EPL: gameweek 2 analysis

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Games for the second gameweek of the EPL took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with 6 games played, with the exception of teams like Arsenal who were involved in the Champions League qualifiers, and Man City who were in a friendly against Barcelona.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd were all in action from the Big 4.

Deco-Sunderland-Chelsea-Premier-League-2_2349446 Chelsea were in action on Tuesday night against Sunderland. Although it was an away game for them, the Blues were not intimidated even though Bent opened the scoring for the hosts on 18th minute. Chelsea kept pecking away and were rewarded in the second half with a 52nd minute goal from Ballack. Lampard then gave them the lead on 61 minutes from a penalty, and eventually Deco scored the 3rd 9 minutes later.

The same day another match took place, where newly promoted Wolves defeated Wigan once again in an away match, the only scorer being Keogh on 6 minutes.

Yesterday the remaining four games were played. Liverpool and Tottenham had showers of goals in their respective matches. Liverpool welcomed Stoke at Anfield, and the scoreline was flattering, 4-0 for the Reds, with Torres (4min), Johnson(45min), Kuyt(78min) and Ngog(90min) getting on the scoresheet. It seems Rafa Benitez’s ‘Shut Up’ message to Torres worked as the latter got a goal, while he was whining against Spurs in the weekend.

Spurs, who were away to Hull City, gave a more than convincing display. 5-1 the game ended in their favor, with Defoe scoring a hattrick, and Palacios and Robbie Keane scored one each for Spurs, while Hunt scored the one for Hull.

The suprise came from newly promoted Burnley, who were facing defending champions United at home, and the Clarets managed to get their first win in top flight since 1976. The only goal of the match came from Robbie Blake on 19 minutes, and even though United were awarded a penalty after the same Blake upended Evra in the box, Michael Carrick saw his penalty shot saved by keeper Jensen, and despite all attempts, United failed to score and Burnley took all 3 points.

Arsenal were playing for Champions League qualifiers on Tuesday night, facing Celtic in what is termed as ‘Battle of Britain’. The Gunners were still hot from their 6-1 thrashing of Everton, and won 0-2 away from home, with a goal from Gallas and an own goal, taking a serious option for the group stages.

Meanwhile, Man City faced Barcelona last night in a friendly at Nou Camp in Spain, and won the match 1-0, a goal scored by Petrov.

The rankings after gameweek2:

gameweek 2 rankings

gameweek 2 rankings

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