- Chris Sobey
The Premier League action at the weekend proved that life is becoming ever more competitive and challenging, especially for the top teams who are playing week in and week out on all or most fronts. While leaders City, second place United and fourth placed Arsenal all won, they had to work extremely hard for their three points. Leaders City had to come from behind and wait until the near the death to finally put the impressive Huddersfield to the sword while Arsenal left it even later netting their winner in injury time against a desperately unlucky Burnley at Turf Moor. Manchester United were nearly shocked by an outsider twice in a week on Saturday, this time against Brighton at Old Trafford, but the visitors could not find a way past De Gea and United had to make do with a wicked own goal deflection midway through the second half thanks to man of the match Ashley Young. Watford continued their great run of form with arguably the performance of the weekend putting three past Newcastle at St James Park with no reply from the Toon. Southampton also produced their performance of the season thrashing relegation threatened Everton 4-1 at St Mary's thanks to a brace from Austin who was making his first start of the season and the win lifted them to mid table and six clear of the relegation zone. Spurs struggled to replicate their Champions League form in the Premier League again this time just scraping a point at Wembley against manager-less West Brom who may rue letting the experienced Pulis go by the end of the season. Finally, the match of the weekend on Saturday at tea time between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield ended all square at 1-1, Top-scorer Salah continued his hot streak bagging the opener and Liverpool will count themselves as being somewhat unlucky as Chelsea equaliser from Willian came with only minutes of normal time remaining.