In the last game of the 7th matchday of the English Premier League late on Monday evening (October 2nd, 2023), Fulham FC lost 0-2 (0-2) against city rivals Chelsea FC.
The decision came early in the game when Mykhaylo Mudryk and Armando Broja scored a brace in the 18th and 19th minutes. Bernd Leno in the “Cottagers” box had no chance of scoring either goal.
Manchester City makes a mistake before the Leipzig game
England’s football champions Manchester City had previously not coped well with the early exit in the League Cup. Star coach Pep Guardiola’s team lost after six league successes on Saturday Wolverhampton Wanderers with 1:2 (0:1). But City retained the lead in the table because they were the first pursuers Liverpool FC with team manager Jürgen Klopp at Tottenham hotspur had to admit defeat 1:2 (1:1) after being outnumbered for a long time.
Ruben Dias’ own goal (13th minute) gave City the worst possible start to the game. The Argentinian world champion Julian Alvarez (58th) equalized, but the former Hamburg and Leipzig player Hee-Chan Hwang (66th) scored for the “Wolves” to victory.
Matip misses his own goal
Liverpool were handicapped early on in terms of personnel due to the red card against Curtis Jones (6th), but fought their way back into the game after falling behind due to former Bundesliga star Heung-Min Son (36th) because Cody Gakpo (45th + 4th) was practically with them hit the half-time whistle. After yellow-red against Diogo Jota (70th), Liverpool were only down to nine – and received a late blow in the neck after an own goal from former Schalke player Joel Matip (90th + 6).
Havertz scores for Arsenal for the first time
Meanwhile, national player Kai Havertz scored 4-0 (2-0). Arsenal FC at the AFC Bournemouth scored for the first time in the league for his new team. The offensive player made it 3-0 for the runner-up with a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. The further goals for the “Gunners” were marked by Bukayo Saka (17th), Martin Odegaard (44th) and Ben White (90th + 3). Arsenal were able to reduce the gap to Manchester City to one point.
Record champions Manchester United meanwhile remains in crisis. Bayern Munich’s group opponents in the Champions League lost to Crystal Palace with 0:1 (0:1) and is only in the middle of the table. Lost without the still ailing national player Pascal Groß Brighton & Hove Albion at Aston Villa clearly with 1:6 (0:3). Ollie Watkins scored three times (14th/21st/65th).