Premier League Gameweek 15 will wrap after tonight’s clash, but here is a look at some of the key fixtures from the weekend. A crucial game for Man United vs Crystal Palace and Watford vs Liverpool. And as Jurgen Klopp often reminds us, there is no rest for the wicked in the Premier League.
Things kicked off with five goals in a thrilling London derby on Saturday lunchtime as West Ham saw off Chelsea, while only one late goal separated Liverpool and Wolves.
Sunday saw Ralf Rangnick get his spell as interim Man Utd manager off to the perfect start with a win over Crystal Palace, while Steven Gerrard’s fine start to life at Villa Park continued with a win over consistently inconsistent Leicester.
Premier League Gameweek 15
Man United vs Crystal Palace
Man Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace
Man United vs crystal palace was huge anticipation at Old Trafford as Ralf Rangnick took charge of Manchester United for the first time as interim manager, and the home supporters went home happy after a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
The German opted to stick with the same starting XI that Michael Carrick had picked for Thursday’s 3-2 win over Arsenal, but this time they came up against a well-drilled, well organised Palace side managed by Patrick Vieira.
Leeds 2-2 Brentford
A dramatic injury-time equaliser from the returning Patrick Bamford earned Leeds a 2-2 draw against Brentford at Elland Road.
Tyler Roberts has received plenty of stick from Leeds’ fans in the past, but it was he who opened the scoring against a Brentford side missing Ivan Toney because of a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.
Tottenham 3-0 Norwich
Tottenham returned to winning Premier League ways with a convincing 3-0 win over a lacklustre Norwich, inflicting a first Canaries defeat on Dean Smith in the process.
Lucas Moura is a player who can be absolutely brilliant or absolutely shocking for Spurs, and, fortunately for Antonio Conte, it was the former version who rocked up to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester
Aston Villa’s clash with Leicester rounded off the action on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for the goals to start flowing in the Midlands. A clash build as Gerrad v Rodgers.
Good work from Patson Daka was handed a rare opportunity to start in the Premier League by Brendan Rodgers, eventually worked an opening for Harvey Barnes, and he superbly steered the ball past Emi Martinez into the far corner to give Leicester an early lead.
West Ham 3-2 Chelsea
A month on from beating Liverpool and failing to win any of their next three domestic matches, an impressive West Ham claimed the scalp of another Premier League title contender when Arthur Masuaku scored a bizarre late winner that looked like a mishit cross.
Thiago Silva put Chelsea into the lead just under half an hour in, but that lead was erased by Manuel Lanzini from the penalty spot. Mason Mount made it 2-1 in the closing stages of the first half, but again the Hammers got back level through Jarrod Bowen.
Newcastle 1-0 Burnley
Newcastle finally won a Premier League game at the 15th time of asking this season when a single Callum Wilson goal was enough to see off Burnley at St James’ Park.
Wilson was quickest to react to a spill from Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the closing stages of the first half and it proved to be enough for the three points because the Clarets didn’t really mount much threat of their own other than a lot of shots off target.
Southampton 1-1 Brighton
Southampton were denied victory in this clash of the Premier League’s south coast clubs by a dramatic and controversial 98th-minute equaliser.
The Saints had led for more than an hour of play at St Mary’s thanks to a first-half goal from Armando Broja, but they were unable to build on that lead and it left them vulnerable.
Wolves vs Liverpool
Wolves 0-1 Liverpool
Origi the legend, Liverpool dominated possession and had 17 shots against Wolves. But only five of those efforts were on target and but for a 94th-minute winner from cult hero Divock Origi they were about to be embarrassed.
Liverpool should have scored several long before they did but were denied by a combination of heroic Wolves defending and wayward finishing.
Watford 1-3 Man City
Manchester City will finish the weekend top of the Premier League thanks to their win over Watford combined with Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham earlier in the day.
Bernardo Silva was the star man again for the reigning champions, scoring twice in the 3-1 victory. Raheem Sterling got the first early on and it was 3-0 before Cucho Hernandez was able to pull back a consolation strike for Watford.