It was the biggest surprise in Brighton since the scene in Quadrophenia where Jimmy realises his idol Ace Face is actually just a bellboy.
Manchester United’s defensive frailties were exposed as Brighton scored three first half goals and held on – big thanks to Mat Ryan – for a 3-2 upset win.
The media knives are out in force for Jose Mourinho who gave away very little afterward and continued his grumpy pre-season form.
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) August 19, 2018
Next up for Manchester United is a big home game against Tottenham, who come in on the back of two consecutive wins.
Hornets Up And About
Watford have won two in a row after a 3-1 away win over Burnley. They’re playing an exciting brand of football too.
Last week’s two-goal hero grabbed another one as Everton picked up a 2-1 win over Southampton.
Rough night for the man missing an ’n’ in his name. Got away with a blatant, petulant kick of Victor Camarasa, then had his potential game-winning penalty saved in stoppage time.
After the still-shaky defence gave up two early goals, Unai Emery’s men showed some mettle by levelling the scores at the half. Of course, they did concede a late goal.
The Gunners missed at least three gilt-edge chances, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s miss so bad even his teammates couldn’t hide their disappointment.
Guendouzi’s reaction to Aubameyang’s first half miss. pic.twitter.com/8RIkuWVWdh
— ArsenalGIF (@ArsenalGIF) August 18, 2018
Stars Take Centre Stage
Pedro and Alvaro Morata got Chelsea off to a flyer, while Sergio Aguero had a hat trick and David Silva scored a ridiculous free kick for City. And let’s not forget Spurs, who got a stunning goal from Lucas Moura, a superb free kick from Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane’s first every Premier League goal in August.
Harry Kane scoring in August can only mean one thing 🏆 pic.twitter.com/bOJ4UtGhv8
— Kane10 (@HarryKaneGoals) August 18, 2018
Fulham and West Ham
They’re on opposite sides of London but they’re firmly stuck together near the bottom of the table.
Callum Wilson’s Effort
The Bournemouth striker literally took on five West Ham defenders, beat them and cooly finished in what was arguably the goal of the week – in an unbelievable week for goals.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 18, 2018
They host Cardiff next week in a game they cannot afford to lose.
Had a great weekend, especially in Leicester, where Wolves must have hit it four or five times.
Cardiff 0 – 0 Newcastle
Tottenham 3 – 1 Fulham
West Ham 1 – 2 Bournemouth
Leicester 2 – 0 Wolves
Everton 2 – 1 Southampton
Chelsea 3 – 2 Arsenal
Huddersfield 1 – 6 Manchester City
Burnley 1 – 3 Watford
Brighton 3 – 2 Manchester United
Still to come
Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Tuesday, 5am AEST
$7 Crystal Palace
Markets here – odds subject to change.