The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Man City 1-0 Chelsea
A Kevin De Bruyne special was enough to be the difference between Manchester City and Chelsea as the Premier League champions capped off their league double over the visitors in style. An incredibly dominant display almost looked like a repeat of the clash in September, with the Sky Blues far and away the better side. While a gilt-edged Romelu Lukaku was enough to leave everyone at the Etihad Stadium with hearts in their mouths, Ederson came up trumps with a lionhearted save.
Aston Villa 2-2 Man Utd
Philippe Coutinho scored on his Aston Villa debut as his new club came roaring back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United. Ralf Rangnick’s side looked to be cruising with 13 minutes remaining after two Bruno Fernandes goals but Jacob Ramsey and Coutinho, who sprung from the bench with 20 minutes to go having joined on loan from Barcelona in midweek, created a famous comeback at Villa Park.
Pep Lijnders expects a ‘special game’
Check out Pep Lijnders’ pre match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup semifinal second leg against Arsenal. The assistant manager talks about game postponements due to Covid and the team’s strong desire to reach Wembley.
Liverpool 3-0 Brentford
Liverpool got back to winning ways with a 3-0 victory against Brentford on Sunday afternoon. Goals from Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino were enough to earn Jurgen Klopp’s side all three Premier League points at Anfield. Liverpool are now 11 points behind leaders and champions Manchester City – who’ve won 12 consecutive league outings – with a game in hand. Brentford, meanwhile, find themselves in 14th – 10 points clear of the relegation zone.
Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace
Norwrich City 2-1 Everton
Wolves 3-1 Southampton
Newcastle 1-1 Watford
West Ham 2-3 Leeds United