Team News - Week 9

Team News - Week 9
All the starting XI's, substitutes and lineup changes for Week 9 in the Premier League can be found here, updated as news is released.
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Manchester United's unbeaten start to the season came to an end with an unexpected 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho's side travelled to the John Smith's Stadium looking to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table. However, sloppy mistakes in the first-half saw them leave five points back of their rivals. Juan Mata committed the first error when he gave the ball away in midfield to Aaron Mooy, who fired home from close-range to give the Terriers the lead in the 28th. The next mistake was made by Victor Lindelof, on for the injured Phil Jones, which allowed Laurent Depoitre to cruise in and double the home side's lead five minutes later. Though Rashford pulled one back when he headed home from Romelu Lukaku's cross in the 78th, United were unable to break the disciplined Town defense for an equalizer.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 1:02 PM

Swansea City was not able to turn around an early deficit in a 2-1 home loss to Leicester City.

Swansea City fell behind in the 24th minute on its own accord as defender Federico Fernandesz headed in an own goal to help the Foxes. Riyad Mahrez sent a scintillating cross into the box that Fernandez tried to steer wide, only to see it beat Lukasz Fabianski at the near post. Things got worse for the Swans just after the half-time break as Shinji Okazaki made it a 2-0 deficit in the 49th minute. However, Swansea was able to pull one back in the 56th minute with a dazzling effort from Alfie Mawson, who took a pass from Jordan Ayew and turned it past Kasper Schmeichel. But that's where it ended for Swansea as Leicester held on for it's first win in six league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:48 PM

Huddersfield Town snapped a six-match winless run with a shock by defeating Manchester United 2-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.

Manager David Wagner stated before the match that he would not change the identity of his side and the decision paid massive dividends. Manchester United had only conceded twice in eight league matches this season, but the Terriers struck twice inside five minutes during the first-half. Aaron Mooy provided the first when he fired home after Tom Ince's shot was blocked by De Gea. Laurent Depoitre then rounded the goalkeeper minutes later and slotted home to double the lead on 33 minutes. United pulled one back through Marcus Rashford in the 78th, but the Town defense held firm and took all three points despite a nervy finish. The victory was their first against Manchester United since 1952 and undoubtedly a massive confidence boost for the Yorkshire club.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:31 PM

Bournemouth overcame their previous profligacy in front of goal this season on their way to earning a 2-1 win over Stoke City at the Bet 365 Stadium.

The Potters had just one win in seven heading into this tie and that record has only worsened in defeat. Bournemouth grabbed a 2 goal lead early on, first through Surman and then Junior Stanislas. The second goalscorer provided the first to his midfield teammate, who stuck in a tidy finish into the bottom corner of Jack Butland's net. Stanislas himself scored from the penalty spot after Benik Afobe was fouled by Ryan Shawcross. Afobe had started up front alongside Lys Mousset with both Defoe (hamstring) and Josh King (illness) unavailable. Stoke plaed their way back into the game, dominating the second-half but managing to muster up just one goal through Diouf who converted a knock-down by Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. The Cherries remain in the relegation zone but their first away win of the season will come as a relief to Eddie Howe.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 21 - 12:25 PM

Leicester City broke its six-match Premier League winless streak with a 2-1 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

If manager Craig Shakespeare's firing was meant to serve as a wake-up call, it certainly showed with Leicester City looking inspired in its first match without the manager. The scoring began in the 25th minute after Riyad Mahrez's sharp cross into the box was directed into the back of the net by Federico Fernandez for an own goal. Soon after the start of the second half, it was Mahrez again who was able to set up the goal after finding Shinji Okazaki to double the club's lead, which held despite a goal from Alfie Mawson 10 minutes later.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:18 PM

Burnley's usually tenacious defense was up against a tough assignment and the Clarets would come away empty at the hands of Manchester City, 3-0.

Considering the opponent had been averaging just a shade under five goals a game over their last five, Burnley were not embarrassed in their efforts today against the Citizens. In fact, one could argue the match should have been level heading into the final 20 minutes. The Clarets gave up the opening goal by way of penalty and one could argue that City's Bernardo Silva took a dive. To make matters worse, Chris Wood had to leave the game in the opening half with what looked to be a hamstring strain. Still, Burnley put in their usual blue-collar shift and were still in the game heading into the final stages. Unfortunately, City delivered a one-two punch that put any hopes of a result out of reach. The Clarets will aim to pick up points next weekend when they host Newcastle.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:15 PM

Manchester City gained three points on rivals Manchester United as Leroy Sane led the charge to a 3-0 win over Burnley.

The City train keeps chugging along, with the attack finding it difficult at times to break down a pesky Burnley defense, but two goals inside of two minutes in the second half put the game away. In the first half, they took the lead when Bernardo Silva drew a penalty after tripping over Nick Pope. Sergio Aguero stepped up and converted for his seventh league goal of the season. Burnley never looked ready to fold, but in the 73rd minute, City doubled their lead when a Sane corner was headed home by Nicholas Otamendi. Less than two minutes later, Kevin de Bruyne delivered a peach of a through ball to Sane who had plenty of space to slot home with ease. The defense was not tested too much, but were in control, keeping their sixth clean sheet to date.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:06 PM

Crystal Palace suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Newcastle in the 86th minute of a 1-0 defeat.

The Eagles weren't able to build on their inspiring win last weekend against defending champion Chelsea, which accounts for their only goals and points of the season. It looked as though Palace were going to steal a point away from a trip up to the Northeast despite not recording a single shot on target. But second-half substitute Mikel Merino gave Newcastle the winning edge in the 86th minute after James McArthur's clearance deflected off Merino and past goalkeeper Julian Speroni, starting for the second straight week.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 21 - 12:03 PM
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