Premier League Rundown Matchday 18

It was a match day plagued by postponements due to COVID-19 outbreaks in the Premier League. A total of six games were removed from the day’s fixtures. For the games that were able to go as scheduled, it was much the same as earlier in the week from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. The Spurs looked more inspired in their draw with Liverpool. 

Leeds (1) vs. Arsenal (4)

Arsenal took their third win in a row while Leeds suffered a second rout. Gabriel Martinelli continued his scoring streak to give Arsenal a two goal lead. Bukayo Saka added another goal for the Gunners to extend the lead to three going into the half. Leeds scored their only goal on a penalty taken by Raphinha. Emile Smith Rowe finished the game with a goal in the 84th minute for a final score of 4-1. 

Wolves (0) vs. Chelsea (0)

For the second game in a row, Chelsea drew with a team lower in the table. The Wolves almost struck first with a goal that was disallowed due to a late offside call. Both teams traded quality chances but neither team could find the back of the net. 

Newcastle (0) vs. Manchester City (4)

The Premier League leading Manchester City kept another clean sheet with a dominant win over Newcastle. Two Portuguese internationals fullbacks opened the scoring for City. In the second half, it was much the same as in the first with City scoring another two goals.

Tottenham (2) vs. Liverpool (2)

A spirited match by both teams was reflected in the final score. Harry Kane opened the scoring for the Spurs in his first goal at home since May. The Spurs almost made it 3-0 in the first few minutes of the game with quality chances by Son and Dele Alli. Instead, Liverpool responded with a goal by Diogo Jota in the 35th minute. In the second half, Liverpool struck first with a goal by Andrew Robertson, many of the home faithful demanded a handball to disallow the goal but VAR deemed it a good goal. Son scored five minutes later to keep the game tied. Tempers flared later in the half which resulted in a red card for Robertson. With Liverpool down to ten men, the Spurs could not find the back of the net. The match ended in a draw.

POSTPONED MATCHES

  • Aston Villa vs. Burnley
  • Manchester United vs. Brighton
  • Southampton vs. Brentford
  • Watford vs. Crystal Palace
  • West Ham vs. Norwich City
  • Everton vs. Leicester City

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