A lot of action went down in the English premier league yesterday and i would be reviewing them one after the other.
A change in fortunes in the last fortnight saw a lot of clubs move up in positions and one of the biggest was Tottenham leapfrogging Manchester city to go second on the table, but if by chance what we saw yesterday is anything to go by,the lead is not going to be prolonged. Harry Kane’s stunning strike from a good range had given Spurs a first-half lead but as the game dragged on in the second half, Wolves responded in epic fashion. Goals from Helder Costa,Willy Bolly and Raul Jimenez turned the game in their favour.
The Biggest match in the premier league yesterday between Liverpool and Arsenal ended with a flurry of goals and also another win for the Klopp’s charges to increase their lead to the summit to the tune of nine points. Arsenal drew first blood through Ainsley Maitland-Niles which coincidentally,was his first goal for the club but it turned out to be a day to be forgotten for the french man. Roberto Firmino responded with two quick goals within 20 minutes to put the Merseysiders in the lead but a Sadio Mane goal and a Mohammed Salah penalty gave Liverpool total control by halftime,leaving Arsenal with a lot to ponder on. Any hopes of a miraculous comeback was quenched by Roberto Firmino’s second half penalty.
In the other games,there were two late winners at the opposite end of the table. A Victor Camarasa goal in the 92nd minute against Leicester City earned Cardiff their first win away from home this season and also condemned Leicester,who were most likely mentally fatigued from their exploits a fortnight ago. The result also sees Neil Warnock’s side climb up to 16th on the table,four points above the bottom three.
Aleksandar Mitrovic’s goal in stoppage time also earned Fulham victory over Huddersfield Town and ended their run of several matches without a win. Fulham moved up to 18th while Huddersfield remain rock bottom.
Also at Vicarage road,an Abdoulaye Doucoure equaliser eight minutes from stoppage time earned Watford a point against Newcastle United. Salomon Rondon’s fifth goal of the campaign initially gave the magpies the lead but Rafael Benitez’s side now have one win in their last seven league games.
Brighton disrupted Everton’s 4,500th top flight match as Jurgen Locadia scored the decisive goal for the home side.
At Old Trafford,a rejuvenated Manchester United side put Bournemouth to the sword yesterday for their third straight win under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. The upturn in form also saw the likes of Pogba,Rashford and Lukaku get on the scoresheet against Eddie Howe’s side which places Red Devils sixth on the premier league table,eight points away from the top four. Bournemouth however,are still solidly mid-table despite a dismal run of form which has seen them lose eight of their last 10 games in all competitions.
In the game at Selhurst park,Chelsea increased the gap between themselves and fifth placed Arsenal to five points with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace courtesy of N’golo Kante’s second half strike in a game where both teams struggled to convert their chances.
Manchester City however, survived a brief scare from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s reinvigorated side to win 3-1 and reduce summit leaders Liverpool’s advantage to seven points. With this recent win,it means the Cityzens can cut Liverpool’s lead to four points when they both meet at the Etihad on the 3rd of January 2019.