Mohamed Salah after scoring the third goal for his team – Press image courtesy of Premier League’s official website
CAIRO – 28 August 2017: The third round of the Premier League (PL) came to an end with a big surprising victory for Liverpool over Arsenal at the end of the round.
Manchester City and Bournemouth opened the third round of the PL on Saturday, which ended with Bournemouth’s defeat 2-1 in its stadium. Charlie Daniels scored the first goal in the 13th minute of the game for Bournemouth with a stunning shot, which Man City’s goalkeeper failed to stop. Gabriel Jesus put Man City back into the game after he scored the equalizing goal in the 21st minute, and Raheem Sterling put his team in the lead for the first time in the game when he scored a goal in the 90th minute.
On the same day, five other matches were played, and their results are as follows:
Crystal Palace (0 – 2) Swansea City.
Huddersfield Town (0 – 0) Southampton.
Newcastle United (3 – 0) West Ham United.
Watford (0 – 0) Brighton & Hove Albion.
And the last match of the first day of round three was between Manchester United and Leicester City, which took place at the former's stadium, Old Trafford. The game saw recently joined striker Romelu Lukaku fail to score even after he shot a penalty kick that Leicester’s goalkeeper managed to save. Despite this, the team didn’t fail to score as well, and it was a glorious match for Jose Mourinho as two of his substitutes, Marouane Fellaini and Marcus Rashford, scored the winning goal for Man United.
Four other matches were played on Sunday among the matches of the third week of the PL. This started with a confrontation between Everton and Chelsea, the holder of the title. Chelsea won 2-0, where Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata scored the team's goals.
Burnley managed to steal the draw point from Tottenham Hotspur after the Spurs were leading the game since Dele Alli’s goal in the 59th minute of the game, as Burnley’s forward substitute, Chris Wood, managed to score the equalizer for his team in the 92nd minute.
The second and last day of the third week of the PL witnessed confrontations between the four Egyptian players. Ramadan Sobhi’s team, Stoke City, faced Ahmed Hegazi’s West Bromwich Albion in a game that ended 1-1. Hegazi played the whole game, while Sobhi entered as a substitute in the 69th minute and was the assist in Stoke’s sole goal.
The other game was between Arsenal and Liverpool, where the former's Egyptian midfielder, Mohamed Elneny, wasn’t in the starting squad. Liverpool included the Egyptian attacking star Mohamed Salah, who played the whole 90 minutes of the game and managed to score a goal and an assist for his team in the game. The game ended in a surprising 4-0. Robert Firmino, Sadio Mane, Daniel Sturridge, and Salah scored the goals.
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