Premier League: 10 speaking factors from the weekend’s motion | Premier League

Brendan Rodgers in celebratory mode with James Maddison and Kieran Dewsbury-Hall at Villa Park

Inside minutes of Everton securing a primary Premier League win in virtually 4 months a gif emerged of Sean Dyche as Superman. “My head’s been placed on just a few of them … often wrestlers,” he stated. “I feel the interval of incomes respect is longer than that with the followers however it’s good to get off to begin. They have been terrific from the off.” As have been Everton’s gamers as they pressed Arsenal into submission at a pulsating Goodison Park. Everton coated extra distance in Dyche’s first recreation than in any match below Frank Lampard this season, with Amadou Onana and the recalled duo of Abdoulaye Doucouré and Dwight McNeil to the fore. The impact was placing, though it shouldn’t take a superhero to extract the fundamentals from a relegation-threatened workforce. “I doubt most of the gamers I’ve labored with would say I’m hardline,” added Dyche. “They might say onerous skilled requirements and excessive demand. That doesn’t imply you’re a tyrant.” Andy Hunter

2) Midfield the important thing at Molineux

Julen Lopetegui has wasted little time in giving Wolves a definite identification. In below three months they’ve come to look crisp on the ball, with clear patterns of play, and tigerish off it. Their raft of recent signings have taken to life at Molineux rapidly and none extra so than Mario Lemina, arguably their finest participant within the demolition of Liverpool. Maybe Southampton followers will carry out a double-take however Lemina dominated the midfield, snapping into challenges and driving Wolves ahead from deep. He fully outshone his opponents and it was the sort of engine-room efficiency that Jürgen Klopp used to encourage from his personal midfielders. Liverpool have been leaden and a simple dispossession of Naby Keïta by Lemina shortly earlier than the previous’s substitution neatly summed up the afternoon. On this proof Wolves won’t concern relegation for for much longer and may look upwards with confidence. Liverpool’s course, within the meantime, stays fully unclear. Nick Ames

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3) Kane turns into Tottenham’s historical past man

The Manchester Metropolis machine severely malfunctioned for Harry Kane’s historic aim. Nice urgent by Spurs pressured Rodri’s error and created the chance, however Pep Guardiola’s head-in-hands response instructed the story. Second, there was apparent significance in the truth that Kane’s barely scuffed however coolly taken winner proved so worthwhile to Arsenal, who would have seen their lead slim to simply two factors had Metropolis received. Most of all it was a second to recognise Kane’s achievement: 267 Tottenham objectives and counting, another than the good Jimmy Greaves, and 200 within the Premier League, behind solely Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208). “Only a magical second,” stated Kane. “I used to be determined to do it with a win.” If Tottenham carried out at such a excessive degree constantly they might problem significantly for the Premier League. The query stays: will Kane have the ability to add a league winners’ medal to these particular person numbers, at Tottenham or elsewhere? Luke McLaughlin

4) Garnacho stakes his declare

If Alejandro Garnacho is in Erik ten Hag’s workplace on Monday to investigate when he would possibly develop into a daily starter you possibly can perceive why. He would possibly cite two current items of proof for his case. The primary got here on 59 minutes towards Crystal Palace when Garnacho entered the fray and 180 seconds later was pivotal in Marcus Rashford’s winner by way of clever pass-and-move play. That is an 18-year-old who possess a mature in-game mind in addition to terrifying tempo that makes defenders appear to be statues. The second instance was an analogous cameo, and occurred versus Manchester Metropolis in January’s derby: a splash into the customer’s space was adopted by a candy flip away from his (apparently) most well-liked right-foot, and the supply of a killer cross Rashford, whose strike took the three factors. There is a chance for Garnacho in Ten Hag’s XI – Antony’s berth on the fitting – because the Brazilian lacks the Argentinian’s searing pace and distribution. Jamie Jackson

5) Forest seeing one of the best of Aurier

Serge Aurier has spent his profession as an enigma. He has all of the attributes to be an awesome right-back, confirmed by enjoying for Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham and Villarreal. Regardless of an illustrious profession together with 83 worldwide caps for Ivory Coast, there has all the time been a query mark over the defender as a result of he’s liable to make a mistake. Steve Cooper chosen Neco Williams in his place for the win over Leeds however referred to as upon Aurier at half-time to assist convey better solidity on the fitting the place Forest have been fighting Willy Gnonto. Aurier got here on and confirmed his expertise, preserving the Italy worldwide quiet. It could appear Aurier is maturing and switching off with much less frequency at Forest, presumably aided by the actual fact he wants to pay attention for 90 minutes when opponents dominate possession after years of enjoying in groups which can be usually favourites. Will Unwin

Brendan Rodgers in celebratory mode with James Maddison and Kieran Dewsbury-Hall at Villa Park
Brendan Rodgers in celebratory mode with James Maddison and Kieran Dewsbury-Corridor at Villa Park {Photograph}: Richard Heathcote/Getty Photographs

6) Kristiansen debut warms hearts

If anybody was available in the market for a heartwarming second of the weekend, they want look no additional than Victor Kristiansen’s full-time embrace along with his mom, amongst these cheering Leicester’s victory within the away finish at Villa Park. Kristiansen, who departed FC Copenhagen in a £17m deal – one in every of a trio of overdue January signings – was withdrawn on 81 minutes to rapturous applause after an excellent Premier League debut. The 20-year-old Dane impressed Leicester’s scouting community along with his performances within the Champions League and was an prompt hit with Foxes supporters. “Victor is stuffed with enthusiasm,” the Leicester supervisor stated. “He has acquired nice power, is an efficient dimension. We simply needed to take him off to be conscious that he’s actually solely on the early phases of his pre-season, however I believed he was glorious.” Ben Fisher

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7) Jones out of his depth at Southampton

Ralph Hassenhüttl divided opinion amongst Southampton supporters. Was the Austrian a high-level tactician and powerful motivator working on restricted sources? Or had he run out of concepts, stopping an assault on the highest half of the Premier League? A definitive reply is rising. Switching managers all the time carries threat however Southampton’s choice to fireside Hassenhüttl and rent Nathan Jones has backfired. When your not too long ago recruited supervisor reacts to a different limp defeat by referencing how good the xG was when he was in control of Luton, all shouldn’t be effectively. There was a measure of desperation in Jones’s insistence that he has “compromised sure rules” on “just a few little issues” since taking the job. He says that can change however the followers have made their minds up, and Nottingham Forest, Leicester, Wolves and Everton all picked up three factors over the weekend. Southampton might have a miracle, and Jones appears to be like a great distance from being able to producing one. Luke McLaughlin

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8) Rice can be best for Newcastle

After the ultimate whistle Declan Rice remained on the pitch longer than any West Ham participant however, having made certain he had correctly saluted the travelling followers excessive within the Leazes Finish, the sport’s excellent particular person lastly made his manner in the direction of the tunnel. As soon as there he realised a bunch of younger Newcastle supporters have been ready patiently to greet him and the England midfielder instantly ensured one was handed his shirt. Most of these inside St James’ Park had cause to want Rice wore Newcastle’s black and white stripes – how Eddie Howe might do with David Moyes’s first lieutenant within the No 6 function. That may liberate Brazil’s Bruno Guimarães – suspended and far missed as Lucas Paquetá earned West Ham a draw – to fill his most well-liked No 8 place. Moyes says Rice will depart east London just for a British document switch payment and Arsenal are already making eyes at him however, on condition that Guimarães selected St James’ over the Emirates, it’s not an unattainable dream for Saudi Arabia-owned Newcastle. Louise Taylor

9) Brighton victims of their very own success

Roberto De Zerbi should have been delighted when the switch window closed, with Moisés Caicedo making a profitable return to the Brighton workforce off the bench. Whereas Arsenal, Chelsea and the remaining might effectively come again in for the Ecuador midfielder on the finish of the season, he won’t be the one member of De Zerbi’s workforce to draw undesirable consideration in the event that they proceed to problem for European soccer. Together with the World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister, prime of the checklist should be the Japanese sensation Kaoro Mitoma, whose newest winner broke Bournemouth’s hearts. Requested whether or not Brighton will have the ability to maintain on to their gamers in summer season, De Zerbi stated: “I don’t know. It’s troublesome to consider the following recreation. I can’t take into consideration the following season. We’ll see. Mitoma is a good participant. I feel he can develop into an awesome, nice participant and for the second, for us, he’s already an important participant.” Ed Aarons

10) Tenacious Tete retains Mudryk quiet

Mykhailo Mudryk was the primary to have a go. The £88.8m winger made his first begin for Chelsea however he barely had a kick – Fulham’s right-back, Kenny Tete, was within the zone and Mudryk needed to be taken off at half-time. Graham Potter determined that Chelsea wanted a unique strategy on the left wing so launched Noni Madueke, who was making his debut – however the winger quickly found that getting the higher hand on Tete was removed from easy. In equity Madueke tried and supplied just a few promising glimpses. However Potter would quickly transfer him to the fitting and convey Raheem Sterling off the bench. Clearly some expertise was required. Sterling was again from harm and was not wanting motivation. Nonetheless, although, Tete refused to buckle. Tenacious, disciplined and fast, he quickly noticed off one other opponent and Fulham held on for a creditable goalless draw. No surprise their followers have been serenading Tete at full-time. He’s having an awesome season. Jacob Steinberg