Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal is top of the table closely followed by Pep Guardiola’s current Premier League Champions Manchester City who is behind by just a point, looking undisturbed at the top, both teams put on a masterpiece of a performance on their respective derbies.
Premier League resumed action with a fierce North London derby, and for some reason, Spurs were the ones that were tipped as favourites by many pundits and how wrong were they.
ARSENAL took the game to Spurs who originally came into the game to play three at the back and two well-advanced wing-backs, but they played FIVE at the back the whole game as they were pegged back by the electric and versatile Martinelli and Saka.
So many brilliant individual performances from the Arsenal side as they were largely untroubled by this Spurs team who relied heavily on the counterattack that they didn’t get much in this game. Arsenal has proved they are well and indeed a good side to be taken seriously this season.
MANCHESTER CITY on the other hand a similar task to do at the Etihad yesterday. United only wanted to play on the break and they didn’t allow it, Halaand bullied the United defence, De Bruyne controlled the midfield, Grealish was made to look like prime Ribery, Foden and Bernado walked about the pitch undisturbed and they had two match balls in their dressing room.
They are a force that nearly no team in the league can stay on their wavelength they bullied their neighbours and just once again displayed how far the gap is between the two teams. The 5th manager in a row since Sir Alex Ferguson departed to lose his first Manchester Derby. They weren’t good enough, and for a side that has spent well over a billion pounds since 2014 to get better, it has always been the same story.
Halaand has taken the Premier League like a duck to water, scoring for fun; it’s not even funny anymore. He broke another record as he scored his 3rd hat trick in his 8th Premier League appearance. Former record holder Michael Owen had to do so in 48 games, this just shows how out of this world he is.
Messi has really changed the gears for PSG this season and he’s looking like the player we once knew him to be, with a delightful free-kick against Nice to open the scoring before Mbappe rounded up the scoring. At least Ronaldo didn’t have to play in the United horror show as Ten Hag said he didn’t bother to bring him on “out of respect” for his big career.
Real Madrid finally drops points as their perfect run ended as Barcelona take the top spot from them.
Bayern did bounce back and Mane ended his goal drought as well, the dark clouds are slowly going away.
Juventus finally win as Inter Milan gets humbled my Jose Mourinho’s Roma. Dybala and Tammy Abraham form is just the click he needed to start getting things done properly.
The Champions League returns this week with some really spicy fixtures and we can’t wait to bring it to you from our latest football special report, THE KICK OFF.