For a brief period of time, it looked like the four goals scored in Liverpool’s triumph at Stamford Bridge would be the apex of a lackluster weekend of Premier League play.
But Saturday proved to have late entertainment in the offing, with Manchester City among the clubs providing late drama in England.
Let’s have a look, shall we?
West Bromwich Albion 2-3 Leicester City – RECAP
Jamie Vardy is breathing rarefied air, scoring in his eighth-straight game for Leicester City. More importantly, the Foxes continue to do their best “Goonies” imitation with a “Never say die” attitude keeping them among the season’s best teams. Only Ruud van Nistelrooy and Daniel Sturridge have concocted similar runs, as Leicester erased a 1-0 deficit to go up two goals before holding on for a 3-2 win.
Crystal Palace 0-0 Manchester United – RECAP
- VAN GAAL: Lack of possession cost United
Yohan Cabaye‘s plucky play is the lasting memory from a lackluster draw at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Alan Pardew‘s boys will be happy to have collected a point from the Old Trafford set, but should it have been more?
Manchester City 2-1 Norwich City – RECAP
Goalkeepers traded gaffes, but John Ruddy‘s was a bit later than Joe Hart‘s as Man City picked up the win on a Yaya Toure penalty kick conversion. Cameron Jerome and Nicolas Otamendi traded goals earlier in the contest.
Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool – RECAP
Somehow, the heat has been raised beneath Jose Mourinho after Jurgen Klopp won the battle of tactics, personnel, and scoreboard at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Christian Benteke scored and Philippe Coutinho scored a pair as Liverpool rolled past the Blues.
Newcastle United 0-0 Stoke City – RECAP
Outside of Potters keeper Jack Butland, no one should be taking a bow after this one at St. James Park.
Swansea City 0-3 Arsenal – RECAP
The Gunners broke a Welsh hex over their side thanks to goals from three different players, including little-used Costa Rican star Joel Campbell.
Watford 2-0 West Ham United – RECAP
West Ham’s perfect road season is over thanks Odion Ighalo and the Hornets, who made Vicarage Road a fortress on Saturday. Aaron Cresswell‘s “Oh no” moment was met by Ighalo’s seventh goal of the season in the blanking.