It was another exciting end to the game week in England and this one was certainly full of goals across all centres. In fact, no centre recorded a barren scroline with the average of 3.4 goals across the 10 centres in the haul of 34 goals scored.
As there were no draws witnessed, six victories were recorded by home teams and the other four by away sides.
Interestingly, the final three games of the gameweek all produced five goals each in very thrilling games, one of which saw Kevin De Bruyne star as Manchester City mauled their city rivals, United 4-1 in a Lacklustre showing by their visitors in the Manchester derby.
Arsenal also won on the road, with exciting performances from Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka as they saw off Watford 2-3 at Vicarage Road to displace United In 4th place.
Tottenham also continued their impressive goal-scoring run with a thumping 5-0 victory over Everton. This came after their 4-0 away victory at Elland Road the last time out.
In the midst of these have been the various sanctions meted out to Chelsea owner, Roman Abrahimovic, which has expectedly fallen on Chelsea as a football club. While we condemn the actions of Russia 🇷🇺 in Ukraine 🇺🇦 , we stand solidly behind Chelsea. The players and workers are definitely innocent of whatever it is they're been punished for and we are in solidarity with them. We may banter and troll one another for all the excitement and rivalry that the beautiful game brings, we are not in any way happy about what's happening with Chelsea and we stand with them. Tough times don't last, but tough people do. Appreciation also goes to Trivago who have chosen to stand by them in these times. We as football lovers are grateful.
Here we go with selected facts for the Gameweek.
Liverpool 1-0 West Ham
The trio of Liverpool forward line, Mohammed Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane are the leading three top scorers in the league this season with 19 (Salah) and 12 (Jota and Mane). The Reds also boast of players with the highest assists with Trent Alexander Arnold on 11, Salah on 10 and Andy Robertson on 9. Squad.
Watford 2-3 Arsenal
Cucho Hernández scored a beautiful bicycle kick to draw his team level against the Gunners, taking his tally in the premier League to three goals and all three goals have come at home. Home boy.
While Bukayo Saka has now scored 14 Premier League goals for Arsenal, leveling their current manager Mikel Arteta's number for the club during his playing days, Martin Odegaard has for the first time in his senior career scored more than five goals in a season (yet to be completed). Lil Chili wonders.
Florian Wirtz is the only player under 21 in the whole of Europe that has had more goal involvements (17) than Arsenal's Bukayo Saka who has had 13 (8 goals and 5 assists) this season. Starring.
Newcastle 2-1 Brighton
Newcastle have remained unbeaten in the year 2022 having played seven league games and have earned 17 points in the process. This points haul is only bettered by Liverpool's 22 in this period. Resurgent.
Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United
Riyad Mahrez's stunner against United was his 100th goal involvement in his city career; 59 goals and 41 assists, and that was the first time he was scoring against United in the league. New dispensation.
In his managerial career, Pep Guardiola has defeated Manchester United 11 times. This is the thrid highest he has recorded against a single side, with Arsenal (17) and Burnley (13) the other two. Pattern.
Wolves 0-2 Crystal Palace
Wolves have now lost three consecutive games. This is as many as they lost in their previous 13 games. On the flip side, Palace on their own have won two of their last three games. This is as many as they won in their previous 14 games. Mixed fates.
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