EPL Week 2 Review: United & Chelsea fire blanks, Liverpool & Spurs remain unbeaten

Rooney-Chelsea-2013The first top-four clash of the current EPL season, ended in an anti-climax, as Manchester United and Chelsea laboured to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. David Moyes included Wayne Rooney in his starting 11 and the England striker gave a vintage performance, while Jose Mourinho opted for a false nine formation and his side lacked the cutting edge in attack.

Last weekend, Arsenal recorded their first win of the season, with a 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Olivier Giroud opened scoring, before Lukas Podolski added a brace. Darren Bent got the home side’s consolation goal.

Liverpool and Tottenham remained unbeaten after the second round of matches. Daniel Sturridge scored a fine winner for Brendan Rodgers men against Aston Villa, while Roberto Soldado converted from the spot for the second week in a row, to hand Spurs a 1-0 win over Swansea.

Cardiff City shocked Manchester City 3-2 in Wales. In other games, Everton drew 0-0 with West Brom at home, Hull defeated Norwich 1-0 and Stoke City produced a remarkable comeback to beat Crystal Palace 2-1.

Newcastle are yet to score this season, after a goalless draw with West Ham, while Southampton also drew 1-1 with Sunderland at Saint Marys.

Adeyemi Adesanya
Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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