The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Arsenal 2-2 Fulham
Arsenal and 10-man Fulham played to a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium. Fulham took an early lead through Andreas Pereira, but Arsenal missed several first-half chances. In the second half, Bukayo Saka equalized from the penalty spot, and Eddie Nketiah put Arsenal ahead. Controversy surrounded Nketiah’s goal due to a prior clash between Saka and Calvin Bassey. Bassey received a late red card, seemingly favoring Arsenal, but Joao Palhinha’s late equalizer secured a point for Fulham, despite their protests over the preceding incident.
Manchester United 3-2 Nottingham Forest
Manchester United completed a sensational comeback, rallying from 2-0 down against Nottingham Forest to win 3-2 at Old Trafford. Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi and Willy Boly stunned United with early goals, but the Red Devils orchestrated a remarkable turnaround. Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, and a Bruno Fernandes penalty sealed the victory. Fernandes was pivotal, converting after Forest’s Joe Worrall was sent off for fouling him. Despite the win, United’s defensive issues persisted, and Forest, led by goalkeeper Matt Turner and Morgan Gibbs-White, may feel unlucky not to have secured a draw. United now has six points from three games, acknowledging their work-in-progress status.
Newcastle United 1-2 Liverpool
Liverpool secured a thrilling 2-1 victory against Newcastle, defying adversity. Virgil van Dijk’s first-half red card left them with 10 players, but Darwin Nunez emerged as the hero, scoring twice late in the game, equalizing and sealing the win. Anthony Gordon had given Newcastle the lead. Despite Newcastle’s efforts, Liverpool’s unbeaten record remains, positioning them fourth, two points behind leaders Manchester City. Newcastle is 13th with two defeats in three games. Nunez shone as Liverpool showcased resilience, offering optimism for the season ahead.
Chelsea 3-0 Luton Town
Bournemouth 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Brentford 1-1 Crystal Palace
Everton 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 West Ham United
Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa
Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester City