Jose & Co. Beached At Brighton

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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.

Next up for Manchester United is a big home game against Tottenham, who come in on the back of two consecutive wins.

Good

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.

Good

Richarlison
Last week’s two-goal hero grabbed another one as Everton picked up a 2-1 win over Southampton.

Bad

Kenedy
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.

Good

Arsenal’s Fightback
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.

Bad

Arsenal’s Finishing
The Gunners missed at least three gilt-edge chances, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s miss so bad even his teammates couldn’t hide their disappointment.

Good

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.

Bad

Fulham and West Ham
They’re on opposite sides of London but they’re firmly stuck together near the bottom of the table.

Good

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.

Bad

Huddersfield
They host Cardiff next week in a game they cannot afford to lose.

Good

The Woodwork
Had a great weekend, especially in Leicester, where Wolves must have hit it four or five times.

Results
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
WIN-DRAW-WIN
$7 Crystal Palace
$5 Draw
$1.40 Liverpool
Markets here – odds subject to change.

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