PREMIER LEAGUE after round 27
The top four teams remained in their position.
Manchester City was the only team in the ‘top 4’ not to pick up points over the round.
Chelsea kept their place in the ‘top 4’ and are 4 points from second-place.
West Ham moved up a position after beating Leeds.
Everton dropped to 6th.
Fulham gained the points to make a solid move towards a relegation escape.
Sheffield United remain at the bottom of the table after defeat.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 17 goals
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 16 goals
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 16 goals
BURNLEY 1-1 ARSENAL
Goal Scorers – Burnley – Chris Wood 39′
Goal Scorers – Arsenal – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 6′
SHEFFIELD UNITED 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON
Goal Scorers – Southampton -James Ward-Prowse 32′ Che Adams 49′
ASTON VILLA 0-0 WOLVES
BRIGHTON 1-2 LEICESTER CITY
Goal Scorers – Brighton – Adam Lallana 10′
Goal Scorers – Leicester City – Kelechi Iheanacho 62′ Daniel Amartey 87′
WEST BROM 0-0 NEWCASTLE
LIVERPOOL 0-1 FULHAM
Goal Scorers – Fulham – Mario Lemina 45′
MANCHESTER CITY 0-2 MANCHESTER UNITED
Goal Scorers – Manchester United -Bruno Fernandes 2′(pen) Luke Shaw 50′
TOTTENHAM 4-1 CRYSTAL PALACE
Goal Scorers – Tottenham – Gareth Bale 25′ 49′ Harry Kane 52′ 76′
Goal Scorers – Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke 45+1′
CHELSEA 2-0 EVERTON
Goal Scorers – Chelsea – Ben Godfrey 31′(og) Jorginho 65′
WEST HAM 2-0 LEEDS
Goal Scorers – West ham – Jesse Lingard 21′ Craig Dawson 28′
- Arsenal will wonder how they dropped two points against Burnley. VAR could’ve helped with some calls, but a more clinical Arsenal would’ve won the match without needing external help.
- After breaking 4 straight defeats in the league, Sheffield were back on the wrong end of the score after a 2-0 home defeat against Southampton. This was the first win in 10 league games for Southampton. Since beating Liverpool at Anfield, they have gone 9 games (8 defeats and a draw) in the league. James Ward-Prowse’s goal from the penalty spot ended up being the winning goal for Southampton to end their poor run against a team that are stuck at the bare bottom of the league standings.
- The best Aston Villa could do after their defeat to Sheffield United was a point at home in a goalless draw with a Wolves side that was also trying to recover from a 4- defeat against Manchester City.
- Leicester City were a goal down at the end of the first half in a game that required them to take the maximum points to extract the best benefit from the Manchester derby. Daniel Amartey’s 87th minute goal completed the comeback for Leicester City to secure a 2-1 win at Brighton. The result put an end to Leicester’s two successive league games without a win after their shock elimination from the Europa League.
LIVERPOOL CAN’T FIND A HOME WIN
The last 8 home games for Liverpool have been without a win.
Their last 6 have been losses.
Liverpool are beaten 1-0 at home by a relegation-threatened Fulham side.
(1-1) West Bromwich Albion
(0-0) Manchester United
(1-4) Manchester City
MANCHESTER CITY’S STREAK SNAPPED
From ninth in the league to top of the table
Manchester United ended Manchester City’s 28-game unbeaten run and their 21-game winning streak.
21-game win streak in all competitions
55 goals scored
10 goals conceded
MANCHESTER CITY’S LEAD IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE RACE WAS REDUCED TO 11 POINTS AFTER DEFEAT IN THE MANCHESTER DERBY.
The form both teams were on didn’t suggest that Manchester United were going to the Etihad Stadium and come out without conceding a goal, and with a win. Anyone paying attention to performances would have expected Manchester City to increase the lead in the title race on Sunday.
After doing a ‘double’ in the 2018/19 season, Manchester City haven’t won a Premier League game against Manchester United.
They’ve lost 3 of the last four league meetings; with their only league point coming from the draw at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture. Manchester United came into the fixture after being involved in three straight goalless draws in all competitions (2 in the league). Winning was the only way to guarantee that they stayed in second place at the end of the round.
- Harry Kane assisted Tottenham’s opening three two goals and scored the closing two goals. Gareth Bale and Harry Kane evenly shared the goal scoring of the match to get Tottenham a 4-1 win against Crystal Palace.
- A deserved three points for Chelsea against Everton. Ben Godffrey deflected Kai Harvetz shot into goal to give Chelsea a first half lead, and Kai Harvetz was brought down in the box by Jordan Pickford to get Chlesea the penalty that allowed Jorginho to double the lead.
- Jesse Lingard won the penalty, took it, and scored from the rebound from his shot being saved; to give West Ham the lead in their 2-0 win against Leeds.