Everton’s unbeaten streak was emphatically crushed by Southampton. Arsenal lost for a second time in a row as Leicester defeated them. In the other fixture Wolves drew with Newcastle United at the Molinuex. Here’s the round-up of all the matches on Sunday. What’s funny is that every team in the league has lost at least once within six game weeks!
Southampton v Everton:
Ex-Liverpool striker Danny Ings grabbed two assists as Southampton beat Everton at St. Mary’s Stadium. Ings assisted captain James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams in the first goal and the match was sealed in Southampton’s favour. Che Adams was especially a thorn in Everton’s back as he constantly proved to be a threat against them. Dominic Calvert-Lewin failed to score this match and it can be said that Jamie Vardy’s goal streak of 11 consecutive matches still stands safe.
Lucas Digne was sent off for an aggressive tackle on Kyle Walker-Peters. Replays showed that he had tried twice to bring the attacker down and finally stepped on his ankle. This is Everton’s second sending off within a week and Carlo Ancelloti has the task of instilling discipline in his players now.
Everton currently sits at 1st place above Liverpool on terms of goal difference while Southampton climbed up to 6th place, just behind Leeds on goal difference and Leicester. Southampton plays Aston Villa away next while Everton plays Newcastle United away.
Wolves v Newcastle United:
Wolves hosted Newcastle United at the Molineux as both teams finished the match on even terms. Raul Jimenez scored in the 80th minute of the match and Wolves were on course to a win, when in the 89th minute Conor Coady fouled Callum Wilson and Jacob Murphy scored directly from the free-kick. Both the goalkeepers in both the goals got a hand to the inbound ball, but failed to keep it out.
Wolves dominated Newcastle in terms of shot taken but were poor in finishing. Only 3 out of 16 shots were on target. They also dominated in terms of possession as Wolves had a lion’s share of 64%.
Wolves currently sits at 9th place and Newcastle United sits at 14th place on the table after this draw. The former plays Crystal Palace away next while Newcastle hosts Everton.
Arsenal v Leicester City:
Leicester City defeated Arsenal away from home for the first time in 47 years thanks to Jamie Vardy’s solitary goal in the 80th minute. Pierre- Emmerick Aubameyang’s header in the 4th minute of the match was ruled offside. Vardy scored as a substitute and could’ve added a second to his tally, but Bernd Leno denied him with a beautiful save.
Arsenal dominated the shots taken with 12 against 6 and yet their finishing was poor as only 4 registered as on target shots. They also had better possession and number of passes along with pass accuracy, and yet Leicester defeated them.
Arsenal sits at 10th place on the table level on points with Chelsea and behind only due to goal difference while Leicester City sit at 4th, behind Aston Villa on goal difference. Leicester next plays AEK Athens in the Europa League and Leeds United in the Premier League. Arsenal plays Dundalk and Manchester United in the Europa League and Premier League respectively.
That’s all we have about Sunday’s fixtures! Don’t forget to tune into our next week’s report!
Also read: Southampton v Everton match report