England Premier League news – Matchweek 3
MAN CITY, MAN UNITED, CHELSEA, ON TOP OF EPL TABLE GOING INTO MATCH-WEEK 4
Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea won their EPL Week 3 matches, and have 9 points apiece going into Week 4 after the International Break. The three popular, wealthy, titan clubs have maintained a 100% record to date.
Watford, Stoke City, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are sitting in the relegation zone battle to move up from the very bottom of the table with 1 point apiece.
Hull City 0-1 Manchester United
Manchester United’s teenage wonder-striker Marcus Rashford scored the injury-time winner against Hull City on Saturday as the Tigers were unable to score a single goal against the mighty Red Devils. The eighteen year old impressed as he made his first appearance of the current Premier League campaign steering home Man Utd skipper Wayne Rooney’s cross to light up the stadium with cheers of joy from the Man United fans. Rashford scored 8 goals in 18 games for United last season. Substitute Rashford scored four minutes into injury time as Manchester United finally overcame a tough Hull defense at KCOM Stadium in the last minutes of the game.
United, City, and Chelsea are now the only England Premier League sides with a 100% record from three games to date this campaign. United won their opening three games of a Premier League season for the first time since 2011-12. United scored a 90th-minute winner for the 18th time in a Premier League game, and the first time since November 2015 v Watford.
Rashford's 90 minute goal in the last minutes of the game demonstrated the perseverance and intelligence from Jose Mourinho’s side who finally got past Hull thanks to Rooney’s talent and persistence aiding Rashford’s mindfulness, self-control, and alertness.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side traveled to Hull City to win their third EPL match in a row on August 27 – and Man United goalie David de Gea earned a clean sheet in the process. Buy Manchester United tickets now for all the mouth-watering 2016-2017 matches!
Superstar celebrity striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and new £89m signing Paul Pogba, featured in Saturday's rainy game. Ibrahimovic was a key player in the match. Ibra arrived at Old Trafford with a reputation for confidence, power, and great talent. The Swede headed just over the bar in the 10th minute before an extraordinary backheel just missed.
Curtis Davies, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Wayne Rooney, and Rashford stretched the Hull defense in separate directions breaking their strength.
A back muscle injury may rule Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini out for several weeks, and he will likely miss the Manchester Derby against Manchester City in their next EPL game.
Former Manchester United assistant manager and Hull City boss Mike Phelan had a spirited season-high 14 fit senior footballers available to play in the match. However after wins against Leicester and Swansea in their opening two games, Hull’s 100% start to their top-flight Premier League season is over.
Hull City’s future is somewhat uncertain at this point with Tigers vice-chairman Ehab Allam printing in the match program that the match could be his family's last as owners, as takeover talks with a Chinese consortium are well along with a deal that may produce funds to supplement Hull’s threadbare squad.
Hull manager Mike Phelan was proud of his men despite defeat.
"You are playing quality sides who bring quality off the bench, but I am proud of the players. They have put hard work in today without getting anything out of it,” said Phelan. "The Hull players are good players, and good people. They are determined and earned the right to be at this level. They worked hard for 12 months to be here. We have six points from nine and that is what dreams are made of, with 13 players who are fit. We have been trying extremely hard to get players in and now have a small window. We have two or three in the pipeline but they are not done."
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was proud of his side in victory.
"We deserved it and in a more comfortable way. We had an amazing mentality. We tried and tried and got it. I tell the boys every day we have to go into every match to win. We know we will draw or lose matches but the mentality has to be go to win. Today they showed that,” said Mourinho. "Marcus Rashford gives new problems to the opposition so I am really happy with him and the team. We want to be champions, we don't want to start well, we want to finish well."
Match hero Marcus Rashford said that not playing is frustrating
. Rashford has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time. He currently has 6 goals in 12 England Premier League appearances. Of note is that Rashford is the first teenager to score a Premier League goal for Jose Mourinho.
Jakupovic; Elmohamady, Livermore, Davies, Robertson; Huddlestone, Clucas, Meyler; Snodgrass, Hernandez, Diomande.
Kuciak, Maguire, Maloney, Olley, Clackstone, Hinchcliffe, Bowen.
De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Pogba, Fellaini; Mata, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic.
Romero, Smalling, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Schneiderlin, Young, Rashford.
Hull skipper Curtis Davies made 16 clearances and five blocks, more than any other player on the pitch, in an amazing performance that earned him the Man of the Match Award.
Manchester City 3-1 West Ham
Man City defeated West Ham with two goals from Raheem Sterling and one from Fernandinho, sealing a 3-1 win for City. Pep Guardiola’s enjoyed their third win in their three opening matches of the 2016-17 season. Superstar striker Kun Aguero will miss the Manchester Derby after reportedly hitting West Ham’s Winston Reid in Sunday’s match in the 76th minute as the Argentine appeared to lash out at Reid who was then substituted due to injury.
Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Clichy; Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Silva, Nolito, Sterling; Aguero.
Hart, Fernando, Nasri, Kolarov, Jesus Navas, Delph, Iheanacho.
West Ham United
Adrian; Reid, Collins, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Kouyate, Noble; Antonio, Tore, Valencia; Fletcher.
Randolph, Lanzini, Obiang, Byram, Calleri, Burke, Oxford.
EPL Week 3 Results
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool
Chelsea 3-0 Burnley
Crystal Palace 1-1 Bournemouth
Everton 1-0 Stoke
Leicester City 2-1 Swansea
Southampton 1-1 Sunderland
Watford 1-3 Arsenal
Hull City 0-1 Manchester United
Manchester City 3-1 West Ham
Premier League Table Week 3
Going into Week 4, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City are sitting at the top of the EPL table. Everton is in fourth place with 7 points.
Manchester United – 9 points
Chelsea – 9 points
Manchester City - 9 points
Everton – 7 points
Hull City – 6 points
Middlesbrough – 5 points
Tottenham Hotspur – 5 points
Liverpool – 4 points
Arsenal – 4 points
Leicester – 4 points
West Brom – 4 points
West Ham – 3 points
Burnley – 3 points
Swansea – 3 points
Southampton – 2 points
Watford – 1 point
Stoke City – 1 point
Sunderland – 1 point
Crystal Palace – 1 point
Bournemouth – 1 point
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