The Roll on EPL GW 9: Arsenal Draw Chelsea as Man United and Liverpool Sail Through
In what was the most delightful of EPL GW 9 games, Arsenal came from behind to draw Chelsea an impressive 2-2
EPL Gameweek 9 just happened and it brought with it a much-awaited clash between Arsenal and Chelsea. Even more, it saw Manchester United and Liverpool sail through, bagging crucial wins as the EPL gets heated and well underway. Here’s all the action.
Arsenal Draw Chelsea
In what was the most delightful of EPL GW 9 games, Arsenal came from behind to draw Chelsea an impressive 2-2. Things had, for the most part, looked bleak for Arsenal as they gave away a penalty in the 15th minute, one that was beautifully converted by Chelsea’s Cole Palmer. Mikhailo Mudryk then put in a stunner, marking Chelsea’s second goal. The game went into half-time 2-0 in favor of ‘The Blues’.
Things then started getting interesting well into the second half as Declan Rice took advantage of a loose ball and put it into the net in the 77th minute. Arsenal were now pumped and Leandro Trossard, who was subbed in, quickly converted a spectacular cross, striking it into the bottom left corner of the net. ‘The Gunners’ were back and Chelsea’s lead was lost. The game ended 2-2.
Pochettino’s Smarts Now Clear to See
Perhaps what was most striking in the game was that finally, Mauricio Pochettino’s smarts were now clear to see. Chelsea are a far better team than they were at the end of last season and it seems that Pochettino’s magic is starting to work. With their roster of high-quality players, we expect them in the top 5 of the league table in no time.
Yes, Arteta, That’s the Quality we Expect from You
Another of the game’s tells was that Mikel Arteta is in his zone. Arteta and Arsenal’s performance so far this season has been delightful and we can see that they are being consistent. Even more, we see that they have retained the hunger for wins they had last season and that is just beautifully put on display by their incredible comeback.
Man United Beat Sheffield United
In another of EPL GW 9’s games, Manchester United beat Sheffield United 2-1, with United stepping up in a big way to break a 1-1 deadlock. Man United’s goal delight Scott McTominay put ‘The Red Devils’ ahead in the 28th minute before Oli McBurnie equalized for his team in the 34th minute. The game was locked in deadlock, and United had to make something of the situation if not for anything, to honor club legend Sir Bobby Charlton who passed away yesterday. RIP.
Come the second half, and as if in a stroke of godly finesse, Diogo Dalot put in a long-distance impeccable strike putting Man United ahead in the 77th minute. Dalot’s goal was sublime and is telling of the improvements that coach Erik ten Hag is working on behind the scenes.
Liverpool Top of the Table After a Salah Double Against Everton
The game that kicked off EPL GW 9 was Liverpool vs Everton where a Salah double proved crucial, as it gave Liverpool a lead that immediately sent them to the top of EPL Standings. Salah first converted a penalty in the 75th minute, before making it a brace well into stoppage time in 90 + 7’.
Klopp has been doing such a good job at Liverpool and we can see the team slowly regain its inspiration and hunger for glory, as it did a few seasons ago when it lifted the EPL Title.
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