Three Things We Learned In The English Premier League

Three Things We Learned In The English Premier League

English football displayed its comradery after joining together in mourning the death of Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a tragic helicopter clash while Manchester City tops the Premier League table following their 6-1 match against Southampton.

City are now two points ahead of the second team, Chelsea, now second succeeding a 3-1 home win to London rivals Crystal Palace.

Moreover, the latest round of matches showed the vulnerability of Liverpool’s title hunt after drawing Arsenal, who are currently on an 11-game winning streak.

Leicester starts recovery

Only a week after the death of Leicester City owner, the club went back to action on Saturday and claimed a 1-0 win at Cardiff. Demarai Gray, a member of the Leicester squad that won the 2015/16 Premier League title, scored the only goal of the match, revealing a shirt that read “For Khun Vichai”.

Following the match, the entire Leicester City team together with the staff flew to Bangkok to attend a mourning rite for Vichai.

Liverpool lose traction

Even though Jurgen Klopp’s team is on a 11-game unbeaten streak in the league, Liverpool shared had to settle with one point at Arsenal on Saturday.

Yet, this is no ordinary season with the top three teams unbeaten and Manchester City maintaining its peak despite a record-breaking 100 point campaign in the last season.

Three points for Manchester City and Chelsea on Sunday saw Liverpool drop to third place. However, the club is just two points behind the champions.

The United Scare

The shaky first-half of Manchester United against Bournemouth tells a story of its own. Jose Mourinho’s team once again had to dig deep to secure the 3 points. In fact, this is the third time in four Premier League matches they have shown their erratic form.

United looked shaky at the back from the start of the game and Bournemouth could have pulled off an early lead before Anthony Martial tied the game in the 35th minute. But after the break, United showed their good side and a late winner courtesy of Marcus Rashford means they have now collected 10 points from their past 12 in the Premier League.

Things are now looking better at Old Trafford but Mourinho is not safe from this conundrum.