Arsenal and Liverpool kicked off their respective Premier League campaigns with wins at the weekend, but neither were particularly impressive.
That’s according to former Manchester United and Everton star Phil Neville, who made his opinion known on social networking site Twitter on Sunday.
Liverpool simalar to arsenal yewterday won without playing great- Southampton played well good spirit -tadic looks a good player !— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) August 17, 2014
And Neville is right: neither Arsenal nor Liverpool were truly convincing in their respective 2-1 victories.
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal dominated their match against Crystal Palace, but had to wait until the first minute of injury time to secure the three points.
The Gunners went behind against the run of play to their London neighbours at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, and had star midfielder Aaron Ramsey to thank in the end for popping up to score the winner.
Although stats-wise, Arsenal were the better team, the North London outfit failed to create as many clear-cut chances as they would have wanted to (click here to read more) and had just six of their 14 attempts on target.
Liverpool were also given a run for their money by Southampton at Anfield on Sunday and had Daniel Sturridge to thank for a 79th-minute winner.
The Saints gave a very determined and strong display against last season’s Premier League runners-up, forcing Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet into making more saves than Fraser Forster (5 to 3) and also had more shots on target (6 to 5).
However, the bottom line is that both Arsenal and Liverpool won. And that is crucial in the clubs’ ambitions of winning the Premier League title this season.