Trailing in the 36th minute, the Citizens beat West Ham thanks to a first Premier League goal from former Rennes forward Jeremy Doku (46th), a goal 42 seconds into the second half and goals from Bernardo Silva (76th) and Erling Haaland (76th). Uprooted. 86th).
In London, the champions of Europe and England (15 points) recorded their fifth win in five matches and beat Tottenham (second, 13 points) and Liverpool (third, 13 points) against Sheffield Wednesday (2-1). Wolverhampton (3-1) respectively.
But, an early goal from James Ward-Prowse (36th) and a series of saves from Alphonse Areola cost Pep Guardiola’s side.
As for the civilians, they could not miss as the pursuers were pushing hard behind.
Tottenham, a crazy ending
Tottenham wrote a strange scenario against promoted Sheffield Wednesday (2-1), whom they overthrew in extra time thanks to Richarlison, who has been out of form in recent weeks, but with a goal (90 + 8) and an assist from Dejan Kulusevski. Also became the defender of Spurs. (90th+10).
Trailing after seven minutes, Liverpool also managed to strengthen their position late on at Wolverhampton (3–1), where their captain Virgil van Dijk was suspended and their star scorer, Mohamed Salah, was still on the sidelines. All were in good shots.
Egypt, unimpressed by the Saudi offensive to recruit him this summer, provided two assists for Cody Gakpo (55th), two assists for Andy Robertson (85th), and were very close to providing a third on Harvey Elliott’s shot, which was headed home by Hugo Bueno. Deflected his own shot. Target (90th + 1).
“Turning matches around helps the season, but we can’t rest on that, we can’t,” coach Jurgen Klopp insisted on the BBC.
In another match played on Saturday, Aston Villa (8th, 7 points) also finished the match on the right note against Crystal Palace (3-1), scoring the first of their three goals in the 87th minute.
“Be more determined”
Promoted Luton, the bottom red, have still not managed to score their first point in the elite division. Fulham and Carlos Vinicius (65th, 1-0) prevented him from doing so.
It would perhaps be an abuse to speak of a crisis for the Premier League’s Little Thumb, but it is perfectly apt for the situation at Manchester United, who were very vulnerable four days before their tough Champions League opener at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The club is floundering in extra-sporting turmoil (Antony and Jadon Sancho have been sacked, the club’s sale process is unclear, etc.) and, after their defeat against Brighton, are in thirteenth place, in the soft underbelly of the Championship. Still drowning, already the third in five days.
Certainly, the visitor’s pedigree invites nuance, with the Brighton “Seagulls” (fourth) now getting used to flying in the upper echelons of the Premier League. But this will not ease the pressure around Eric ten Hag.
“We can’t blame anyone else (besides ourselves), we have to do better and be more determined, more resilient,” the Dutchman admitted to BBC Sport.
In the last match of the day, Newcastle ended their black streak of three consecutive defeats against Brentford (1-0). The Magpies, in eleventh, look at their Champions League reunion with AC Milan on Tuesday with a little more calmness.