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Steve’s Soccer Series: Week 6 of the Premier League

Week 6 of the Premier League saw one of the largest margins of victory in recent memory as Manchester City scored 8 goals against bottom of the table, Watford; Liverpool escape late attacks by Chelsea to make it six wins from six and stay top of the table; and Manchester United lose a shocker away at West Ham.

Manchester City win 8-0 against Watford, one of the biggest margins of victory is recent memory.
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Manchester City rebounded from their loss to Norwich City last weekend with a spectacular 8-0 home win to bottom of the table, Watford. The scoring started early for City, as David Silva scored in the 1st minute and Sergio Aguero added another goal from the penalty spot in the 7th minute. Riyad Mahrez added a 3rd goal in the 12th minute, Bernardo Silva scored his first goal in the 15th minute and Nicolas Otamendi scored in the 18th minute. At halftime, City led 5-0 and it got worse for Watford. Bernardo Silva scored two more goals in the 48th and the 60th minute to complete his hat trick. Kevin De Bruyne scored the 8th goal for City in the 85th minute to complete the 8-0 thrashing of Watford. With this win, City stay in 2nd place, behind Liverpool. While Watford still sits dead last in the table. With this loss, Watford now have to reconsider their appointment of Quique Sanchez Flores as manager and face the harsh reality of possible relegation.

Liverpool survived late attempts at goal by Chelsea to seal a 2-1 victory and stay top of the table.
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Going into Week 6, Liverpool sat atop the table by five points, after Week 6, they still stay top of the table. Liverpool won on Sunday away at Chelsea by a score line of 2-1. The Reds started it of with an amazingly taken free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 14th minute for Liverpool to make it 1-0. After Chelsea had a goal disallowed by VAR in the 28th minute, Roberto Firmino scored a brilliant header on the other end of the field to make it 2-0 to Liverpool in the 30th minute. In the second half however, Chelsea turned up the heat. N’Golo Kante scored a goal for Chelsea in the 71st minute to make it 2-1. But after holding back some late attempts at goal, the Reds prevailed, claimed their sixth win from six games, and stay top of the Premier League. Chelsea sit in 11th place in the table, and new manager, Frank Lampard, suffers his first league loss since opening day against Manchester United.

Manchester United suffer a 2-0 loss away at West Ham United.
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Manchester United play another horrendous game away from home, as they lose 2-0 at West Ham United. West Ham’s first goal came late in the first half as Andriy Yarmolenko put one past David De Gea to make it 1-0 to West Ham. After a resurgence from United in the beginning of the second half, Aaron Cresswell scored West Ham’s second goal in the 84th minute. After the game, it was ecstasy for West Ham and misery for Manchester United. West Ham, in their current form, sit 5th place with a chance for qualification to the Europa League. However, Manchester United sit in 8th place, with two losses, two draws, and only one win in their last five Premier League games. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Manchester United haven’t won away from home in over 200 days. Fans of Manchester United must ask now, is Ole the best option for United, and if not, who could take over for him?

In other news from around the league this weekend…

Bournemouth win 3-1 away in the South Coast Derby against Southampton, as Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson continue their high flying form.

Tottenham Hotspur lose away at Leicester City this weekend by a score line of 2-1, with Leicester’s James Maddison gets on the score line again for the Foxes.

After an amazing win last weekend, Norwich City lose to Burnley by a scoreline of 2-0, with the miracle of last weekend now forgotten.

Sheffield United win a shock game against Everton by a score line of 2-0, with Yerry Mina scoring an own goal and Lys Mousset’s goal being the only things that separate the sides.

A 0-0 draw was the only notable thing that came from the match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, as fans of Brighton make and almost 300 mile trip to the north of England.

Bottom of the table Wolves pull a goal back in the dying minutes of their latest game against Crystal Palace, with Diogo Jota scoring the goal in the 95th minute that drew it 1-1.

After going down 2-1, Arsenal score two goals to make it 3-2 against Aston Villa, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring another goal for the Gunners.