Liverpool maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-1 come-back victory over Aston Villa on Saturday. Muhammad Trezeguet stunned the Reds with the opener inside the first 21 minutes but two late goals by Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane ensured Liverpool win the game. The victory takes them onto 31 points, six ahead of City in second.
For Man City, they also came from a goal down to defeat Southampton 2-1 on the same day. James Ward-Prowse gave Southampton a shock 13th-minute lead but Sergio Aguero and Kyle Walker scored in the last 20 minutes to ensure City win the contest. City now have 25 points from 11 games.
On the same weekend, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic each scored once as Chelsea overcame Watford 2-1 away from home. Gerard Deulofeu grabbed the home side’s consolation with 10 minutes to play.
None of the other big six sides won on the weekend with Arsenal drawing 1-1 at home to Wolves, Man United lost 1-0 away to Bournemouth while Tottenham conceded in injury time to draw 1-1 at Everton.
Third spot on the log is currently occupied by Leicester City who beat Watford 2-0 on Sunday with Jamie Vardy and Caglar Soyuncu scoring the goals for Brandon Rogers’ side.
Elsewhere, Brighton beat Norwich 2-0, Sheffield United were 3-0 winners at home to Burnley and Newcastle United held off West Ham to win 3-2 at the London Stadium.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Ben Foster (Watford)
Another selection in between the sticks that will raise questions but I will goa with Ben Forster in goal. Despite conceding twice on the day, the Englishman made 8 saves, three of which will indeed have blown revelers away.
RB: Kyle Walker (Man City)
Assisted Sergio Aguero’s opener and netted the winner as Man City came from behind to defeat Southampton 2-1 on Saturday.
LB: Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
Probably the best left-back in the world currently, Robertson was at it again as he scored the equalizer in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
CB: Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City)
Soyuncu was integral at both ends of the pitch, providing cover as Leicester kept a clean-sheet away to Crystal Palace. The Turk also scored the opening goal in the 2-0 winner.
CB: Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United)
Opened the scoring in Newcastle United’s victory over West Ham.
MF: Jorginho (Chelsea)
Assisted Abraham’s opener as Chelsea beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday.
MF: John Lundstram (Sheffield United)
Scored twice as Sheffield United thrashed Burnley 3-0.
MF: James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
His side may not have won but Ward-Prowse was magnificent in the defeat to City on Saturday. The Englishman opened the scoring before the home side turned the game on its head.
FW: Iys Mousset (Sheffield United).
The Frenchman assisted all three of Sheffield United’s goals in the victory over Burnley.
FW: Leandro Trossard (Brighton)
Scored the opener and assisted the other as Brighton beat Norwich City on Saturday.
FW: Sadio Mane(Liverpool)
Mane has proved to be Liverpool’s most important player and on Saturday, set up Robertson for the opener before netting the winner deep into additional time.