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Spurs claim late point at Man City on Super Sunday of thrillers

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This is what went down across all five enthralling Premier League showdowns on Sunday.

Spurs rescue point in Etihad classic

Scorers: Son OG 9′, Foden 31′, Grealish 81′; Son 6′, Lo Celso 69′, Kulusevski 90′

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Tottenham netted an incredible last minute equaliser to claim a point in a 3-3 thriller on a Sunday filled with epic Premier League action.

After earlier breathtakers at Anfield and Stamford Bridge as well as another four-goal affair on the south coast, this one showed why it had top heavyweight billing.

Tottenham took a surprise lead against the run of play with just six minutes on the clock as they caught Man City cold on a clinical counter-attack, with Heung min-Son racing clear to squeeze under Ederson for his eighth goal against the league champions.

Unfortunately for the South Korean, he went from hero to villain just 137 seconds later when he diverted a City free-kick into his own net in unfortunate fashion.

And four minutes later, City should have taken the lead only for Erling Haaland to somehow skew wide from eight yards out with the goal gaping – the kind of miss that has rarely been seen from the Norwegian in a sky blue jersey before Jérémy Doku rattled the crossbar.

But shortly after the half-hour mark, City did take the lead for the first time when a fantastic flowing move cut Spurs open inside their own area and culminated with Julián Álvarez teeing up Phil Foden to score from close range.

The Argentine then went so close to a goal of his own moments later but saw his low drive skew clear off the base of the upright.

A superb Guglielmo Vicario within seconds of the second half restarting prevented Bernardo Silva from adding a third and with just over 20 minutes remaining, Pep Guardiola’s men were made to pay for their profligacy when Giovani Lo Celso steered home a beauty via the post from 25 yards to equalise.

Jack Grealish appeared to have broken Spurs hearts though and in the process end his long wait to score by sweeping home after Yves Bissouma was caught in possession on the edge of his own area for his first goal since April, only for the visitors to haul themselves off the canvas and claim a point when Dejan Kulusevski found the net via the underside of the bar in unorthodox fashion with a finish that appeared to come off his shoulder.

It snaps Spurs’ three-game losing streak and sees them close the gap on the top four to two points, while City go three points behind Arsenal at the summit.

Anfield erupts for PL classic

Scorers: Leno (OG) 20′, Alexander-Arnold 89′, Mac Allister 38′ Endo 87′; Wilson 24′, Tete 45′, De Cordova-Reid 80′

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s brilliant late winner saw Liverpool beat Fulham 4-3 in one of the great Premier League encounters.

Liverpool took the lead on 20 minutes as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning free-kick found the net with the aid of the prone Bernd Leno, who was credited with the goal.

The lead didn’t last long though as Harry Wilson ran to the front post and poked in from a tight angle.

The rockets’ kept coming for the Reds as Alexis Mac Allister fired in from 30 yards past Bernd Leno.

This topsy-turvy half took another turn in added time as Kenny Tete flicked on a Raul Jimenez and, after a VAR check, scored the Cottagers’ second equaliser.

The same thing happened again a few minutes later, this time however, Tim Ream’s tap in was ruled out for an offside.

It didn’t let up after the break as Darwin Nunez raced in but saw his shot from inside the area cannon back off the crossbar.

The hosts would pay for that profligacy in the final 10 minutes as Bobby De Cordova-Reid headed in at the back post to give Fulham the lead.

This was supposed to be Salah’s day for history but with five minutes to go he missed a genuine sitter, firing over from about four years out when it looked easier to score.

But it didn’t matter as Wataru Endo scored his first for the club with a brilliant edge of the box effort.

A truly stunning game reached its peak just a few moments later as Alexander-Arnold fired in for a winner.

10-man Chelsea hold on for win

Scorers: Enzo Fernandez (PEN) 17′, 65′, Colwill 21′; Buonanotte 43′, Joao Pedro 90+2′

Chelsea held out with 10 men to beat Brighton 3-2 at Stamford Bridge.

It was the Quadrophenia derby at Stamford Bridge as Brighton came to west London riding a high of reaching the latter stages of the Europa League for the first ever time.

It was Chelsea who opened the scoring on 17 minutes as Enzo Fernandez found space at the back post and headed in a Benoit Badiashile cross.

The Blues then grabbed a second just moments later as Levi Colwill was first to a loose ball and jabbed in for his first Chelsea goal.

Brighton got themselves back into the game just before the break however, as Facundo Buonanotte scored a stunning, curling effort that flew into the far corner.

Things got even more difficult for the capital club just seconds later as captain Conor Gallagher was given his marching orders for a second booking.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were under the cosh in the second half but they scored a third just after the hour mark to give themselves some breathing space.

VAR intervened to give the Blues a penalty which Enzo Fernandez coolly dispatched for his second of the afternoon.

Brighton pulled one back one back in added time as Joao Pedro headed in at the near post.

Palace end winless run with West Ham draw

Scorers: Kudus 13′; Edouard 53′

Odsonne Edouard scored a second half equaliser to see Crystal Palace claim a 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Palace were the visitors to the London Stadium as Roy Hodgson’s side aimed to break a losing run of two games.

But it as the home side who took the lead after only 13 minutes as Mohammed Kudus finished well.

Into the second half and Tomas Soucek had the ball in the back of the net within minutes but the goal was ruled out for offside.

The Hammers were made to rue that offside call as Odsonne Edouard equalised for Palace on 53 minutes.

Watkins to the rescue

Scorers: Semenyo 10′, Solanke 52′; Bailey 20′, Watkins 90′

Ollie Watkins came to Aston Villa’s rescue as his injury time leveller ensured the Villans drew 2-2 with Bournemouth.

Watkins shook off injury concerns from earlier in the week to start in attack on the south coast.

Villa flew out of the blocks and forced a smart save inside the opening five minutes after a great effort from Douglas Luiz.

Bournemouth weren’t to be deterred though and got themselves ahead on 10 minutes as Antoine Semenyo capitalised on some confusion in the away defence and finished well.

It wasn’t long before Villa were level though as Leon Bailey netted an equaliser on 20 minutes.

Unai Emery’s side then netting a second through Diego Carlos but after a lengthy VAR check, the goal was ruled out for offside.

After the break Dominic Solanke continued his impressive start to the campaign as he restored Bournemouth’s advantage with calmly taken finish.

But the Villans managed to score their second equaliser of the day right at the death as Watkins scored his eighth of the campaign.