On a very busy day of English Premier League football action, West London giants Chelsea’s unbeaten run was finally ended by rampaging Tottenham Hotspur while Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were booed off.
The Blues eventually lost under Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri in a competitive match, and the West London club were well beaten at Wembley Stadium by Spurs who won 3-1, to leapfrog the blues to third on the log. It no doubt that so many fans who placed bets on Chelsea, on various Premier League UK betting websites, must have encounter a lot of slot.
England international midfielder Dele Alli put Tottenham ahead in the eighth minute of the encounter and compatriot Harry Kane made it two in the 16th, before Asian star Heung-min Son rounded off the win with a brilliant solo effort nine minutes into restart.
France international striker Olivier Giroud who joined Chelsea from Arsenal in the previous winter window, netted a late consolation for the guest, scoring a header with only five minutes left, but after the match Maurizio Sarri disclosed he had been anticipating a tough afternoon – and described his sides defending as “a big disaster”.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were extremely lucky to hold visitors Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford where Palace had the better of the scoring opportunities, and were left very frustrated by Patrick van Aanholt and Andros Townsend poor finishing in either half.
The Portuguese tactician questioned his players’ heart after the match which left the side as close to league leaders Manchester City as bottom placed Huddersfield, as a tough campaign for the coach and his team continued.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Manchester, City were destroying London club West Ham 4-0, as they kept up their bright start to the campaign and extended their incredible goal difference stat to +35 after only just 13 matches this season.
Spaniard David Silva put City ahead early on in the encounter, and England international Raheem Sterling doubled the scoreline few minutes after.
Germany international Leroy Sane then made it three, first feinting to fire the shoot before beating goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski with a low drive, and he bagged another with a fourth in injury time.
Merseyside club Liverpool kept up the chase on the Premier League leaders, and made sure the gap at the apex remained only two points, with a 3-0 victory at Watford, despite having star midfielder Jordan Henderson red carded.
Egypt star Mohammed Salah opened the goal after a brilliant build-up move that involved Senegalese attacker Sadio Mane and Brazil star Roberto Firmino, before England star Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a ‘Beckhan like’ free-kick to doubled their lead.
And with Watford trying to force their way back following Henderson’s red card, Brazil striker Firmino scored seal the win.
Newly appointed Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri go off to a winning start on his return to England with a 3-2 win over Southampton.
Merseyside club Everton defeated Cardiff by a lone goal at Goodison Park, courtesy of a second half striker by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Sigurdsson’s single effort on the hour mark proved all that is required to move the Toffes above the Red Devils and up to sixth position, when he scored from a rebound from a powerful shot by Theo Walcott.
James Maddison was red card for two avoidable bookings, the second an attempt to dive to win a penalty kick, as former Champions Leicester drew 1-all with Brighton.