Arsenal strengthened their place on the high of the desk with victory over north London rivals Tottenham, a day after second-placed Manchester City slipped to defeat amid controversy of their derby at Manchester United.
There was one other win for Newcastle, and Chelsea loved a much-needed good day on the workplace, whereas Liverpool and Everton’s struggles continued.
Here, the PA information company seems to be at what we discovered from the weekend’s Premier League video games.
Derby spoils and enhanced lead for Arsenal
Arsenal’s bid for the title seems to be as convincing as ever after a 2-0 win at Tottenham that took them eight factors away from second-placed Manchester City on the summit. The Gunners benefited from a Hugo Lloris error to go in entrance, because the goalkeeper turned a Bukayo Saka cross into his personal web on the quarter-hour mark, and skipper Martin Odegaard then doubled the benefit for Mikel Arteta’s aspect with a Thirty sixth-minute strike. Spurs have been unable to hit again after the break as Antonio Conte’s fifth-placed workforce have been left 5 factors outdoors the highest 4.
Victory through VAR for resurgent Red Devils
Arsenal had been left with the possibility to increase their lead on the high by a Manchester derby on Saturday that noticed City crushed 2-1 at United in dramatic and controversial circumstances. Jack Grealish’s opener for Pep Guardiola’s champions was cancelled out within the 78th minute by a contentious Bruno Fernandes purpose – whereas there was a lot dispute over whether or not Marcus Rashford, having been in an offside place, was interfering with play. VAR deemed that to not have been the case and Rashford then accomplished the turnaround with an 82nd-minute end because the Red Devils delivered essentially the most eye-catching consequence up to now of their spectacular revival below Erik ten Hag – a fifth successive league win – and moved them some extent behind City within the desk.
Magpies march on after extra penalty issues for Mitro
Level on factors with United within the high 4, and forward on purpose distinction, are Eddie Howe’s Newcastle, who prolonged their very own effective run within the league to a 14th match unbeaten with a 1-0 dwelling win over Fulham on Sunday, sealed by a late Alexander Isak header. That got here after Fulham’s high scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic endured penalty frustration for the second time in three appearances – the ex-Newcastle striker, who had a spot-kick saved towards Southampton on New Year’s Eve, this time transformed from 12 yards, however the effort was dominated out for a double contact.
Chelsea went into Sunday’s dwelling conflict with Crystal Palace in appreciable want of a raise, with the 2-1 loss at Fulham three days earlier having made it one win in 9 league outings – and it proved a optimistic afternoon for Graham Potter’s males. Just previous to kick-off the membership introduced they’d sealed the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, and the Ukraine winger subsequently watched from the stands as his new aspect beat Palace 1-0 courtesy of Kai Havertz’s second-half header.
While the weekend noticed some respite for Chelsea, it was a distinct story for Liverpool, who, just like the west Londoners, are 10 factors adrift of the Champions League locations. Jurgen Klopp’s males on Saturday suffered a 3-0 defeat at Brighton, with the German afterwards saying he “can’t remember a worse game”. On the identical afternoon, there was extra woe for the Reds’ Merseyside neighbours Everton as they misplaced 2-1 at dwelling to Southampton, the one aspect under them within the desk, to extend the stress on boss Frank Lampard. Things are reaching an actual boiling level with regard to the Toffees – threats made to senior Everton officers in the course of the week meant the whole board have been ordered to avoid the sport, and followers staged a sit-in protest after the ultimate whistle.