Premier League

Only Messi And Vardy Have Scored Hat Tricks Against Pep Guardiola, And Vardy Just Did It Again

MANCHESTER, England — A Jamie Vardy hat trick coupled with goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans steered Leicester City to a stunning 5-2 win at Manchester City on Sunday and kept them top of the Premier League with a maximum nine points from three games.

The Only Thing Better Than This James Maddison Banger Was His Heartwarming Celebration

Leicester City routed Manchester City 5-2 despite just 28 percent possession. It was a masterclass in frustrating the opposition and making the most of your opportunities going forward. Another heartwarming James Maddison celebration was also a masterclass in honoring those who inspire the footballers we watch every week.

Marcus Rashford Calls Out UK Government’s Lack Of Empathy

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford has said he was disappointed by the British government's "lack of empathy" over calls to help tackle hunger among children.

The England international forward formed a taskforce with major food brands to help tackle child food poverty, writing an open letter to parliament endorsing three policy recommendations of the National Food Strategy earlier this month.

Even Newcastle’s Coach Isn’t Happy About Call That Gave His Side A Point vs. Spurs

LONDON — Another controversial handball decision gave Newcastle United a stoppage-time equaliser by Callum Wilson from the penalty spot and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Spurs had led through a 25th-minute Lucas Moura goal and Newcastle had not managed a shot on target but deep into stoppage time Newcastle's Andy Carroll and Eric Dier challenged for a ball and the forward's header brushed the arm of the Spurs defender.

Chelsea Fans Who Turned Match Off Down 3 Missed An Impressive Comeback

Chelsea had a real shit sandwich of a first half. Down three goals within 30 minutes, many Blues fans — especially those who just tuned in to watch Christian Pulisic — probably turned off their TVs.

They missed one helluva comeback.

Chelsea rallied with three second-half goals — including the final one in the 93rd minute — to salvage a 3-3 draw with West Brom on Saturday, a wild comeback that shows how much fight is in this young team. Even without Pulisic. Even in god-awful uniforms.

Man Utd Wins In Most Man Utd Way Possible

BRIGHTON, England — Manchester United beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after an incredible finale in which Bruno Fernandes struck the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 100th minute of the game.

Fernandes's winner, which came after referee Chris Kavanagh had initially blown for fulltime, concluded an enthralling match which saw Brighton hit the woodwork five times and have a penalty overturned after a VAR review, while United had a goal ruled out in each half for offside.

Here’s What NBC/NBCSN Are Showing Instead Of The Liverpool-Arsenal Match

With all due respect to the folks who work at NBC, we here at The18 are not done echoing the anger and disappointment at the broadcaster’s abrupt abandonment of soccer fans across the U.S. While we won’t go so far as to cry #PeacockOut (the streaming service has its place), we can’t stay quiet over the fact NBC’s greed is getting in the way of our enjoyment of the Premier League.

Bullet-Point Previews Of All EPL Games For Folks Too Lazy To Read Full Paragraphs

Match-by-match facts and statistics ahead of the third round of the Premier League on Sept. 26-28

(All timings in GMT):

EPL Week 3 Preview

Saturday, Sept. 26

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United (1130)

    * A victory for Brighton would be the first time they have picked up back-to-back league wins since November last year.

    * Brighton's Pascal Gross has scored three goals, including two winners, in his last four games against United.

Having Tested Positive For Covid Twice This Week, West Ham’s Moyes Will Coach Sunday (From Home)

West Ham United assistant coach Alan Irvine has confirmed boss David Moyes will still be in charge for Sunday's Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but from home as he is still self-isolating.

Moyes and players Issa Diop and Josh Cullen, had to leave the London Stadium ahead of their League Cup tie against Hull City on Tuesday after they returned positive tests for COVID-19.

Irvine, who took charge against Hull and secured a 5-1 victory, said Moyes will be remotely available to make all the decisions during the match this weekend.

Spurs Given Free Pass To Next Round Of Carabao Cup, Setting Dangerous Precedent

Tottenham Hotspur have advanced to the League Cup fourth round via a bye after their match against Leyton Orient was called off due to a number of Orient players testing positive for COVID-19, the Football League (EFL) said on Friday.

Spurs' third-round match against Orient was cancelled on Tuesday, a day after the fourth-tier club revealed the positive tests and closed their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground facilities until further notice.