🦁 Liverpool back on track; Chelsea-United draw and Bale on fire

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We had another huge Sunday of Premier League fixtures ahead of us, with five games to tuck into.

This is what went down.

Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool

Scorers: Jones 48′, Bryan OG 64′

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Liverpool got back to winning ways again with a routine win over Sheffield United in which they looked much more like themselves.

Aaron Ramsdale was the busiest of the two goalkeepers in the first half at Bramall Lane, pulling off a string of fine saves to keep the Reds at bay.

But he was finally beaten just three minutes after the restart when Curtis Jones was picked out in the area after the ball remained in play and found the corner of the net.

Sixteen minutes later, Liverpool scored again when Roberto Firmino played two delightful one-twos outside of the area before deftly dribbling his way into space and planting a deflected effort into the net, with the league’s Goal Accreditation Panel crediting it as a Kean Bryan own goal.

The champions remain in sixth with the win, while their hosts are now 15 points from safety.

Sheffield United 0
Liverpool 2
Full time

Chelsea 0-0 Manchester United

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Nothing could separate Chelsea and Manchester United after their uneventful goalless draw at Stamford Bridge.

United could have had a penalty when Callum Hudson-Odoi handled in the area, only for referee Stuart Attwell (and VAR) to rule against it after several replays.

Mason Mount was well placed to put Chelsea ahead but stalled on shooting before being tackled, before both Fred and Mason Greenwood shot narrowly wide.

Some excellent Victor Lindelöf defending prevented Timo Werner from scoring late on but neither side was able to create anything clear cut – with a point each probably fair.

Chelsea 0
Manchester United 0
Full time

Tottenham 4-0 Burnley

Scorers: Bale 2′ 55′, Kane 15′, Lucas 31′

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Gareth Bale turned in another unstoppable performance for Tottenham as they swept Burnley aside with ease on Sunday afternoon.

It took him less than two minutes to tap home Heung-min Son’s teasing cross before he set up Harry Kane to loop a deflected strike over Nick Pope.

Lucas Moura then slashed in a half-volley before the break, with the Welshman continuing his excellent recent upsurge in form after the interval with a fourth goal to round things off.

Son set him up for the second time and man of the match Bale curled an unstoppable strike in off the far post to move his side back up to eighth in the table.

Tottenham 4
Burnley 0
Full time

Leicester 1-3 Arsenal

Scorers: Tielemans 7′; Luiz 39′, Lacazette (pen) 45+2, Pépé 53′

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Arsenal came from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 to move above Tottenham into ninth place at the King Power Stadium.

Youri Tielemans opened the scoring when he took advantage of some sloppy defending to fire past Bernd Leno, before David Luiz headed home Willian’s free-kick to equalise.

The Gunners were then awarded a penalty in first half stoppage time after Wilfred Ndidi handled in the box – Alexandre Lacazette sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way to put his team in front.

Brendan Rodgers will be concerned after losing Harvey Barnes to a serious injury before Nicolas Pépé rounded off the perfect afternoon for Mikel Arteta when tapped in from three yards out after a stunning counter attack.

Leicester City 1
Arsenal 3
Full time

Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham

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Fulham failed to take advantage of Newcastle United dropping points yesterday by only managing a goalless draw with Crystal Palace.

Joachim Andersen managed the Cottagers’ best chance of the first half when he headed home Ademola Lookman’s corner just wide.

Roy Hodgson will have Vicente Guaita to thank for earning his side a draw when he pulled off a stunning save to deny Josh Maja’s header from close range.

Fulham remain three points from safety while Palace maintain their ten point gap from the relegation zone.

Crystal Palace 0
Fulham 0
Full time

Monday’s fixtures

  1. Everton v Southampton