Another double match week saw teams scramble for crucial points to stay afloat, while some cruised through the hectic week.
Manchester United kicked off their week with a trip to Turf Moor, where both teams shared a point at the full-time whistle.
Manchester United’s dominant performance in the first half awarded them an early goal in the 18th minute after Shaw found Pogba who found the back of the net.
Burnley headed into the second half with a point to prove as Rodriguez managed to level for Burnley in the 47th minute. Ragnick’s side tried to find a last-minute winner, but the game ended level, a tough draw for Manchester United.
Manchester United’s one-point nightmare did not end there as they hosted Southampton at Old Trafford later in the week.
The home side took the lead early in the game as Sancho scored his first Premier League goal at Old Trafford in the 21st minute.
Almost as if the times were repeating itself, United conceded another equaliser shortly after half time as Adams found the back of the net after a shot from the far post. Both sides tried their hardest for a late winner, but the game ended 1-1. Manchester United drop to fifth, a point above Arsenal having played two games more.
Southampton’s win streak started midweek when they faced Spurs away, where they clinched a thrilling 3-2 victory over Conte’s side.
Spurs opened the scoreboard in the 18th minute with an own goal from Bednarek, but it didn’t take long for Southampton to recover as Broja put one past Lloris, and both teams entered halftime with a goal each.
Spurs pulled one back in the 70th minute as Son found the back of the net, but two goals in four minutes saw Elyounoussi and Adams hand Southampton their hard-fought win. Spurs drop to eight after their loss against Wolves later in the week, while Southampton move to 10th.
Manchester City extend their lead at the top after a 2-0 win over Brentford at the Etihad stadium.
Mahrez opened the scoreboard from the penalty spot after teammate Sterling had been fouled by Mads Roerslev. Despite Brentford’s efforts to pull one back and make a comeback, it wasn’t enough as Manchester City went two goals up after De Bruyne found the net in the 69th minute, and the game ended with an easy 3 points to the home side.
Pep’s side continued their winning streak with a trip to Carrow Road where they cruised through a 4-0 win against Norwich.
Sterling opened the scoreboard with his eight league goal of the season in the 31st minute, and despite Norwich trying to equalise early on, Foden managed to push the ball over the line three minutes into the second half. Sterling was far from finished as he claimed his fifth Premier League hat-trick after goals in the 70th and 90th minute. Pep’s side have now gone 15 league matches without a loss, and stay top, nine points ahead of Liverpool.
Liverpool kicked off their double match week with a 2-0 win over Leicester at Anfield.
Leicester were quick to try and push past Liverpool’s defence early on, but Jota was first to find the net in the 34th minute, putting the Reds ahead.
Liverpool continued to test Leicester’s defence, but it was Jota again who put another one past Shmeichel with three minutes remaining, and the game ended 2-0 to the home side.
Klopp’s side continued their winning streak with a trip to Turf Moor where they faced Burnley, defeating them 1-0.
Both teams were pressing for an early goal, but it was Fabinho’s third goal in four matches which handed the Reds the lead in the 40th minute. After a goalless second half, the game ended 1-0 to Liverpool, moving them nine points behind leaders Manchester City with a game in-hand, while Burnley stay bottom.
Arsenal travelled to Molineux stadium in a dramatic 1-0 win over Wolves.
Gabriel scored Arsenal’s first goal since New Year’s Day in the 25th minute after a flick from teammate Lacazette. The Gunners had to hold on to their lead in the second half after Gabriel Martinelli was sent off after being shown two yellow cards in the space of 30 seconds.
Wolves tried to take advantage of 10-man Arsenal, but Arteta’s side managed to pull through and the game ended 1-0, moving Arsenal to sixth, two points behind a top four spot. Wolves stay eight after their first loss in six games.
Newcastle v Everton - 3-1
West Ham v Watford - 1-0
Norwich v Crystal Palace - 1-1
Aston Villa v Leeds - 3-3
Chelsea v Arsenal - TBD
Watford v Brighton - 0-2
Brentford v Crystal Palace - 0-0
Everton v Leeds - 3-0
Spurs v Wolves – 0-2
Newcastle v Aston Villa – 1-0
Leicester v West Ham – 2-2
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