Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho fail to impress
Big names Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanches, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho all failed to impress over the weekend.
Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford by bottom of the table Stoke City.
Ex-Liverpool player Joe Allen made the most of David de Gea’s error in the 82nd minute to cancel out Anthony Martial’s excellent curling shot.
With Stoke having failed to record a win big things were expected from Ibrahimovic but he not only didn’t score but only picked up one point!
Meanwhile Sunday was also a bad day for the other side of Manchester when City lost their first game of the season.
The Sky Blues were looking for an impressive seventh win of the season but they came up against a strong Tottenham team.
Spurs took the lead when Aleksandar Kolarov sliced Danny Rose’s cross into his own goal with less than ten minutes on the clock.
Dele Alli continued his excellent 2016 with his sweet finish after Son Heung-min’s pass.
Prior to this game Pep Guardiola had won ten of his last 11 games – after Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Celtic the Spaniard goes into the international break feeling disappointed.
City’s two stars Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling had bad days with the former getting just two points and the latter one.
Arsenal beat a resilient Burnley side thanks to a injury time win from Laurent Koscielny.
It was a lucky goal as it looked to have gone in off Koscielny’s elbow – not only that but the teams captain also looked to be offisde!
Sanchez did better than the other big hitters picking up three points but there were no goal and no assists from the Chilean.
Liverpool won 2-1 at Swansea in a hard fought match – it could turn out to be Francesco Guidolin’s last match.
Leroy Fer put the hosts into the lead before Roberto Firmino levelled just after half-time and then the winner came with six minutes before the end.
Lucky for Liverpool Firmino was fouled in the box – Mr Calm … aka James Milner stepped up to score the penalty. It means that the Reds have now won four Premier League games on the trot.
Star midfield player Philippe Coutinho wasn’t involved in either goal and only picked up two points.
Manchester City remain top of the league with 18 points, Tottenham are second with 17 points then is Arsenal and Liverpool with 16 points and Everton are fifth with 14 points.
- John Terry to leave Chelsea at the end of the season
- Marcus Rashford is Manchester United’s home-grown talent but he must make the most of his limited chances
- Pep Guardiola needs to overhaul Manchester City’s defence with John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala not living up to their price tag
- Rudy Gestede has joined Middlesbrough