Another exciting weekend of Premier League football before the dreaded international break, and the close of the transfer window.
Liverpool 4- Arsenal 0. Were Liverpool that good or were Arsenal that bad? Probably a bit of both, but Liverpool really showed themselves to be potential title contenders with an absolute demolition of the Gunners at Anfield. Arsenal fielded a team containing at least 2 want away players in Bellerin and Sanchez, Ozil had yet another just can't be arsed performance, and a rampant Liverpool took full advantage. Arsenal got what they deserved.
Charlie Daniels for Bournemouth vs. Man City. To borrow a phrase from Andy Gray, "What a hit son!". The Bournemouth #11 absolutely leathered a volley into the top corner. Unstoppable.
Special mention also for Liverpool's fourth goal scored by Daniel Sturridge, a beautiful sweeping counter attack, and a lovely team goal.
Player of the weekend:
Mohamed Salah-- The Egyptian was unstoppable against Arsenal. He had a well taken goal to put Liverpool 3-0 up in the second half, but the cross for Sturridge's goal for 4-0 might have been even better than the finish. Coutinho who?
Moment of the weekend:
Newcastle getting their first 3 points of the season at St. James' Park (no I will not call it the "Sports Direct Arena") after a season outside the top flight. Newcastle have one of the most loyal fanbases in football, and one of the worst owners in Mike Ashley. They are one of England's most storied clubs, and should remain in the big time this season. Hopefully Ashley and his meddling won't get in the way of that.
Special mention also for Tammy Abraham scoring his first Premier League goal. Lots of people in the know have high hopes for him, and he will be delighted to have broken his Premier League duck.
Team of the weekend:
Azpilicueta Bailly Matip Mendy
Ritchie Fabregas De Bruyne
Mane Abraham Salah