EPL Round Up Week 3 26th August

Bournemouth vs Manchester City (Watched by NAFB)

Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester City

The big news pre game was that Aguero would not be starting, with Walker suspended, Pep switched up formations and went for a 4-3-3 while Bournemouth started with a 5 at the back. New signings Mendy, Silva and Danillo are all starting for City.

Charlie Daniels scored a screamer to open the scoring for Bournemouth. However, the next 30 minutes was all City. Jesus scored his first of the season and showed that Pep made the right call starting him over Aguero.
At 1-1 the second half was a very cagey affair with City picking up 5 and Bournemouth picking up 3 yellow cards, in addition to the 1 from the first half. Aguero came off the bench but did not have much of an impact on the score line. Lots of stoppages in play with 5 minutes added on at the end. Bournemouth effectively parked the bus at the end of the game and then challenges started flying. Tempers are rising. Busy night for Mr. Mike Dean
Can you believe It, Sterling scores a goal in the 7th minute of stoppage time and this is pathetic from the supporters. The police is involved now and the fans are just a huge disgrace here. 10 yellows so far and now Sterling is off for celebrating in the crowd. Things are ugly here and we could see more bookings. Sterling refusing to go off and this could get worst for him. Now we’ve reached 10 minutes of stoppage time and Stones is on for Silva. Everyone is up for Bournemouth. That’s it. Game over. Ugly, very ugly game. 10 mins of stoppage time. A red card, I think we had 11 yellow cards? Still not sure as everyone is trying to figure out the last 10 minutes. City are VERY lucky to get a win here.

Man of the Match

An absolute screamer deserves a nod and the fact that he had a fantastic outing earns Charlie Daniels the Man of the Match award.

Next Up

The EPL is away next weekend due to the International Break so City don’t play again till the 9th of September when they host Liverpool while Bournemouth face a trip the Arsenal on the same day.

 

Manchester United vs Leicester City (Watched by NAFB)

Manchester United 2 – 0 Leicester City

United named essentially the same line up with Martial for Rashford being the only change. Leicester had no surprises in their line up.
It was clear from the start that the Foxes came to Old Trafford looking for a draw while United started just as they left off last week. Schmeichel was fantastic from the get go and had an outstanding first half. Nil nil at half time but the home team were 100% the better team. In the second half United won a penalty through a hand ball by Danny Simpson. Lukaku stepped up only to be denied by the fantastic Kasper Schmeichel. Frustrated, Jose made a switch that saw Mata come off for Marcus Rashford. And what a sub. Less than 4 minutes later he had the opener from a corner. ¬†2 more subs and we get Lingard and Fellaini on for United. Gray, King and Slimani are on for Leicester. The game is pretty dead now and we have both teams seeing this out. Leicester are attacking a lot more now than they have all game. 82nd minute, Lingard puts it in dangerously and it deflects off the big Belgian, Fellaini and goes in. Jose’s subs have been in point season. Surely this game is over. Yup, that’s it. Another 3 points for the Red Devils, 10 goals scored and not one conceded. Henrik Mkhitaryan has 5 assists from those 10 goals, 4 more than last season.

Man of The Match

Kasper Schmeichel was the reason it was just 2-0, a massive penalty save and a few big saves in the first half kept the Foxes in the tie. Phil Jones and Harry Maguire deserve a shout out as well.

 

Next Up

Leicester are home to Chelsea on the 9th of September, after the international break while United visit Stoke City on the 9th as well.

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