The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Aston Villa 1-1 Man City
Manchester City dropped points for the second time this season in the Premier League as Leon Bailey cancelled out Erling Haaland’s opener to earn a 1-1 draw for Aston Villa. Pep Guardiola’s side failed to have a shot on target in the first half, yet they went ahead five minutes after the interval when Haaland prodded home from close range for his 10th goal of the season. City were made to pay for a host of missed chances after that as Bailey rifled in with 16 minutes remaining to send Villa Park wild, delighting under-pressure home boss Steven Gerrard. The second-placed champions moved to a point adrift of leaders Arsenal, who face a test against improving Manchester United on Sunday, while Villa climbed to 17th spot.
Brighton pay tribute to Graham Potter
Check out Graham Potter’s best moments as Brighton boss between 2019-2022. The manager won some memorable games including away to Liverpool and at home to Manchester City.
Brighton 5-2 Leicester City
Leicester came out in a 4-4-2 formation and giving starts to Daka and Iheanacho. The moves made looked to have worked wonders as Leicester were 1-0 up after just a minute play. But this was just a lucky strike as the game in the end became a nightmare and an awful display from a Leicester side teared apart by Seagulls flying high. The opening could not have been better with this early goal from Kelechi Iheanacho, but it lasted just a few minutes when Brighton levelled with a Luke Thomas own goal. Brighton were the better team from here on. Calcedo made it 2-1 ti Brighton after 15 minutes. Leicester came back with a nice goal from Patson Dake being played through with an outstanding pass from Youri Tielemans. Leicester had fought back to get a 2-2 result at half time and we all thought Brendan Rodgers would go for result trying to win, but again making a move that did the total opposite taking off Harvey Barnes and putting on Timothy Castagne.
Man United 3-1 Arsenal
Manchester United ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to the 2022/23 Premier League season by beating their old rivals 3-1 after a hugely entertaining game at Old Trafford. Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United took the lead in the 35th minute via a confident finish and debut goal from new boy Antony. Arsenal were excellent for large parts of the encounter and looked the more likely of the sides to go on and win the game after they deservedly equalised through Bukayo Saka on the hour mark. However, United hit the Gunners with a sucker punch that saw Marcus Rashford latch onto a Bruno Fernandes through ball and fire past Aaron Ramsdale before the England international killed the game off after another slick counter-attack.
Everton 0-0 Liverpool
Tottenham 2-1 Fulham
Nottingham Forest 2-3 Bournemouth
Chelsea 2-1 West Ham
Brentford 5-2 Leeds United
Wolves 1-0 Southampton
Newcastle 0-0 Crystal Palace