Saturday’s Premier League action in gameweek 11 saw a number of important results at that the top and bottom of the Premier League. Here is what happened in those potentially crucial games:
Gunners and Reds finish all square at the Emirates
The game that everybody was talking about prior to this weekend’s action was the clash between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium. In the end, the encounter finished 1-1 with the points shared.
Liverpool had struck the post, while both sides saw goals disallowed for offside before the opening goal just after the hour mark. The visitors opened the scoring, as Bernd Leno parried Sadio Mane’s cross, only for James Milner to fire home with the rebound from 15 yards out.
Liverpool missed chances from set-pieces and Arsenal capitalised with eight minutes left on the clock by levelling the scores. Alex Iwobi played a superb ball through the Liverpool defence to Alexandre Lacazette, who half-rounded Allison before turning backing back and firing an effort home from 12 yards.
The draw moved Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table, while Arsenal dropped to fifth-place in the table after Spurs’ win at Wolves. The visitors remain the second favourites before Manchester City to win the league title.
Newcastle secure maiden league win of the season
Newcastle recorded a potentially massive 1-0 home win over Watford at St James Park, despite a terrible first half display. The victory was the Magpies first league win of the campaign.
Watford had the better of the first half, as lively winger Gerard Deulofeu missed numerous chances, while Uruguayan midfielder Roberto Pereyra hit the bar in the early stages of the second half. However, it was the home side that made the vital breakthrough on 65 minutes, as Ayoze Perez headed home to massive relief of every connected with the Magpies.
There was still time for Hornets striker Stefano Okaka to miss a golden opportunity in stoppage-time. However, the north east side held on for a victory that could turn their season around. The three points moved Newcastle out of the relegation zone and into 17th position. Meanwhile, Watford are now eighth in the Premier League table.
Richarlison stars as the Toffees beat the Seagulls
Everton dominated early possession and took the lead on 26 minutes. A superb counter-attack eventually led to Gylfi Sigurdsson finding Richarlison with a superb ball and the forward firing powerfully past Mat Ryan in the visitor’s goal.
The Toffees looked set for a comfortable afternoon. However, on 33 minutes the visitors equalised against the run of play. Solly March produced a superb cross to find centre-back Lewis Dunk who rose above Kurt Zouma to head past a helpless Jordan Pickford.
Everton produced a determined start to the second half and Idrissa Gueye struck the base of a post. However, the Toffees did regain the lead five minutes into the second half.
Andre Gomes and Beram Kayal fought for the ball, only for the latter to poke into the path of Toffees full-back Seamus Coleman, whose powerful low drive gave Ryan no chance.
The Merseysiders sealed the points on 77 minutes. Richarlison intercepted a short pass by Dunk, knocked the ball past Shane Duffy, rounded Ryan and knocked the ball into an empty net. The goal was the Brazilian’s sixth in just seven and a half top-flight appearances for the former Watford man.
The win kept Everton ninth-place in the table, but the Toffees are now just two points outside the top-six. Brighton have now dropped to 12th in the table and will need to regroup after their three-game winning league run came to an abrupt end.
Saturdays other Premier League results
Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United
Cardiff 0-1 Leicester
West Ham 4-2 Burnley
Wolves 2-3 Tottenham
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