Premier League Round-Up - Week Ten
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Premier League Round-Up - Week Ten

The clocks may have gone back on Sunday but plenty of Premier League managers will have had sleepless nights, after some Halloween horror shows in Gameweek 10. Dropped points for Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham made this a weekend to forget for some of the division's big boys, while strugglers Burnley and Leeds secured vital wins at the opposite end of the table. Here is everything you need to know, after another scintillating set of matches in England's top tier.


Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Manchester United

The standout fixture of the weekend did not disappoint on Saturday evening, when two under-pressure managers met in North London.

And it was Manchester United who emerged victorious, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men bounced back from last week’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave the Red Devils the lead in the first half with a fabulous volley, before setting up Edinson Cavani – who slotted the ball past Hugo Lloris to double their lead.

Just minutes before the full-time whistle, substitute Marcus Rashford secured all three points after keeping his cool and netting his second league goal of the season.

The victory eases the pressure on Solskjaer as United move to within three points of fourth place, while his counterpart Nuno Espirito Santo remains under fire as Spurs drop to eighth.

Manchester City 0-2 Crystal Palace

Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace stunned Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, as Pep Guardiola’s side succumbed to their second league defeat of the campaign.

Wilfried Zaha put the Eagles in front early on to score his 50th top-flight goal, after Aymeric Laporte was dispossessed in his own half.

Laporte was then sent off on the stroke of half-time, when he commited a professional foul on Zaha, who was through on goal.

City thought they were level thanks to a Gabriel Jesus effort, but the strike was ruled out by VAR for offside.

Conor Gallagher then sealed all three points for Vieira’s outfit after finishing off a swift counter-attack.

The Citizens are now five points behind Chelsea in top spot, Whereas the Eagles’ second league win of the season means they move into 13th place.

Liverpool 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton came from two goals down to secure a point away at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds took the lead when Mohamed Salah teed up captain Jordan Henderson, who fired the ball past goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

Jurgen Klopp’s side then doubled their advantage when Sadio Mane got on the end of an inviting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross.

The visitors pulled one back just before half-time after the sun deceived Alisson, who failed to stop Enock Mwepu’s effort from outside the box.

Graham Potter’s Seagulls completed their comeback via a clever Leandro Trossard finish.

The draw means Brighton sit seventh, while Liverpool fall three points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Newcastle United 0-3 Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s team capitalised on Liverpool and Manchester City’s failure to win, by defeating Newcastle 3-0 to take control at the top.

The Blues dominated Saturday afternoon’s proceedings, but went into the interval with the scores level after struggling to make the most of their superiority.

However, Chelsea’s attacking prowess soon paid off when Reece James struck the ball into the far corner just after the hour mark.

The flying full-back had a brace 12 minutes later with an even more emphatic finish, leaving Karl Darlow with no chance in the Newcastle goal.

Jorginho sealed all three points when he ditched his trademark hop to dispatch from the penalty spot and put the game out of sight.

The result leaves the hosts sitting one place off the bottom, while Chelsea remain at the Premier League’s summit.

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal picked up their fifth league victory of the season after racing out of the blocks at the King Power Stadium.

The Gunners took the lead inside five minutes, when Gabriel rose highest to divert a Bukayo Saka corner into the back of the net.

Mikel Arteta’s men then doubled their advantage on 18 minutes, as Emile Smith Rowe slotted the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.

The victory leaves the Gunners just three points off the top four in sixth spot, while Brendan Rodgers’ outfit could drop into the bottom half if Wolves avoid defeat against Everton tonight.

Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham

West Ham continued their charge for Champions League qualification, with an emphatic win over 10-man Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.

The Hammers took the lead early on via a Ben Johnson strike, before the hosts levelled the scoring through an Ollie Watkins effort. 

West Ham captain Declan Rice then put his side ahead before the interval, with a long-range drive that struck the post before hitting the back of the net.

Villa then proceeded to fall apart in the second half, when Ezri Konsa was sent off after his tackle on Jarrod Bowen went to a VAR review.

David Moyes’ team put the game out of sight with two late goals from Pablo Fornals and Bowen, going level on points with champions Manchester City in the process.

Villa, though, are now only three points above the relegation zone in 15th place.

Burnley 3-1 Brentford

Burnley claimed their first Premier League win of the season with a resounding 3-1 victory over Brentford.

Chris Wood gave the Clarets the lead after just four minutes, as he netted a sublime first-time finish.

Sean Dyche’s side then doubled their advantage after Matt Lowton headed home from a Charlie Taylor cross.

New signing Maxwel Cornet continued his great start at Turf Moor with a wonderful finish to make the score 3-0.

Brentford got one goal back in the second half through an excellent Saman Ghoddos volley but it was not enough, resulting in Thomas Frank’s side’s third successive league defeat.

Burnley still sit in 18th place but are just three points from safety.

Norwich City 1-2 Leeds United

Leeds picked up their second league win of the campaign after edging a close encounter at Carrow Road.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites took the lead in the second half thanks to some impressive footwork from Raphinha, before the Brazilian drilled the ball home.

The Canaries equalised two minutes later through an Andrew Omobamidele header, but the visitors immediately regained the advantage via an audacious Rodrigo effort.

Norwich remain rooted at the foot of the table and winless in 10 matches. Leeds, on the other hand, move out of the bottom three and into 17th spot.

Watford 0-1 Southampton

Southampton earned their first away win of the season after seeing off Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road.

Che Adams netted the only goal of the game, with a superb first-half strike into the top corner from the edge of the box.

The Hornets almost found an equaliser but Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters cleared Ismaila Sarr’s strike off the line.

The South Coast side’s victory means that they leapfrog Watford in the table and climb to 14th, while Watford drop to 16th – just three points above the relegation zone.




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