It was an entertaining Sunday of top-flight action, with 10 goals split across four pulsating games.
Liverpool 1-4 Manchester City
The biggest of them all came at Anfield, where an out-of-sorts Liverpool hosted the league’s form-team in Manchester City.
After Ilkay Gundogan skied a first half spot kick, he didn’t fail to break the deadlock from six yards early into the second-half. Liverpool responded however, with Mo Salah burying his penalty after an hour to tie the game at 1-1.
The game was there for the taking, and it was the visitors who grabbed the initiative. The Citizens’ quality and strength in depth shone through with three goals in 10 second-half minutes, including Gundogan’s second, Raheem Sterling’s cute finish, and a thunderbolt from England starlet Phil Foden.
Foden was the pick of the bunch for City on Merseyside, accumulating two assists alongside his goal, as the youngster caused chaos amongst the Reds’ backline all evening.
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea
Elsewhere, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea claimed their third successive win under the new management at Bramall Lane with a hard-fought 2-1 win.
Mason Mount opened the scoring at the end of a quiet first period, but disaster struck for the visitors as Antonio Rudiger passed the ball into his own net 10 minutes into the second half.
Chelsea struck back quickly though after Timo Werner won a penalty, which Jorginho slotted home with aplomb, and the three points were secured for Tuchel and his Blues.
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Harry Kane scored on his return to the Spurs XI, as Jose Mourinho’s side claimed a crucial three points.
Relegation battlers West Brom came to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium winless in four, and that was extended to five after Kane’s 54th-minute strike, duly followed up by Son Heung-Min’s goal four minutes later.
The defeat heaps more pressure onto Sam Allardyce, whilst Mourinho will see this as a turning point to try and start gathering some momentum.
Wolves 0-0 Leicester City
Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves remain buried in the bottom half of the Premier League table after a goalless stalemate with Leicester.
Meanwhile, the point only helped Brendan Rodger’s Foxes who are looking to consolidate a top four spot for the first time since the incredible title-winning season of 2015/16.
Chances were limited at Molineux, and despite the efforts of Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves for the hosts, and James Maddison and Harvey Barnes for the visitors, neither goalkeeper was thoroughly tested in the early kick-off.
The best chance of the 90 minutes arguably fell to Jamie Vardy at the end, who, after returning from injury, could only glance a header wide.
Leeds United host Crystal Palace this evening at 8pm.