There are certain games in the Premier League season that you just can’t miss. Sunday’s early evening encounter between the two Manchester clubs is one such fixture. Man City have had to rely on some late winners of late but they’ve been able to maintain their incredible pace at the top of the table with 14 wins from their 15 matches. Man Utd are trailing their neighbours by eight points but buoyed by their 3-1 victory over Arsenal last weekend, Jose Mourinho’s men are confident of a huge win at Old Trafford.
Sam Allardyce got his time in charge of Everton off to a winning start last week. The 2-0 win over Huddersfield wasn’t pretty at times but it’s the points that matter right now as the Toffees try to navigate a route away from the relegation zone.
West Ham came within 45 minutes of pulling off the surprise of the season on Sunday. The Irons showed a level of defensive organisation they’d not displayed for years against Manchester City and went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to an Angelo Ogbonna header.
Whenever a manager takes over at a football club they need a big win to kick things off and get the fans on board. For Claude Puel, that came with Leicester’s 2-1 win over Tottenham last week. He was greeted with only a lukewarm reaction from the Foxes’ fans but if he can keep them as stable at the back as they were at Spurs while retaining their threat from counterattacks, he’ll soon win over the doubters.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp did his best not to publicly criticise his players after they threw away a three goal lead against Sevilla in the Champions League a fortnight ago.