January 31, 2023



Premier League: Manchester Metropolis romp Saints, dethrone Arsenal on prime, Chelsea, Newcastle win

Coach Pep Guardiola rejoice with Manchester Metropolis gamers

Manchester Metropolis continued their imperious residence type to ease to a 4-0 win over Southampton and transfer prime of the Premier League as Chelsea and Newcastle United additionally loved snug victories to point out their top-four ambitions.

Metropolis, who had trounced Manchester United 6-3 final week, barely needed to break stride towards Southampton, with Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez netting earlier than Erling Haaland struck the fourth aim to stretch his scoring streak to 10 straight matches in all competitions.

Metropolis have received all 5 of their Premier League video games on the Etihad Stadium, scoring 24 objectives within the course of.

The victory took champions Metropolis prime of the desk with 23 factors after 9 matches and cranked up the strain on early title rivals Arsenal, who host Liverpool on Sunday with the possibility to reclaim the lead.

Chelsea continued to point out indicators of enchancment below coach Graham Potter as they strolled to a 3-0 win at residence to Wolves, who’re with no supervisor after sacking Bruno Lage final week.

Former Chelsea ahead Diego Costa made his first begin for the guests however Potter’s facet have been dominant and secured a 3rd consecutive win in all competitions because of objectives from Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja, transferring as much as fourth within the desk on 16 factors.

Newcastle climbed as much as fifth with an emphatic 5-1 residence victory over Brentford, one yr and at some point after the completion of their Saudi Arabia-backed takeover.

Bruno Guimaraes, a 40-million-pound arrival from Olympique Lyonnais and one of many membership’s greatest signings because the takeover, scored in every half on a memorable afternoon for the membership, who have been languishing within the relegation zone when the Saudi Public Funding Fund (PIF) acquired the membership from earlier proprietor Mike Ashley for a reported 300 million kilos ($333 million).

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Bournemouth got here from behind to beat Leicester Metropolis 2-1, scoring two objectives within the house of 5 second-half minutes to and inflict a fifth consecutive away defeat on Brendan Rodgers’ facet.

Patson Daka gave Leicester the lead within the tenth minute however Philip Billing and Ryan Christie scored within the second half to proceed Bournemouth’s excellent report below interim supervisor Gary O’Neil, who has received two video games and drawn three since succeeding Scott Parker.

The consequence put renewed strain on Leicester coach Rodgers, whose facet are nineteenth within the desk with solely 4 factors.