Manchester City are an unstoppable force in the Premier League after they recorded a tenth straight win in the league by beating newcomers Brentford in front of their home fans. The reigning Premier League champions made it ten successive win thanks to the slim win over newly promoted club Brentford. England international Phil Foden marked his return to the starting XI with the only goal of the game off the assist from Kevin De Bruyne.
City boss Guardiola made some changes to his starting XI for the Brentford game in comparison to the team selected for the Boxing Day clash with Leicester City and one of the changes was Foden who was given his first start alongside offence partner Jack Grealish since the England national team duo were dropped from the City starting line-up for the away game against Newcastle United. They were both punished for attending a gathering shortly after they were on target during the 7-0 home win over Leeds United.
Dean Smith is yet to taste defeat as the Norwich City manager after his team came from behind to secure a point against ten men. The Canaries could only settle for a point despite playing over eighty (80) minutes with ten men.
Ex-Aston Villa man Smith took the Norwich City job almost immediately after he was sacked in hisprevious managerial role in the Premier League. Smith was sacked as the Villa boss shortly after losing 1-0 at Southampton thanks to the third minute strike from petite striker Adam Armstrong. The defeat to the Saints made it five straight defeats for Villa in the Premier League and club officials made the decision to relieve him of his duties afterwards. Ironically, his first game as the new Norwich City manager was against Southampton at home. He took the job after Norwich City recorded their first league win of the season, a 2-1 away victory over fellow newcomers Brentford. Norwich City, Brentford and Watford are the three newly promoted clubs in the Premier League this season.
Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah has been in sensational form in the Premier League this season and that has led to conversations on where he ranks amongst Premier League greats such as Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo. Salah has consistently been one of the best players in the Premier League since he returned to the competition in the colours of Liverpool four years ago. The Egyptian international had played for Chelsea in the Premier League until 2015 when he left to play for both Fiorentina and AS Roma in the Italian Serie A. Mo Salah returned to become a key player for Liverpool in the Premier League two years later.
Salah, 29, has always been a consistent goalscorer in the Premier League, but he has been able to take itto a new level this season. The Egyptian has scored in each of his last sevenPremier League games till date.He has found the back of the net nine times during the aforementionedseven-game run.
North London giants Arsenal have ended their recent poor record against Aston Villa in the Premier League in emphatic style after the 3-1 win recorded at the end of their latest meeting. The Gunners delivered their best performance of the new season till date toend a run of three straight defeats in the league. Aston Villa had defeated Arsenal in three of their first four meetings since they secured promotion back into the Premier League two seasons ago.
The Gunners had not beaten Villa since they won the first meeting between the two teams at the Emirates Stadium when the Midlands club returned to the top flight after some seasons in the Championship. Arsenal were able to secure an impressive 3-2 win at home to Villa with a man down after England international Ainslay Maitland-Niles was sent off.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is an injury doubt ahead of the Carabao Cup third round clash with AFC Wimbledon. The Gunners will play hosts to the League One side for a place in the fourth round of the competition. Elneny is doubtful for the game billed for the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.
Egyptian international Elnenyis a big doubt for Arsenal ahead of AFC Wimbledon clash due to the hamstring problem picked up in the Premier League clash at holders Manchester City. The former Basel player sustained the injury after coming on as a second half substitute for the Manchester City game which ended in a 5-0 win for the hosts at the expense of the Gunners.
It was a day to remember for the world of football and especially fans of Manchester United as the Red Devils shocked the football world with the re-signing of their former player and one of the greatest players to have ever graced the game, Cristiano Ronaldo. United confirmed on Friday afternoon that they had reached an agreement with Italian Serie A giants Juventus for the transfer of the superstar forward in what was an unexpected move by the English Premier League giants just a few hours after a lot of people believed that Ronaldo was heading to the other club in Manchester.
Ronaldo reportedly made his intention known to Juventus that he was ready to leave the club after receiving a lot of criticism during his time in Turin and Juventus manager, Maximiliano Allegro confirmed the reports. Allegro revealed that Ronaldo walked up to him on Thursday evening after the club’s training session to let him know of his desire to quit Juve and to look for another club.
The imminent arrival of striker Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea is a clear indication that there has to be a reshuffling of the Blues squad. As a result, the London club are expected to let go of E gland international striker Tammy Abraham, who has been attracting a lot of interest from several clubs his summer. Abraham has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Lazio, Aston Villa, and AS Roma in the past but it’s currently looking like Roma have stolen the march ahead of their fellow suitors in agreeing a fee with Chelsea for the transfer of the striker in this summer’s transfer window.
The search for a striker by Chelsea this summer sent a strong signal to Abraham that he would be leaving the club and that he should start looking for his next destination where he will play his football this season and it looks like he has gotten himself the perfect club to sign for. He was said to be leaving Stamford Bridge for Villa Park this summer to sign for Aston Villa where he had a great stint some years ago as he scored a lot of goals for Dean Smith’s side on their way to earning a Premier League return.
Manchester United have the highest net spend on transfers since the 2017/18 season after the signing of England international Jadon Sancho wasannounced on Friday.
Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United agreed a deal worth £72.9m for Sancho at the start of this month while the winger was still on duty with the England national team. The Red Devils had to wait for the player to finish with the Three Lions squad at the Euro 2020 tournament.
Manchester United fans all over the world have all been waiting for when the club will finally unveil their latest marquee signing Jadon Sancho. The Red evils fans were made to wait for a little over two years before Sancho was finally signed from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund after the two European heavyweight clubs were locked in negotiations regarding the transfer of the England international star. Like Dortmund, United announced that they had reached an agreement in principle to sign the former Manchester City youth product for a fee of £73 million in what is a mega move by the club.
However, the agreement was struck while Sancho was still away with England on international duty at the Euros 2020 tournament. The tournament has finally come to an end and the next thing to be done about the transfer is for United to finally unveil Sancho in a United shirt and that’s one moment the fans of the Old Trafford club have been waiting for.