Liverpool are edging closer to a first-ever Premier League title. They defeated Watford 2-0 on Saturday thanks to a Mohammad Salah brace to move 10 points clear at the top of the standings. The win sees them move to 49 points from 16 games.
Second-placed Leicester City could only afford a 1-1 draw in their fixture at home to Norwich City on the same day. They fell behind to a Teemu Pukki strike but Tim Krul turned into his own net for the leveler before halftime. The Foxes now have 39 points, 10 behind leaders Liverpool.
For the defending champions-Man City, they returned to winning ways thanks to a 3-0 victory away to Arsenal. A Kevin De Bruyne brace and Raheem Sterling’s opener did the damage for a rampant City side. The victory sees City move onto 35 points, 14 behind leaders Liverpool. For Arsenal, they remain 9th with 22 points.
Fourth-placed Chelsea on the other hand suffered a second successive loss as they went down to a Bournemouth 1-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a Danny Gossling 84th minute goal. The defeat leaves the Blues on 29 points.
This past weekend also saw Tottenham scrap to a 2-1 victory away to Wolves. Jan Vertonghen scored the winner in the 90th minute after Adama Traore had canceled out Lucas Moura’s strike. The result sees Spurs climb into 5th spot with 26 points accumulated so far.
Man United’s two game-winning run was also snapped on Sunday as they drew 1-1 at home to Everton. Victor Lindelof handed the visitors the lead after he put through his own net before substitute Meson Greenwood equalized in the second half. United are now 6th with 25 points from 17 games.
Elsewhere, Burnley beat Newcastle United 1-0, Sheffield United were 2-0 winners at home to Aston Villa while West Ham defeated Southampton 1-0 away from home.
The match between Crystal Palace and Brighton will be played at Selhurst Park on Monday night.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale (AFC Bournemouth)
What a save to deny Emerson! Ramsdale was so key in the win over Chelsea and it is only fair to suggest that he kept Bournemouth in the game and set the tone for Gosling’s winner later.
RB: Jack Stacey (AFC Bournemouth)
Playing at Luton last season, Stacey did not look fazed as he put up a magnificent performance in the win over Chelsea on Saturday.
LB: Leighton Baines (Everton)
Set up Haller’s winner in the 1-0 victory over Southampton.
CB: Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur)
Scored the winner as Spurs edged Wolves 2-1 on Sunday.
CB: Fernandinho (Man City)
Fernandinho made five clearances and two interceptions as Manchester City kept a first clean sheet in 10 games in all competitions.
MF: Dan Gosling (AFC Bournemouth)
Scored the winner as Bournemouth stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
MF: John Fleck (Sheffield United)
Struck a brace in Sheffield United’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.
MF: Kevin De Bryune (Man City)
Arguably his best performance of the season so far. De Bryune scored twice and set up the other in the 3-0 victory away to Arsenal on Sunday.
FW: Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
His goal against Wolves is a contender for goal of the season. How can i not include him in my team of the week after such a strike?
FW: Mohammad Salah (Liverpool)
Scored both of Liverpool’s goals in the 2-0 win over Watford.
FW: Sebastien Haller (West Ham United)
Scored the winning goals as West Ham defeated Southampton 1-0 away from home on Sunday.