The start of the 2022-2023 Premier League season has been nothing short of amazing. During the traditional Saturday afternoon multiplex, which counts for the fourth day of the English championship, the top three of the rankings from last season are especially on the English lawns, while at the same time, Everton of Frank Lampard is close to their first win of the year at Brentford (1-1) and that Brighton confirmed their good start to the season by beating Leeds (1-0). Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have certainly all won, but above all they have experienced very different scenarios.
First hat-trick for Haaland in England
Everything did not go as planned for the reigning English champions at the Etihad Stadium, but Manchester City won against Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace (4-2). Dominating the game, the Cityzens of Haaland, Mahrez and Foden, all holders, have great difficulty in shaking the Eagles. While Stones inadvertently pushed the ball into his own net (4th), and Andersen headed in a header to make the break (21st), it took until the 39th minute to see the City showed themselves to be very dangerous, through a Foden header.
Pep Guardiola’s speech at the break, arguably muscular, had the merit of rousing the Mancunians. The first two shots on target of the day for the Sky Blues, signed by Silva (1-2, 53rd) and Haaland with an angry header (2-2, 62nd), will allow them to take the score. The sequel belongs to the Norwegian Cyborg, who showed his power and ease in front of the goals to sign his first hat-trick in Her Majesty’s Kingdom. Thanks to this amazing success, City temporarily controlled the championship, tied with Brighton and waiting for the London derby Arsenal-Fulham (6:30 pm).
Liverpool without mercy for the promoted
The afternoon was quieter on the side of Anfield Road, where Liverpool enjoyed against Bournemouth (9-0). The big man of the day is called Firmino, involved in five achievements against proumu (2 goals, 3 assists). The Brazilian striker first orbited Diaz, Elliott (his first goal in the Premier League) and Alexander-Arnold, author of a beautiful long shot, before going there soon doubled the fox surfaces.
Meanwhile, Van Dijk joined the party by scoring with a header from a Robertson corner just before half-time, while Firmino also pushed the hapless Mepham to deceive his own goalkeeper ( despite the Reds striker’s offside position at the start). . Carvalho also put his name on the scorers’ table, while Colombian Diaz scored twice to complete the Reds’ trip. Liverpool, who equal the record for the biggest PL win, bounced back well after their defeat in the England derby. The Cherries confirmed their struggles with the elite.
Sterling launched his Chelsea adventure
Finally, Thomas Tuchel’s team did very well against Leicester (2-1). Holding the kickoff at Stamford Bridge, Gallagher put his teammates in trouble by picking up two yellows in the space of 6 minutes (22nd, 28th). Being down in numbers, Chelsea knew how to make the difference thanks to Sterling’s first goals, author of a double in front of his public (47th, 63rd). The score would have been different at the final whistle.
The former Man City striker hit the post after his first goal (51st), as did James before the break (43rd). But Londoners can also thank their goalkeeper Mendy. The Senegalese, who had to bow to Barnes (66th), was imperial against Vardy (45th + 4, 78th). Chelsea, while waiting for Fofana, went 6th. The Foxes, 19th with a point on the clock, have something to worry about.
The results at 4 pm in the Premier League
City of Manchester 4-2 Crystal Palace: Silva (53rd), Haaland (62nd, 70th, 81st) / Stones (4th, csc), Andersen (21st)
Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth: Diaz (3rd), Elliott (6th), Alexander-Arnold (28th), Firmino (31st), Van Dijk (45th)
Chelsea 2-1 Leicester: Sterling (47th, 63rd) / Barnes (66th)
Brentford 1-1 Everton: Janelt (85th) / Gordon (24th)
Brighton 1-0 Leeds: Gross (66th)