Premier League: Key takeaways from Saturday's encounters
Five Premier League 2019-20 matches were played on Saturday in a frantic day of football. Defending champions Manchester City caught Watford off the mark to decimate the visitors. Tottenham wasted their 1-0 lead to be beaten by Leicester City. There were crucial wins for Burnley and Sheffield United as well. Here are the takeaways from the matches.
Harry Kane's superb effort saw Spurs take the lead in the 29th minute. Things looked well under control for the visitors in an entertaining match. Sergie Aurier thought he had a second goal, but Son was adjudged to have been marginally offside as VAR ruled it out. This saw Leicester change their tactics and they kept attacking to score twice and win the game.
Manchester City were ruthless from the first minute against Watford as they went 5-0 up in just 18 minutes. The visitors were left shell shocked and the misery kept piling on. Bernardo Silva scored a brilliant hat-trick. City eased down a bit after half-time but still managed to score three more to seal an emphatic 8-0 win. This was complete domination by Man City.
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Burnley did well to beat Norwich at home with a 2-0 victory. Norwich, who had upset Man City last weekend, couldn't keep up with the intensity. Chris Wood was at the double to hand Burnley all three points as they moved up to seventh in the standings. Wood scored in the 10th and 14th minute of the game as Norwich failed to response.
Everton's problems intensified after they suffered a second successive defeat in space of a week. Inconsistency has been an issue for the Toffees and that was highlighted against a resolute Sheffield United outfit. The problem was once again with their defense as they kept shipping in goals. To concede from set-pieces have been a theme and United scored from a corner.