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country flag Premier League Round 2
Sat 17 August 2019 17:30 View team сomparison
Referee
Michael Oliver
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1/2 hour plane
Distance
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Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 08:52
In Brief

Started season with biggest win of round 1, sending clear message to all rivals. Sane long-term absentee. Mendy also remains out. Fernandinho set to return.

Looking Back

City made champions-like start to new campaign after hammering West Ham 5:0 away from home. Sterling played on the wing and still he netted hat-trick to clearly show that form from pre-season staying with him.

City still hurting after dramatic exit vs. Spurs in Champions League quarterfinals last spring, with players and coaching staff deeming those games as “2 major disappointments from previous campaign”.

Looking Ahead

Coach Guardiola has to decide between Mahrez and Bernardo Silva for the front 3, plus now he has the luxury to be picking between Rodri and fit-again Fernandinho for heart of midfield.

Sane out for long, while Mendy won't be risked after yet another knee injury.

Points of Interest

Won all of last 4 home matches vs. Tottenham and 6 of last 7 games between sides altogether.

Tottenham Hotspur

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 08:54
In Brief

Unconvincing start to campaign, but still a winning one. Foyth and Son suspended. Alli and Sessegnon sidelined. Davies slight doubt.

Looking Back

Spurs had to be patient in home game vs. Aston Villa after falling behind early on. Only thanks to tiring their guests and scoring 3 late goals Lilywhites made winning start to campaign.

Kane netted brace for the win, but the most impressive performance was that of debutant Ndombele. He scored the equaliser and in general was the go-to-man in midfield.

Looking Ahead

Coach Pochettino likely to be a bit more conservative and use Ndombele in deeper role, which could mean Eriksen making start as main playmaker.

Foyth and Son remain suspended, while Alli and Sessegnon are sidelined. Davies also missed opening game, but he is back in team training now.

Points of Interest

Ndombele had memorable Premier League debut last weekend when he was by far the best player on the pitch.

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Transfer in
  • Rodri (mid) Atletico Madrid; Joao Cancelo (def) Juventus; Angelino (def) PSV; Zack Steffen (gk) Columbus Crew; Erik Palmer-Brown (def) NAC Breda – end of loan; Aleix Garcia (mid) Girona – end of loan; Scott Carson (gk) Derby - on loan; Pedro Porro (def) Girona;
Transfer out
  • Danilo (sp) (def) Juventus; Vincent Kompany (sp) (def) Anderlecht; Fabian Delph (sp) (mid) Everton; Douglas Luiz (mid) Aston Villa – loan made permanent; Pablo Mari (def) Flamengo; Anthony Caceres (mid) Sydney FC; Luke Brattan (mid) Sydney FC; Philippe Sandler (def) Anderlecht – on loan; Zack Steffen (gk) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Arijanet Muric (gk) Nottingham Forest – on loan; Patrick Roberts (mid) Norwich – on loan; Ante Palaversa (mid) Oostende – on loan; Eliaquim Mangala (def) Valencia; Pedro Porro (def) Real Valladolid - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Tanguy Ndombele (mid) Lyon; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds; Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (att) Monaco – end of loan; Ryan Sessegnon (mid) Fulham; Giovani Lo Celso (mid) Real Betis - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Kieran Trippier (r) (def) Atletico Madrid; Fernando Llorente (sp) (att) released; Vincent Janssen (att) Monterrey; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds – on loan; Michel Vorm (gk) released; Cameron Carter-Vickers (def) Stoke - on loan; Luke Amos (mid) QPR - on loan; Josh Onomah (mid) Fulham;
Transfer in
  • Rodri (mid) Atletico Madrid; Joao Cancelo (def) Juventus; Angelino (def) PSV; Zack Steffen (gk) Columbus Crew; Erik Palmer-Brown (def) NAC Breda – end of loan; Aleix Garcia (mid) Girona – end of loan; Scott Carson (gk) Derby - on loan; Pedro Porro (def) Girona;
Transfer out
  • Danilo (sp) (def) Juventus; Vincent Kompany (sp) (def) Anderlecht; Fabian Delph (sp) (mid) Everton; Douglas Luiz (mid) Aston Villa – loan made permanent; Pablo Mari (def) Flamengo; Anthony Caceres (mid) Sydney FC; Luke Brattan (mid) Sydney FC; Philippe Sandler (def) Anderlecht – on loan; Zack Steffen (gk) Fortuna Dusseldorf – on loan; Arijanet Muric (gk) Nottingham Forest – on loan; Patrick Roberts (mid) Norwich – on loan; Ante Palaversa (mid) Oostende – on loan; Eliaquim Mangala (def) Valencia; Pedro Porro (def) Real Valladolid - on loan;

Tottenham Hotspur

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 08:54
In Brief

Unconvincing start to campaign, but still a winning one. Foyth and Son suspended. Alli and Sessegnon sidelined. Davies slight doubt.

Looking Back

Spurs had to be patient in home game vs. Aston Villa after falling behind early on. Only thanks to tiring their guests and scoring 3 late goals Lilywhites made winning start to campaign.

Kane netted brace for the win, but the most impressive performance was that of debutant Ndombele. He scored the equaliser and in general was the go-to-man in midfield.

Looking Ahead

Coach Pochettino likely to be a bit more conservative and use Ndombele in deeper role, which could mean Eriksen making start as main playmaker.

Foyth and Son remain suspended, while Alli and Sessegnon are sidelined. Davies also missed opening game, but he is back in team training now.

Points of Interest

Ndombele had memorable Premier League debut last weekend when he was by far the best player on the pitch.

Suspended Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Tanguy Ndombele (mid) Lyon; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds; Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (att) Monaco – end of loan; Ryan Sessegnon (mid) Fulham; Giovani Lo Celso (mid) Real Betis - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Kieran Trippier (r) (def) Atletico Madrid; Fernando Llorente (sp) (att) released; Vincent Janssen (att) Monterrey; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds – on loan; Michel Vorm (gk) released; Cameron Carter-Vickers (def) Stoke - on loan; Luke Amos (mid) QPR - on loan; Josh Onomah (mid) Fulham;

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Game Score
Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -