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What happened? Premier League match day 7, 2019-20

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1st October, 2019
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Match Day 7’s highlight was an outstanding display by the newly promoted Sheffield United team.

They may have left the game empty-handed, but it was only due to a rare error from otherwise in-form goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who has conceded only seven goals in seven games this Premier League season.

Sheffield manager Chris Wilder set a template of how to beat Liverpool, and he outcoached Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

There were no scoreless draws and plenty of goals in an eventful match day 7 of the Premier League. There were a couple of red cards, with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United forced to play the majority of the game with ten men. There were lots of interesting talking points too.

Top five coaches

1. Chris Wilder (Sheffield United)
Sheffield United implemented an outstanding game plan against Premier League leaders Liverpool. Even though Sheffield didn’t get anything out of the match, they were outstanding.

2. Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur)
Tottenham Hotspur won a game in which they conceded an equaliser thanks to a mistake from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. Tottenham were forced to play most of the game with ten men, so it was a gutsy performance to claim all three points.

3. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)
Leicester managed to score five goals in a dominant performance against Newcastle United and also keep a clean sheet.

4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
Chelsea restricted Brighton to just one shot on target and would have won the game by a lot more than two goals if not for the outstanding performance from Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

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5. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Manchester City played an attacking brand of football. They finished the game with three goals from nine shots on target away from home against Everton at Goodison Park.

Coaches under the pump

Graham Potter (Brighton)
Brighton offered little resistance against Chelsea and have been disappointing in the season thus far. They may need to change manager if they are to prevent themselves from being relegated.

Steve Bruce (Newcastle United)
Newcastle sit second-last on the Premier League table following a comprehensive loss to Leicester City.

Match Day 7 Key points

Sheffield United vs Liverpool
Klopp gets lucky break
Jurgen Klopp was outcoached yet Liverpool won the game thanks to an error by Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Liverpool failed to have a single shot on target in the first half.

Magic moment:
Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool prevented a cross that appeared destined for Sheffield United striker Callum Robinson and probably would have ended up in the back of the net if not for Can Dijk’s intervention shortly after half-time.

Who stood out from the pack?
Virgil van Dijk kept Liverpool in the game with two crucial interventions from Sheffield United’s crosses shortly after half-time within the space of approximately five minutes.

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What went right?
Sheffield United played a fantastic game of football. They showed they belong in the Premier League.

What went wrong?
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane butchered a golden opportunity to break the deadlock in the first half. Unfortunately the game was decided thanks to a howler from Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Sheffield substitute Leon Clarke missed a relatively elementary opportunity to equalise in the second half.

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Aston Villa vs Burnley
Villa their own worst enemy
Aston Villa took the lead twice and Burnley managed to score an equaliser on two occasions in the second half.

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Magic moment
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish had a brilliant shot from outside of the box well saved by Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope shortly before half-time. That save gave Burnley hope of getting something out of the match, with the deficit only one goal at the break.

Who stood out from the pack?
Chris Wood of Burnley scored with a header, which was the second time in the match that Burnley scored an equaliser.

What went right?
Both teams were clinical in the final third with a combined total of four goals from six shots on target.

What went wrong?
Aston Villa controlled the game yet could get only one point from the match.

Bournemouth vs West Ham
Another four-goal thriller
West Ham move to fifth on the table while Bournemouth sit just one point outside the top four despite sitting eighth. The game was exciting, with West Ham taking the lead initially, while Bournemouth took the lead just after the half-time break. Yet the spoils were shared between two teams that have started the season well.

Magic moment
Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made a good save to keep his side ahead two-one. Ramsdale saved a superb header from West Ham’s Felipe Anderson. The save was made shortly after the midway point of the second half.

Who stood out from the pack?
Bournemouth’s Joshua King finished with one goal and one assist, which helped his team claim a point after trailing 1-0 early on.

What went right?
A draw was probably a fair result, with possession fairly even as well as shots and passes, which are the key statistical indicators.

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What went wrong?
Both teams will believe that they could have claimed all three points despite not leaving the game empty handed.

Chelsea vs Brighton
Chelsea secure important three points
Chelsea won a game that they were expected to win against a hapless Brighton outfit. It will be a surprise if Brighton survive this season.

Magic moment
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga prevented Brighton from going 1-0 ahead in the 33rd minute, making an intervention by going near the edge of the box using his chest to prevent Brighton’s Neal Maupay from scoring.

Who stood out from the pack?
Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan made a remarkable eight saves to keep the score line a respectable 2-0.

What went right?
The game was in the balance at half-time, at least from a scoreboard perspective, with the scores locked at 0-0.

What went wrong?
Brighton failed to turn up, so to speak, with Chelsea having a total of nine shots on target to Brighton’s one.

Mathew Ryan

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Crystal Palace vs Norwich City
Palace move into top ten
Crystal Palace won a game that lacked attacking flair from either side, which leaves Norwich City in 17th and languishing near the bottom of the Premier League table despite having defeated Manchester City.

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Magic moment
Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha had a shot that appeared destined for the back of the net saved by Norwich City goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann in the opening minute of the match.

Who stood out from the pack?
Crystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic displayed great leadership and composure, scoring from the penalty spot near the midway point of the first half.

What went right?
Crystal Palace showed that the only statistic that really matters is the one on the scoreboard, with a 2-0 victory, despite having less possession than Norwich and five fewer shots.

What went wrong?
Norwich weren’t clinical in the final third – they had only three shots on target from a total of 15 shots.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton
Spurs survive with ten men
Tottenham were forced to play the majority of the game with ten men, but they still managed to claim a valuable three points, which puts them in the top six.

Magic moment
Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse took an outstanding free kick that forced Tottenham goal-keeper Hugo Lloris into an outstanding save in the 57th minute.

Who stood out from the pack?
Hugo Lloris made some crucial saves to ensure that Tottenham walked away from the game with all three points.

What went right?
Both teams were fairly efficient in the final third with a combined total of ten shots on target.

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What went wrong?
Tottenham played the game with ten men for the most part and Southampton still left the game empty handed. Hugo Lloris made an error that gifted Southampton an equaliser in the 39th minute.

Wolverhampton vs Watford
Wolverhampton claim crucial three points somewhat undeservedly
The Wolves won the game 2-0 but didn’t deserve to from a statistical perspective, with Watford having more than double the number of shots on target and nearly 61 per cent of the possession.

Magic moment
Watford’s Danny Welbeck had a shot that appeared destined for the back on the net somehow stopped by Wolverhampton goalkeeper Rui Patricio to keep Wolverhampton two goals ahead with approximately 20 minutes left in the match.

Who stood out from the pack?
Rui Patricio finished the game with five saves. He was probably the difference between the two teams.

What went right?
Wolverhampton made the most of their opportunities, with two goals from a total of six shots. Watford improved on their previous performance in Match Day 6, controlling possession and having 14 shots, which was more than double the number of shots Wolverhampton had.

What went wrong?
Watford weren’t clinical in the final third, with no goals from all of the opportunities they had to score and get something out of the game.

Everton vs Manchester City
A cracking game of football
When the scoreline is 3-1 you’d expect the game was fairly one-sided, but that wasn’t the case in this game.

Magic moment
Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin had what appeared to be a certain goal saved by Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes.

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Who stood out from the pack?
Ederson finished the game with six saves. Manchester City may not have claimed all three points without him.

What went right?
Both teams combined for 16 shots on target from a total of 30 shots, which means that just over half of each side’s shots were on target, which is a good ratio.

What went wrong?
Everton’s Theo Walcott was injured in what appeared to be a fairly innocuous bit of play early in the game, with Walcott suffering a head injury and being sent to hospital. Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan missed an elementary chance to put his team ahead early in the game, with the goal beckoning. Everton missed a chance to make the score 2-2, but they failed to get the ball in the back of the net and thus lost 3-1.

Leicester City vs Newcastle United
Leicester leave Newcastle in relegation zone
Leicester City may have scored four of their five goals when Newcastle United were down to ten men, but they were clinical with all five and move into third place on the table. Can they repeat their heroics of a few years ago and win the Premier League?

Magic moment
Leicester City opened the scoring thanks to an incredible run and finish by defender Ricardo Pereira, who made an audacious run from near the half-way line to eventually finish with a clinical goal. He didn’t look like a defender, displaying plenty of attacking flair!

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Who stood out from the pack?
Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy scored a brace to increase his tally to five goals from seven Premier League games this season.

What went right?
Leicester were ruthless, with a dominant performance in all facets of the game.

What went wrong?
Newcastle United went down to ten men close to the half-time break when the score was just 1-0 in favour of Leicester City. Newcastle had just three shots for the game in its entirety and less than a third of the possession.

Manchester United vs Arsenal
All square at Old Trafford
Manchester United have been one of the most respected clubs in the Premier League for many years, but they sit only tenth on the table after sharing the points with Arsenal, leaving the Red Devils with just two wins from seven games.

Magic moments
Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira had a shot saved somehow by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the 29th minute. Manchester United’s Scott McTominay scored the first goal of the match with a cracking finish near half-time. Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford took a great free kick that was somehow saved by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Who stood out from the pack?
Leno made a couple of unbelievable saves to help Arsenal claim a point away from home.

What went right?
Both sides could consider the 1-1 scoreline a fair result, with the stats fairly even. It was good to see Marcus Rashford was back on the field from his injury. He provided the assist for Manchester United’s only goal of the match.

What went wrong?
Arsenal conceded the first goal of the game close to the half-time break. Despite a draw being a fair result, Manchester United would still be disappointed with giving up a lead at Old Trafford.

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