2018-19 Premier League: Week Seven Roundup

Week Seven of the 2018-19 Premier League season was full of drama with 25 goals, only six teams failing to score and all winning teams scored at least twice as the title battle heated up another notch. 

League leaders, Liverpool faced a tough test as they visited title rivals, Chelsea in a crucial top of table clash as both sides aimed to keep their unbeaten starts going.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring before Daniel Sturridge’s late strike ensured a 1-1 draw, but The Reds lost top spot on goal difference after Manchester City beat Brighton 2-0 with goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.

The relegation spots remain the same after Huddersfield and Newcastle suffered 2-0 defeats at home to Tottenham and Leicester respectively. Cardiff meanwhile split them following a 2-1 home defeat by Burnley. 

Manchester United however are the big talking point to come out of this weekend as they followed up their shock Carabao Cup exit at Derby’s hands with a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United. 

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Felipe Anderson opened the scoring in fifth minute after tapping in Pablo Zabaleta’s cross before Andriy Yarmolenko doubled their lead just before the break, as his bender went in off Victor Lindelof. 

United didn’t properly produce any real chances of note till Marcus Rashford’s near post flick in from a 71st minute corner halved the deflict.

West Ham then swiftly restored their two goal advantage after David De Gea’s clearance found Mark Noble who played ball through for Marko Arnautovic to poke home and wrap up the win. 

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Everton clinched comfortable home wins over Watford and Fulham. 

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Wolves meanwhile made it a fourth week in top ten after clinching a 2-0 win over Southampton at Molineux with late goals from Ivan Cavaleiro and Jonny. 

Finally, Bournemouth ended their 30 year wait for a home win over Crystal Palace after winning 2-1 with David Brooks and Junior Stanislas scoring either side of Patrick van Aanholt’s equaliser.

For Brooks, this was his first ever Premier League goal in just six appearances for the Cherries. 

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