After an international break, the English club clubs have returned to their domestic competition, Premier league. The biggest news on Saturday was a shocking defeat of the league toppers, Chelsea at home, against the Eagles. The Blues even took the lead early in the game, when Cesc Fabregas put this side in front, in the fifth minute.
Crystal Palace responded fast. Zaha leveled the score only fours minutes later, while the Belgium striker, Benteke two minutes later scored to put his side into a lead, which lasted until the final whistle. The Blues were by far a more superior team on the pitch, having the 73% of the ball possession and 24 shots, from which 11 on the target. The Eagles on the other side from their total of 3 shots on the goal, have scored two.
Antonio Conte’s men despite losing unexpectedly are still the leading team, having 7 points more than the second placed team Tottenham Hotspur with nine rounds to go.
The Reds continued their Merseyside derby dominance over the Toffees with a 3-1 win at Anfield. Sadio Mane, who scored a last-minute winner at Goodison Park in the reverse fixture, scored an opener at Anfield in the 8th minute. Pennington in the 28th leveled the score, but only three minutes later, the Brazilian attacker, Philippe Coutinho scored another one for the Reds, sealing the first half result. In the second half, both teams have their chances to score more, with Liverpool being a better team and due to same, Origi in the 60th minute scored and sealed the final result, Liverpool 3, Everton 1, bringing his side back on the third.
Following the Blues’ defeat to Crystal Palace, the Spurs narrowed the gap to Premier League leaders to seven points by winning 2-0 at the Turf Moor against Burnley. After a goalless first half, Tottenham opened the scoring trough Dier in the 66th minute while eleven minutes later Heung-Min Son raised the score to 2-0 and sealed three points for his team.
As for other results of the games which were played on Saturday, Jose Mourinho’s men failed to break WBA at the Old Trafford and ended the game with a goalless draw. Hull City pulled a comeback home win against the Hammers. West Ham trough Carroll in the 18th minute opened the scoring, but the second half goals of Robertson (53′) and Ranocchia (85′) overturned the game into the Tigres favour.
Watford enrolled a minimum 1-0 home win against Sunderland, Southampton shared points in a goalless draw against Bournemouth, while the Foxes continued with their good form, as goals from Ndidi (25′) and Vardy (47′) booked another three points for Shakespeare’s men, easing relegation fears and making history for their manager Shakespeare, who become the first Englishman – to win his first four Premier League games in charge.
Premier league table