English Premier League: Wolves Beat Man City, United Lose Again

English Premier League: Wolves Beat Man City, United Lose Again

Key Points:

  • Manchester City and Manchester United both suffered defeats on Saturday, with Wolves beating the champions and Arsenal beating the Red Devils.

Nov.1:In a surprising turn of events, Manchester City faced their first defeat of the English Premier League season when they were narrowly defeated 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur managed to secure a thrilling 2-1 victory over Liverpool, with Joel Matip’s own goal in stoppage time sealing the deal.

The woes continued for Manchester United, who suffered a disheartening 1-0 loss at home to Crystal Palace. However, Arsenal, in a remarkable display, cruised to a resounding 4-0 victory against Bournemouth. Alongside Spurs, Arsenal has now closed the gap to the league leaders, Manchester City, to just one point.

Promoted team Luton Town also had a reason to celebrate as they clinched their first victory of the season, showing promise in the English Premier League.

English Premier League: Wolves Beat Man City, United Lose Again

Manchester City had been nothing short of impressive this season, winning all six of their initial league matches. However, their fortunes took a turn when a Ruben Dias own goal in the 13th minute gave Wolverhampton a 1-0 lead. But, Julian Alvarez’s brilliant bending free-kick in the 58th minute brought City level. Sadly, Hwang Hee-chan’s close-range goal in the 66th minute sealed the victory for the home side.

This marks the first time since January last season that City has faced consecutive defeats in all competitions. Speaking about the loss, City coach Pep Guardiola commented, “We were well set up, but we did not defend these situations properly. They outperformed us in one-on-one situations, and that’s not good. We need to tighten up our defense.”

On the other hand, Liverpool’s manager, Juergen Klopp, expressed his disappointment after his team missed the chance to claim the top spot. Liverpool conceded in the 96th minute against Spurs, who were down to nine men at that point, and had a goal disallowed for offside. Matip’s own goal sealed the win for Spurs, who now sit second in the English Premier League table.

Liverpool faced adversity with Curtis Jones receiving a straight red card in the 26th minute following a VAR review for a tackle on Yves Bissouma. Diogo Jota was also sent off with a second yellow card in the 69th minute. Despite their valiant efforts, Liverpool dropped to fourth place in the league standings.

It’s worth noting that Liverpool had a goal disallowed for offside earlier in the match, although the referees’ body later admitted it was the wrong decision, attributing it to a “significant human error.”

“I never saw a game like this with the most unfair circumstances, crazy decisions,” Klopp told Sky Sports.

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  • Manchester United endured their fourth setback of the English Premier League season as an early strike from Joachim Andersen handed Crystal Palace a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.
  • Coming off a defeat in their previous home league fixture against Brighton & Hove Albion, the home team suffered another blow when Andersen skillfully found the top corner of the net in the 25th minute.
  • With only nine points and a goal difference of minus four, this marks Manchester United’s worst-ever start to a Premier League season after seven matches. The last time they faced a more challenging start to a top-flight campaign was back in 1989-90, during the old First Division.
  • Coach Erik ten Hag expressed, “When we play against Crystal Palace, whether it’s at home or away, we have an expectation to win. With all due respect… I understand the fans’ desire for a victory, and we didn’t deliver. We lost.”
  • Meanwhile, Arsenal maintained their unbeaten record this season with a convincing performance on the south coast. Kai Havertz opened his scoring account for the London club, and goals from Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Ben White secured a comfortable win.
  • Under Mikel Arteta’s guidance, Arsenal, who have yet to concede a goal away from home this season, concluded the day in third place with 17 points.
  • Bournemouth, under Andoni Iraola’s management, remained winless and dropped into the relegation zone, currently sitting in 18th place with only three points from seven games.
  • It took Luton Town seven games to secure their first-ever Premier League victory, helping them climb out of the bottom three.
  • Despite Everton creating 23 chances, only five of them were on target, resulting in a quiet game for Luton keeper Thomas Kaminski. The visitors held on for a historic win, which propelled them to 17th place in the table with four points, prompting boos from the Everton fans at the final whistle due to their team’s struggles in front of goal.
  • On the other hand, Aston Villa enjoyed a triumphant afternoon as Ollie Watkins’ hat-trick inspired them to a dominant 6-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion, moving them up to fifth place, just three points behind the league leaders, Manchester City.
  • Newcastle United extended their winning streak with a 2-0 triumph over Burnley, while West Ham United secured a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the London Stadium.

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