EPL news: Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool on top of table
Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool win in week 10 to go on top of Premier League table
In EPL Match Week 10 action, Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw by Burnley although United dominated the match and made multiple shots on goal. Burnley’s goalkeeper Tom Heaton, 30, says an overhead shot from Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 35, "nearly broke my arm" at Old Trafford. Manchester City ended their six-match winless run across all competitions by easily defeating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 as both Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan scored twice on Saturday. Tottenham Hotspur earned a 1-1 draw against champions League Leicester City. Arsenal defeated Sunderland 4-1 away with two goals apiece by Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez, and Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-2 in an entertaining clash at Selhurst Park. Liverpool took the lead with goals from Emre Can and Dejan Lovren, however the Eagles managed to equalize with goals from James McArthur. Joel Matip scored the winner making it 3-2 at 44 minutes. Roberto Firmino scored an insurance goal at 71 minutes putting The Reds up to a spot at the top of the table tied with Man City and Arsenal. On Sunday Everton defeated West Ham and Chelsea easily attained a 4-1 victory against David Moyes’ last-place Southampton putting the London Blues into fourth place only 1 point behind the leaders.
EPL Week 10 Scores, Results & Fixtures
Saturday October 29, 2016
Sunderland 1-4 Arsenal
Manchester United 0-0 Burnley
Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Leicester
Watford 1-0 Hull
West Bromwich 0-4 Manchester City
Crystal Palace 2-3 Liverpool
Sunday October 30, 2016
Everton 2-0 West Ham
Southampton 0-2 Chelsea
Going into Match Week 11, Manchester City remains on top of the England Premier League with 23 points in 10 matches to date. Arsenal is in second with 23 points on goal difference; Liverpool is in third with 23 points; Chelsea is in fourth with 22 points; Tottenham Hotspur is in fifth with 20 points; Everton is in sixth with 15 points; Watford is in seventh with 15 points; Manchester United is in eighth with 15 points. Sunderland is in last place as the Black Cats are still the only winless EPL club having earned just 2 points from their first 10 matches.
Top goal scorers in the England Premier League to date after playing 10 games are Chelsea’s Diego Costa with 8 goals; Man City’s Sergio Aguero and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku tied with 7 goals apiece; Alexis Sanchez with 6 goals; Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, West Ham’s Michail Antonio, Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard with 5 goals each; Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, West Brom’s Nacer Chadli, Liverpool’s Sadio Mané, Man City’s Raheem Sterling, Southampton’s Charlie Austin, Crystal Palace’s James McArthur, Liverpool’s James Milner and Roberto Firmino, Watford’s Etienne Capoue, Swansea’s Leroy Fer, Stokes’ Joe Allen, and Manchester United’s celebrity superstar signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic have 4 goals apiece.
Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is just four goals shy of becoming the Red Devils’ all-time leading goalscorer. Roo is just four goals short of surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton's tally of 249 goals for United to become the club's all-time record goal-scorer. However he has scored only once this season, and has not found the net in his last 10 games for United.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says captain Wayne Rooney is "going nowhere", dismissing reports that the England striker may leave the Manchester side. However thirty-one year old Rooney has not started a league game since United’s 3-1 defeat to Watford on September 18. Rooney came off the bench against x in the x minute but did not score after missing United's last two games entirely due to injury. Rooney is in form after recovering from the calf injury that forced him to miss Sunday's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea and Wednesday's EFL Cup win over Manchester City.
"There is no problem at all but you need stories to sell papers," said the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho. "Rooney is a top player, a very important player for us, He is going nowhere. We like him, he likes us. He's not happy because he's been on the bench but he is even unhappier when he's injured." Jose Mourinho said he had been misquoted, after he was reported to have said living alone in Manchester had become a "bit of a disaster".
"You write lies, even about myself when I say it's a disaster because every time I leave the hotel I have somebody chasing me, you say my life is a disaster. You can write what you want but many times it is not true." Fifty-three-year-old Mourinho had said that living alone in Manchester had become a "bit of a disaster" referring to the photographers camped outside his hotel. Mourinho is living in Manchester’s Lowry Hotel since being appointed United manager in the summer. The Portuguese claims he hates to go out due of the pesty hordes of photographers. "I just want to cross the bridge and go to a restaurant. I can't, so it's really bad," Mourinho complained.
Manchester United are down to eighth in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Manchester City, and drew 0-0 with Burnley on Saturday at home after being defeated 4-0 by Mourinho's former club Chelsea last Sunday. Mourinho who earns around £10m a year, apparently misses his family, who live in London. "For me it's a bit of a disaster because I want sometimes to walk a little bit and I can't," Mourinho said before United’s EFL fourth round tie with Manchester City at Old Trafford. "The reality is that my daughter will be 20 next week, my son will be 17 in a couple of months. They are very stable. University in London. Football in London. Friends. So they are in an age where they can't chase me like they did before. So for the first time the family lives in a different way."
Mourinho commented that he believes Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be a key football player for United in the future, but needs time to adapt to the "intensity and aggression" of competiting in the Premier League. Twenty-seven year old Mkhitaryan signed for £26m from Borussia Dortmund last July in the summer transfer window, after been voted German Bundesliga player of the year last season. To date, Mkhitaryan has only played 104 minutes all season and has not featured since being taken off at half-time in United’s defeat by Manchester City on 10 September. Mourinho said Mkhitaryan "is training with the team 100%".
"Mkhitaryan is not injured," said Mourinho. "Sometimes I confuse the meaning 'fit' in English language. Sometimes fit is ready to compete. Some players are really adapted to come and play and not to feel. Some players they need time, to feel it, to feel the intensity, time to feel the aggression of the game without the ball." Buy legal, authentic English Premier League tickets for Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Everton, Watford, and Manchester United for all matches from the LiveFootballTickets.com online football tickets marketplace to watch the battle for the top spots on the EPL Table in the 2016-17 campaign.