Liverpool maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-1 come-back victory over Tottenham on Sunday. Harry Kane stunned the Reds with the opener inside the first minute but two second-half goals by Jordan Henderson and Muhammad Salah (penalty) ensured Liverpool win the game. The victory takes them onto 28 points, six ahead of City in second.
For Man City, they defeated Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday. After a goalless first-half, Raheem Sterling, IIkay Gundogan and David Silva scored in the second to ensure a 7th victory of the season for Pep Guardiola’s side. City now have 22 points from 10 games.
On the same weekend, Christian Pulisic scored a treble as Chelsea beat Burnley 4-2 away from home. The other goals for the Blues was scored by Willian before the home side pulled two back through Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil.
Third spot on the log is currently occupied by Leicester City who humiliated Southampton 9-0 on Friday with both Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez scoring hat tricks.
On Sunday, Man United overcame Norwich 3-2 despite missing two penalties. Scot McTominay opened the scoring before both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial who had missed from the spot earlier scored once each.
Still on Sunday, Arsenal surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace. Sokratis Papastathoplous and David Luis put Arsenal two up but a Luka Milivoijevic penalty and Jordan Ayew’s second-half strike ensured a share of the points.
Elsewhere, Everton were defeated 3-2 by Brighton, Watford drew 0-0 with AFC Bournemouth, West Ham were held to a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United while the game between Newcastle United and Wolves also ended 1-1.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Tim Krul (Norwich City)
This is going to raise all sorts of alarms but i am picking Krul in my goal despite conceding three goals in the loss to Man United on Sunday. The Norwich City custodian saved two penalties on the day and for me it is enough to get him the node.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Did not score or assist on the night but was at the basis of Liverpool’s 2-1 come-back victory at home to Spurs on Sunday. His passing range was out of this world on the day.
LB: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)
Scored once and assisted twice as Leicester humiliated Southampton 9-0 on Friday.
CB: John Stones (Man City)
Back from a lay-off, Stones was excellent alongside Fernadinho as City kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win at home to Aston Villa.
CB: Jamal Lascelles (Newcastle United)
Scored the opener in Newcastle United’s 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.
MF: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Often criticized for not being good enough, Henderson was brilliant in the victory over Spurs-scoring the opening goal on the day.
MF: Ilkay Gundogan (Man City)
Arguably his best performance in a Citizens’ shirt, Gundogan was the chief-orchestrator as City beat Aston Villa 3-0, scoring the third goal.
MF: Robbie Brady (Burnley).
His side may have lost 4-2 to Chelsea but the Irishman came off the bench to assist both of Burnley’s goals.
FW: Christian Pulisic (Chelsea).
What a week Pulisic has had! He came off the bench to assist Michy Batshuayi for the winner away to Ajax on Tuesday and then scored a hat trick for Chelsea in the win over Burnley on Saturday.
FW: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Scored a hat trick in the 9-0 demolition of Southampton on Friday.
FW: Ayoze Perez (Leicester City)
Perez also scored a hattrick as Leicester humiliated Southampton 9-0.