Premier League, gameweek 9: Here are the key takeaways
The gameweek 9 of the Premier League had some stunning results on Saturday as things looked pretty intense. Manchester City bounced back to earn a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. Leicester City showed their ambitions, whereas, Chelsea showed character to rise in the standings. Tottenham Hotspur's woes continued after a 1-1 draw. Here are the key takeaways.
Leicester managed a 2-1 win against Burnley to mark the anniversary of former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's death on an emotional day at the King Power Stadium. Jamie Vardy and Youri Tielemans scored for the Foxes after Chris Wood's opener in the 26th minute. Burnley thought they had equalized through Wood but his effort was controversially ruled out by the video assistant referee (VAR).
Chelsea drew level with Leicester on 17 points after a 1-0 victory against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Marcos Alonso scored the only goal of the match with a second-half strike. It was a dull first half and things looked nervy. But credit to the hosts for applying more pressure in the second half and getting the goal. Chelsea are picking momentum under Frank Lampard.
Man City showed their credentials after a 2-0 victory away from home against Palace. The win sees the champions stay second with 19 points under their bag. City had to wait until the 39th minute to score the first goal through Gabriel Jesus. And 93 second later, Spaniard David Silva doubled the advantage. Palace keeper Hennessey was top notch and produced many excellent saves.
Watford failed to earn a maiden win of the Premier League 2019-20 season to remain bottom. However, they can take heart from a 1-1 draw against Tottenham. Dele Alli rescued a point for Spurs after VAR awarded a goal. There was confusion though with the big screen indicating the decision was 'no goal'. This was after a spell of confusion.
Everton went on to blank sorry West Ham United 2-0 at home. Aston Villa produced another fine display to down Brighton 2-1. Bournemouth and Norwich City played out a 0-0 draw. Wolves and Southampton saw their match end 1-1.