ARSENAL AND MANCHESTER UNITED COLLAPSE
–By Onyekachi Osondu
Arsenal and Manchester United both suffered defeats on Match day 2 of the 2018/2019 premier league season.
Chelsea hosted Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in a late kick-off on Saturday in what proved to be the most exciting match so far this season. Pedro got the opening goal of the encounter scoring just nine minutes into the game. It was 2-0 after 20 minutes when Morata turned away from Shkodran Mustafi and fired low past Petr Cech, just a minute after Aubameyang, starting as the lone striker once more, had blazed over the crossbar with the goal gaping
Mkhitaryan after producing a carbon copy of Aubameyang’s miss got a goal back for Arsenal. Alex Iwobi levelled things at 2-2 thumping the ball high into the net after a precise cross from Mkhitaryan all in the first half of the game.
The Blues suddenly looked in disarray and could have gone behind heading into Half-time however in the second half it was Sarri’s men who looked the most likely to break the deadlock and that they did with 81 minutes played, as Alonso finished with aplomb following fine work from Chelsea’s star man Eden Hazard. Chelsea shrugged back Arsenal’s fightback to secure a 3-2 win at Stamford Brihdge.
Manchester United lost for a third league game in a row away to Brighton and Hove Albion going down 3-2 to Chris Hughton’s men on Sunday.
First- half goals from Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and Pascal Gross was enough to seal the win. Romelu Lukaku got on the scoresheet for the first time this season, while Paul Pogba converted an injury time penalty, but the victory was no more than Brighton deserved, with Jose Mourinho’s side poor throughout.