Goals have been plenty since the 2020/2021 Premier League season kicked off, and for matchday seven, it was no different as every match played had a goal.
Following the completion of Monday night’s games, Liverpool sit alone at the top while Burnley remain rooted to the bottom with just one point in seven games.
And Freshsports in its usual tradition reviews some of the games that took place on matchday seven.
Fulham Wins Thanks Ola Aina’s Cracker: Fulham have had it difficult on their return to the Premier League with just a solitary point before Monday night.
However, on Monday night, Scott Parker’s men finally picked up their first win of the campaign courtesy of a 2-0 win over another newly-promoted side that is still looking for a first win, West Brom.
Goals from Bobby Reid and Ola Aina were enough to hand The Cottagers a much-needed victory. Ola Aina’s goal was his first in England and what a peach of a goal it was.
Have we just seen a Premier League goal of the season contender from Fulham's Nigerian wing-back Ola Aina? 🇳🇬🚀#PL | #FULWBA pic.twitter.com/5pmbSghHlL
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) November 2, 2020
Although it is going to be a long season for Fulham, the win over the baggies lifts them out of the relegation zone, and that should do their confidence a little bit of good.
Ole Feeling The Heat: Manchester United suffered another home defeat once again after losing to Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday evening. It was Arsenal’s first win at Old Trafford in 14 years while United are yet to win at home this season.
Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace are the other teams to have beaten United at home this campaign with the former winning 6-1 a few weeks ago.
Solskjaer has now lost as many PL home games at Man Utd as Steve Bruce has at Newcastle
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) November 1, 2020
While there’ve been impressive wins against Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and RB Leipzig in the champions league, Sunday’s result has increased the pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The United manager has come in for criticism from United supporters, and the loss to Arsenal amplified it. With Everton at Goodison Park next, it doesn’t get easier for Solskjaer.
Everton Suffer A Reality Check: The Toffees have been tipped as a dark horse for the title after winning their first four games. However, they were given a reality check in their last two games.
Everton lost to Southampton, and on Sunday, they went down 2-1 at Newcastle. It was a result that knocked them off the top with the team sitting in the fourth position currently.
It shows how things can change quickly in football and also the magnitude of the task at hand for Everton. However, they have the chance to make a statement this weekend when they welcome Manchester United.
Liverpool Back On Top: Jurgen Klopp’s men overtook Everton at the top after a hard-fought win over West Ham on Saturday. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Digo Jota sealed a comeback win for Liverpool after Pablo Fornals had put the Hammers ahead.
It hasn’t been a flawless start from Liverpool, but Klopp will be delighted to see his side winning games even as they are still a way off their best. But next weekend’s challenge will demand Liverpool be at their best as they face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Title Race Wide Open: The favourites unconvincing start to the season means the title race is more open than ever before this year.
Both Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester have been impressive in recent weeks to find themselves in the race. City also appear to have found their groove again while Chelsea look to have solved their defensive issues.
Liverpool are still the favourites for the title despite the longterm injury to their talisman, Virgil Van Dijk. However, with the way results have turned out so far, it won’t be a surprise to see another winner.
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