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🦁 Chelsea beat Tottenham; Liverpool win, Arsenal and Leicester held

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We had proper Super Sunday today with four games taking place.

Here’s what went down.

Ziyech nets wonder-goal as Chelsea sink Spurs

Chelsea 2
Tottenham 0
Full time

Scorers: Ziyech 47′, Thiago Silva 55′

Antonio Conte suffered his first Premier League defeat as Tottenham manager when his side were beaten at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea made a bright start with both Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi having half-chances in the opening minutes.

In the 19th minute Malang Sarr had to receive treatment after being caught on the shin by Tottenham’s Matt Doherty. VAR checked the incident before deciding the challenge didn’t warrant punishment.

Harry Kane then thought he’d given Spurs the lead just before half-time when he slotted in after Ryan Sessegnon’s cut-back, but the goal was disallowed for a foul on Thiago Silva.

The deadlock was broken by Chelsea two minutes into the second half, when Hakim Ziyech found the net with a stunning strike which Hugo Lloris could only watch as it flew past him into the top corner.

It was soon 2-0, with Thiago Silva heading home from close range after Mason Mount’s set-piece delivery into the box.

The closest Spurs came to pulling a goal back came in the 87th minute, when Kane’s header from a corner was beaten away by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

From earlier …

Liverpool survive Palace scare to close the gap on City

Crystal Palace 1
Liverpool 3
Full time

Scorers: Édouard 55′; Van Dijk 8′, Oxlade-Chamberlain 32′, Fabinho PEN 89′.

Liverpool survived a second-half onslaught from Crystal Palace to win and close the gap on league leaders Manchester City to nine points.

Virgil van Dijk gave them the lead in the eighth minute, losing his marker before powering a header home from Andrew Robertson’s corner.

It should’ve been 2-0 moments later when Andrew Robertson’s cross found Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at the back post but his shot hit the side-netting.

Oxlade-Chamberlain made no mistake the next time Robertson picked him out in the same position in the 32nd minute, this time chesting the ball down before smashing a left footed shot past Guaita.

Palace had their chances to get back into the game towards the end of the first half with Alisson having to deny Michael Olise from close range before Jean-Philippe Mateta rounded the Brazilian but saw his shot deflect just wide.

Conor Gallagher almost halved the deficit at the start of the second period, glancing a header from Olise’s cross just wide from inside the six-yard box.

Patrick Vieira’s side finally got their reward in the 55th minute, with Jeffrey Schlupp’s pass splitting the Liverpool defence in half and setting Mateta through who selflessly laid it off for Odsonne Édouard to roll into the empty net.

Olise then nearly caught Alisson out with a lob but the goalkeeper managed to make it back to palm the ball wide, before referee Kevin Friend awarded the referee a controversial penalty after a lengthy VAR check.

Guaita was penalised for bringing down Diogo Jota in the box which allowed Fabinho the chance to slot a spot-kick away to seal the three points.

Arsenal frustrated by resilient Burnley

Arsenal 0
Burnley 0
Full time

Arsenal missed out on the chance to move into the top four after being held to a goalless draw by a battling Burnley side.

The Gunners had two golden opportunities to go ahead in the 19th minute with Nick Pope denying Martin Ødegaard with a superb stop first before Ben Mee reacted first to block Alexandre Lacazette’s follow-up.

Bukayo Saka then went close in first-half stoppage time, curling a shot just wide after the hosts had broken on the counter-attack.

Mikel Arteta will have been left wondering how his side didn’t take the lead in the second half when Emile Smith Rowe teed up Lacazette in the area but the Frenchman put his shot wide with the whole goal to aim at.

But Sean Dyche’s side held out to move within four points of safety at the bottom of the table.

Welbeck the hero again for Brighton

Leicester City 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1
Full time

Scorers: Daka 47′; Welbeck 82′.

Danny Welbeck came off the bench to earn a third consecutive 1-1 draw for Brighton as they snatched a point at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes dominated the first half without making the desired breakthrough as James Maddison hit the side-netting with a free-kick before Ademola Lookman was denied at close range by Robert Sánchez.

But two minutes into the second half they finally nipped ahead through Patson Daka.

A flowing team move gave Harvey Barnes the chance to shoot at goal, his effort was parried by Sánchez but the Zambian striker made no mistake from the rebound.

But Brendan Rodgers’ side couldn’t extend their lead and there was still one final say in the game from the Seagulls, as substitute Welbeck leapt to head home Neal Maupay’s cross to earn a point for Graham Potter’s men.