Liverpool maintained their thirteen-point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to a hard fought 1-0 win against in-form seventh placed Wolves yesterday. Manchester City bounced back from their 3-2 defeat against Wolves last Monday with a comfortable 2-0 win against eighth placed Sheffield United at the Etihad yesterday. Chelsea held on to fourth placed thanks to a late fightback against Arsenal at the Emirates yesterday. Arsenal desperately held on to their fragile 1-0 lead for eighty minutes, but Chelsea finally managed to break the deadlock on eighty-three minutes thanks to Jorginho’s equalizer and Chelsea top-scorer Abrahams snatched the winner with three minutes remaining.
On Saturday Leicester City ended a three-match league winless run thanks to a hard fought 1-2 win against relegation threatened West Ham at the London Stadium and the defeat marked the end for under fire Hammers boss Pellegrini in the process. Brighton won their derby and relegation battle against south coast neighbours Bournemouth 2-0 at the Amex, which moved the Seagulls five points clear of the relegation zone.
New Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti won his second game in a row against Newcastle United at St James Park thanks to a brace from young England striker Calvert-Lewis. Second from bottom Watford won their relegation six-pointer 3-0 against third bottom Aston Villa at Vicarage Road, which moved the hornets within two points of Villa. Elsewhere Spurs struggled to grab a point at Carrow Road against rock bottom Norwich who lead twice in the game, relegation threatened Southampton held on for a valuable point in their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace and finally, Manchester United recorded back-to-back wins thanks to a comfortable 0-2 win at Burnley.