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Premier League weekend talking points: KANE BECOMING A PROBLEM FOR TOTTENHAM

When Harry Kane pulled off a glorious chance off the post in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Sunday, that pretty much summed up his afternoon at the Emirates. The English skipper and Tottenham talisman, who was denied a major blow this summer, has yet to score in the league this season and his performance against Arsenal was nowhere near the kind club fans are used to.

He also missed an opportunity in the first half and was guilty of Arsenal’s third goal, as he stepped on the ball to offer the host’s possession, then inadvertently played Bukayo Saka to score then that he was trying to redeem himself. Some Spurs fans have expressed their anger at Kane full-time, and while he was far from the only player to underperform, his mood resembles that of a player who would rather be elsewhere.

Tottenham have played hard to keep him at the club, but the current Kane is not the one to score 224 goals for Spurs and fans are openly questioning the decision not to cash in on the country’s most valuable asset. team and use the money to start reorganizing. a team that seems unable to fight for the trophies. LAST UNITED MAN PENALTY FOR FERNANDES?

There has been a lot of debate about who will be Manchester United’s penalty taker this season. After Bruno Fernandes’ dramatic failure in his side’s 1-0 home loss to Aston Villa, he might not pick up another for some time. When Kortney Hause was on trial for handling the ball deep in the stoppage time at Old Trafford on Saturday, all eyes were on Fernandes and compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo, with both candidates to take the kick.

Fernandes grabbed the ball and never even looked at Ronaldo, who could only watch Fernandes just missed his second Premier League penalty. The odds of Ronaldo winning the next one increased tenfold after that. “Cristiano has probably scored more penalties than anyone else in world football,” added coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “We have two big takers there, it’s just a missed opportunity today.”

LIVERPOOL DEFENSE EXPOSED BY BRENTFORD Liverpool’s 3-3 draw against newcomers Brentford was a superb spectacle for the neutrals but will worry Juergen Klopp.

His side, who had conceded only once in their first five league games of the season, suddenly looked vulnerable to Brentford’s direct attacking play. “A wild and savage game,” Klopp said. “Obviously we struggled tonight with their long balls. I wasn’t very happy with the way we started the game and that’s how we conceded the goal a bit. a situation in which we could have been more organized. “

Brentford’s display just might be the model for managers looking to knock Klopp’s side out of their stride. »TUCHEL FOR ONCE FOUND WANT

Thomas Tuchel has hardly been wrong since taking charge of Chelsea in January, but Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City was a blow to the German. After winning his three previous encounters with City counterpart Pep Guardiola, it emerged that Tuchel had the Spaniard’s number. But his defensive tactics were on display on Saturday as City deservedly won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Gabriel Jesus.

An overly cautious Chelsea, who at times seemed to play with eight defenders on the pitch, failed to register a shot on target and record signing Romelu Lukaku was isolated in attack as City dominated and could have won by more. JIMENEZ’S OBJECTIVE A STRONG SHOW FOR WOLVES

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez opened his account for the season with a stunning winner against Southampton on Sunday. After five scoreless games, there were doubts whether the Mexican had overcome the trauma of a broken skull that had sidelined him for most of last season.

But after his sensational solo effort his joy was evident and as he took off his helmet at the end of the match the relief was evident. Wolves are hoping his return will now kick off their season.

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