Man’ City Thrash Burnley, Huddersfield Drubs Man U, Leicester, Bournemouth, N’Castle Win

Rashford scores but it is not enough to cancel out Huddersfield 2-1 victory

 

Huddersfield vs Manchester United:   For the first time in their encounter since 1952, Manchester United was beaten by Huddersfield and making it United second defeat of the season. The promises Man U held at the beginning of the season is beginning to fade as they are now trail Manchester City with five points.  Huddersfield attacking and marking tactics gave key players like Romelu Lukaku no chance. They crowded whenever the visitor held the ball and defended when their defence was threatened. At the end goals from Mooy and Depoitre for Huddersfield and Rashford for Man Utd separated the two sides, ending the game 2-1

 

Manchester City vs Burnley. The home team took time to whip Burnley 3-0 with goals from Sergi Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi and  Leroy Sane, with an assist from from Kevin de Bruyne. Aguero was replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the 75th minute but the match had been won already, taking the team five points clear of Manchester United who fell to Huddersfield 2-1 at away.

 

 

Otamedi’s header made it two out of the three goals for Man City

 

Stoke vs Bournemouth. Stoke literally crumbled before a more determined Bournemouth who made a quick score through Andrew Surman who scored a brilliant one like he did against Brighton. A second one soon followed in the 18th minutes when Benik Afobe was tripped and a penalty was awarded to the visitors, whose Junior Stanislas made no mistake to bury the penalty.  Stoke soon piled the pressure which paid off when through a half-cleared set-piece, Mame Biram Diouf   was there to thigh the ball in off the underside of the crossbar, ending the tie 1-2.

 

Stanisla fires in the  penalty to win the game for Bournemouth

Swansea vs Leicester. Fernandez own goal and Shinji Okazaki flip for Leicester with a late consolation by Alfie Mawson with Swansea ended the game 1-2 for Leicester who were almost hugging the top of the bottom table.

 

Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace. The visitors played their hearts out threatening to repeat last week performance against Chelsea but a late goal for the host, snatched through substitute Mikel Merino, who climbs high and headed a loop over the leaping Julian Speroni and into the roof of the net, ended the game, 1-0.

 

Newcastle Mikel Merina celebrates winning goal