The second Premier League weekend of the season has passed with some surprising results. So here are our top three picks.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United impress:
Manchester United played out the first Friday night football of the season at home to Southampton. Although possession favoured the visitors early on, United dominated on the most part. They barely got out of second gear and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two goals showed exactly why he was signed. Paul Pogba looked comfortable on his second debut.
But for some hesitation in decision making in the final third, United could have easily scored two or three more. Southampton had a couple of decent half chances as they broke through United’s defence, something Mourinho will be looking to iron out in training this week.
A relatively easy win with United looking the part.
More calls for Arsene to spend as Arsenal held:
An all too familiar story for Arsenal fans in this one. They struggled throughout to break down a resilient Leicester and any chances that presented themselves were not taken. Leicester felt they should have had a penalty late on and they had a case.
The return of Laurent Koscielny was welcomed by the Gunners and Petr Cech showed his class once again, but Arsenal are already five points behind the Premier League leaders.
Wenger still needs a centre back and centre forward.
Klopp’s Liverpool stunned by Burnley:
The shock result of the weekend was undoubtedly Liverpool‘s 2-0 away defeat to newly promoted Burnley. Jurgen Klopp’s side had 26 shots but failed to breach the Burnley backline.
This could well be a one off for Liverpool, they had plenty of chances and 81% possession but it was just ‘one of those games’ – they impressed offensively in their opener but have already shipped in five goals.
Liverpool need to tighten up at the back and take their chances but it is not the time to panic.
Who impressed you the most this weekend? Should Arsenal and Liverpool be looking to make signings?