The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Leicester City 1-0 Liverpool
Mohamed Salah’s rare penalty miss proved costly as Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by Leicester City in Tuesday’s Premier League clash. The Reds were aiming to close the gap on leaders Manchester City from six points to three, but they fell to a first defeat in 11 games in all competitions at the King Power Stadium. Former Everton man Ademola Lookman’s strike just short of the hour mark, moments after being introduced from the substitutes’ bench, gave Leicester the lead after Salah had earlier had a first-half spot-kick saved.
Chelsea 1-1 Brighton
Danny Welbeck scored in stoppage time as Brighton and Hove Albion deservedly claimed a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Romelu Lukaku followed up his first Premier League goal since September in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa and looked like he would help his side to a second consecutive top-flight win with a fine header shortly before the half-hour mark. Brighton carved out a host of opportunities in the second period and sealed the point their enterprising display deserved in added time when substitute Welbeck headed past Edouard Mendy.
Rangnick: ‘That was the best performance so far’
Ralf Ranginck was delighted with the team performance inside Burnley half of the pitch in 3-1 win against The Clarets. Manchester United manager also praised Scott McTominay for his contribution.
Man United 3-1 Burnley
Manchester United ended 2021 with a comfortable 3-1 win against Burnley at Old Trafford in the final Premier League game before the new year. Ralf Rangnick’s side were looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance in the 1-1 draw at Newcastle United last time out, and first-half goals from Scott McTominay and Cristiano Ronaldo either side of a Ben Mee own goal ensured that they did just that, despite Aaron Lennon reducing the deficit before half-time.
Southampton 1-1 Tottenham
Watford 1-4 West Ham
Crystal Palace 3-0 Norwich City
Brentford 0-1 Man City