Another breath taking weekend in the Premier League this weekend. This looks like it could be the greatest season of the Premier League.
Chelsea did not play this weekend but still go into the international break at the top of the tree. At the top of the table Swansea continue their fine start to the year along with West Brom who had the result of the weekend with a 2-0 win over a very impressive Everton team this year. Who would have thought that behind them two come the two Manchester teams. Man City made hard work of beating QPR but eventually came through winning 3-1 and today Man Utd edged out Southampton in a thrilling 3-2 win. Robin Van Persie grabbing the first hat-trick of the Premier League season as well as missing a penalty whilst 2-1 down.
At the foot of the table Southampton have been very unlucky this year with 2 battling performances against both Manchester teams have still to get a point, both games they were 2-1 up to lose the game 3-2. QPR put in a good display against City but have looked the poorest team in the league this year (maybe their new signings will start to gel over the next couple of weeks. The last team in the bottom 3 is Liverpool. Not many people would have had them struggling this year but a very poor display against Arsenal sees them still without a win, no clean sheets and they have only scored in 1 game this season. Things are not looking good for the red half of Liverpool with struggling strikers and a keeper whose confidence looks to have slipped through his fingers like most of the shots at him this season.
Arsenal pick up their first win of the season and have still yet to concede a goal (Arsenal of old). After a disappointing defeat last weekend West Ham pick up another 3 points with an easy win over a Fulham team that could only go one way after the first weekend of the season. Wigan and Stoke played out a very entertaining 2-2 draw that could have gone either way. Tottenham are still yet to win this year after Norwich held them to a 1-1 draw. Aston Villa earned their first point of the year, but it could have been a lot better had it not been for Ben Arfa's fantastic strike to end the scoring at 1-1.
|Saturday 1st September 2012|
|West Ham v Fulham||3-0|
|Swansea v Sunderland||2-2|
|Tottenham v Norwich||1-1|
|West Brom v Everton||2-0|
|Wigan v Stoke||2-2|
|Man City v QPR||3-1|
|Sunday 2nd September 2012|
|Liverpool v Arsenal||0-2|
|Newcastle v Aston Villa||1-1|
|Southampton v Man Utd||2-3|
There is an international break next weekend with England starting their world cup qualifying campaign with matches in Moldova (Fri 7 Sep) and at home to Ukraine (Tue 11 Sep).
As always let me know your thoughts on the game.