Liverpool all but stamped their name on the 2019/20 Premier League title following a 2-0 victory over Man United on Sunday evening. A goal in either half by Virgil Van Dijk and Muhammad Salah did the trick for the run-away leaders. Liverpool now moves onto 64 points, 16 ahead of second-placed Man City whilst having a game in hand.
For City, they could only manage a 2-2 draw at home to Crystal Palace despite Sergio Aguero netting a brace in between a Cenk Tosun opener and Fernandinho’s late own-goal. The draw ensures City stay second with 48.
Leicester City also maintains third spot following a 2-1 loss away to Burnley on Sunday. Harvey Barnes handed the Foxes the lead but Chris Wood and Ashley Westwood scored twice in the second half to ensure Leicester lose the game, one that saw Jammie Vardy miss a penalty. The Foxes remain in 45 points.
Fourth-placed Chelsea were also defeated this past weekend. Frank Lampard’s side lost 1-0 away to Newcastle United with Isaac Hayden netting the winner in stoppage time. The loss sees the Blues remain onto 39 points.
For Arsenal, they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United on Saturday. Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring at the stroke of halftime but John Fleck equalised for the visitors seven minutes from time to ensure the two sides shared spoils. The draw leaves Arsenal in 10th spot with 29 points.
Tottenham too drew their weekend’s fixture 0-0 at Watford, a result that sees them maintain 8th with 31 points.
Elsewhere, Brighton drew 1-1 with Aston Villa, Norwich beat Bournemouth 1-0, West Ham were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton while Wolves came from two goals down to defeat Southampton 3-2.
Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.
GK: Nick Pope (Burnley)
What a day at the office for Pope. The shot-stopper saved a penalty and several other attempts as Burnley came from a goal down to stun Leicester 2-1 on Sunday.
RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Assisted Van Dijk’s opener in the win over Man United via a well-taken corner kick.
LB: Sam Byram (Norwich City)
Was the stand-out figure in defence as 10-man Norwich beat Bournemouth 1-0 on Saturday.
CB: Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United)
Was a rock at the back and repelled all that Chelsea threw at them as Newcastle edged the encounter 1-0.
CB: Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
Opened the scoring off a thumping header as Liverpool beat Man United 2-0.
MF: Isaac Hayden (Watford)
Deep inside stoppage time, it was Hayden who netting the winning goal as Newcastle United defeated Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday.
MF: Ashley Westwood (Burnley)
Scored the winner in Burnley’s 2-1 come-back victory at home to Leicester on Sunday.
MF: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
Was magnificent as scored the equalizer as Aston Villa drew 1-1 away to Brighton.
FW: Adama Traore (Wolves)
Assisted two of Wolves’ three goals in their win away to Southampton on Saturday.
FW: Raul Jimenez (Wolves)
Scored a brace in Wolves’ 3-2 come-back victory at Southampton.
FW: Sergio Aguero (Man City)
Scored twice as Man City disappointingly drew 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.