Premier League Review: Matchweek Six

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Nicolas Otamendi of Man City celebrates after scoring their 5th goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford FC at the Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images )

Last Word On Football’s Premier League Review takes a look at each matchweek’s action. Matchweek six saw a flurry of surprise results in the English Premier League, none more so than Manchester City‘s 8-0 hammering of Watford.

Premier League Review: Matchweek Six

Manchester City Hit Watford For Eight

How does a club bounce back from a surprise 3-2 defeat to Norwich City? According to the champions, it is by beating Watford by eight goals to nil.

Manchester City tore apart Watford in the opening 20 minutes off the game at the Etihad. They were 1-0 up inside the opening minute, as Kevin De Bruyne found David Silva at the back post who then tapped into the empty net.

The next 17 minutes saw an onslaught of four goals. Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez and Nicolas Otamendi all contributed to the demolition, while Bernardo Silva registered the first of his hat-trick.

Watford’s afternoon only got worse in the second half. City – even five goals ahead – still went on the attack. Bernardo Silva rounded off his hat-trick within the opening 15 minutes off the second half, before Kevin De Bruyne made it 8-0 with five minutes remaining.

Liverpool Edge Chelsea In End-to-End Game At Stamford Bridge

As a result of Manchester City’s emphatic victory, Liverpool were back to being just two points ahead of their rivals. However, they extended it back to five points as they edged Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

It was Liverpool who opened the scoring first. Mohammed Salah laid the ball off to Trent Alexander-Arnold after a pre-planned free-kick, before the right-back hammered home to make it 1-0.

Chelsea, though, were not fazed and thought they had equalised through Cesar Azpilicueta. The right-back found himself in front of goal, and following a goalmouth scramble, he nudged it home. However, VAR concluded that Mason Mount was to be offside during the buildup and ruled out the Spaniard’s goal.

Three minutes later and Azpilicueta had turned victim. He gave away a free-kick, which then resulted in Roberto Firmino heading home to make it 2-0.

Frank Lampard’s side quest for a goal twisted and turned, as Chelsea gradually pushed further forward. In the 71st minute the made it 2-1, as N’Golo Kante – on his return to the line-up – completed a swooping run by firing home into the top-right corner past a helpless Adrian.

However, that was that for the action, as Liverpool held off Chelsea for a vital three points.

How Did We Do?

Each week we take a go at predicting the results of each fixture. How did we do this week? Actual results are shown in bold, while our predictions are shown in italics.

Southampton 1-3 Bournemouth – Southampton 2-2 Bournemouth

Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham – Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham

Burnley 2-0 Norwich City – Burnley 3-2 Norwich City

Everton 0-2 Sheffield United Everton 1-1 Sheffield United 

Manchester City 8-0 Watford – Manchester City 3-0 Watford

Newcastle United 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion – Newcastle United 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers – Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United – West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United

Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa – Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa 

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool – Chelsea 2-3 Liverpool 

Three correct scorers for us this week and a number of correct results for us this week in Matchweek six.

Up Next

The next round of Premier League fixtures kicks off on Saturday 28th September. All are 3pm kick-offs unless stated.

Sheffield United v Liverpool – Saturday 28th September, 12:30

Bournemouth v West Ham

Aston Villa v Burnley

Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace v Norwich City

Tottenham v Southampton

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Watford

Everton v Manchester City – Saturday 28th September, 17:30

Leicester City v Newcastle United – Sunday 29th September, 16:30

Manchester United v Arsenal – Monday 30th September, 20:00

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