Everton loved a brand new supervisor bounce with victory over Premier League leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park, earlier than title rivals Manchester City additionally suffered a defeat at Tottenham.
Liverpool’s troubles continued with defeat at Wolves, whereas the strain mounted on Southampton boss Nathan Jones with one other defeat.
Here, the PA information company check out 5 issues we realized from the weekend’s motion.
Dream begin for Dyche
New Everton boss Sean Dyche discovered the correct mix of power and persistence to kickstart the group in his first match in cost on Saturday. While harder assessments lie forward – beginning with the Merseyside derby at Anfield – Everton followers will at the least have been given some hope from the best way Dyche’s reorganised aspect, which included the recalled Abdoulaye Doucoure, noticed off the Gunners with a second-half objective from James Tarkowski.
Record-breaker Kane provides City the Blues
Manchester City might have minimize the hole on leaders Arsenal to 2 factors with victory at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon. However, it was Spurs captain Harry Kane who took the headlines. Kane’s strike on quarter-hour noticed him transfer previous Jimmy Greaves’ mark to turn out to be Tottenham’s report goalscorer with 267 and so restrict the harm for his or her north London rivals.
Arteta to return to fundamentals
While solely a second league defeat of the season for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta was left dealing with extra questions on whether or not his squad can final the space within the title race after failing to match Everton’s depth at Goodison Park. Arteta, although, will keep targeted on what took his younger group into pole place within the first place and “start to do the basic things right” once more after they host in-form Brentford subsequent weekend.
Reds troubles rumble on
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp provided no excuses after his aspect got here up quick once more, slumping to a 3-0 defeat at relegation-battlers Wolves. The Reds sit tenth within the desk and 11 factors adrift of the Champions League locations. Starting with the go to of Everton, Klopp’s males now face a run of video games which might effectively outline the ultimate path of their stuttering marketing campaign, as a visit to Newcastle is adopted by the primary leg of their Champions League tie towards Real Madrid.
Saints boss below hearth
The strain continued to mount on Southampton boss Nathan Jones on the again of one other lacklustre defeat when his bottom-of-the-table aspect have been crushed at Brentford. The endurance of Saints followers is beginning to put on skinny, with the vocal travelling assist venting their ire on the 3-0 loss. The former Luton boss maintains he’ll “live or die by my own philosophy” from right here on in.