Premier League fans saw two greatest ever premier league teams concede six goals on the same day, against their opponents on Sunday.
Premier League fans are bewildered. It is acceptable to be so after the impossible happened. Two of the greatest ever Premier League teams, Manchester United and Liverpool, lost bitterly to their opponents on the same day on Sunday.
Manchester United, the sad devils
Manchester United faced Tottenham Spurs on Sunday in the legendary Old Trafford stadium. The match saw a faceoff between Jose Mourinho, former manager of Manchester United and now manager of Spurs, and Ole Gunner Solksjaer, his successor at United.
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Despite the initial lead for United by Bruno’s penalty, Spurs thrashed them by exploiting opportunities on the field.
Mourinho’s men got all attacks after Ndombele scored in the seventh minute. Then, Spurs’ players Son, Kane, and Aurier blasted through the inefficient defense of the red devils.
Adding insult to the injury, Anthony Martial of Ole’s side got a red card due to his reaction to the push from Erik Lamela. United has lost by conceding six goals since 1992 and has suffered worst defeat at home after 6-1 against Manchester City in 2011.
Now, United stands at 5th from the table bottom with no major signings, except Donny Van de Beek from Ajax.
Defending champions vs. possibly relegated
On the other side, in the Villa Park stadium, the defending champions of the Premier League shockingly lost to Villains. Liverpool started the match with their back-up keeper Adrian after Allison Becker was out due to injury.
Aston Villa saw a spectacular start with Ollie Watkins scoring the first goal in the 4th minute. They went on a spree to score a hat-trick against the opponents in the first half.
Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool
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Salah scored a goal for Liverpool in the 33rd minute, but that was not enough. Villa got all excited with their play, and they retained it in the right way. By the first half, Villa scored four with Liverpool only one. After the break, Ross Barkley scored in the 55th minute, while Salah scored a consolation goal in the 60th minute.
Then, Villa skipper Jack Grealish scored two goals and took his club to glory. This is the worst defeat of Liverpool by conceding more than six goals since 1963. Ollie Watkins became the first player to score a hat-trick against Liverpool in 88 years.
Fans worry about their club’s worst defeats in recent times, and they expect them to get their glory back. This Premier League campaign is unexpected so far, but it may hold more surprises than we saw.
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