Premier League wrap – Gameweek 6

Gameweek 6 had some surprise results.  The points were shared in the North London derby while Newcastle United put eight past Sheffield at Bramall Lane. The first game of... Read more
Premier League wrap - Gameweek 6

Gameweek 6 had some surprise results.  The points were shared in the North London derby while Newcastle United put eight past Sheffield at Bramall Lane.

The first game of the weekend saw Manchester City host a fiery Nottingham Forest.  The first half was relatively straight forward from City’s point of view.  Phil Foden put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead in the 7th minute before Erling Haaland doubled the lead in the 14th.  Less than a minute into the second half City were down to 10 men after Rodri received a straight red card.  The midfielder appeared to choke Morgan Gibbs-White and will most likely serve a three match suspension, missing their trip to the Emirates.  Manchester City won 2-0.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all predicted the correct result.

Luton Town looked to get their season up and running when they hosted Wolves on Saturday afternoon.  This fixture was not a showcase of the offensive capabilities of the Premier League.  Wolves went down to 10-men in the 39th minute after Jean-Ricner Bellegarde was given his marching orders.  Wolves still managed to take the lead in the 50th minute.  Luton rescued a point after Carlton Morries converted a penalty.  The final score was 1-1.

Oliver continued his fine form by predicting this score correctly.  The MoneyMan and Dylan both missed out.

The first London derby of the weekend failed to excite.  Crystal Palace and Fulham have both played positively this season but neither team could make the breakthrough over the 90 minutes.  Just eight shots on target between both teams, this fixture was a bit of a stinker.  The final score was 0-0.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all missed out on this call, predicting a Crystal Palace win.

Everton travelled to Brentford where they would look to gain some momentum after a terrible start to the season.  Brentford were the favourites going into the game but Sean Dyche’s side took complete control.  Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s return inspired the Toffee’s attacking threat.  Abdoulaye Doucoure, James Tarkowski and Calvert-Lewin scored for Everton while Matthias Jensen got a goal for the Bees.  Everton got their first win of the season.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all believed Brentford would take this game.  Everton might be on the up.

Manchester United had an opportunity to bounce back at Turf Moor after their humiliating defeat to Brighton.  Burnley dominated possession and managed more efforts on goal, but Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes stepped up just before halftime.  The Red Devils got their first win since Forest and will hope they have turned a corner.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all correctly predicted a Manchester United win.

An underwhelming Chelsea faced off against an unpredictable Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.  Chelsea created chances but their frustrations in front of goal continued.  Malo Gusto was sent off just before the hour mark, giving Aston Villa an opportunity to take control of the game.  Ollie Watkins silenced the Bridge in the 73rd minute.  Chelsea have now lost three of their first six games this season.  Aston Villa won 1-0.

Dylan managed to predict the correct result while The MoneyMan and Oliver were let down by Chelsea for the fourth week in a row.

Liverpool’s unbeaten run was set to be tested at Anfield with West Ham United looking to make a statement.  West Ham started strong and could have taken the lead through Michail Antonio who sent an open-header wide.  Mo Salah was cut down by Nayef Aguerd in the box in the 15th minute.  Salah converted with a rocket down the middle.  Jarrod Bowen equalized just before halftime with a sensational diving header.  The second half was all Liverpool.  Darwin Nunez scored the second before Diogo Jota sealed three points with their third.

The MoneyMan, Oliver and Dylan all correctly predicted a Liverpool win.  The Reds face Spurs next, in what will be a true test of their progress.

The North London derby was the main event this gameweek.  Arsenal and Spurs played out a memorable fixture.  The Gunners took the lead after Christain Romero turned the ball into his own net in the 26th minute.  Spurs were not out of the game and managed to equalize just before halftime thanks to Son Heung-Min.  Bukayo Saka convertred a penalty to regain their advanatge in the second half but could not hold the lead as Son got his second just one miute later.  The final score was 2-2.

Oliver impressively got this call spot-on.  The MoneyMan and Dylan incorrectly backed a Gunners win.

Brighton’s loss in the Europa League in midweek called for a response when they faced Bournemouth at the Amex.  Dominic Solanke opened the scoring, putting Bournemouth ahead early.  A Milos Kerkez own-goal ensured it went in level at the break.  A second half Kaoru Mitoma brace secured three points for the Seagulls.  Brighton won 3-1.

The MoneyMan got his 3-1 prediction on the money while Oliver and Dylan both predicted a Brighton win.

Newcastle’s journey to Sheffield was the final game of the weekend.  Sheffield started with some fire but ultimately were no match for Eddie Howe’s magpies.  Newcastle scored eight unanswered goals with eight different goal scorers.  There was no European hangover to be seen and a warning has been sent to the top half of the table.

The MoneyMan and Oliver both correctly predicted a Newcastle win while Dylan’s backing of Sheffield was comical.

Oliver continues to run-away with his lead, managing an impressive weekend of seven correct calls. The MoneyMan and Dylan both had average weekends, managing five correct predictions.  Oliver still sits first with 38, The MoneyMan is in second with 35 and Dylan in is third place with 33.

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