Manchester City and Liverpool tied 2-2 in the Premier League game of the week, keeping City’s one-point lead over their rivals for the title this season.
Pep Guardiola’s City took the lead in the fifth minute courtesy of Kevin de Bruyne’s deflected drive, but Liverpool equalized just eight minutes later with Diogo Jota’s goal following superb work from Trent Alexander Arnold and Andy Robertson.
Gabriel Jesus then snuck in at the far post nine minutes before halftime to put City back in ahead after a tense first half.
After the half, Sadio Mane equalized nearly immediately from the kick-off, and despite opportunities at both ends and Raheem Sterling having a goal called out for offside, the game ended 2-2, leaving the championship race wide open.
Chelsea bounced back from a home defeat to Brentford and defeat to Real Madrid with a 6-0 triumph against Southampton on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Tuchel’s men looked like a team with something to prove were 3-0 up by the 21st minute with goals from Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, and Timo Werner. Kai Havertz added a fourth just after the half-hour and Werner and Mount doubled their tally in the 49th and 54th minutes before Chelsea eased up to save their legs for next Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal in Madrid.
Tottenham strengthened their claim for a top-four finish thanks to Heung Min Son’s hat-trick and some excellent first-half saves from Hugo Lloris that saw them win 4-0 away to Aston Villa.
Thomas Tuchel‘s side looked like a squad on a mission as they went up 3-0 in the 21st minute thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, and Timo Werner. Kai Havertz scored shortly after the half-hour mark, and Werner and Mount doubled their tally in the 49th and 54th minutes, respectively, before Chelsea eased up to preserve their legs for next Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal in Madrid.
Tottenham enhanced their claim for a top-four finish with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa, courtesy of a hat-trick from Heung Min Son and some brilliant first-half stops from Hugo Lloris.
Everton’s victory became even more significant 24 hours later, as bottom-of-the-table Norwich defeated Burnley 2-0 at Carrow Road, with goals from Pierre Lees-Melou after nine minutes and Teemu Puuki in the 86th minute depriving Burnley the chance to stay within a point of Everton.
Leeds United appear to be safe from relegation as Raphinha, Rodrigo, and Jack Harrison scored in a 3-0 away win against Watford, condemning the Hornets to their eighth consecutive home league defeat and moving Leeds nine points clear of the bottom three.
Brentford beat West Ham 2-0 in their London derby following West Ham’s fatigued legs after Thursday’s European encounter against Olympique Lyon.
Brentford dominated and are now safe from relegation following four wins in their past five games, thanks to goals from Bryan Mbuemo and Ivan Toney in the second half.
Newcastle United can also breathe a sigh of relief after beating Wolverhampton 1-0 at home thanks to Chris Wood’s second-half penalty.
Finally, Ademola Lookman and Kieran Dewsbury-Hall scored in the first half to help Leicester City beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at home in a mid-table battle.