|Looking up! Reece James powered Chelsea to a 3-0 win at St. James's Park with a brace, ensuring the Blues stay top in the premier league.
The 2020/2021 premier league season saw huge numbers of away wins and that was understandably down to the unavailability of fans due to covid restrictions but the round 10 of the new season witnessed seven away wins and there’s still a fixture to go.
Home fortress isn’t only for the team to pride in but also
for their fans who desperately need the bragging rights, and if there’s
anything you can hand them as reward for their undying support, it’s a strong
showing right before them.
Arsenal started the away team party with a 2-0 win at the
King Power Stadium, it was a resolute showing by the Gunners who one can now
say have turned the corner after going seven unbeaten in the premier league,
that includes five wins and four clean sheets.
That was quickly followed by Southampton’s 1-0 win away at
Vicarage Road, and what a goal by Che Adams to down Watford, a result that
lifted the Saints to 14th, one point and two places above Claudio
Chelsea at about the same time traveled to Newcastle and if
there was any surprise on the day, it was certainly not about the score line
but the scorers as Reece James volleyed home twice, on both legs and Kai Havertz
won a penalty that Jorginho converted, Newcastle billionaires should be worried
The biggest one would be at the Etihad where yet again,
Crystal Palace shocked the champions with a performance that was powered by
The Cityzens were reduced to ten men after Aymeric Laporte
fell Wilfred Zaha who was through on goal, a man down and a goal down before
halftime, the signs were there that Pep Guardiola’s side was starring defeat in
the face, Connor Gallagher completed the day for the Eagles, another away win.
Liverpool was expected to halt the run of away teams but
Brighton said no, the Seagulls came back from two goals down to earn a valuable
point at Anfield, they could have grabbed the entire three but for the offside
flag that denied Leandro Trossard his brace.
Burley were the only home side to taste victory. A dominant
performance against Brentford saw them leapfrog Newcastle, they sit in the red
zone still but they can pick things from there and hope for an up north
The away story continued with Manchester United who travelled
to North London and sounded Spurs three times, boosted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s
magical one time finish and assist to his partner, Edison Cavani before Marcus
Rashford came off the bench to complete the rout.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer with his head on the line tweaked
things upfront and it paid off, but that only meant one thing for Nuno Espirito
Santo as his own fans have turned on him and only results can save him, there
were even rumors that Daniel Levy has already started thinking of a replacement…
It didn’t end there, Sunday fixtures also served away wins
in abundance as the two games ended in favor of the traveling sides;
Norwich hosted Leeds United with the hope of halting a run
of results that already meant they might be doing it down below again next season
and Leeds United, also struggling found ways to make them regret having them.
Raphinha and Rodrigo scored on either side of Omobamidele’s
header, leaving Daniel Farke’s side without a win in ten attempts, only two
points registered and three goals scored, no one ever recorded such and
Finally as we await the final fixture with Wolves traveling
to Everton on Monday, Westham went to Aston Villa and beat Dean Smith’s side
Villa will rue the red card to Ezri Konsa but they weren’t
assured and were well punished by David Moyes’ side; speaking of the Hammers,
they are fast proving that they’re not a fluke, level on points with the
champions, just two points Liverpool who are second and five off Chelsea at the