5 Things We Learned: Premier League Matchday 4

Story posted October 6, 2020 in Sports, CommRadio by Cole Koffler

Premier League Matchday 4 was filled with many goals and shocking results.

1. Liverpool humiliated by Aston VIlla

In perhaps its worst performance since the beginning of the Jurgen Klopp era, Liverpool was dominated by Aston Villa by a shocking scoreline of 7-2.

The defending champions made costly mistakes and were dominated in all facets of the game, which has raised questions about the club before its massive game versus Everton. Liverpool was missing players such as Alison Becker, Sadio Mane, Thiago and captain Jordan Henderson.

Without these four players, major holes in the team were revealed. A pattern that has been apparent is that Liverpool struggles to win games without Jordan Henderson in the side.

Going into the international break, this could be a time for Liverpool to reset and regroup. It is known that the team across Stanley Park has been waiting for the game on Oct. 17.

2. Tottenham dominates Manchester United

A 6-1 thumping of Manchester United has filled the team with questions as a whole.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the hot seat after Tottenham, led by Jose Mourinho,  humiliated the red devils at Old Trafford. Manchester United was flat out of the gate.

Tottenham had twenty-two shots on goal, while United only had eight.

How much longer will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be the manager of the famous club?

3. Manchester City drop points again

A slow start to the richest club in the Premier League has made people wonder if and when they will get back up and running.

A big factor to City’s inconsistent start is the injury to Aymeric Laporte. Laporte missed the majority of last season and the team’s results showed that his impact was huge.

This was Laporte’s first start in the Premier League this season, so he will have to get up to speed with the rest of the team.

This inconsistent start was not what Pep Guardiola was looking for in this make or break year for the manager.

4. Everton is Legit

The question throughout the last four weeks was how long can keep up its play. Well, the Toffee’s are legit and are making a serious case for top four.

The blue half of Merseyside is finding success that they have not found in a while. Leading the way is new signing James Rodriguez and striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

With this fast start, the Toffee’s first big test is on the horizon.

5. Sheffield United is struggling

The Cinderella story of last year is struggling to win.  Sheffield United see themselves in nineteenth place, with four straight losses.

Sheffield United nearly finished in a spot in Europe last year, but it may seem that the clock has struck midnight on this fairytale. It is going to be interesting to see how manager Chris Wilder gets the Blades out of the relegation zone.

The next week of Premier League games will have a huge impact on the season, with massive results and games.

Cole Koffler is a freshman majoring in communications. To contact him, email colekoff13@gmail.com.