There were a lot of talking point in match week 14, but the highlight was Chelsea first loss of the season. Arsenal ended their 3 games win-less streak closing up the gap with Chelsea, while Man City and Liverpool picked up crucial wins. Man united once again disappointed this season as Crystal Palace forced them to a draw.
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 – 1 Leicester City
Brighton are a tough side to beat at home, but they failed to capitalize on 10 men Leicester City to earn a win. The Seagulls made a good start to the match scoring in the 15th minute through striker Glenn Murray. A red card to midfielder James Maddison in the 28th minute puts Leicester hope of equalizing in jeopardy. But they capitalized on the failings of Brighton to score in the 79th minute to earn a draw. Substitute Jamie Vardy scored through a penalty after fellow substitute Kelechi Iheanacho was fouled in the box.
Everton 1 – 0 Cardiff City
Everton has now won their last four home game since losing 1-3 to West Ham. The Merseyside club secured a narrow win against struggling Cardiff City. The only goal of the match came through Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 59th minute.
Fulham 3 – 2 Southampton
At Craven Cottage Fulham regained some momentum after 6 consecutive Premier League defeats. It was a 5-goal thriller as two goals from Aleksandar Mitrovic and an Andre Schurrle goal was enough to hand Fulham a win, despite Stuart Armstrong scoring twice for Southampton. New manager Claudio Ranieri couldn’t asked for any better start to his new role at Fulham.
Manchester United 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
Would Manchester United end this season in the top four? This will be a question many will be asking after another disappointing game against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. In all fairness, Crystal Palace were the better side for majority of the game and could easily have claimed all three points.
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Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool
Liverpool kept their tittle hope alive with an emphatic win over Watford. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 67th minute. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino added to Salah’s goal in the 76th and 89th minutes respectively, while skipper Jordan Henderson received a red card in-between the goals.
West Ham United 0 – 4 Manchester City
Man City remain top of the Premier League table after another all-round performance against West Ham. The Citizens did not only score 4 times but also kept a clean sheet, maintaining their good defensive record this season. German international Leroy Sane scored twice, while David Silva and Raheem Sterling were also on the score sheet.
Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 1 Chelsea FC
Chelsea unbeaten run this season came to an end on Saturday at Wembley stadium. It was a disappointing outing for The Blues as a high-spirited Tottenham ran riot against them. Dele Alli continued his impressive form against Chelsea scoring his side’s first goal 8 minute into the game. Striker Harry Kane and Son Heung-min scored in the 16th and 54th minutes respectively to make it 3 goals. Chelsea late consolation goal was scored by substitute Olivier Giroud in the 85th minute.
AFC Bournemouth 1 – 2 Arsenal
Bournemouth have to wait a bit longer for their first win since winning against Fulham. The Cherries equalized late in the first half through Joshua King after Jefferson Lerma spectacular own-goal had put Arsenal ahead. But a second half goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not met by similar response as Arsenal earned a narrow 1 – 2 win.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 – 2 Huddersfield Town
It was an Aaron Mooy day as his two goals gave his side an important win against Wolves. Aaron Mooy scored in the 6th and 74th minutes to inflict Wolves with an unexpected defeat.