KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, October 9, 2018
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United let their slip as they lost to Manchester United while Tim Ream and Fulham were steamrolled by Arsenal.
Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United
Newcastle's great start to the game was doused by three unanswered goals well into the second half as Manchester United came away with the win at Old Trafford.
Yedlin took up his spot at right back for the Magpies in the loss.
Both teams entered the game with troubles. Newcastle were still looking to gain their first win of the Premier League season while the Red Devils have encountered unrest among the players and head coach Jose Mourinho that has spilled over to the press as this is the worst start to season they have had in years. There was even speculation that Mourinho could be on his way out of the team if they were to lose this game.
And Newcastle made it look like Mourinho would have to dust off his resume when Kenedy struck just seven minutes into the game. Ayoze Perez's through ball found the Brazilian forward as he sprinted in to the area to curl his shot past an outstreched David de Gea.
If that first goal was a sucker punch, then the visitors gave Manchester a black eye three minutes later when Yoshinori Muto doubled Newcastle's lead as he brought down a cross from Jonjo Shelvey in the area, spun around his marker and fired his shot past de Gea.
For their struggles so far this season, the early lead provided a huge lift for the Newcastle players and fans on hand as they added more misery for the host.
However, all of that confidence was vanquished in the second half as the Magpies could not hold on to their lead.
Manchester got one back in the 70th minute when Juan Mata's free-kick from the edge of the area beat Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Anthony Martial, who came under criticism from Mourinho over the summer, leveled the score six minutes later when Paul Pogba teed him up for a shot that got past Dubravka at the near post.
The host then completed the comeback in the 90th minute when Alexis Sanchez rose up to head in a cross from Ashley Young that ensured they would come away with all three points.
Newcastle's misrey continues as they sit in 19th place in the standings with two points.
Fulham 1-5 Arsenal
A pair of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang along with a tally from Aaron Ramsey saw Arsenal extend their league winning streak to six games as they annihilated Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Tim Ream started his second game of the season for the Cottagers before coming off in the second half.
And Ream would be involved in the Gunners first goal just before the half-hour mark when Nacho Monreal's low cross found Lacazette in the area, with the Frenchman then turning past the American center-back before putting his shot past goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.
Fulham found the equalizer before the halftime whistle when Andre Schurrle ran on to a pass from teammate Luciano Vietto and chipped his shot over Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
That would be the only positive for the host as Arsenal turned on the style in the second half to take all three points.
Lacazette scored his second on the day just minutes into the restart when his half-volleyed effort eeked its way past Bettinelli to give Arsenal the lead again.
Ramsey added a third for the visitors in the 67th minute when steered the ball into the back of the net with a back-heeled shot to finish off the cross from Aubameyang.
Aubameyang scored the first of his two goals in the 79th minute when he collected a pass from Hector Bellerin and in similar fashion to Lacazette's first goal turned on his marker to put the ball away.
The Gabon international scored his second in stoppage time as he took a pass from Ramsey and clinically put it away.
Fulham now sits in 17th place in the standings with five points.
In the Championship, Geoff Cameron started for Queens Park Rangers and was on the spot to score their only goal as they shared the points with Derby County after a 1-1 tie.
Antonee Robinson started for Wigan Athletic as they went down a man in the second half in their 4-0 hammering by Preston North End.
Eric Lichaj started for Hull City as they suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to leaders Sheffield United.
Cameron Carter-Vickers watched from the bench for Swansea City as they were on the wrong end of a thrilling 3-2 loss to Ipswich Town.
Down in League One, Lynden Gooch is nursing a hamstring injury, but that did not stop Sunderland from coming away with a 2-1 win over Bradford City.
Brendan Moore watched from the bench as Rochdale shared the points with Blackpool after 2-2 tie.