MANCHESTER UNITED’S GAIN AS LIVERPOOL SUFFER DEFEAT AT SOUTHAMPTON.
Manchester United with a game in hand are tied with Liverpool at the top of the league table on 33 points each.
Tottenham moved up from 7th to 4th and they have a game in hand to equal points tally with 3rd place Leicester City.
Manchester City are 5th with two games in hand. Wins from those matches would put Manchester City firmly in the league title race.
Chelsea dropped to 9th.
Arsenal moved up to 11th.
The win against Liverpool brought Southampton to 6th; with Chlesea falling to replace them in 9th position.
The teams in the relegation zone made no progress in this round. All three suffered defeat.
Mohammed Salah leads the scoring in the league with 13 goals.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 13 goals
Heung-min Son (Totthenham) – 12 goals
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – (11 goals)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 11 goals
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – 11 goals
Everton 0-1 West Ham
Goal Scorers – West Ham – Tomas Soucek 86′
Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa
Goal Scorers – Manchester United – Anthony Martial 40′ Bruno Fernandes 61′(pen)
Goal Scorers – Aston Villa – Bertrand Traore 58′
Tottenham 3-0 Leeds
Goal Scorers – Tottenham – Harry Kane 29′(pen) Hueng-Min Son 43′ Toby Alderweireld 50′
Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheffield United
Goal Scorers – Crystal Palace – Jeffrey Schlupp 4′ Eberechi Eze 45+6′
Brighton 3-3 Wolves
Goal Scorers – Brighton – Aaron Connolly 13′ Neal Maupay 46′ (pen) Lewis Dunk 70′
Goal Scorers – Wolves – Romain Saiss 19′ Daniel Brun 34′(og) Ruben Neves 44′(pen)
West brom 0-4 Arsenal
Goal Scorers – Arsenal – Kieran Tierney 23′ Bukayo Saka 28′ Alexandre Lacazette 60′ 64′
Burnley vs Fulham (postponed)
Newcastle 1-2 Leicester City
Goal Scorers – Newcastle – Andy Carroll 82′
Goal Scorers – Leicester City – James Maddison 55′ Youri Tielemans 72′
Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City
Goal Scorers – Chelsea – Callum Hudson-Odoi 90+2′
Goal Scorers – Manchester City – Ilkay Gundogan 18′ Phil Foden 21′ Kevin De Bruyne 34′
Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
Goal Scorers – Southampton – Danny Ings 2′
Tomas Soucel scored a late winning goal in the 86th minute for West Ham to leave Goodison Park as winners against Everton. This marked Everton’s first league defeat in 6 games. West Ham’s first win in five.
Bruno Fernandes settled it from the penalty spot to give Manchester United the three points from a 2-1 home win against Aston Villa.
Tottenham scored three for three points at home against Leeds. Harry Kane and Heung-min Son provided the goals to send Tottenham into the break at 2-0 up. From a 5-0 win to a 3-0 defeat. Leeds United are open for whatever is installed. Tottenham secured their first league win in 5 matches.
17 games into the season and Sheffield United remain winless.
Crystal Palace keep their 2-0 first half lead to keep Sheffield United at the bottom of the table without any progress. First win for Crystal Palace in 6 league games. Their last league win came against West Brom; and that isn’t a good sign despite the success in this round.
Four straight games without a win for Wolves. They would be disappointed because Brighton was a team that they were expected to beat on current form. Wolves had to settle for a point after coming from a goal down to go on a blow a 2-goal lead at Brighton.
Alexandre Lacazette contributed a second-half brace to Arsenal’s 4-0 win away against West Brom. A big win and third straight win for Arsenal after going 7 league games without a win.
Andy Carroll scored a late goal to add a little drama to the game but it ended up being a deserved 2-1 away win for Leicester City at Newcastle.
Manchester City did the damage in the opening 35 minutes. A late consolation goal from Callum Hudon-Odoi was the best Chelsea could do after going 3-0 down at the end of the first half.
And in the final match of the round, Danny Ings’s goal in the 2nd minute was enough to get Southampton a win at home against Liverpool. Southampton hadn’t won a league game since beating Sheffield United (4 games).