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Weekend Football Review

Some big results before the break!

Premier League MW 8

Brighton 0 vs. 0 Burnley

Brighton and Burnley played out a goalless draw with neither side being able to take advantage of the other. Brighton sit 16th in the table while Burnley move one place up into 19th. 

Southampton 2 vs. 0 Newcastle

Che Adams scored in the 7th minute while Armstrong scored late in the 2nd half to cap off a solid win for Southampton. Southampton move into 4th with the win while Newcastle drop down to 13th with the loss. 

Everton 1 vs. 3 Man United

Bernard scored in the 19th minute to give Everton the lead as it looked like it would be another loss for United. Fernandes though equalised for United in the 25th minute and gave United the lead in the 32nd minute after some poor defending from Everton. Cavani then got a 3rd in the 95th minute as Ole once again comes away safe from the brink of a sacking. Everton drop down to 7th with their 3rd successive loss while United move one place up into 14th.

Crystal Palace 4 vs. 1 Leeds

Dann scored in the 12th minute and Eze scored in the 22nd minute to give Palace a 2-0 lead. Bamford got one back for Leeds in the 27th minute but Costa scored an own goal right before half time to make it 3-1 to the Eagles. Ayew then got a goal in the 70th minute to seal the win for Palace. Palace jump up to 8th with the win while Leeds drop down to 15th with the loss. 

West Ham 1 vs. 0 Fulham

It was a very close game between the London clubs and it looked like it would be a draw, but Soucek scored the winner in the 91st minute to take 3 points for West Ham. Lookman also missed a penalty for Fulham during the game with a failed panenka. West Ham climb up to 12th in the table while Fulham remain 17th in the table. 

West Brom 0 vs. 1 Tottenham

West Brom put in a resilient performance against Tottenham and deserved a draw at the end of the day. Spurs took their time though and won the game in the 88th minute thanks to a goal from Harry Kane. Tottenham climb up to 2nd in the table while West Brom sit 18th. 

Leicester 1 vs. 0 Wolverhampton

Another close game that was decided by one goal as Vardy scored a penalty in the 15th minute to get Leicester the 3 points. Leicester climb to the top of the table as they sit 1 point clear of Tottenham. Wolves drop down to 9th with the loss. 

Man City 1 vs. 1 Liverpool

Salah scored in the 13th minute to give Liverpool the lead via the penalty spot. Jesus equalised for City in the 31st minute in what was an exciting 1st half. There were several chances for both teams and some injuries as well. The 2nd half was pretty boring while the poor Manchester weather also contributed to it. City remain 10th in the table while Liverpool drop down to 3rd a point behind Leicester. 

Arsenal 0 vs. 3 Aston Villa

Arsenal were flying high after beating Man United last weekend but were brought crashing back down by Villa who needed the win. Saka scored an own goal in the 25th minute to give Villa the lead, while Watkins scored 2 in the 2nd half in the 72nd and 75th minute to seal the win. Big win for Villa after 2 losses as they move up to 6th while Arsenal drop down to 11th in the table.

La Liga MW 9

Barcelona beat Betis 5-2, Sevilla beat Osasuna 1-0, Ateltico beat Cadiz 4-0, and Valencia beat Real Madrid 4-1 as they conceded 3 penalties during the game. Sociedad remain top of the table while Villarreal, Atletico and Real Madrid make up the top four. Barcelona sit 8th, Valencia sit 9th, and Sevilla sit 12th in the table. Good wins for most teams in Spain this weekend but Zidane needs to solve some problems at Madrid. 

Serie MW 7

Lazio drew with Juventus 1-1, Roma beat Genoa 1-3, Atalanta drew with Inter 1-1, Napoli beat Bologna 0-1, and Milan drew with Verona 2-2. Milan remain 2 points clear at the top of the table while Sassuolo, Napoli, and Roma make up the top four. Juventus sit 5th, Atalanta sit 6th, Inter sit 7th and Lazio sit 9th. Roma seem to be patching together some good form while Milan didn’t have the best of weeks. Teething problems for teams in Italy. 

Bundesliga MW 7

Leipzig beat Freiburg 3-0, Schalke drew with Mainz 2-2, Leverkusen beat Monchengladbach 4-3 in a very entertaining game and Dortmund lost to Bayern 2-3. Bayern go 2 clear at the top of the Bundesliga after a big win against Dortmund while Leipzig, Dortmund and Leverkusen make up the top four. Monchengladbach drop down to 7th with the loss. Bayern again lead the table as the rest play catch up to them. 

Ligue MW 10

Marseille beat Strasbourg 0-1, PSG beat Rennes 3-0, Lille lost to Brest 3-2, Monaco beat Nice 1-2, and Lyon beat St.Etienne 2-1. PSG go 5 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 as normalcy resumes in France. Lille, Rennes, and Marseille make up the top four while Lyon and Monaco sit 5th and 6th in the league. Teams chasing PSG as they run away with the league once again. 

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