The main sensation of the fourth match day of the new English season has happened in Watford, on Vicarage Road where the team of Javi Gracia has won over Tottenham London (2:1). And, all three goals in this match were scored by the hosts – the first with participation of the holding midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré. And already in the second half of the meeting Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart have scored two goals.
However, unforeseen substitution of the main goalkeeper of the club (the world champion Hugo Lloris) can be very essential justification for the Spurs. According to the conclusion of physicians, the goalkeeper of France will be able to return to the game by the next round of the Premier League (on the 15-17th September) where the London fight between Tottenham and Liverpool will be the central match.
Last Sunday, along with the fight in Watford, the fight between the teams of Sean Dyche and Jose Mourinho in Burnley took place. Before this match the famous Portuguese coach was facing the dismissal. Mr. Mourinho was as happy as a child when before the break the Belgian center forward of the guests Romelu Lukaku has scored two goals (0:2), and then, in the second half the guests have quite successfully kept the gained advantage. Now all ultimatums remained in the past and he is still the head coach of the most titled club of the EPL.
It is necessary to mention also a guest victory of Arsenal in Cardiff (2:3). Initial advantage in this match of the Gunners was obvious but already in the beginning of the match earlier reliable Petr Čech has started to behave oddly. Perhaps, the fact that not less experienced former goalkeeper of Bayer Germany Bernd Leno was warming the bench influenced the skilled Czech goalkeeper. Undoubtedly, Leno has moved from Leverkusen to London not “to polish” the bench.
Alas! On Sunday match Petr Čech was constantly making terrible mistakes which are inadmissible even for goalkeepers of reserve team. And if there were more experienced goal-scorers instead of the forwards in Cardiff, a game would end with defeat…
The forwards from Arsenal were constantly saving their goalkeeper and corrected all mistakes of Petr Čech (0:1, 1:1, 1:2, 2:2). And at last, on the 81st minute the French forward of the Gunners Alexandre Lacazette has again saved his team. To the huge delight of the Arsenal fans, Petr Čech didn’t “freak out” any more and therefore Unai Emery’s team has taken away from Wales the deserved three points.
These were away matches of the three top clubs. Plus another victories have been was won by both leaders of the champion race Liverpool and Chelsea and also the defending champion of England Manchester City on their home arenas. According to the results of the fourth round the champion race of the new season is as follows:
Liverpool – 12, Chelsea – 12, Watford – 12, Manchester City – 10, Tottenham – 9…