Premier League weekend review: Manchester City breeze past Southampton

By Amey Adams

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 3 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs took all three points at Molineux despite debutant Juan Foyth conceding two penalties late on. Spurs dominated the first half after goals from Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, while Harry Kane ended a four-game goal drought to make it 3-0. Wolves now face unbeaten Arsenal at the Emirates whilst Spurs continue their Champions League campaign when they host PSV Eindhoven.

Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool

Arsenal produced a stirring comeback in a game largely dominated by visitors Liverpool. In an entertaining first half, James Milner scored his 50th Premier League goal, and put Liverpool 1-0 up. Following the break, Arsenal eventually found an equaliser thanks to a wonderful finish from Alexandre Lacazette.

Liverpool still remain unbeaten in the Premier League with 27 points and will be keen to close down the gap between themselves and league leaders Manchester City. Following the late stunner from Arsenal, they remain unbeaten in their last 13 games and face Wolves at home next week.

Cardiff City 0 – 1 Leicester City

Leicester City honoured their owner in the best way as they beat a resilient Cardiff City in an emotional afternoon. The only goal of the game came from Demarai Gray, who proceeded to reveal a message on his shirt for deceased chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who tragically died along with four others in a helicopter crash a fortnight ago. Gray was booked for the gesture, as referee Lee Probert made the decision to follow FIFA guidelines.

Everton 3 – 1 Brighton

Richarlison continued his rich vein of form this season as he scored two goals to take Everton to ninth in the league. The Toffees dominated the game throughout, and despite a resolute Brighton defence, Everton had enough to make the difference. Brighton struggled throughout to create many chances, despite winning each of their last three games without conceding.

This result meant that Everton now have won four of their last five games only losing to Manchester United in that time, while Brighton saw their three game winning streak come to an end.

Newcastle 1 – 0 Watford

Newcastle picked up their first win of the season after Ayoze Perez scored a header from Ki Sung Yeung’s in swinging free kick. Watford were the dominant side throughout the first half with Gerard Deloufeu having the pick of the chances for the Hornets. However, Newcastle made good of their chances and won the game to much relief.

The hosts will look to continue their form when they host Bournemouth next weekend at St James’ Park, while Watford face struggling Southampton on the road.

West Ham 4 – 2 Burnley

Burnley suffered their third straight defeat in the league with a 4-2 loss at the London Stadium. Marko Arnautovic gave the Hammers an early lead in the game. However, Mauricio Pellegrini’s side were left stunned when Burnley’s Johann Gudmundsson equalised in stoppage time of the first-half.

Felipe Anderson then scored a brace in a good second half for the Brazilian, with many West Ham fans hoping he will continue this form. Burnley have now lost their last three games in a row, conceding 13 in the process.

Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester United

Manchester United scored in injury time to snatch all three points, as they struggled past a very good Bournemouth side at the Vitality Stadium. Despite this last-minute winner for United, Bournemouth had the majority of the chances, especially in the first half where they dominated.

However, United came out in the second half and started to dominate the game. Despite this win for United, Bournemouth still remain ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side, and will be pinching themselves if they keep up their form in the deadly Christmas period.

Chelsea 3 – 1 Crystal Palace

In striking twice, Alvaro Morata’s performance against Crystal Palace suggested that the out of sorts Spaniard may have re-found his mojo. Having put Chelsea in front in the first half, Palace equalised through Andros Townsend from close range.

Maurizio Sarri had clearly seen enough, as his Chelsea side struggled to break down a dogged Palace, and brought on Eden Hazard in a bid to change the game. The diminutive Belgian did that just moments later, setting up Morata for his second and putting Chelsea back on course for victory.

Pedro added a third late on to secure the win, as Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool to second in the table.

Manchester City 6 – 1 Southampton

Manchester City breezed effortlessly past a struggling Southampton, scoring three goals in the first 20 minutes at the Etihad Stadium. Raheem Sterling once again continued to prove his worth to City fans as he scored two in the game to take his goal tally to six for the season.

The Saints had enough chances in the game, but a lack of a cutting edge proved to be vital in the loss, as their only goal came from a penalty. City proved to be a class above the opposition and will hope to continue their form in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Huddersfield 1-0 Fulham

Huddersfield were able to grab their first win of the season, as they hosted Fulham at the John Smith’s Stadium. An unfortunate own-goal from Timothy Fosu-Mensah gifted David Wagner’s side their first win of the season. Fulham now face a challenging game against unbeaten Liverpool, whilst Huddersfield host West Ham.

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