Sophie GayterComment

Weekend in Review-- Week 2

Sophie GayterComment

Goalkeeping howlers, stray elbows, and another goal for Wayne Rooney in this week's Weekend in Review.

Best game:

Tottenham 1- Chelsea 2. The first Premier League game at Wembley had a surreal cup final feel to it, but it was an enthralling 90 minutes. Chelsea were probably slightly lucky to come away with all 3 points, a draw would have been a fair result. But Spurs can't have too many complaints, after a comical piece of goalkeeping from Lloris that allowed Marcos Alonso to score his second. Lloris is often talked about as one of the top 2 or 3 keepers in the league, but he certainly has a howler in him. (See Man City vs. Spurs at the Etihad last season in addition to his latest gaffe.) Chelsea will be glad to put their opening day loss behind them, and as for Spurs, it was a promising performance despite the result. Hopefully Harry Kane, who was desperately unlucky to see a shot cannon back off the post in the 1st half, can break his August goal drought hoodoo in their next match against Burnley.

Best goal:

Marcos Alonso's first goal for Chelsea vs. Spurs. The Spaniard curled the ball beautifully into the top corner from a free kick. Lloris didn't stand a chance.

Player of the weekend:

Marcos Alonso-- The left back has had his doubters at times since he joined Chelsea last summer. But he was magnificent against Spurs, scoring twice, and hardly put a foot wrong defensively either. 

Dumbo of the weekend:

Marco Arnautovic has obviously been watching tapes of Marouane Fellaini. The new West Ham signing threw a disgusting elbow into the neck of Southampton defender Jack Stephens and was rightly dismissed. Wouldn't be surprised to see the ban extended longer than the usual 3.

Moment of the weekend:

2 wins out of 2 for Huddersfield. Many (myself included) have them to go down at the end of the season, but David Wagner seems to be serving up something special with his specific brand of Terrier football. Long season ahead, but I'm not sure many saw them getting 6 points out of 6, 4 goals scored, and no goals conceded in their first 2 games.

Another special mention also for Wayne Rooney who becomes only the second player ever behind Alan Shearer to score 200 Premier League goals.

Team of the weekend:

Butland

Azpilicueta Bailly Maguire Alonso 

Mane Mooy Pogba Mkhitaryan 

Hernandez Calvert-Lewin

 

Highlights here.