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Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:19

HUDDERSFIELD SEND MANCHESTER UNITED TO THEIR FIRST PREMIER LEAGUE DEFEAT

Written by Tim Fadipe
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Huddersfield secured the shock of the weekend as they beat Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium.

(HUDDERSFIELD 2 - 1 MANCESTER UNITED) Huddersfield put in a valiant performance which was littered with disciplined and energetic performances from the whole team. United’s defence had been so secure this season but there was so many defensive lapses throughout the game.

The most notable was encapsulated by summer signing Victor Lindelof who fluffed his lines and handed the winning goal to Laurent Depoitre.

Huddersfield had earlier taken the lead when Tom Ince’s strike rebounded out to Aaron Mooy who slotted the ball past David De Gea. Marcus Rashford pulled a goal back from a header from a sumptuous Romelu Lukaku cross but it ultimately wasn’t enough as Huddersfield secured the shock win.


(CHELSEA 4 - 2 WATFORD) Chelsea eventually overcame a resilient Watford side to secure a 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had taken the early lead as Pedro curled in a spectacular effort from the edge of the area that went in off the post.

However, after this, Chelsea’s usually solid defence completely disintegrated as Watford systematically picked them apart. Abdoulaye Doucoure scored the equaliser on the stroke of half time and shortly after half-time, Troy Deeney and Richarlison combined to set up Pereyra to put them up 2-1.

Watford missed a host of chances to put the game to bed and Chelsea made them pay. Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored the equaliser and Cesar Azpilicueta made it 3-2 on the 87th minute. Batshuayi added the gloss on the score in stoppage time to put the game completely out of reach.

(MANCHESTER CITY 3 - 0 BURNLEY) Manchester City showed no signs of letting up on their assault on the league. Pep Guardiola’s side have now scored 20 goals in their last 4 home Premier League games and their well-oiled machine is firing on all cylinders.

A controversial penalty was awarded to City after Bernardo Silva appeared to dive but the returning Sergio Aguero dispatched it to become tied all-time Manchester City scoring list on 177. Otamendi powered in the second with a bullet header from a Leroy Sane cross and then Sane got in on the action himself slotting home from a delicious De Bruyne pass to complete the 3-0 victory.

Elsewhere in the league, Leicester didn’t show any dip in performance despite the sacking of their manager Craig Shakespeare as they secured a 2-1 victory against Swansea. Bournemouth put an end to their slump as they picked up a much needed 2-1 victory at Stoke. Crystal Palace’s dismal start to the season continued as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Newcastle and finally, Southampton picked up a 1-0 victory against West Brom in the late kick-off.






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