Welcome to our live blog for the Premier League matches for Sunday, August 7 2022.
Welcome to our Premier League matchday blog
I am Jidechi Chidiezie, and I'd be your guide for today's games.
Going live at 2pm is:
By 4:30pm, we would have the final game of the day, David Moyes' West Ham United welcoming the defending champions Manchester City.
Leicester City XI vs Brentford: Ward, Castaggne, Amartey, Evans, Fofana, Justin, Tielemans, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Vardy
Brentford XI vs Leicester City: Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Norgaard, Janelt, Jensen, Wissa, Mbeumo, Toney
Man United XI vs Brighton: De Gea, Maguire, Martinez, B. Fernandes, Rashford, Eriksen, Fred, Dalot, Shaw, Sancho, McTominay
Brighton XI vs Man United: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, March, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Welbeck, Caicedo, Veltman
PLAYER FOCUS: Bruno Fernandes has scored 4 goals against Brighton and assisted twice. What will he conjure up this time against the Seagulls?
Leicester City 0-0 Brentford
Manchester United 0-0 Brighton
It's still goalless in both games. Here's what live odds for the both games stay at after 15 minutes.
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GOAL! Brighton opens the scoring in Manchester as Pascal Gross after being put through by Danny Welbeck, showed brilliant composure inside the box to fire into the bottom right corner past David de Gea. 0️⃣-1️⃣
GOAL! 1️⃣-0️⃣ at the King Power. Timothy Castagne heads home the ball swung into the box by James Maddison from the corner kick.
Should ETH be calling upon Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half? Or nah? 👀
GOAL! Oh my worrrrrrdddd!!! Pascal Gross doubles. The Brighton man was in the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball into the top of the net. It's 0️⃣-2️⃣
At King Power, there will be a minimum of 1 minute of added time.
HALF-TIME! Leicester City 1️⃣-0️⃣ Brentford
A minimum of 2 added minutes in Manchester
HALF-TIME! Manchester United 0️⃣-2️⃣ Brighton
Ahead of the second half, this is what the odds for Cristiano Ronaldo coming on to score say. A bet that could be worth it or nah? Why not take the risk?
46' Second half under way.
Leicester City 1️⃣-0️⃣ Brentford
GOAL! How about that for a restart?! Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall perfectly collects a pass from Jamie Vardy and unleashes a fantastic long-range strike into the bottom right corner. 2️⃣-0️⃣
Manchester United 0️⃣-2️⃣ Brighton
And Cristiano Ronaldo joins the party
GOAL! An excellent finish by Ivan Toney to pull one back for Brentford. The forward latched on to a cross into the box and then sent a low drive into the middle of the net past Leicester's goalkeeper Danny Ward. It's 2️⃣-1️⃣ now
GOAL! It is a 69th minute own goal for Alexis Mac Allister who accidentally turned the ball into his own net, halving the scores for United. 1️⃣-2️⃣ now.
Referee Paul Tierney has reviewed the Manchester Utd goal using VAR to see if there was a handball in the build-up. THE GOAL STANDS!!! 1️⃣-2️⃣. Game on!
As it stands:
75' Leicester City 2-1 Brentford
75' Manchester United 1-2 Brighton
GOAL! Brentford levels!!! Josh Dasilva finds a way past a sea of Foxes, and then unleashes a thunderous effort from the edge of the box into the left post. It's 2️⃣-2️⃣ at the King Power Stadium
3 minutes of added time at Leicester
Rico Henry has the ball in the back of the net for Brentford but it is ruled out as there was an offside in the build-up.
There will be a minimum of 5 minutes of added time for Manchester United and Brighton.
Leicester City and Brentford share the spoils. It ends 2️⃣-2️⃣.
Erik Ten Hag is handed a defeat by Brighton in his first Premier League game. Manchester United lose. 1️⃣-2️⃣
Time to move over to the final game of the day: West Ham vs Manchester City 😃
West Ham XI vs Manchester City: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Cresswell, Johnson, Rice, Soucek, Lanzini, Bowen, Fornals, Antonio
Manchester City XI vs West Ham: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Foden, Haaland, Grealish
PLAYER FOCUS: Picking up where his father Alf Inge Haaland left off in the Premier League, with a game against West Ham, Erling Haaland would become the seventh Norwegian to score on his PL debut should he find the back of net today.
West Ham 0-0 Manchester City
Still goalless in this one. Can we see up to three goals in this tie? Goal options would be a good bet to stake on, don't you think?
David Moyes is forced to make a change after goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski picked up an injury. Alphonse Areola comes on for him.
PENALTY FOR CITY!
Areola hacks down Erling Haaland in West Ham's box
GOAL! Erling Haaland has officially arrived in the Prmeier League. The striker sends the penalty the opposite direction of Areola, into the bottom left corner. 0️⃣-1️⃣
4 minutes of stoppage time added on by referee Michael Oliver
HALF-TIME! West Ham 0️⃣-1️⃣ Manchester City
46' The second half now under way.
West Ham 0️⃣-1️⃣ Manchester City
Time for West Ham's new boy to have his say. Can he replicate Haaland's magic for the Hammers?
GOAL! What a finish! That's why he's Erling Haaland. Kevin De Bruyne plays a fantastic through ball to the Norwegian who tucks it away so easily. The visitors extend their lead, 0️⃣-2️⃣.
Let's talk about this man though. What a Premier League he's had
There will be a minimum of 3 minutes of added time.
Erling Haaland decides the day for Manchester City. It's a comfortable 0️⃣-2️⃣ victory over West Ham.
Well, that is it for our coverage today. It's been a drama filled and goal fest day, hasn't it? Do join us next time. My name is Jidechi Chidiezie. Good night! 🙋♂️