Matchweek 8 of the Premier League 2019-20 season turned out to be one of the most unpredictable weekends in the English top-flight this season. There were some unforeseen results over the weekend, especially with respect to both Manchester cubs who lost to lower-ranked Premier League clubs - Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Mauricio Pochetinno’s Tottenham Hotspur also suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. Meanwhile, Liverpool maintained their perfect season as they beat Leicester City courtesy of a last-minute penalty winner by veteran midfielder - James Milner. Here is our round-up of the crucial matches from matchweek 8.
19-year old Aaron Connolly opened his Premier League account when he scored a brace against Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex Stadium on Saturday. After striker Neal Maupay scored in the opening minutes, Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris suffered an injury and was replaced on the field by Paulo Gazzaniga in the eighth minute. Tottenham are now ninth in the Premier League table. Will they make it into the top four?
Unforgettable afternoon at Etihad Stadium. Proud of the team's effort. When I say the team I mean not only the players, coaches, trainers, and fans, but everyone who believes in the Wolves. 🤲🏾☝🏾 pic.twitter.com/uekpZ5yukA— Adama Traoré Diarra (@AdamaTrd37) October 6, 2019
Manchester City were handed a major blow as they suffered a shock 0-2 defeat to Wolves at the Etihad Stadium. A sublime brace from Adama Traore, who got the better of Nicolas Otamendi the entire 90', was enough for Nuno Espirito Sanches' side to claim back-to-back away wins in all competitions. Man City now trail league leaders Liverpool by eight points. Is the Premier League title race over already?
Newcastle United pulled off a shock 1-0 win against Manchester United at St James' Park on Sunday. 19-year old Premier League debutant - Matthew Longstaff - scored a stunner to seal a memorable win for Steve Bruce's side. Meanwhile, United's loss on matchday eight heaped misery on an already under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Will he be in the dugout when United take on Liverpool after the international break?