Premier League 2020/21 Leicester VS Man City and Match Day 3 Reviews

Manchester City VS Leicester City

Leicester City beat Manchester City (5-2) in a stunning game at Man City’s home ground.

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  • This is the first time in 686 games Pep’s side conceded 5 goals. It is also the first time in 438 games at the Etihad Stadium that Manchester City have conceded five goals (in any competition).

  • Only 2 players until now have scored a hat-trick against Pep’s side. First is Lionel Messi and second who also scored a hat-trick in last night’s game, is Jamie Vardy. He has done it twice. In fact, no player has ever scored more league goals against a Guardiola side than Vardy (six).

In this match Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Youri Tielemans helped seal the victory for Leicester.
Although Man City played much better than their opponents with having the ball for more than 70% of the match they failed to land their shots on target. But, Leicester’s back line played incredibly well with 23 successful tackles and over 20 clearances.

Leicester beats city


Leeds United vs Sheffield United

Leeds United rode on Patrick Bamford’s late header to earn a 1-0 win over Sheffield United in their Yorkshire Premier League derby. Sheffield United are yet to score in Premier League and register their first win.

Leeds’ first two games produced 14 goals and they were the first top-flight side to both score and concede seven goals in their first two matches since Liverpool in the 1932-33 season.

Tottenham vs Newcastle United

Tottenham fell foul of the Premier League’s newly adopted interpretation of defensive handballs, conceding a penalty deep into stoppage time to draw 1-1 at home to Newcastle.

Spurs had just Lucas Moura’s goal to show for a dominant first-half display and were made to pay when Eric Dier was penalised after a VAR review as the ball brushed his arm in challenge with Andy Carroll. Callum Wilson converted the penalty with Newcastle’s first shot on target, prompting Jose Mourinho to march down the tunnel before the full-time whistle had been blown.


Leicester City dismantled Manchester City 5-2

  • This was City’s 10th defeat in their last 36 PL games. For comparison, Liverpool have lost 10 of their last 128.

  • Man City have minus goal difference in the Premier League for the first time since 2008.

Chelsea 3-3 West Brom

  • Tammy Abraham scored a stoppage-time equaliser to complete an incredible comeback and rescue a point for Chelsea at West Bromwich

  • Chelsea became the first PL team since West Ham in February 2011 to avoid defeat after trailing by three or more goals at half time.

Man United 3-2 Brighton

  • Manchester United came from a goal down to claim a 3-2 victory over Brighton and earn first three points of the season.

  • The goal by Bruno Fernandes at 99:45 is the latest scored in the PL since Juan Mata’s strike for Chelsea against Norwich in August 2011 (100:03). It is, though, the latest ever game-winning penalty in PL history.

  • Speaking of de Gea, the Manchester United goalkeeper has saved just two of the 29 penalties he’s faced in the Premier League (6.9%). Of the 30 keepers to have faced at least 25 in the competition, only Paul Robinson has saved a lower share (6.1% - 3/49).

Everton outclassed Crystal Palace 2-1

  • Everton’s win over Crystal Palace took them top of the Premier League table.

  • Crystal Palace’s Cheikhou Kouyate scored his first Premier League goal since Boxing Day 2019 v West Ham, ending a run of 20 appearances without a goal.

Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Newcastle United

  • Callum Wilson snatched a point for Newcastle after they were awarded a controversial stoppage-time penalty at Spurs.

  • Handball law is changing way teams play and was clear to see in Newcastle’s controversial draw with Spurs. Jose Mourinho really does not like VAR. Is VAR Good or Bad for Football?


Liverpool vs Arsenal

Arsenal dropped first 3 points of the season after being dominated by the defending champions Liverpool who managed to seal a 3-1 victory. Lacazette scored the opener but Mane managed to get Liverpool back on level terms inside three minutes, tapping in a rebound from Mohamed Salah’s shot.

Robertson made it 2 and the new signing Diogo Jota was given league debut by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and he scored with three minutes left on the clock wrapping up the proceedings. The Reds have had a perfect start winning 3 on 3.