Merseyside derby draws, Manchester sides collect the win

Bruno celebrates his winner after missing a penalty earlier. Photo: Alex Pantling/Reuters

Yesterday’s Premier League football showed some devastating results as league football resumed after two weeks of international football.

Opening match was the Merseyside derby as Everton hosted Champions Liverpool in the season’s first derby. Liverpool took the lead very early, in the opening five minutes as Sadio Mane blasted a shot into the goal after Andy Robertson crossed into the area. The game ended in a dramatic 2-2 draw, keeping Everton at the top, Liverpool behind them.

Liverpool’s key defender Virgil Van Dijk was forced to leave the match after Everton keeper Jordan Pickford injured him in a battle for the ball. Many people criticized the referee, Michael Oliver for not sending Pickford off for dangerous play, just because Van Dijk was in an offside position before it happened.

Everton equalized shortly after, from a corner kick James Rodriguez dropped into the area, Michael Keane, the defender heading into the goal. Mo Salah took the lead for Liverpool in the second half, 72nd minute. But Carlo Ancelotti’s side brought the game into level terms 9 minutes later scored by the reliable Dominc Calwert-Lewin, who is the Premier League top scorer of this season scoring 7 in 5.

Liverpool had another decision turned against them, with the help of VAR. Jordan Henderson thought he had won the game for his team in the stoppage time, but referee decided Sadio Mane’ was in an offside position in the play. Looking at replays Mane was in fact onside, according to many experts of the game. Liverpool has reportedly asked FA to investigate the VAR errors in yesterday’s game.

Manchester City played Arsenal after two games of dropped points without Debruyne left out injured but with Sergio Aguero who hasn’t played due to injury for three months, last played on 22nd June. Raheem Sterling was also starting this game, wearing the Captain’s armband in the absence of Debruyne.

The only goal of the game was scored by Raheem Sterling on the 23rd minute of the game. Both teams had their efforts to score a goal later on cancelled as both shot stoppers made clinical saves during the game.

Manchester United beat Newcastle 1-4 after a shock defeat to Spurs 1-6 at home. Newcastle took the lead in the opening minute of the game with Shaw dropping the ball onto his own net. United scored an equalizer in the 23rd minute but struggled to take the lead until the 86th minute.

Early in the second half Bruno Fernandes missed a penalty for the first time in a United shirt. But it was him who scored United’s second goal in the late stages. United scored another two in the last minutes of the game as Wan Bissaka scored his first senior goal in the 90th minute, Rashford scoring the fourth in addittional minutes.