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Liverpool Maintained their eight point lead at the top of the Premier League on Saturday thanks to a hard fought 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, Leicester City recorded their fifth straight league win thanks to a 2-0 against Brighton at the Amex and reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City ended Chelsea’s five match league winning run thanks to a one from behind 2-1 win at the Etihad. New Spurs manager Jose Mourinho started his reign in the right fashion with a 3-2 win against West Ham at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, however, his team’s troubles in defence will be a matter for concern as they almost blew a 3-0 lead.

On the pitch, Spurs troubles pale in comparison to that of neighbours Arsenal, whose calamitous season went from bad to worse on Saturday as they came within seconds of being beaten at home by second bottom Southampton for the first time in over 40, but desperately managed to escape defeat thanks to Lacazette’s 96thminute equalizer to make it 2-2. Wolves impressive season continued Saturday with a valuable 2-1 away win and three points at Bournemouth, which keeps them in fifth place, a point ahead of Sheffield Utd.

The Blades blew a great opportunity to overtake Wolves yesterday, in their Super Sunday game at Brammall Lane. The Blades looked on for a convincing win and all three points when they extended their lead to 2-0, early in to the second half. However, in a crazy ten-minute period, United staggered off the ropes to deliver a whirlwind counterattack and in less than ten minutes Williams, Greenwood and Rashford had all scored to give United an unbeleivable 3-2 lead, with only quarter of an hour remaining. In the end, it was the Blades, who unexpectedly had to fight to get something from the game, which they deservedly did thanks to an injury time equalizer from Burnie.

In the other two Premier League games at the weekend, Everton’s woes continued as they were embarrassed by third bottom Norwich at Goodison, going down 2-0 and Burnley inflicted further misery on rock bottom Watford at Vicarage Road thanks to a dominant 3-0 win


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