Liverpool FC sent an exclamation mark to the competition in the opener against Arsenal, Chelsea confidently won against Leicester and Manchester United continued their sporting downfall with a debacle. This apparently has consequences for coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Against basement child Watford, the Red Devils conceded a 4-1 blow and their fifth loss in the last seven Premier League games after a sorry performance in the first half.
Solskjaer, who had already been counted after cheering against Liverpool (0: 5) and Manchester City (0: 2), was then more criticized than ever. According to the Times, the club called a virtual crisis meeting after the debacle, which concerned the Norwegian’s replacement. Solskjaer, who took over from Jose Mourinho since December 2018, has won just four of his last 13 games for United.
According to a Guardian report, the club decided to fire Solskjaer after five hours. The separation is amicable. The official announcement should follow in the next few hours.
Against Watford, Solkjaer’s side were down 2-0 at half-time despite a missed double penalty from Ismaila Sarr after goals from Sarr and Joshua King. Shortly after the break, substitute Donny van de Beek cut short.
In the final stages, however, the Red Devils had to try to turn the tide. Captain Harry Maguire saw the traffic light map after devastating dribbling and tackling. Shortly before the end, Joao Pedro put the lid on the Hornets. Former Cologne loan Emmanuel Dennis made the stoppage debacle perfect.
United are currently only seventh in the league with 17 points and can slide to ninth in Matchday 12.
Criticized at Manchester United and risk of being sacked: coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Chelsea temporarily extend their lead
Champions League winners Chelsea FC have maintained their leadership in the Premier League. At the start of the twelfth day of the match, the team of team manager Thomas Tuchel won 3-0 (2-0) at Leicester City.
The German international Antonio Rüdiger carried Chelsea in the lead (14th), the French world champion N’Golo Kante followed up with a remarkable blow (28th). The ex-Dortmund replacement Christian Pulisic obtained the final score (71st). The leaders remain undefeated away from home and have won five of their last six league games. Leicester remain in the middle of the table with 15 points due to the loss.
In the new edition of the FA Cup final, which Leicester won 1-0 in May, Kai Havertz had a second domestic player in the starting lineup. Timo Werner first took his place on the bench. Chelsea dominated the game from the start, there was far too little offense from Europa League participants Leicester, the guests gave up promising opportunities for an even bigger victory.
Liverpool FC dismantle Arsenal FC
With 29 points, the Blues are four points ahead of their pursuers, Liverpool FC. Jürgen Klopp’s Reds beat Arsenal FC, who were previously unbeaten eight times in a row, 4-0 (1-0) to climb to second place.
Sadio Mane (39) broke Liverpool’s spell shortly before the break after Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale destroyed several top chances for the Reds. Diogo Jota (52nd) fell to 2-0 shortly after the restart, Mo Salah (73rd) and Takumi Minamino (77th) followed suit.