Manchester City punished the Premier League champions in their second fixture of the 2015/16 season. Pellegrini’s men started very well against Chelsea on Sunday and instated that they are genuine challengers for the Premier League title.
In the post match interview of the defeat, Jose Mourinho denied acknowledging the 3 – 0 score line. The Portuguese manager called it fake and was also not happy with the referee’s decision of not sending off Yaya Toure. When asked if he felt that Toure deserved a red card, the Blues boss replied, “My feeling? Red card.”
“Yaya Toure [should have been a] second yellow but the minute was the 83rd and it was 3-0,” he added. “It has no relation with the result but it has a relation with the rules and the rules say [that in] minute one or minute 90, it was a red card.”
“If the 1-0 was a doubtful result at minute 70, 3-0 is completely fake,” he explained. “At 1-0 Chelsea were the best team for the whole second half. After our second half a 1-0 result would be unfair, so imagine the 2-0 or the 3-0.
“They were the best team in the first half. They controlled the game and create chances. We were comfortable with the ball but defensively we were quite fragile. In the second half, everything changed. We brought our defensive line to the midfield line. We pressed them and we created chances. We had lots of space in midfield.
“The second goal was out of context. We were punished for our mistakes for the second and third goal.”
Sergio Aguero, Kompany and Fernandinho netted a goal each in the win at the Etihad. After 2 game weeks, the West Londoners are five points behind Man City, Liverpool and Man United.
Manchester United won 1 – 0 at Villa Park, courtesy of Adnan Januzaj goal. The Red Devils were solid in defense but they still need their goal scorers to pitch in more goals. Wayne Rooney was criticized for his performance but Louis van Gaal stated that he believes in his captain.
Liverpool also keep their 100 percent record with a win over the newly promoted side Bournemouth. Christian Benteke opened his goal tally for the Merseyside giants in the 1 – 0 win. Brendan Rodgers’ men travel to North London at the weekend as Arsenal look to pick up their second win of the season.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal won 2 – 1 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Giroud’s acrobatic kick and Delaney’s own goal helped the Gunners to open their points tally for the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Spurs and Southampton continue with their slow start. Stoke City held Tottenham to a 2 – 2 draw at White Hart Lane while the Saints suffered a huge loss at home to Roberto Martinez’s Everton. Romelu Lukaku’s brace and another goal by Ross Barkley were enough for the Merseyside team to win 3 – 0 at the St. Mary’s Stadium. Everton play host to the high flying Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday.