The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who had a forgetful weekend.
While the English Premier League has kicked off on a very strong note for most, the same cannot be said of a few players and clubs. While the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool continued to show why they are going to be fighting for the league title again, Manchester United and Arsenal showed that they will struggle again.
Newcastle United have turned a new leaf and could end up surviving for another season in the Premier League.
Here we take a look at the losers of this league’s action.
Florin And one
The Romanian international is playing in the Premier League for the first time in his career but that shouldn’t stop him from going for a proper tackle. The striker was sent off in the clash against Southampton in the first half. It was definitely one of the worst tackles you’d see and according to Paul Merson, deserved “five red cards”.
The challenge didn’t help his team as they ended up losing 2-0 at home.
Manchester United set for a tough time
While they might have been the kings of the Premier League for ages, things have changed. Putting some consistency into their displays was needed and the Red Devils have already started showing that they are not a team to be relied upon.
The game against Crystal Palace saw the home side enjoy the bulk of the possession but that wasn’t enough to see them concede against Crystal Palace.
Marcus Rashford became the latest United player to miss a penalty this season and should be kicking himself for not taking the initiative. The team was completely struggling in the final third and even though Daniel James scored, the Eagles were able to nick another one at the death.
Solskjaer is in real trouble to be honest and with Southampton their next game away from home, the fans wouldn’t really be too hopeful given that the team has fallen back to its old habits.
A Haller of a time
Haller might have taken his time to adjust in the Premier League but it appears that he needed only two games for that. West Ham United haven’t made a great start to the Premier League and were set to play Watford at home.
It was quite an onslaught we witnessed but the Hammers were able to get their act together in the second half and Haller scored his first two goals for his new club in the space of nine minutes.
Spurs fail to take the initiative
While Manchester United and Arsenal faltered this week, Spurs were expected to go on and register a comfortable win over Steve Bruce’s English Premier League relegation candidates. However, the Magpies were able to come away with all three points thanks to Joelinton’s first for his new club.
While they absolutely dominated possession, Spurs mustered only two shots on goal and definitely didn’t deserve the three points.