Arsenal prolonged their lead on the prime of the Premier League desk whereas Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte launched right into a rant following his aspect’s 3-3 draw at Southampton.
The race to keep away from relegation threw up extra twists and turns as Leeds beat Wolves whereas Everton and Leicester picked up useful factors.
Here the PA information company takes a have a look at 5 issues we discovered from this weekend’s motion.
Will Conte’s criticism have penalties?
Under-pressure Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte launched into a rare rant which will have penalties after his aspect let a 3-1 lead slip in opposition to Southampton, which means they missed the prospect to go third within the desk.
Goals from Pedro Porro, Harry Kane and Ivan Perisic made it appear to be Spurs had been set to maneuver into the Champions League spots, however bottom-of-the desk Southampton fought again with a Theo Walcott aim and James Ward-Prowse’s stoppage-time penalty sealing some extent.
Conte then carried out a livid post-match interview, saying: “If we are going to discuss the penalty, it means we don’t want to see the other situations. I think it’s much better to go into the problem because the problem is that, for another time we showed that we are not a team.
“We are 11 players that go into the pitch. I see selfish players, I see players that don’t want to help each other and don’t put their heart (in).
“Why? Because they are used to it here, they are used to it. They don’t play for something important yeah. They don’t want to play under pressure, they don’t want to play under stress.
“It is easy in this way. Tottenham’s story is this. Twenty years there is the owner and they never won something but why? The fault is only for the club, or for every manager that stays here. I have seen the managers that Tottenham had on the bench.”
Can Arsenal be stopped?
Arsenal bounced again from their Europa League disappointment to proceed their dominance within the league after beating managerless Crystal Palace 4-1 on Sunday.
Bukayo Saka once more performed a key function for the Gunners, who prolonged their lead on the prime of the desk to eight factors; they’ve now recorded six straight league wins going into the worldwide break.
Brooks return cheers Cherries
The weekend’s top-flight motion noticed a welcome return for Bournemouth midfielder David Brooks, who got here on within the 79th minute throughout their 3-0 defeat by Aston Villa.
It was the midfielder’s first look since being recognized with most cancers in October 2021 and applause for Brooks rang throughout Villa Park.
“To get back on the pitch and try to help and feel involved was a nice feeling,” the Wales worldwide instructed the official Bournemouth web site.
“The game didn’t really go to plan in terms of when I came on, what I wanted to do and help the team achieve, but yeah, it was a nice moment to get back out there.”
Wolves referee woes proceed
Wolves supervisor Julen Lopetegui felt annoyed once more by refereeing choices following a 4-2 defeat by Leeds.
Rodrigo wrapped up the sport with a stoppage-time strike that noticed unused substitute Matheus Nunes despatched off and Wolves had been offended the aim stood after Adama Traore was fouled within the build-up.
“I can make a book (about bad decisions): Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle, Southampton, today. Sometimes you can understand mistakes, they are part of football, but to repeat the same mistake against us is not easy,” Lopetegui stated.
“I don’t want an explanation, I’m not waiting for one. In the last match (against Newcastle) it was the same, today again.
“I want to have fair decisions and not have the sensation or the feelings it was unbalanced. At the end of the season normally they are going to be balanced but we are very unlucky, we have to be critical with the bad things but we didn’t deserve to lose this match.
“We had a very clear penalty again but the referee and VAR thinks the opposite.”
Relegation race heating up
The win in opposition to Wolves noticed Leeds make it out of the underside three because the struggle for survival took one other twist.
A useful three factors for Leeds see them climb into 14th, two factors away from the drop zone, whereas Wolves are one place above the Yorkshire outfit.
Everton picked up an important level after Ellis Simms scored his first aim for the membership with a dramatic late equaliser in opposition to Chelsea and Harvey Barnes additionally struck late for Leicester to attract 1-1 with Brentford, ending their five-game winless streak in all competitions.