ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE – ROUND 22.
If goals could have added extra points, Manchester United would’ve cut into Manchester City’s lead in the title race.
Liverpool falls to 4th in the league after defeat.
Leicester City takes 3rd place by 2 points.
Manchester City remained top of the table with a game in hand.
Sheffield United gained three points in their bid for survival when the two teams at the bottom of the league faced off.
Had it not been for the league leaders, Sheffield might probably have 3 wins in a row (arguably). Sheffield United beat West Brom to overtake them in the number of league wins. Two goals in the second half guided Sheffield United to win number three of the season.
A red card and a penalty at the end of the opening half lead to Arsenal losing their lead and playing with a numerical disadvantage for the entirety of the closing half. In the 72nd minute, Arsenal were reduced to 9 men and forced into a substitution when Bernd Leno was sent-off on a red card after handling the ball outside of his penalty box. Arsenal lost 2-1 against a Wolves side that had gone 8 league matches without recording a win.
MANCHESTER UNITED 9-0 SOUTHAMPTON
Even though Southampton were reduced to 10-men by the second minute of play, it wasn’t enough to justify the thrashing they received at Old Trafford.
Alex Jankewitz league debut lasted just two minutes from kick-off before getting sent off for a reckless tackle.
Jan Bednared scored an own-goal and eventually got sent off on a red after giving a penalty for Manchester United to extend their lead to 8-0. As stated earlier, Southampton suffered a ‘9-0’ defeat in consecutive Premier League seasons.
After a trashing at home by Leicester City in the 2019/20 campaign, Southampton made history again; this time away from home. Manchester United with 7 different goalscorers tied the biggest win margin in Premier League history with a 9-0 thrashing of Southampton.
Both teams are now part of Premier League history for being involved in a 9-0 score results; and on multiple occasions.
Manchester United on the winning end of the score on both occasions, while Southampton have been doing the opposite.
Manchester United 9-0 Ipswich (1995)
Southampton 0-9 Leicester City (2019)
and now Manchester United 9-0 Southampton (2021).
- Newcastle back to their losing ways after a 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.
- Manchester City didn’t lose their grip at the top. They grabbed three more points through a 2-0 win at Burnley.
- Leicester City bounced back from defeat in the last round with a win against Fulham.
- Everton picked up a win from their contest at Leeds.
- Jesse Lingard marked his West Ham debut with two goals. His goals were a major contribution to West Ham’s 3-1 win at Aston Villa.
Liverpool have lost all their home games since ending their unbeaten streak at 68 games.
They enjoyed back-to-back ‘3-1’ wins on the road just to come back to Anfield and make it a back-to-back ‘1-0’ consecutive home defeat.
In the final match of the round was a London derby. The blockbuster fixture of the round. A deserved 1-0 victory at Tottenham sent Chelsea.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 15 goals
Dominic Calvert Lewin (Everton) – 12 goals
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 12 goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 12 goals
Son Heung min (Tottenham Hotspur) – 12 goals
Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) – 11 goals
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 11 goals
Callum Wilson (Newcastle United) – 10 goals
SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF MATCHES
February 6, 2021
Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Burnley vs Brighton
Newcastle vs Southampton
Fulham vs West Ham
February 7, 2021
Manchester United vs Everton
Tottenham vs West Brom
Wolves vs Leicester City
Liverpool vs Manchester City
Sheffield United vs Chelsea
February 8, 2021
Leeds vs Crystal Palace