This weekend, Premier League witnessed an interesting run of results as the big teams had some crucial matches lined up. Manchester United returned to their winning ways after a victory-less streak of four matches.
They instigated a dramatic comeback in the final 20 minutes by scoring three goals courtesy of Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
This was a very important victory for Jose Mourinho too, as the Portuguese manager could have faced the sack in the event of a loss. This victory brought out a range of emotions on social media and we have chosen a few of them:
So Jose dressing up like Fergie – high-necked, black-zipper cardigan under a dark overcoat and all – paid off just like it used to for the old man too. #lategoals #comeback #motd #MUFCNUFC pic.twitter.com/5B79yYjxSQ
— Matt Scott (@Matt5cott) October 6, 2018
— Dom (@Cridland14) October 6, 2018
— Alex (@thudthief) October 6, 2018
(10/10) Finally, we had fans crying in the stands after the #MUFCNUFC game. This is what it means to us. We just need commitment and pride for the shirt. Nothing less. Nothing more at least at the moment.
And we need to back the manager.
To the end.#MUFC #ManUnited #MourinhoIn
— Abhik Chatterjee (@abhik_chatters) October 7, 2018
Arsenal routed Fulham 5-1 and the celebrations were insane. Unai Emery’s team played an excellent brand of football in the match. Aaron Ramsey scored a wonderful goal to cap off the proceedings after two brilliant braces from Aubameyang and Lacazette and while Emery might prefer things the way they are right now, a couple of wins more and there will be murmurs of the Gunners joining the title race.
😱 That fan in the sunglasses is all of us right now 😅
What a team goal 👏 pic.twitter.com/vVFISdoT9V
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 7, 2018
Arsenal fans got something to say.
— Stanlee (@nauzystan) October 7, 2018
— R3ed Alrashid (@R3ed_0) October 7, 2018
— Dan (@Whammertime2) October 7, 2018
Hate on me all you want, but Aaron Ramsey is a world class footballer and one of the best in our squad, if not the best. Need him to stay, but if the club really don’t want to go through with it, then so be it. Going to cherish every moment left of his in an Arsenal shirt.
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) October 7, 2018
Chelsea defeated Southampton 3-0 quite comfortably. Eden Hazard continued his goal-scoring run as he opened the scoreline for the team and is looking in the best form of his career till now.
One of the world’s best players, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper, and beautiful football to boot.
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 9, 2018
Michael Essien on #Chelsea: “It’s been good. They have had a very good start. They are playing very good football at the moment, winning games. Fingers crossed that will continue to the end. They can win it. The Premier League is there to be won, so fingers crossed.” #CFC
— The Blues (@TheBlues___) October 8, 2018
— skanini🇬🇭 (@skanini96) October 8, 2018
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 8, 2018
Lastly, Manchester City and Liverpool played out a nervy 0-0 draw at Anfield. In a game that was expected to present the fans with a lot of goals and excitement, Pep Guardiola showed that he has learnt his lesson from last season and tweaked his tactics just enough to kill the atmosphere in Anfield and resultantly the Liverpool attack. After all that the Sky Blues still had a glorious opportunity to win the game but Riyad Mahrez missed a spot-kick in the final few minutes of the match which led to the rival fans having a go at the player’s expense.
Riyad Mahrez’s last eight penalties in the Premier League:
The last one he scored was in November 2016. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/K0DYBq5NUN
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 7, 2018
If only Riyad Mahrez played a different variety of football… 🏈 pic.twitter.com/AqvNvxOLN0
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 7, 2018