Five-Star Manchester United cruise to top of the table, Neymar off to goal scoring debut
We do a quick wrap of matches played in the Premier League and French Ligue 1 on Sunday, as five games went down in both leagues.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated 10-man Newcastle United 2-0 on Sunday at the Sports Direct Arena in the day’s first game.
It was a dull opening to the first-half but the game came alive in the second 45-minutes when Newcastle’s captain Jonjo Shelvey was shown a straight red card for a daft stamp on Dele Alli. With the Magpies reduced to 10-men, Spurs duly took advantage netting two brilliant goals through Alli and Ben Davies, the latter’s finish the outcome of a beautiful free flowing team move.
Manchester United left no one in doubt about their readiness for the league season with a comprehensive 4-0 home win against West Ham United, as the London club were left completely stunned by the Red Devils five-star performance. Romelu Lukaku justified the £75million United paid for his services over the summer, netting the opening two goals, before substitute Anthony Martial netted a third and setup compatriot Paul Pogba to finish with a lovely strike from outside the area for the games fourth strike. It was a sweet victory on the whole for Manchester United who had
Nemanja Matic in sparkling form on his league debut, and a team performance that must really have gotten the attention of the rest of the competitors.
Champions Monaco completely outclassed Dijon 4-1 away from home on Sunday to move into third-place on the table after matchday 2. Les Rouges et Blanc had the luxury of leaving star forward Kylie Mbappe on the bench, but it was the more established Radamel Falcao who caught the eye with a 51-minutes hat trick added to Jemerson’s second strike of the season which secured yet another convincing win for Monaco.
PSG complete with world record signing Neymar made light work of home team Guingamp, defeating them 3-0 to move into second-place. The capital team were clearly excited to unleash Neymar on their opponents as the Brazilian superstar added the games final goal in the 82nd minute, after a first-half own goal from Jordan Ikoko and Edison Cavani’s second half strike ensured Unai Emery’s team have kept a clean sheet in two league outings this season.