Man Metropolis routs Arsenal 5-0; Liverpool, Chelsea draw 1-1

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester Metropolis did not want Harry Kane or Cristiano Ronaldo to destroy Arsenal.

With 4 completely different scorers within the 5-0 win on Saturday, possibly the attacking choices at the moment accessible to Pep Guardiola are sufficient to defend the Premier League title.

Or possibly it is only a signal of Arsenal’s frailties that Metropolis so simply dismantled a facet that has now misplaced all three league video games with out scoring. And the actual fact Metropolis performed in opposition to 10 males for 55 minutes after Granit Xhaka was despatched off for a two-footed lunge on João Cancelo.

However Arsenal’s protection had already ceded territory simply for Ilkay Gundogan to go within the opener and Ferran Torres to attain within the opening 12 minutes. Gabriel Jesus was capable of faucet in once more earlier than halftime and, after the break, Rodri curled in and Torres was on course once more with a header.

“That’s the reason we didn’t want to purchase a striker,” Guardiola mentioned. “We tried nevertheless it was not attainable. It’s a implausible squad. I’ve to say thanks for the gamers they’ve given me.”

It was a fantastic finish to every week when Metropolis had to surrender on its try and carry Tottenham striker Harry Kane to the Etihad Stadium and thought it was going to signal Cristiano Ronaldo earlier than Manchester United stepped in.

Having misplaced its opening sport to Tottenham, Metropolis was already enjoying catch-up. However whereas Metropolis moved onto six factors, 4 of the groups with excellent begins dropped factors of their third video games on Saturday.

Title contenders Liverpool and Chelsea drew 1-1 at Anfield. West Ham was held 2-2 by Crystal Palace and Brighton misplaced 2-0 to Everton. Solely Tottenham continues to be within the working for a 3rd consecutive win when Kane leads the London membership into Sunday’s sport in opposition to Watford.

It isn’t solely Arsenal on zero factors after three video games. Norwich, which misplaced 2-1 to Leicester, is but to get off the mark. Newcastle picked up its first level in a 2-2 draw in opposition to Southampton. Brentford is on 5 factors in its first-ever Premier League season after drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa.

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