Premier League: In a nutshell, United’s unbeaten campaign on home turf has come to an end. Liverpool and City have bounced back with victories, propelling City to the top of the Premier League table.
On a somber Saturday at Old Trafford, Manchester United had to face their third Premier League defeat of the season, falling 3-1 to a resilient Brighton & Hove Albion side.
United started the match with hope, but their optimism took a hit in the 20th minute when former United striker Danny Welbeck capitalized on a defensive mistake to score. United rallied, and just before halftime, it seemed they had equalized through their high-profile recruit, Rasmus Hojbjerg. However, the goal was disallowed when Marcus Rashford was deemed offside after assisting Hojbjerg’s goal.
Brighton seized the opportunity, with Pascal Gross and Joao Pedro scoring fantastic goals early in the second half, leaving the Old Trafford faithful disappointed.
Hannibal Mejbri, a promising talent for United, managed to score a consolation goal in the 18th minute remaining, but it was too little, too late. Brighton secured the win and climbed to third place in the Premier League standings with 12 points from five matches.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s disappointing start to the season continued, as they now sit in 12th place with just six points. Their unbeaten streak at home, which had been a source of pride, has come to an end, dating back to last season when Brighton defeated them on the opening day.
Manchester City Regains Premier League Summit with 3-1 Victory Over West Ham United
Liverpool and Manchester City made a comeback with victories of their own. Manchester City displayed their resilience and fighting spirit to defeat West Ham United 3-1. This win propelled them back to the top of the Premier League table, as they had briefly lost the lead to Wolverhampton Wanderers following a 3-1 win.
In the early stages of the game, West Ham United took an unexpected lead in the 36th minute. Vladimir Coufal delivered a precise cross that James Ward-Prowse converted with a spectacular diving header, putting Manchester City behind. However, notable changes were witnessed in the second half.
Just a challenging minute after the half began, Jeremy Doku responded with a superb goal. He made a powerful shot after taking on Coufal, which found the net, leveling the score. As the game progressed, Manchester City continued to assert their dominance.
In the 76th minute, Bernardo Silva scored a goal that tilted the match in City’s favor. West Ham’s last hope came in the 86th minute when Erling Haaland scored, securing City’s lead. This exciting comeback win not only showcased Manchester City’s resilience but also placed them comfortably at the top with 15 points, two ahead of their closest rivals, Liverpool.
Liverpool also made an impressive return to Premier League weekend matches, defeating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1. The game at Molineux initially saw the hosts, Wolves, in control. They took an early lead in the 7th minute when Hwang Hee-chan scored after Pedro Neto’s excellent run.
Despite several opportunities, Wolves couldn’t capitalize further, and Liverpool showed renewed vigor in the second half. In the 55th minute, Mohamed Salah equalized with the help of Kody Gakpo, making it level for the Reds.
Andy Robertson, serving as captain in his 200th Premier League match, assisted Salah with another goal in the 85th minute, securing Liverpool’s second goal. Wolves added an extra-time goal to the Liverpool side of the scoreboard when Hugo Bueno accidentally turned Harvey Elliott’s shot into his own net, making the final score 3-1 in Liverpool’s favor.