The two most anticipated games hit screens on Sunday tagged – Super Sunday, as Arsenal locked horns with Manchester City while Manchester United aimed to pour more misery on a poor Chelsea at their home ground. Remember that awful performance against AS Roma in Europe last week? The one that made the trio of Chelsea defenders look like clowns in blue? Yeah, that’s the one.
Moving on, City got the day started by putting three pass Veteran, Petr Cech. There was little he could do as De Bruyne, Aguero and impressive Gabriel Jesus came from the bench to seal the win. Aguero, who just passed the mark as City’s All-time highest goalscorer was awarded the accolade just before the kick-off. His kick from the spot would see him take that record up with a goal to his name. Questions would later arise as an unrepentant Wenger left his record signing in Alexandre Lacazette on the bench once again. It is so wrong when you leave a marquee Striker on the bench against the biggest rivals in the League. Facts would eventually be justified as the Frenchman came on to score the gunners’ sole goal in that game. Alexis Sanchez for the umpteenth time this season showed signs of unseriousness in a bid to sanction a move away from the Emirates as soon as the January transfer window opens. De Bruyne and David Silva did the rampage deeper into the midfield, a position Pep Guardiola recently cultivated for them. Manchester City would go eight points clear atop the English Premier League table as Manchester United lost to Chelsea.
Alvaro Morata’s 55th-minute header sealed the win for Chelsea to ease the pressure off Antonio Conte. At the other side of the pitch, Lukaku had problems getting pass the ambitious Christensen. Often time, he looked to be so frustrated at his lackluster performance. Lukaku will now see his goal draught continue. Kante got back to the team after shrugging off his injury woes. The influential little man made sure his French compatriot, Bakayoko shine alongside him in midfield after his terrible performance in the match against Roma.
Far from the scenes at Etihad and Stamford Bridge, Watford blew a two-goal cushion to see Everton come from behind to seal the win. A game in which Mirallas and Schneiderlin were omitted from the matchday squad after the two were sent away from the training on by Caretaker-manager David Unsworth on Saturday.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace