The English Premier League delivered once again in another eventful weekend of the best football in the world. City extended their championship winning-lead over reigning champions, Chelsea, while Liverpool extended their amazing run of form, downing Newcastle, while #WengerOut is gaining more and more momentum with another dismal display, this time succumbing to minnows, Brighton.
Burnley and Everton kicked off the weekend with a stellar game, with Burnely able to claim another scalp, defeating the Toffee’s, 2-1.
Everton opened the scoring in the 20th minute courtesy of Tosun’s header, with scores to remain the same for the first half. However, it was a different story in the second half, with Burnley’s season again being the underdog spirit, equalising in the 56th minute thanks to Barnes’s strike in the corner, before striker Chris Wood headed Burnely to a 2-1 lead in the 80th minute, taking the three points at home, and sitting seventh on the table.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah continued his incredible season, as he and Mane were able to net their shots in a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle. Liverpool now sit second on the table, 18 points behind league-leaders, Manchester City.
Leicester and Bournemouth played out a 1-1 draw, while Southampton and Stoke failed to break the deadlock in a 0-0 result. Watford almost certainly put West Brom back into the championship, downing them 1-0, with West Brom trailing 19th position by 7 points.
Tottenham have consolidated their spot in the top four, with a solid 2-0 victory over Huddersfield, while Chelsea fell a bit behind with a 1-0 loss to eventual champions, Manchester City, with Bernardo Silva’s strike in the 46th minute being the difference between the two.
However, the main headline coming out of the matchday was Arsenal’s performance against Brighton & Hove Albion. Much like the cup loss to Manchester City, Brighton were able to dominate early, and capitalised with a 2-0 lead inside 26 minutes. While Arsenal were able to claw one goal back, through superstar striker, Aubameyang, in the 43rd minute.
It was a much needed victory for the home side, moving seven points clear of the relegation zone, while Arsenal fall behind the ‘Big 5’, with speculation surrounding Manager, Arsene Wenger’s future sure to be emphasised after each performance for the Gunners.
Crystal Palace and Manchester United will close out the weekend’s game Tuesday morning [AEST].