The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Liverpool 4-0 Southampton
Liverpool beat Southampton 4-0 at Anfield on Saturday to round off an excellent week. Liverpool have now netted 39 times in 13 matches and no player has more Premier League goals individually this season than any of the starting front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota. Jota added a couple to his tally from a combined distance of seven yards, midfielder Thiago Alcantara made it two in two games shortly before half-time and Virgil Van Dijk killed off any fanciful hopes of a Southampton comeback just after the break.
Man City 2-1 West Ham
Pep Guardiola accepted his Manchester City side did what they could in difficult conditions to get the job done and earn a determined victory over West Ham. In blizzard-like weather at the Etihad, Ilkay Gundogan edged the champions in front in the first half from close range after good work from Riyad Mahrez, before it took until the 90th minute for substitute Fernandinho to put the game to bed to move the champions back into second in the table.
Thomas Tuchel on Ballon d’Or award
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel revealed his thoughts about being awarded best team of the year in both men and women categories at Ballon d’Or.
Chelsea 1-1 Man United
Despite creating several chances, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea failed to get all three points at home to Manchester United. From the start, it looked like United were playing for a draw. The first half saw Chelsea create several chances, but fail to score. In the second half, a mistake from Jorginho allowed Jadon Sancho to net his first Premier League goal. However, the Italian redeemed himself soon after by scoring from the spot.
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle
Norwich 0-0 Wolves
Crystal Palace 1-2 Aston Villa
Brighton 0-0 Leeds United
Brentford 1-0 Everton
Leicester 4-2 Watford