FIFA 2022 World Cup: Protest Kits, Sobering Tents and Football Fans Unable to Watch Games On TV in Qatar
The Premier League continues to provide an awesome amount of entertainment at either end of the table, and as we get nearer to the enforced break during the World Cup in Qatar, we begin to see just what each side is really capable of achieving in 2022/23.
The odds offered by football betting sites as the season got underway back in early August have moved a great deal since then. This might mean you have to re-think your personal approach to the Premier League wagers you have lined up, and you can expect many twists and turns before the season is over.
Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool
This match was considered the game of the week even before it kicked off, and it didn’t disappoint as a spectacle. The Gunners, looking to cement their claim to be genuine title contenders, didn’t take long to assert themselves on a poor Liverpool side, with Gabriel Martinelli tucking one away within a minute of the kick-off.
Jurgen Klopp’s side deservedly levelled through Darwin Nunez, but they were once again unstuck by poor defending as Bukayo Saka prodded the ball home deep into first-half stoppage time.
Sub Roberto Firmino, who appears to like playing against Arsenal, scored another equalizer, but once again, the home side came roaring back, and Saka put away a decisive penalty to give Mikel Arteta’s side all three points.
It’s fair to say that Arsenal are now a side that can be considered a possible Premier League title winner in 2022/23, and it’s amazing to think it’s almost twenty years since their last success, especially when you consider that championship came in the form of the astonishing Invincibles triumph (where Arsene Wenger’s side didn’t lose a single game).
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Manchester City 4-0 Southampton
Pep Guardiola’s side were never going to struggle against the Saints, and once again, they eased past inferior opposition, and the only surprise was the fact that prolific marksman Erling Haaland only scored one goal.
The home side were in charge from the off, and chief among the tormentors was wide-man Joao Cancelo, who not only scored the opener but also provided the assist for City’s fourth of the game.
Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez scored the other goals in a game that could frankly have finished far worse for the south-coast side.
Brighton 0-1 Tottenham
Antonio Conte would have wanted his side to bounce back from last week’s North London derby loss to Arsenal, and visiting the Amex to face a very strong Brighton side was always going to present a real challenge for Spurs, but they were not found wanting.
Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game, and the England man was then forced off with a worrying injury that will concern Tottenham and national team fans. The win keeps Conte’s side among the top four and within touching distance of Arsenal and Man City.
Everton 1-2 Manchester United
Erik ten Hag appears to have got his Man United side back in the right gear again, and Cristiano Ronaldo hit an incredible milestone during this win at Goodison Park against Frank Lampard’s in-form Toffees.
Alex Iwobi put Everton ahead after just five minutes, but United didn’t take long to get back in the game with Antony scoring for the visitors, which was then followed by Ronaldo’s winner.
The goal from the veteran was his 700th club career goal, a number that is hard to comprehend.
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Bournemouth’s interim boss Gary O’Neill continues to impress at the Vitality Stadium as his Cherries side came from behind to beat strugglers Leicester City. That means that since Scott Parker was axed, the club have gone five games unbeaten, and they now sit in mid-table.
Newcastle United thumped Brentford 5-1 to further their claim for a top-six finish, and new Chelsea boss Graham Potter followed up a midweek win over AC Milan with an untroubled victory over Wolves.
Crystal Palace beat Leeds United at Selhurst Park, and West Ham fought back from a goal down to defeat Fulham 3-1, with Italian forward Gianluca Scamacca scoring for a third game in succession.
Bottom of the table Nottingham Forest host Aston Villa in the Monday night fixture.