Match Week 8
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Match week 8 in the Premier League showed different scored to what was expected. Make sure to read on to find out what happened. All of the games below were played on Saturday the 5th of October 2019.

Match 1.  Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur.

This game proved that anything can happen. Unexpectedly, Brighton scored a goal in the 4th minute after the Tottenham Goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, spilled the ball to the attacker's foot. During the course of this goal, the Tottenham Keeper injured his arm forcing an early Tottenham. substitution. In the 32nd minute, 19 year-old Aaron Connolly fired in the rebounds from a shot and doubled Brighton's lead. Finally, in the middle end of the second half, Aaron Connolly cuts inside the box and bends the ball into the bottom right corner of the net. The final score of the match: Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

Match 2. Burnley vs Everton.

The men matter. The first half of this game went with not much happening in it. The second half, however, was very different. An early red card to Seamus Coleman in the 56th minute put Everton down to 10 men as Coleman received his second yellow card. Not long later a goal from Jeff Hendrick assisted by Ashley Barnes in the 72nd minute gave Burnley the lea against 10-man Everton. This lead lasted on to give the Clarets the win. The final score of the match: Burnley 1-0 Everton.

Match 3. Liverpool vs Leicester.

It's not over till it's over. A late first half goal in the 40th minute from Sadio Mane put the reds ahead at Anfield with a quick counter-attack goal. Later on in the game, in the 80th minute, James Maddison put Leicester level with a close range shot. The Liverpool keeper got a hand to it but was unable to keep it out. Suddenly, right at the end of the game, Sadio Mane goes down inside the box and referee Chris Kavanagh gives a penalty to Liverpool in the 94th minute of the game. After VAR confirmed, James Milner  slotted the ball into the net. The final score of the match: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester.


Match 4. Norwich City vs Aston Villa.

Running riot. Just 14 minutes in, Wesley Moraes gives Aston Villa the lead with a close range shot. Just 15 minutes later, the away side had their lead doubled by the same man: Wesley who put the ball in with a close tap in the finish.  Not long later, Conor Ourihane goes down in the box as Aston Villa gets a penalty. With the chance for a hattrick, Wesley Moraes shoots the ball but it's saved to the goalkeepers bottom right side. Wesley was unable to score the rebound as the keeper throws himself at it. Jack Grealish, however, made it 3 with a shot into the bottom left corner from 12 yards. In the 61st minute, the penalty winner, Conor Hourihane, gave Villa a fourth as his left footed shot from outside the box went flying into the net. But Aston Villa hadn't done that. A cracking right footed finish from Douglas Luiz soared into the top corner for Villa's fifth of the afternoon. After a mistake from an Aston Villa defender, Norwich Striker Josip Drmic gave Norwich a late consolation goal in the 87th minute. The final score of the match: Norwich City 1-5 Aston Villa.

Match 5. Watford vs Sheffield United

Untaken chances. With Sheffield United constantly dominating the first half of the match, neither team were able to break through and the teams went in goals at half time. The second half was mainly taken over by Watford, having more shots on goal, most of which off target. However, an amazing chance came late in the game to Watford as Gerard Deuflofeu looked as if he were going to shoot. However, he crossed it in and Craig Dawson's effort was denied by the keeper: Dean Henderson. The teams were unable to break the deadlock. The final score of the match: Watford 0-0 Sheffield United.

Match 6. West Ham United vs Crystal Palace

Play to the whistle.  West Ham started well with an amazing save from Guita (the Palace Keeper) from Haller's shot after Andriy Yarmolenko's cross. Not long later Wilfred Zaha's shot was denied by a goal line clearance from Aaron Creswell to prevent Palace from taking the lead. But Haller wanted one!  A low cross in from Ryan Fredericks was fired into the net by Haller giving the Irons the lead by one goal to nil.  62 minutes in, a high ball from Van Aanholt was hit by Cheikhou Kouyate struck the arm of Declan Rice and referee Michael Oliver awarded a penalty without hesitation. Patrick Van Aanholt stepped up and left-footed placed the ball into the bottom-left corner after sending the keeper the wrong way. Late in the 87th minutes,  Andre Ayew placed the ball into the net after a header down from Martin Kelly. To West Ham's delight, the linesman raised his flag for offside on Andrew Ayew. VAR checked the decision and it was overruled. Palace players celebrated with their fans in pure joy. The final score of the match: West Ham United 1-2 Crystal Palace.

Games to be played on Sunday the 6th of October:

Arsenal vs Bournemouth,

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers,

Southampton vs Chelsea,

Newcastle United vs Manchester United.

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