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By Cameron Winstanley

Matchday 10 of The Premier League featured one of the all-time great post-match interviews as Jurgen Klopp and BT’s Des Kelly went head to head over the timings of Liverpool’s fixtures after his side picked up more injuries in their 1-1 draw against Brighton. The battle at the top of the league between Chelsea and Tottenham featured two teams not wanting to lose and one of the most boring ties between the two for some years. Here’s a look round the rest of the action with this weekend’s best and worst performers.

TOO GOOD

MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United made it eight consecutive away league wins as they came from behind to win 3-2 against what has been an impressive Southampton side this season. Despite United starting the brighter, two quick fire Southampton goals, the second another superb James Ward-Prowse free kick, put the visitors two goals down at half-time. United in typical fashion never died with half-time substitute, Edinson Cavani, setting up Bruno Fernandes’ goal to put The Red Devils back in the game before the Uruguayan scored United’s equaliser and then the winner in added time. The win sees United go five points behind the league leaders with a game in hand, showing just how quick football can change. Solskjaer’s side also become the first Premier League team in history to win four consecutive away game despite trailing in each and was the tenth time they’ve come from behind against The Saints in the Premier League.

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FULHAM

Fulham produced the shock scoreline of the weekend when they turned the table on its head to beat high-flying Leicester City 2-1 at The King Power. It was the perfect result for The Cottagers in what had an emotional week after the passing of former fan favourite, Papa Bouba Diop. Fulham had to weather a couple early Leicester chances before Ademola Lookman calmly slotted past Kasper Schmeichel, only five minutes later Ivan Cavaleiro ended Fulham’s penalty hoodoo as his emphatic spot kick found the top corner, the first converted from Fulham’s previous three spot kicks. The visitors were rarely troubled until Harvey Barnes’ late consolation. Fulham were impressive throughout and none more so than centre midfielder, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. The Cameroonian set up Lookman’s goal with a powerful run and is a key player in Scott Parker’s side after a previously difficult spell in the top-flight with Fulham.

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TOO BAD

ARSENAL

Arsenal slumped to their worst start to a season since 1981 as they were beaten for the third home league game in succession, the second time since the start of last season, before this it had never happened in the Premier League. The game was overshadowed however due to a sickening clash of heads between David Luiz and Raul Jimenez, the latter being taken to hospital. Despite this, Wolves were professional throughout and opened the scoring when Pedro Neto pounced on the rebound following Leander Dendoncker’s header, Arsenal did draw level just minutes later with Gabriel’s powerful header before Wolves got their lead back just before half-time when Daniel Podence’s great footwork left Gabriel in his wake before slotting past Bernd Leno. Wolves had no problems in seeing through the points in the second half with goal-shy Arsenal not being able to add to their tally of 13 for the season in the second half, the lowest number of goals in their first ten ames since the previously mentioned 1981/82 season.

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CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace have seen their early season form come undone in recent weeks and dropped another two points on Friday night as they conceded twice in the last two minutes against Newcastle United. Brazilian forward, Joelinton registered his first two goal contributions of the season as he set up Callum Wilson for the first before adding his first goal of the season and Newcastle’s second of the game. Palace had chances to go ahead but were denied on a couple occasions by the in-from Karl Darlow, the best chance falling the way of Christian Benteke. The Eagles drew a blank for the 45th time since the start of the 2017/18 season. It also become the seventh game in a row that Palace have lost after having at least 50% possession, during those games they scored 1 goal from 87 shots. Palace will be looking to secure three points next week against West Brom or they might have to start looking over their shoulder.

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