EPL 18/19 Week 3: Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool

The unpredictability of the English Premier League surfaced this week when Wolverhampton Wanderers held big guns Manchester City to a draw

And when it looked like surprises were few and far between, Watford added another ‘W’ to their campaign and are sitting tight with Liverpool and Chelsea atop the EPL. Elsewhere, Juventus continue their winning ways alongside Barcelona, Bayern and Real Madrid. Here’s a round up of the top games last week.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Liverpool

It was a predicted outcome when Liverpool visited Selhurst Park last week in what was the Reds’ second match of the new campaign. The visitors had more possession than the Eagles, who were on the backfoot for most of the game.

Van Dijk was impressive at the back for Liverpool, making a game-high eight clearances and completing 73 of his 79 passes, and with that, the defender held off Palace’s only threat in the form of Benteke. The Belgian never looked like scoring all night, with only one shot from 20 yards flying wildly off towards the corner flag.

Milner gave Liverpool the lead with a penalty in the closing seconds of the first half.  Palace had young defender Wan-Bissaka sent off with 15 minutes left, and with the numbers advantage, Mane wrapped up the points in injury time.

 

 

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