Man Utd & City preserve top spot, 2 English teams follow footsteps

By on September 25, 2017 - 55 views

England’s top two football teams have made an excellent start to the 2017-18 Premier League season as both Manchester teams, City and United, lead the way at the top. Both clubs have now won five of their first six Premier League games to remain at the top together.

Manchester City were emphatic winners this weekend with Raheem Sterling scoring twice in the opening 15 minutes of the second half as Pep Guardiola’s side thumped Crystal Palace.

The 5-0 triumph over the team bottom of the Premier League saw the Citizens go top of the Premier League on goal difference. Although it took 44 minutes before City opened the scoring, with Leroy Sane swerving the ball over Scott Dann before finishing, the big summer spenders took control after half-time.

Manchester United have also taken 16 points from their first six games as they were 1-0 winners at Southampton.  24-year-old Romelu Lukaku made United fans happy with his close-range finish at St. Mary’s. Under the managerial supervision of Jose Mourinho, the Belgian striker has taken no time to settle in at United, scoring his sixth goal in as many Premier League games since joining from Everton for £90 million over the summer.

Following in the footsteps of the two Manchester teams is Chelsea, only three points off the top in third position. Premier League games couldn’t get any better for betting punters as the Blues battered Stoke City 4-0 which saw Alvaro Morata score a hat-trick at the Bet365 Stadium.

The start of the season paves the way for great free bets for Premier League matches, as more and more teams start to show their intentions. Certain reputed online free bet portals encompass a wide assortment of different sites where aspiring punters can make a complimentary bet without a hassle.

It definitely seems like it is the best part of the year to bet on the English football teams using such bookmakers as so many teams have a chance for the big prize and the top of the table has not dwindled down yet.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are also close on the heels of the top teams as they also picked up three points this weekend with a 3-2 win at Leicester City. Jamie Vardy missed the opportunity to snatch a point for his side from the penalty spot, as his strike down the middle was saved by Simon Mignolet.

Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho had shot Liverpool into a 2-0 lead at the King Power Stadium inside inside the opening 25 minutes before Shinji Okazaki scored a controversial goal in first half stoppage time to reduce the score.  The Japanese striker clearly fouled goalkeeper Mignolet moments before scoring.  Jordan Henderson restored Liverpool’s two-goal lead midway through the second half only for Vardy to pull another goal back within two minutes.

However, it would be the England international who would waste Leicester’s best chance to equalise, from 12 yards.  The result leaves Liverpool five points off the top two in fifth position.

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James Crawford

Promoted to editor in 2016, James has met famous footballing faces from Robbie Savage to John Bones. Very passionate football fan and writer and has a degree in journalism,

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