Saturday, September 24, 2016

United win, City maintain perfect start while chelsea fail

Manchester United thrashed defending Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 to vindicate manager Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Wayne Rooney while Manchester City maintained their perfect start with a 3-1 win at Swansea on yesterday. United scored four goals, three from set-pieces, as Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba with his first goal since his return from Juventus, all found the back of the net between the 22nd and 42nd minutes at Old Trafford.

England skipper Rooney was limited to just a few minutes off the bench at the end of the match but Mourinho told Sky Sports: “Wayne Rooney is a big player for me, United and this country.”

Leicester managed a brilliant consolation goal from halftime substitute Demarai Gray but that could not stop the Foxes shipping four goals for the second time in as many league away games after doing so at Liverpool a fortnight ago. Sergio Aguero marked his return from a three-game ban for a wayward elbow as Manchester City won away to Swansea for the second time in a week after their EFL Cup victory in south Wales.

 Aguero fired City into a ninth-minute lead at the Liberty Stadium but Swansea were level minutes later when Fernando Llorente lashed in a half-volley. City, however, regained the lead with an Aguero penalty in the 65th minute after Mike van der Hoorn fouled Kevin de Bruyne in the box. Raheem Sterling, using Aguero as a decoy, made it 3-1 in the 77th minute. “Sergio is quality,” said Guardiola. “His first step, second step in the box is so good and that is why he is one of the best strikers in the world but I want to help him improve his game.”

Liverpool overpowered Hull City 5-1 after the Tigers spent much of the match a man down at Anfield, with the Reds 3-0 up inside 36 minutes. Adam Lallana put Liverpool ahead in the 17th minute. Hull then found themselves down a man when Ahmed Elmohamady was sent off after blocking Philippe Coutinho’s goal-bound shot with his arm.

while chelsea fail at emirates stadium, the gunners thrashed the blues 3 - 0.

Share this:

Related Posts
Disqus Comments