The first game week after the international break produced some interesting results and goals this week. Liverpool FC beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley to make it 5 out of 5 alongside Chelsea who decimated Cardiff City after trailing for some time. Manchester United halted Watford’s unbeaten run and Arsenal and Manchester City also registered victories. In what looked like a do or die match for the former Premier League winning manager Manuel Pellegrini, an inspired West Ham defeated Everton 3-1 at the Goodison. Here are the top goal and goals of the week:
3) Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) vs Everton FC:
The Ukrainian had not started or scored for West Ham, West Ham hadn’t earned a single point, and Everton did not lose a single match before last week. But all that changed. The former Dortmund man inspired the Hammers to their first win of the season under Pellegrini. After scoring a simple tap in for the first, he produced his magic with his second. After getting the ball from Mark Noble, he twisted and turned into the box from the right. He dribbled passed two defenders before curling the ball into the top right corner. His shot went between 4 defenders and a full stretch Pickford could not get to it.
2) Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace) vs Huddersfield Town:
The Ivorian was badly missed by the Eagles. After a few dismal performances, their star man returned to score a blinder to take all 3 points for Roy Hodgson’s men. The former Manchester United man received the ball from team mate Andros Townsend in the middle of the pitch. He started running down the left wing with two defenders on his shoulders. He quickly cut back inside and entered the box. With 4 defenders surrounding him, the successor of Didier Drogba produced a blinder of a finish with his right. His right footed curler crashed into the top right corner, giving no chance to the keeper.
1) Pierre Emil Hojbjerg (Southampton) vs Brighton and Hove Albion:
The Saints let a 2 goal lead slip late in the game to share the spoils with Brighton. But the match was adorned by a sweet strike from Danish midfielder Emil Hojbjerg. His goal is our goal of the week. After an attempted cross was headed out by the Brighton defence, the 23-year old let one fly with his right from 25 yards. His sweet strike was low and it went into the bottom left corner, giving Matt Ryan no chance.