EPL : Arsenal looks unstoppable as the Blues loses Scandalously on Elland road

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By Sakiru Olopade

It was a third straight win for the Gunners after hammering Bournemouth by 3 goals to nill, therefore, maintaining 100 per cent in the three weeks old 2022/2023 English Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s side opened scoring as early as 5th minute, with a brilliant build up by Gabriel Jesus with a clinical pass for Gabriel Martinelli’s shot which was parried by goalkeeper Traver but Martin Odegaard cashed in on the rebounce to tuck home the 1st goal.


The captain of the side, Martin Odegaard was on course again in the 11th minute, to register the second goal.

The 1st half ended with Arsenal having the dominance but at the resumption of the second half, Bournemouth started play with the mind of coming back into the game and at that point, Arsenal was on the defensive, resisting Bournemouth’s attack.

The centre back, William Saliba registered his first goal for the Gunners since joining the team three seasons ago, with sumptuous strike for the 3rd goal.

Mikel Arteta was not carried away by the victory . His words, ” I’m proud because, it is not easy to come here and win by 3–0, but there are still things to improve”.

It was a day, Chelsea fans will not forget in a hurry as Blues were mercilessly beaten by Lead United at Elland road by three goals to nothing.

Though the scoreline did not reflect the true picture of the encounter as both sides gave good account of themselves.

The Blues could have gone ahead early in the game but Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount were unlucky in their attempts at goals.

The Lead United scored twice within the space of five minutes to put themselves in a comfortable lead to the surprise of many soccer pundits.

The 1st goal was caused by Edouard Mendy who was dispossessed of the ball by Brenden Aaronson while Rodrigo headed in the second goal from the free kick.

The Blues came in to the second half, more determined with sporadic attack but the Lead United caught them unawares with a counter, scoring the 3rd goal against the run of play via Harrison from close range.

Another shocking result was the 2-1 defeat of Leicester City in the hands of Southampton at king power.

Though City remains winless, the Foxes, playing without three of their top players due to their potential moves from the king power.

The Foxes dominated possession but failed to convert their scoring chances.

The Southampton defense was well organized, keeping City’s attackers at bay.
The visitor’s goal in the 25th minute was disallowed for offside, bringing proceedings in the first half ending in a barren draw.

James Maddison converted a superb free kick for the Foxes. However, the goal brought out the best in the visitors as they raided Foxes in search of an equalizer.

Southampton’s Che Adam’s brace turn around the game and gave the Saints all the three maximum points.

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