It was a day full of goals in the Premier League as the top three teams all scored four times away from home.
Arsenal annihilate Sunderland
Frenchman Oliver Giroud proved his worth as he came of the bench to score twice as Arsene Wenger’s men beat The Black Cats 4-1 at the Stadium of Light.
Both Giroud goals came from his first two touches of the game – the first a volley and the second a towering header.
Arsenal’s two other goals were scored by Alexis Sanchez, while Sunderland’s consolatory strike came from the spot through Jermaine Defoe.
Manchester City whip West Bromwich Albion
Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan both scored a brace as Pep Guardiola’s men maintained their position at the top of the log on goal difference.
Aguero should how lethal he is in front of goal as he scored City’s first two goals in the first half. The Argentine turned provider as he assisted Gundogan’s first goal of the game.
Gundogan capped up a classic victory as he slotted home a Kevin de Bruyne assist.
Liverpool punish Palace
4 headed goals, atrocious defending, quick counter-attacking football, slick movement were all highlights of the game at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace hosted Liverpool.
Emre Can put The Reds ahead in a frantic game where put sides displayed poor defending.
James McArthur scored two headers for Palace following errors from Liverpool’s back four.
Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren scored from two Philippe Coutinho corner kicks while Roberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s fourth with a beautiful chip over Steve Mandanda in Palace’s goal.
Poor Manchester United fail to score against Burnley
Tom Heaton pulled out a Man of the Match performance as Burnley held on to a precious goalless raw at Old Trafford.
Unite had a plethora of chances and would have their profligacy in front of goal to blame.
Even though Heaton made 11 saves in the game Unite could have score but they were wasteful.
Jose Mourinho’s men are now without a win and have not score a goal in the League in their last three games, while striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is without a goal in a United shirt in six games.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.