Liverpool is edging closer to a first-ever Premier League title. They defeated Wolves 1-0 on Sunday thanks to a Sadio Mane first-half strike to move 13 points clear at the top of the standings. The win sees them move to 55 points from 19 games.
Second-placed Leicester City returned to winning ways thanks to 2-1 win away to West Ham United on Saturday. They took the lead through Kelechi Iheanacho but Pablo Fornales equalized to ensure it is at level times at halftime. Damarai Gray’s 56th-minute goal would, however, win it for Branden Rogers’ side. The Foxes now have 42 points, 13 behind leaders Liverpool.
For the defending champions-Man City, they defeated Sheffield United 2-0 at the Etihad thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and the in-form Kevin De Bruyne. The victory sees City move onto 41 points, 14 behind leaders Liverpool.
Fourth-placed Chelsea were also victorious as they came from a goal down to defeat troubled Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang gave the hosts a first-half lead but two late goals from substitute Jorginho and Tammy Abraham secured three points for Chelsea. The victory sees the Blues move onto 29 points while Arsenal drops to 12th spot with 24 points.
This past weekend also saw Tottenham draw 2-2 away to Norwich City. Mario Vrancic gave the hosts an 18th-minute lead before Christain Ericksen equalized on 55 minutes. Serge Aurier then put through his own net but Harry Kane struck with 7 minutes to play to ensure it ends all square. Spurs now drop to 6th with 30 points.
Man United’s were victorious too as they beat Burnley 2-0 at Turf Moor with Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford each scoring once. The win sees United climb into 5th with 31 points.
Elsewhere, Brighton beat Bournemouth 2-0, Everton were 2-1 winners at Newcastle United, Southampton drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace while Watford hammered Aston Villa 3-0.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Ben Forster (Watford)
Foster made a string of superb saves against Aston Villa as 10-man Watford held on to win 3-0 on Saturday.
RB: James Justin (Leicester City)
The 21-year old came in for the injured Pereira and excelled as Leicester beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday.
LB: Brandon Williams (Man United)
What a performance by the youngster as Man United defeated Burnley on Saturday. Luke Shaw should be worried because he now has competition for a starting place in the next game.
CB: James Tomkins (Crystal Palace)
He was a tremendous influence and scored a brilliant headed goal to earn the Eagles a point away at Southampton.
CB: Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Solid all night as Liverpool beat Wolves 1-0 to register a fourth straight clean sheet.
MF: Jorginho (Chelsea)
Came off the bench and equalized as Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates.
MF: Kevin de Bryune (Man City)
De Bruyne has been directly involved in 19 goals in the Premier League this season (seven goals and 12 assists). He scored once and assisted the other as City beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday.
MF: Aaron Mooy (Brighton)
Was brilliant and scored the second as Brighton took care of Bournemouth 2-0.
FW: Damarai Gray (Leicester City)
Missed a penalty but was on hand to score the winner as Leicester scrapped past West Ham 2-1.
FW: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Scored a brace in Everton’s 2-1 victory at Newcastle United on Saturday.
FW: Troy Deeney (Watford)
Scored a brace as 10-man Watford beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday.