Mourinho Lamp-ed at the Bridge

If ever there was a game that showed just how out of touch Jose Mourinho is becoming in the modern game, this was it.

VAR mistakes aside, Tottenham offered little at Stamford Bridge, and in the end Frank Lampard’s side were worthy winners.

Chelsea were everything Spurs were not. 

Bright, vibrant and energetic, the atmosphere was fervent even before Olivier Giroud opened the scoring on 15 minutes.

Once Marcos Alonso had doubled the lead just after the break, the writing was already on the wall.

Without a bullish Harry Kane up top, the visitors looked moribund as an attacking force long before Antonio Rudiger put through his own net to hand Tottenham a consolation.

Jesus saves Man City’s blushes

Although it was an entertaining game between Leicester and Man City, just the one goal separated the sides at full-time.

Pep Guardiola’s side always looked the most likely, and at times their passing and movement was sublime. 

Real Madrid will need to be on the guard if they play like this at the Santiago Bernabeu.

It was a joy to watch and perhaps the only surprise was that it took 80 minutes for anyone to score a goal.

Gabriel Jesus’ face when he found the net was a delight, and coming after a goal drought of his own, the relief was obvious.

As important to Pep will be the clean sheet, and it can’t be any coincidence that it came with Aymeric Laporte back in the centre of defence.

Fernandes stars as Greenwood sets another record 

What could’ve been a tricky assignment for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side turned into anything but, thanks to a wonderful all-round performance from Bruno Fernandes.

It was no surprise when the manager called him “a cross between Scholes and Veron” in his post-match press conference, such was the dominance he displayed against Watford.

The Portuguese’s penalty set the Red Devils on their way before a sumptuous second from Anthony Martial just before the hour gave the hosts some breathing space.

Mason Greenwood continues to impress, and his goal 15 minutes from time gave him 11 for the campaign, the most of any Premier League teenager.

From looking down and out a few weeks ago, United are starting to build up a head of steam again, and are now just three points behind Chelsea in the race for Champions League football next season.

Auba fires the Gunners to victory

Within a minute of the start of this game, Dominic Calvert-Lewin had acrobatically put Everton in the lead to silence the Emirates Stadium.

A game that wasn’t too high on quality was full of goals, and within six first-half minutes, Arsenal were ahead via Eddie Nketiah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first of the afternoon.

Comical defending from the Gunners saw Richarlison equalise in first-half injury time, only for the visitors to lose the lead again within a minute of the restart.

On that occasion, their defenders stood rooted to the spot allowing Aubameyang to powerfully head home what turned out to be the winner.

Jordan Pickford’s horrendous error almost handed Arsenal a fourth, but Nketiah’s curling effort came back off of the crossbar.

A wonderful side note to the match was the return of Andre Gomes from injury, with the whole stadium clapping him back onto the pitch a nice touch.

Jota at the double

Fresh from their European heroics in midweek, Wolves entertained bottom club, Norwich, who despite their lowly position, are remaining true to themselves and playing some first class football.

They did so again on Sunday afternoon but, once more, they ended a match with nothing.

The game was over as a contest by the 30th minute after Diogo Jota had bagged himself a brace.

With the wind knocked out of their sails, the Canaries offered nothing but possession in response.

Jota almost went home with the ball but his hat-trick chance smashed against the post, only to fall at the feet of Raul Jimenez to complete the scoring.

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