Manchester United kicked off their week with a trip to Goodison Park, where they suffered a 1-0 loss to Everton. Ragnick’s side were quick to challenge the Toffees, but Pickford denied them of their close chances. It was Everton’s Gordon whose shot deflected off Maguire to find the back of the net right before half-time.
United tried their best to level, but it wasn’t enough, and a first win in three keeps Everton above relegation with 28 points, while Manchester United stay seventh with 51 points.
A thrilling six-goal match at St Mary’s saw Chelsea thump Southampton 6-0. Alonso opened the scoreboard in the first eight minutes of the game, and teammates Alonso and Werner followed in-suit soon after with a goal in the 16th minute and 22nd minute respectively. Another goal from Havertz saw Chelsea go 4-0 up at half-time.
Southampton tried their best to open their own scoreboard, but another two goals from Werner and Mount, completing their brace, sealed the win for Tuchel’s side. Chelsea stay third with 62 points, while Southampton drop to 14th with 36 points.
Brighton dented Arsenal’s hopes of a top four finish as they beat the Gunners 2-1 at the Emirates stadium. Trossard put the away side ahead in the 28th minute, and Brighton were up by one at half-time.
Mwepu doubled Brighton’s lead, after assisting the first, in the 66th minute. Despite Odegaard pulling one back for Arsenal right before the final whistle, it was too late to push for an equaliser. A first win in eight sees Brighton move up to 11th with 37 points, while successive defeats leaves Arsenal fifth with 54 points.
Another thrilling display from Son earned Spurs a 4-0 win over Aston Villa at Villa Park. Son found the back of the net in just three minutes, but Villa put up a fight with Ramsey and Ings firing shots on target. A commendable display from Lloris kept Spurs in the lead at half-time.
Kulusevski doubled Spur’s lead in the 50th minute, and Son completed his second Premier League hattrick soon after, with goals in the 66th and 71st minute, sealing the win for Spurs. Their fourth successive win moves them to fourth place, three points clear of Arsenal. A fourth successive defeat leaves Aston Villa at 12th with 36 points.
The most anticipated game of the week ended in a draw as Manchester City and Liverpool played a thrilling 2-2 game at the Etihad. The home side was quick to take the lead, with De Bruyne scoring after a deflection off Matip in the fifth minute. Liverpool were quick to respond and Jota levelled the scoreboard in the 13th minute. City then took the lead again in the 37th minute after Jesus finished Cancelo’s clever cross, and Pep’s side were in the lead at half-time.
46 seconds after the second half began, Mane levelled the score, and both teams were back to where they started. Manchester City were close to taking the lead for the third time, but Sterling’s goal was overturned for an offside.
The draw keeps Manchester City at the top spot, while Liverpool remain second, a point behind with seven games to go.
Newcastle v Wolves – 1-0
Watford v Leeds – 0-3
Leicester v Palace – 2-1
Norwich v Burnley – 2-0
Brentford v West Ham – 2-0
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