London’s Chelsea footballers took advantage of the hesitations of FC Liverpool and Manchester City, from which they broke away at the top of the Premier League table after a 3-0 triumph at Newcastle United.
The second Liverpool is the only one after the 10th round without a loss, but the home draw 2: 2 with Brighton caused his current three-point deficit on Chelsea. The reigning champion turned out even worse on Saturday. City at home shockedly lost Crystal Palace 0: 2 and their loss to the leader increased to five points.
Chelsea won the fourth league victory in a row. Although its players had up to 79 percent possession of the ball, they suffered for a long time in the end. About triumph in St. James´ Park decided “The Blues” after an hour of play, Reece James scored twice and Jorginho from the eleven added a fuse.
“I told the players during the half-time break to be patient. The first goal was extremely important, the match was already in the final phase. Fortunately, we did not regret the unchanged chances, we gained valuable three points. “First, it’s just the beginning of the season and second, we want to focus on ourselves,” said Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, whose charges stretched a series of victories in all competitions to six.
Newcastle did not see the first victory of the season against the favorite, he has only four points on his account and is in the penultimate place of the table. For the first time since EURO 2020, the Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka was on the match roster, who missed the national team and the club for months due to a foot injury.
Although the Liverpool players stretched the series without losing to 24 matches, they drew a 2: 2 draw with Brighton. All the more so because after the goals of Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane they led by a two-goal difference. “I believed that after a good start to the match and beautiful goals, we managed to break the opponent. We also scored the third goal, which did not apply to the game of hands and the opponent returned to the match by hitting the locker room. We feel we had more.” noted Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp.
Manchester City paid for a quick goal from the 6th minute and the exclusion of Aymeric Laporte at the end of the first half, admitted coach Pep Guardiola. “The players showed the character, but luck was not on our side today. However, I must praise them for their efforts, because they played one less half of the second half. he showed a consistent performance. I don’t think he will have a problem rescuing. “ highlighted the opponent’s qualities Guardiola, who were disgusted by the guests’ jubilee 200th match in the Premier League.
The Spanish coach also appeared at the verdict of the referee, who expelled Laporte at the end of the first half. “He could have given a yellow one, but he opted for a red card. It depends on the referee and his point of view. The same goes for Gabriel Jesus’ unrecognized goal. In neither case do I think it was the verdicts that caused our loss.”
Manchester United experienced the feeling of victory again after four duels, when he defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 on the opponent’s field. After a good start to the season, the “Roosters” lost in the fifth match of the previous seven. The guests boarded with a veteran double attack. He was 70 years old, but he worked for the unit. Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani scored, the triumph of the “red devils” was sealed by Marcus Rashford.
“Cristiano and Edinson played great, they understand each other perfectly on the pitch and feel that they respect each other. Their experience helped us a lot. In betting for the match, I bet that they could be the key to success.” said United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who came under fire from last week’s home debacle 0: 5 with Liverpool.
By winning over Tottenham, he probably prolonged his “life” on the bench, but United are expecting more challenging matches at a fast pace – they will compete on Atalanta Bergamo in the Champions League on Tuesday and will welcome the city rival City rival to Old Trafford on Saturday.