This week’s round of premier league matches provided us with a few big games. Whilst it didn’t provide as many goals as we expect from the premier league this early in the season, we still got to see some goalmouth action. Manchester United and Liverpool always proves to be one of the biggest match ups of the season, and Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs playing out the always hotly contested North London Derby.
We kicked off the weekend with Manchester City defeating Hull City. Joe Hart, who has been heavily criticized after a woeful performance against Cardiff City, came back from the brink with a clean sheet. Second half goals from Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure were enough to see off the Tigers.
The big games were played on Sunday night, with Manchester United visiting Anfield on the 100th anniversary of Bill Shankly’s birth. Right after a touching tribute to Liverpool’s greatest manager, Danny Sturridge put one past David de Gea in the fourth minute. United were unable to come back from the deficit, conceding to Liverpool’s third win on the trot – the best start to a Premier League season for the Merseyside club since 1994.
Arsenal faced a tough challenge as Spurs came to visit from up the road. A game that is always considered one of the hardest fought fixtures in the calendar was taken out in a scrap but the team in red. In form striker Oliver Giroud fired a well placed shot into the bottom right corner of the Tottenham goal. That proved to be the crucial goal in the tie.
The week’s fixtures leave Liverpool atop the table as the only team to collect full honors from all three matches. Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal tie up the rest of the top four. Tottenham and Manchester United are left a little behind the eight ball in sixth and seventh spots respectively.
Premier League Week 3 Results
Manchester City 2-0 Hull City
West Ham 0-1 Stoke
Norwich 1-0 Southhampton
Newcastle 1-0 Fulham
Cardiff 0-0 Everton
Crystal Palace 3-1 Sunderland
West Brom 0-2 Swansea
Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United
Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham Hotspurs.