Week ten of the Premier League proved to be an exciting one with the infamous Manchester derby being played at the Etihad. That wasn’t the only enticing game on offer though with a wealth of other cracking matches on show – let’s take a look at the key games and their results.
Manchester City 1 – Manchester United 0
Let’s start off with the big one.
It was a fiercely fought competition with Manchester City eventually coming out on top. Manchester United played well but couldn’t find a way through and with Chris Smalling being sent off in the 40th minute after picking up two yellow cards, it proved too much for the Red Devils. Van Gaal later revealed to the press and Bluesq.com of his frustration over the Englishman’s recklessness.
Aguero eventually made the breakthrough on the 63rd minute with a well taken goal from inside the box. United did well to come back but Joe Hart made sure to keep them out.
This leaves last year’s champions in third place two points behind Southampton. Manchester United resides in eight place one point behind Liverpool. With Manchester United currently underachieving they need to pick it up a gear before they get left behind.
Arsenal 3 – Burnley 0
It’s been a difficult start to the season for Wenger’s men with only three wins in their last nine games. Burnley, as everyone expected currently reside in the relegation zone still searching for their first win.
It proved to be a tricky game for the Gooners as Burnley held on until the 70th minute without conceding. Sanchez finally broke the deadlock after Chambers crossed it in and Arsenal’s top scorer headed the ball into the back of the net. Chambers then went ahead and scored himself just two minutes later.
Sanchez added to Burnley’s woes in the 91st minute after another cross, this time from Kieran Gibbs, found the Chilean in the box as he scored from close range.
Don’t let the score fool you into thinking Burnley were hammered. They fought well until the death of the game, Arsenal’s fire power proved too much.
Chelsea 2 – Queens Park Rangers 1
A lesser derby in a sense, it proved to be a frustrating game for Jose Mourinho who found his team drawn level on the 62nd minute, after Oscar’s early opener, due to Chelsea’s ‘complacency’ according to the Chelsea gaffer.
Mourinho responded well to the fact the Chelsea did switch on after QPR equalised through a penalty taken by Hazard during the 75th minute but if a penalty can only separate the two West London rivals, who sit in first and nineteenth place, then he isn’t going to be too happy. All that essentially matters, though, is that Chelsea came out on top and took all three points.