Premier League Roundup: Gameweek 3
It is fair to say there were some surprising results during gameweek 3 – many of which have left the Premier League table looking very interesting after the first three games.
Chelsea fought back from 3-0 down against West Brom to rescue a point, Manchester United were awarded a 98th-minute penalty after the final whistle had already been blown, giving them the three points against Brighton, Everton made it three wins from three, and Leicester pulled off an astounding 5-2 victory over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Having made my predictions via Premier Picks for gameweek 3 – it will be interesting to see how they compare against the actual results of the weekend, so let’s take a look…
Brighton 2-3 Manchester United
Graham Potter and his side were unlucky to lose against Manchester United, especially in the fashion in which it was done. The Seagulls played some great football and were on top for the majority of the game, with 18 shots compared to United’s 7 and attaining the most possession throughout the game.
Brighton hit the woodwork a staggering five times during the game, three of which came from Leandro Trossard – but still even managed two goals during the game. The penalty came after the referee had already blown his whistle for a handball from Neal Maupay in the box – and in fairness, to the officials, the Frenchman does put his arm in an unnatural position with the handball, but the controversy around VAR continues, and this result is a long shot away from my prediction of 1-1.