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.
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.
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.
Burnley 2-0 Norwich City – Burnley 3-2 Norwich City
Manchester City 8-0 Watford – Manchester City 3-0 Watford
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.
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