The latest round of Premier League action was delivered on all grounds as we got plenty of goals, sending offs and comebacks to round up another set of fixtures. The season is nearing its halfway point and the fight for places is getting more intense day by day. We have already seen 6 managers get sacked this season, with the latest one being Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a humiliating 4-1 loss to Watford.
Chelsea kicked off Saturday’s fixtures with a convincing victory over Leicester City, who seem to be in free fall right now. Eddie Howe watched his first game from quarantine as his side battled to a 3-3 draw against Brentford in his first game in charge. Burnley and Crystal Palace played put another entertaining 3-3 draw at turf Moor, where Christian Benteke scored a brace and Maxwell Cornet scored probably the goal of the season so far. Steven Gerrard started his Aston Villa career with a 2-0 win over Brighton, ending a losing streak of 5 straight games. Watford Thrashed Manchester United by 4-1 at home, which proved to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last game in charge. Wolves secured a narrow 1-0 victory against in-form west ham, with a strike from talisman Raul Jimenez. Dean Smith also started as Norwich manager with a win over Southampton, which helped them get out of the bottom place in the table. Liverpool ended a thrilling day with a 4-0 humbling of confident Arsenal, who lost their 8 games unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
Sunday saw further drama, especially at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Manchester City got all three points after a comfortable victory over Everton who are struggling with suspensions and injuries. They regained second position in the table after that victory. Later, Tottenham Hotspur made a comeback victory against Leeds United to give Antonio Conte his first Premier League win as Spurs manager. His team were outplayed for large parts of the game, but Leeds failed to take their chances and with some luck, spurs got over the line.
A Look at The Table
Chelsea maintained their 3 point lead on the top of the table. Wolves moved up to 6th after their win. Tottenham Hotspur also climbed up to 7th after the comeback win. Manchester United dropped to 8th, 6 points behind 4th laced West Ham after their thrashing. Watford consequently jumped out of the relegation zone to 16th place, now 4 points clear of Burnley. Aston Villa also climbed up to 15t with their first points in 6 games. Newcastle occupy the bottom place despite their draw against Brentford.
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