Liverpool is edging ever so closer to a first-ever Premier League title. They defeated Tottenham 1-0 on Saturday thanks to a Roberto Firmino first-half strike to maintain their 13 points advantage at the top of the standings. The win sees them move to 61 points from 21 games.
For the defending champions-Man City, they thrashed Aston Villa 6-1 at Villa Park thanks to a hat trick from Sergio Aguero, a brace by Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus’s 9th goal of the season. The victory sees City climb into second with 47 points, 14 behind leaders Liverpool.
Leicester City now drops into third following a 2-1 loss at home to Southampton on Saturday. Denis Praet put the Foxes ahead on 14 minutes but Southampton turned the game on its head thanks to goals from Stuart Amstrong and Danny Ings. The Foxes remain in 45 points, 16 behind leaders Liverpool.
Fourth-placed Chelsea were victorious as they defeat troubled Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Jorginho, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the goals for Frank Lampard’s men. The victory sees the Blues move onto 39 points and strengthen their grip on 4th spot.
Man United’s were victorious too as they walloped Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford with Marcus Rashford netting a brace while Anthoney Martial and Mason Greenwood scored the other goals. The win sees United maintain 5th spot with 34 points.
For Arsenal, they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Crystal Palace on Saturday in a game that also saw Gunners captain Pierre Emerick Aubameyang sent off. Aubameyang had earlier given Arsenal the lead on 12 minutes before Jordan Ayew equalized 9 minutes into the second half. The draw leaves Arsenal in 10th spot with 28 points.
Elsewhere, Sheffield United beat West Ham 1-0, Everton defeated Brighton 1-0, Wolves drew 1-1 with Newcastle United while Watford were 3-0 winners away to Bournemouth.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United)
Foster made a string of world-class saves as Newcastle United fought to a 1-1 draw away to Wolves.
RB: Ceaser Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Assisted Hudson-Odoi’s third goal as Chelsea beat Burnley 3-0 to cap a fine performance by the skipper.
LB: Adam Masina (Watford)
Masina gets the nod having made four tackles, won four aerial duels and kept a clean sheet as the Hornets swept Bournemouth aside.
CB: John Egan (Sheffield United)
Was instrumental in Sheffield’s 1-0 victory over West Ham, making four blocks.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
Van Dijk made a crucial last-ditch tackle on Dele Alli and was typically imperious throughout as Liverpool kept a sixth successive clean sheet.
MF: Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford)
Scored one and assisted another in Watford’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday.
MF: Kevin de Bryune (Man City)
Assisted twice to take his tally to 14 for the season in City’s 6-1 thumping of Aston Villa.
MF: Juan Mata (Man United)
Mata produced his best performance in a while as he set up two of United’s four goals against Norwich City.
FW: Riyad Mahrez (Man City)
Netted twice in City’s win away to Aston Villa.
FW: Marcus Rashford (Man United)
Rashford scored twice from three shots in Manchester United’s win against Norwich.
FW: Sergio Aguero (Man City)
It was the Argentine who stole the show in City’s 6-1 win at Villa, though, overtaking Thierry Henry as the highest-scoring foreign player in Premier League history and breaking Alan Shearer’s hat-trick record courtesy of his 12th treble in the competition.