We pick out our Top 3 talking points from EPL Match day 7…
- Are Spurs invincible?
Few would have had money on Tottenham being the last team to remain unbeaten this far into the season.
A great home win today over Manchester City – thanks to goals from Kolarov (OG) and Dele Alli; not only gives the rest of the division hope that Guardiola’s team can be beaten but it also reiterates what a strong outfit Tottenham Hotspur are this year.
This win will surely only breed further confidence through the team. How long this run will go on for is anyone’s guess? Have they got enough about them to challenge Man City till the end? On form so far and today’s evidence in particular – it’s a resounding YES.
- Arsenal leave it late.
Arsenal broke Burnley hearts with an injury time winner in today’s late kick off, to maintain their own title bid.
So often in the past when the top teams have dropped points, Arsenal have failed to capitalise.
As the game went on it seemed like Arsenal were not going to find a way past a solid, well drilled Burnley side. However in the final minute of stoppage time, Arsenal got the stroke of luck; that in past seasons has eluded them, as Koscielny scored a controversial winner.
Does todays hard fought victory show Arsenal have a new found belief and resilience to fight to the very death? Is today evidence that amongst the fast flowing attacking football, they are also learning to win ugly?
- Liverpool are the real deal!
Once again, we find ourselves giving plaudits to Liverpool this week for another impressive away victory, which keeps them hot on the heels of leaders Manchester City.
Swansea took the lead in scrappy circumstances – highlighting that Liverpool can still look frail at the back.
After Klopp gave his side (in his words), a “good old fashioned team talk” at half time, Liverpool’s relentless pressure and attacking flair was too much for Swansea to withhold, as the Reds went on to win 2-1 thanks to goals from Firmino and a James Milner penalty.
Milner’s goal was his 4th penalty already this season – evidence on their constant pressure in the opposing team’s goal area.
Next week’s test is a home fixture to Manchester United. Win that one and it may well be time to take the Anfield outfit seriously.
Additional talking point from 1st /2nd October 2016…
- Is James Milner the best left back in the Premier League?
- Will Stoke City’s draw away to Manchester United prove a turning point for the Potters?
- Can Chelsea’s away win to Hull City get them back on track?
- Did Payet score the Goal of the Season?
- Will Jack Wilshire’s miss be the miss of the season?
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