The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Everton 1-4 Liverpool
Liverpool dominated the early minutes, almost scoring one in 2 minutes before Jordan Henderson curled in the opener of the night. Liverpool wasted no time in extending their lead, and Mohamed Salah soon scored a beautiful goal himself after a scrumptious pass from Henderson. However, Liverpool soon took their foot off the pedal and allowed Everton to get into the game. Soon enough, Demarai Gray had pulled one back for the Toffees. The second half started well for Everton as well, but Liverpool soon started playing seriously again, and Mohamed Salah scored another counterattack goal. A sharp finish from Diogo Jota followed, and Liverpool were 4-1 by the 75th minute.
Klopp on the Merseyside derby: ‘We approach it like a normal football game’
Liverpool’s coach Jürgen Klopp talks about the upcoming match vs Everton.
Aston Villa 1-2 Man City
Manchester City made it six straight wins in all competitions after holding on to secure a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa. The Premier League champions took the lead in unusual fashion when Ruben Dias’ left-footed strike from outside the area found the bottom left-hand corner of Emiliano Martinez’s net. Bernardo Silva then added a brilliant second before the break, cushioning Gabriel Jesus’ cross beyond Martinez on the volley first time. Ollie Watkins gave Steven Gerrard’s men hope with a clever finish from a corner at the start of the second half, with Carney Chukwuemeka seeing perhaps the best chance to equalise.
Man Utd 3-2 Arsenal
In a truly incredible night of Premier League football, Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-2 at Old Trafford. The match began in raucous circumstances as Arsenal took a shock lead when David de Gea was injured and Odegaard smashed into an open net. After some more back-and-forth the game was settled by a VAR-awarded penalty.
Newcastle 1-1 Norwich City
Leeds United 1-0 Crystal Palace
Southampton 2-2 Leicester City
Wolves 0-0 Burnley
Watford 1-2 Chelsea
West Ham 1-1 Brighton
Tottenham 2-0 Brentford