Premier League 2017/18 - 5 talking points from gameweek 9
The Premier League is past its 9th week and has already made us privy to some exciting encounters.
This weekend saw Manchester United take their first hit of the season, while their local rivals, Manchester City, continued to thrash opponents with their attacking brand of football. Chelsea and Arsenal came back from a one-goal deficit to win their respective matches convincingly, while Tottenham Hotspur thumped Liverpool at Wembley.
Here are five talking points from the weekend action:
#5 Sergio Aguero returns to competitive football
Sergio Aguero, who was sidelined with a fractured rib due to a car crash that he suffered last month, made a comeback to the Premier League this weekend.
It did not take him long to make a mark on the game, as he scored the first goal with the penalty to initiate City's 3-0 victory. He also equalled Eric Brook’s 78-year-old club record of 177 goals with the clean strike into the net.
The club from Manchester is gaining momentum with every passing game, and Aguero's return to the mix will only add to its unbreakable tenacity. It was not that Burnley played bad football. In fact, they made the table-toppers earn the victory and put some serious pressure on the home post in the first few minutes of the second half.
This is what makes City's performance even more impressive. Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne continues to make a case for him as the best player in the league right now. His team is 5 points clear of Manchester United at the moment. Can they be stopped?