Premier League: Chelsea, Man City Drop Points As VAR Saves Manchester United

Premier League: Chelsea, Man City Drop Points As VAR Saves Manchester United

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

Every day that passes, mid-table Premier League teams continue to show us that on a good day, they can get any kind of result from those we like to call big teams.

The weekend proved just that as Chelsea, who like to call themselves the Pride of London, had to dig deep into added time to equalise and avoid defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion.

Chelsea were shocked when they went into the break trailing by three goals but second half goals from Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Tammy Abraham meant that the points would be shared at The Hawthorns.

Record winners Manchester United had to rely on Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to get the points through their seemingly only way to win matches these days – scoring penalties – in the 10th minute of added time. Brighton felt like they had been robbed.

As VAR was saving Manchester United, it was raining goals on the other side of the city as their rivals Manchester City were swallowing five goals, forcibly of course, by 2015/16 Premier League champions Leicester City.

As expected, last season’s golden boot winner Jamie Vardy grabbed a hat-trick as moneybags City seemed clueless to counter The Foxes’ game plan. The match ended 5 – 2 in favour of Leicester City.

Here are the Match Day Three results so far:

Brighton and Hove Albion 2 – 3 Manchester United

Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Everton

West Bromwich Albion 3 – 3 Chelsea

Burnley 0 – 1 Southampton

Sheffield United 0 – 1 Leeds United

Tottenham Hotspurs 1 – 1 Newcastle

Manchester City 2 – 5 Leicester City

Westham 4 – 0 Wolverhampton

Tonight, defending champions Liverpool host improving Arsenal at Anfield. Both teams are yet to drop paints this season but one will surely do tonight. Fulham vs. Aston Villa is another fixture happening tonight.

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