Two match weeks in a span of a week, yes please.
Chelsea travelled to Vicarage Road at the start of match week 14 and secured a tough 2-1 win against Watford. Both teams went into halftime levelled, with goals from Mount and Dennis, but a goal from substitute Ziyech in the second half saw Tuchel’s side end the game with an important win as they remain at the top.
But a trip to London Stadium saw Chelsea end their eight-match unbeaten run as West Ham won the game 3-2. Chelsea ended the first half a goal up from their opponents, with goals from Mount, Thiago and Lanzini. But an early second half goal from Bowen saw the Hammers level, and a late goal from substitute Masuaku earned West Ham the game-changing three points. Chelsea now drop to third, with Manchester City and Liverpool both winning their games to move up on the table.
The Merseyside derby saw Liverpool cruise through a 4-1 win against Everton at Goodison Park. An early goal from captain Henderson, Salah and Thiago put Liverpool in a perfect position going into half time. Despite a goal from Gray to try and pull it back for Everton, it wasn’t enough as another goal from Salah in the second half secured the win for Klopp’s side.
Liverpool then headed over to Molineux stadium in a dramatic 1-0 win against Wolves. Liverpool we’re dominant throughout the game as they created the most chances, but a stubborn home side denied them most of their chances. But a stoppage time winner from substitute Origi saw the game end 1-0 to the Reds, and Liverpool move up to second, a point away from top spot.
Manchester City made a trip to Villa Park and secured a 2-1 win against Aston Villa. City’s dominant first half performance saw them pull ahead, with goals from Dias and Silva. Despite Watkins’ early second half goal to try and make a comeback for Villa, it wasn’t enough as the game ended 2-1 to Pep’s side.
A Silva brace and a 3-1 win against Watford saw Manchester City secure their fifth successive win. Sterling opened scoreboard early with a header in the fourth minute, and two goals from Silva in the first and second half meant game over for Ranieri’s side despite a late goal from Hernandez. The crucial win leapfrogs City to the top of the table, one ahead of Liverpool and two ahead of previous leaders Chelsea.
Manchester United hosted a thrilling game against Arsenal, with Carrick’s side winning the game 3-2. After an unusual opening goal from Smithe Rowe to put Arsenal ahead in 13 minutes, Sancho levelled the game just before halftime. A tee up from teammate Rashford saw Ronaldo net his 800th career goal in the second half, but Arsenal were quick to equalise just two minutes after. A 70th-minute penalty from Ronaldo shortly after saw United secure all three points, and the Arteta’s side left Old Trafford empty handed.
Manchester United continued their winning streak after a late goal from Fred against Crystal Palace, ending the game 1-0 and giving Ragnick his first Manchester United win as interim manager. A threatening counterattack from Palace in the second half saw Ayew come close to putting Vieira’s side ahead, but Fred’s goal came shortly after, and the game ended with United taking all three points again. The win moves United up to six, three points away from top four.
Arsenal unfortunately continued their losing streak with a trip to Goodison Park after Everton pulled through in the last minute to win the game 2-1. The Gunners opened the scoreboard late in the first half with a goal from Odegaard. Despite two of Richarlison’s goals being overturned for an offside, it was third time lucky as he headed one in later in the second half to level the score. It was Everton’s Gray that came in clutch to score a stoppage time winner, leaving Arteta’s side empty handed again.
Newcastle v Norwich - 1-1
Leeds v Crystal Palace - 1-0
Southampton v Leicester - 2-2
Wolves v Burnley - 0-0
West Ham v Brighton - 1-1
Spurs v Brentford - 2-0
Newcastle v Burnley - 1-0
Southampton v Brighton - 1-1
Leeds v Brentford - 2-2
Spurs v Norwich - 3-0
Aston Villa v Leicester - 2-1