Premier League Live: Kyle Walker’s homecoming strike gives Manchester City win at Sheffield Utd

Manchester City beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Bramall Lane on Saturday with Kyle Walker scoring against his boyhood club to extend the home side’s winless start to the Premier League season to seven games.

Walker, who was raised in Sheffield and came through the Blades’ youth system, marked his 100th league appearance for City with a goal in the first half and refused to celebrate.

The 30-year-old full-back collected the ball outside the box and let loose an angled low drive into the bottom corner that skidded across the wet turf and beat the outstretched hand of Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

“I’m happy to get on the scoresheet… United are well drilled and it’s a tough team to come and break down but luckily I came up with a goal, through the bodies,” Walker told BT Sport.

“My mum and dad live here, so if I celebrated I’d probably get a lot of stick. I’m a Sheffield United fan, so I couldn’t.”

Ferran Torres, leading the City line in the absence of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, had the opportunity to double the lead from long range when Ramsdale came racing off his line but his effort was hit straight at the goalkeeper.

But despite their domination, City could not make their numerous chances count.

Premier League 7th Round : Check Points table, Results and Schedule for the 7th round matches in Premier League

On Friday night as Wolves beat Crystal Palaceat Molineux. Today after Manchester City earned a narrow win over Sheffield United,  Chelsea brushed Burnley aside at Turf Moor thanks, in part, to Hakim Ziyech.

Another tough assignment lies in wait for resurgent West Ham against Liverpool in Saturday’s kick-off at Anfield.

Manchester United vs Arsenal at Old Trafford is undoubtedly the highlight of Sunday’s four-game slate, which will also see Aston Villa host Southampton and Everton travel to Newcastle looking to recover from their first defeat of the season.

Tottenham also battle Brighton in N17 before on Monday night Fulham will desperately try to pick up their first win of the campaign against fellow newly-promoted side West Brom and Leeds then entertain Leicester at Elland Road.

Premier League table 2020/21

Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Everton 6 4 1 1 5 13
2 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 1 13
3 Wolves 7 4 1 2 0 13
4 Chelsea 7 3 3 1 7 12
5 Aston Villa 5 4 0 1 7 12
6 Leicester City 6 4 0 2 1 12
7 Tottenham 6 3 2 1 8 11
8 Man City 6 3 2 1 1 11
9 Leeds 6 3 1 2 3 10
10 Southampton 6 3 1 2 1 10
11 Crystal Palace 7 3 1 3 -3 10
12 Arsenal 6 3 0 3 1 9
13 West Ham 6 2 2 2 4 8
14 Newcastle 6 2 2 2 -2 8
15 Man United 5 2 1 2 -3 7
16 Brighton 6 1 2 3 -2 5
17 West Brom 6 0 3 3 -8 3
18 Sheffield United 7 0 1 6 -7 1
19 Fulham 6 0 1 5 -9 1
20 Burnley 6 0 1 5 -9 1

Gameweek 7 fixtures and results

Friday, October 30

  • Wolves 2-0 Crystal Palace

Saturday, October 31

  • Sheffield United 0-1 Man City
  • Burnley 0-3 Chelsea
  • Liverpool vs West Ham

Sunday, November 1

  • Aston Villa vs Southampton
  • Newcastle vs Everton
  • Man United vs Arsenal
  • Tottenham vs Brighton

Monday, November 2

  • Fulham vs West Brom
  • Leeds vs Leicester