Salah at the double
Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool were slightly fortunate to get their noses in front against Southampton on Saturday, and he lauded his opponents for their style of play.
Ultimately, the Reds still ran out 4-0 winners, and that was due in no small part to Mo Salah’s double.
Had he not been flagged for offside in the game too, we might’ve been talking about one of the best goals to ever be scored.
Jordan Henderson, who is so often the driving force behind this monster that Klopp has created, was once again in the thick of it.
His leadership has been second to none, and he is the perfect embodiment of what the German manager wants to see on the pitch. His goal merely underscored another outstanding personal performance.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain weighed in with one as the Reds finished the day 22 points ahead of Man City – the biggest gap there has ever been in English top-flight history at the end of a day.
Spurs execute game plan perfectly
A game billed as Pep v Jose had all of the elements you might expect of a game between two of the brightest minds in the Premier League.
City had 18 shots on target, two thirds of the possession and made double the amount of passes as their hosts, Tottenham only had three shots on target but scored two of them to win the game.
Guardiola will rue a missed Gundogan penalty which might have put a different complexion on this one, however, his strikers need to take a long hard look at themselves after failing to convert their dominance into a match-winning position.
New Spurs signing, Steven Bergwijn, immediately endeared himself to the White Hart Lane faithful with the opener on 63, and once Son Heung-min doubled the lead on 71, there was no way back for the Citizens.
Rudiger earns a point for Chelsea
Brendan Rodgers was rightly furious at the end of this game, knowing that a win for his Leicester side would’ve put them well ahead of the Blues in the table.
As it is, the point that Antonio Rudiger earned for Frank Lampard’s side keeps them just about in touch with the Foxes as we hurtle towards the business end of the season.
Rudiger had opened the scoring just after the break, but once Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell had put the hosts back in control, the game was there for the taking.
Leicester were playing the better football and carving out more chances for themselves than their visitors.
Slack marking at a free-kick saw the Chelsea No.2 get his second towering header of the afternoon to complete the scoring.
Murray in a hurry at West Ham
Poor old West Ham. Just when they thought that better times were around the corner, bogey side Brighton went and burst all of their bubbles.
The Hammers had played well for the most part, and in Robert Snodgrass they had the outstanding player on show.
He’d already provided the free-kick assist for Issa Diop’s opener before adding a brace himself. Even with Angelo Ogbonna’s own goal against them, David Moyes’ side were cruising.
Once Pascal Gross had given the Seagulls a lifeline with 15 to play, however, you could sense the panic set in. The players knew it and so did the fans at the London Stadium, which has become a toxic place to play.
Just four minutes later, and perhaps slightly controversially, 36-year-old Glenn Murray popped up at the far post to slam home an equaliser.
For the final 10 minutes it was all Brighton with the Hammers hanging on by a thread.
As it is, the point sees them drop into the relegation zone, with their next two games against Manchester City and Liverpool.
It’s turning into a long hard season for the Irons.
Hornets stung by Mina
This is a match that Everton should never have been allowed to get back into, but the Toffees have Yerry Mina to thank that they did so.
Watford had eased into a two-goal lead thanks to Adam Masina’s first for the club and Roberto Pereyra’s on 42.
Inexplicably, the hosts then took their eye off of the ball, and in first half injury-time Mina grabbed a brace to bring the visitors level.
One was a scrappy shot, the other a header at the back post where he was completely unmarked.
Fabian Delph’s sending off didn’t help Everton’s cause, but they managed to keep in the game until Theo Walcott’s 90th minute strike won them the match.