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Premier League MD3 Round-up: Liverpool held by 10-man Chelsea, Man City humiliate Arsenal, Greenwood fires Man Utd to new record

August 31, 2021 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The Premier League produced more excitement over the weekend with the international break presenting clubs the opportunity to regroup and plan for the subsequent fixtures.

It was yet another great weekend of Premier League football with a few results and performances standing out across the league centers. For the first time in 67 years, Arsenal dropped down to the bottom of the table after three matches in the English top-flight league. The Gunners had endured the misery of losing to Brentford and Chelsea but had their hope restored momentarily after beating West Brom 6-0 in the EFL Cup last week. However, their clash with Manchester City this weekend condemned them to a new low with Mikel Arteta's men suffering a 5-0 thrashing at Etihad Stadium. The Citizens have now won their last two league games with a five-goal margin having subjected Norwich to the same scoreline in their previous clash.

Meanwhile, Liverpool failed to breakdown Chelsea's robust defense despite the Blues end the clash with 10-men after Reeece James' hand-ball incident. Manchester United United kept it late to snatch a controversial win over Wolves whereas Tottenham Hotspur added to their fine form to secure the top spot ahead of the international break.

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Michail Antonio retained his spot as the leading goalscorer in the Premier League by getting on the scoresheet for West Ham in their 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. Mason Greenwood entered the top three by becoming the first-ever teenager in Premier League history to score for a club in their first three fixtures of the competition. Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed the top three after scoring in Everton's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Brazil frustrated by Premier League; Argentina, Colombia bring players: Brazil was missing nine players from the Premier League for its first day of practice ahead of South American World Cup qualifiers although Argentina and Colombia managed to bring their England-based players into camp. The Premier League clubs have been reluctant to send players to South American nations that are red-listed by the British government because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Man Utd submit request to Premier League over Cristiano Ronaldo shirt number: Manchester United are understood to submitted a request to the Premier League over Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt number following his return to the club. Portuguese legend Ronaldo has been unveiled as a United player on deadline day, 12 years after he left the Red Devils for Real Madrid. The 36-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at Old Trafford, with the option of a further year.

Kroenke family in agreement on Mikel Arteta sacking decision as Arsenal woes continue: Arsenal owners the Kroenke family are in agreement on their sacking decision for Mikel Arteta as his woes continue. The Spaniard has taken the Gunners to the bottom of the Premier League table, scoring no goals and conceding nine to lose their first three games.

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Leicester vs Man City: Man City will hope to keep their unbeaten run going when they travel to the King Power Stadium in their first game after the international break. Meanwhile, the former will look to make it two wins in succession after entering the break with a 2-1 away win over Norwich City.

Manchester United vs Newcastle: The Red Devils will return to Old Trafford after spending the last two weekends on the road. The Red Devils extended their unbeaten streak this season to three following the 1-0 win over Wolves this weekend. They are expected to have Cristiano Ronaldo in their lineup when they take on the Magpies who will be looking at grabbing their first win of the season.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa: The Blues will welcome Villa to Stamford Bridge after holding their ground in Saturday's clash with Liverpool. The London club approach the game on the back of a 1-1 draw with the Reds and will be optimistic about getting the better of their opponents.

Leeds vs Liverpool: These two are among the most exciting attacking sides in the premiership and will be eager to get favorable results after entering the international break with draw from their respective games. Liverpool sit in fifth place with seven points from three games while their hosts have managed two points from the same number of games. 

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