2018-19 Premier League: Week Nine Roundup

Manchester City remain top of Premier League after dishing out a five goal thrashing to Burnley. 

Liverpool meanwhile replaced Chelsea in second after beating Huddersfield, who now sit second bottom following Cardiff’s victory over Fulham in a six goal thriller. 

Andre Schurrle opened the scoring with an eleventh minute wonder strike before Cardiff soon seized the initiative with quick fire goals from Josh Murphy and Booby Reid.

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Fulham were soon back level before half time after Aleksandar Mitrovic set up Ryan Sessegnon to round Neil Etheridge, making it 2-2 at the break. 

Although Fulham had chances throughout second half, it was the Bluebirds who were clinical and reclaimed lead in 65th minute, when Callum Paterson slotted in Bruno Manga’s cross. 

They then finished the game off when Kadeem Harris tapped in Victor Camarasa’s low  pass, moving themselves out of relegation zone as the Cottagers replaced them in that bottom three. 

Chelsea meanwhile drew 2-2 with Manchester United in a thrilling game featuring a last gasp goal and touchline drama. Antonio Rudiger initially put the home side ahead with his first half header before Anthony Martial struck twice for United after break but the drama came in stoppage time.

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A cross from Cesar Azpilicueta was headed onto post by David Luiz before Rudiger’s effort hit David De Gea, who couldn’t gather the ball and Ross Barkley fired home the equaliser, as trouble erupted on touchline.

Chelsea Second Assistant Coach, Marco Ianni ran towards tunnel but seemingly did something which enraged Jose Mourinho who went after him, forcing security to step in and calm him down. 

Elsewhere, Wolves saw their two month unbeaten run come to an end after quick fire goals from Etienne Capoue and Roberto Pereyra, midway through first half proved to be the difference for Watford. 

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Everton meanwhile clinched a late double against Crystal Palace through Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun. The result was the first time that Palace had failed to score during an away league match this season. 

Brighton and Tottenham both picked up second consecutive 1-0 wins after beating Newcastle and West Ham respectively.  

Arsenal moved fourth and two points off top after coming from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1. 

Finally, Bournemouth were held to a goalless draw at home by Southampton.


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