Premier League pays homage to Leicester owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – Football


Tributes were paid to Leicester's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during an exciting game in Cardiff while champions Manchester City were two points clear of Chelsea and Liverpool.

Here, the Press Association Sport looks at five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend.

Assembly send to Srivaddhanaprabha

Football took second place last week after the tragic helicopter crash in front of King Power Stadium. The supporters of each top-ranked club respectfully honored the memory of the five people who died, including the owner of Leicester Srivaddhanaprabha, ahead of each game. The Foxes, whose presence in Cardiff was in doubt after the incident, appropriately marked the occasion with the victory, as the winner of Demarai Gray caused a wave of emotion.

VAR many errors

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League - Emirates Stadium

Keith Hackett, the former chief of referees, led calls for the introduction of video referee arbitration technology in the Premier League following a series of mistakes by officials on Saturday. Liverpool and Wolves lost points after failing to score goals in the offseason, while West Ham had a clear penalty against Burnley and Cardiff's Sol Bamba escaped punishment for playing the team in their loss to Leicester.

More improvements needed for Mourinho

Jose Mourinho

Despite a 2-1 win at Bournemouth thanks to Marcus Rashford's goal, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will have a lot in mind. The Portuguese conceded their team was "very lucky" to escape from the south coast with three points and conceded that the first half was "horrible." United have already clinched nine points in the last 12 games but their current performance suggests that one of the top four places can be difficult.

Aguero a great of all time

Sergio Aguero underlined his status as one of the best foreign importers in English football with his 150th Premier League goal in a 6-1 win over Southampton. Sunday's big success made City champion two points clear of rivals Chelsea and Liverpool at the top and placed the Argentinian Aguero on the same level as Reds' Michael Owen at the all-time charts. Former French striker Thierry Henry – who scored 175 times for Arsenal – is the only player to be outscored by Aguero.

Magpies end wait for victory

Matters in progress between Newcastle fans and owner Mike Ashley, combined with a series of 10 games without a win, lasted a few miserable months in Tyneside. Rafael Benitez's Magpies finally lifted a bit of melancholy out of last place with a 1-0 win over Watford. Newcastle finished 10th in last season and the small win can serve as a catalyst for the start of their campaign.


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