Liverpool, Man City drop points, Chelsea saved by VAR

The 2022/23 English Premier League season is simply six weeks previous, but it surely seems very completely different from final season when there was a gulf between the duo of Manchester City and Liverpool and the remainder of the league.

On Saturday, each groups dropped factors once more. Liverpool had been inches from claiming victory over Everton within the Merseyside derby, however Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made three implausible saves to maintain his facet within the sport.

Darwin Nunez, on his return from suspension, nearly scored with a volley within the second half that Pickford parried unto the crossbar earlier than Luis Diaz, within the subsequent part of motion, struck the within of the left submit.

Tom Davies additionally hit the submit whereas Alisson produced two wonderful stops to earn his facet a degree. First, he needed to alter rapidly to tip away a deflected shot from Dwight McNeil after which saved level clean from Neal Maupay, although the Everton ahead ought to have carried out higher.

Over at Villa Park, Pep Guardiola’s prediction that Aston Villa could be extra harmful due to their lowly place within the league got here to go. Although Erling Haaland gave the Residents the lead within the fiftieth minute of a beautiful cross from Kevin De Bruyne, Leon Bailey equalised for Villa after good work from Jacob Ramsey.

Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland

At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea needed to come from behind to beat West Ham 2-1 although the Hammers must be rightly miffed that Maxwell Cornet’s quick riposte was chalked off for minimal contact on Eduoard Mendy by Jarrod Bowen within the ninetieth minute.

Michail Antonio gave David Moyes’ facet the lead after a scramble from a nook within the 63rd minute. Ben Chilwell got here on for Marc Cucurella within the 72nd minute and scored the equaliser 4 minutes after. One other substitute, Kai Havertz scored the profitable purpose on 88 minutes from a Chilwell cross.

In different matches, Tottenham continued their wonderful begin to the season with a 2-1 win over Fulham during which Pierre Hojbjerg and Harry Kane scored for Antonio Conte’s staff whereas Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the comfort for the Cottagers within the 83rd minute. Wolves received their first league sport at dwelling since April with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton.

Additionally in London, Brentford hammered Leeds United 5-2 with a hat trick from Ivan Toney. Leeds supervisor, Jesse Marsh, was pink carded within the second half. Crystal Palace held Newcastle 0-0 and they’re going to consider they had been arduous carried out once more as Tyrick Mitchell’s personal purpose was cancelled due to a foul on him by Joseph Willock, who was pushed into the Palace defender.

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Two matches are scheduled for Sunday. Manchester United host unblemished Arsenal whereas Brighton host winless Leicester City. Arsenal stay high of the desk with 15 factors whereas Leicester City are backside with one level from their first 5 matches.

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