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England captain - Harry Kane - capitalised on Sam Johnstone's hesitation to flick home a deft header in the dying minutes of the game

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And on Sunday, the race for the title took a new turn as Leicester City moved up top after edging Wolves by a lone goal, Tottenham moved up second on the heels of Harry Kane’s 150th Premier League goal, Liverpool failed to reclaim the top spot ...
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The English Premier continued this weekend with one time table-toppers and winners of four straight games – Everton – holding up their recent descent into the losing column with their third straight loss in as many outings – a 3-1 home loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

Sheffield United dug deeper into the bottom of the log following a 4-1 spanking by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Crystal Palace trashed Leeds United by four goals to one in an entertaining match at Selhurst Park, and Fulham's Ademola Lookman missed a Panenka-style penalty with the last kick of the game as West Ham clinched a dramatic victory with an injury-time winner of their own.

Earlier on Friday, Southampton continued their resurgence with a 2-0 win over Newcastle that saw them soar to the top of the Premier League table for the first time in club history. Brighton and Burnley also played to a goalless tie.

Harry Kane bagged his 150th Premier League goal to secure a dramatic late win for Tottenham Hotspur against West Brom

Harry Kane bagged his 150th Premier League goal to secure a dramatic late win for Tottenham Hotspur against West Brom

And on Sunday, the race for the title took a new turn as Leicester City moved up top after edging Wolves by a lone goal, Tottenham moved up second on the heels of Harry Kane’s 150th Premier League goal, Liverpool failed to reclaim the top spot following a high-quality draw at Man City, and abject Arsenal sleepwalked to a 3-0 home thrashing at the hands of Aston Villa

 

EPL Week 08 Scores At A Glance

Friday

Brighton 0-0 Burley

Southampton 2-0 Newcastle

Saturday

Everton 1-3 Manchester Utd

Crystal Palace 4-1 Leeds United

Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield Utd

West ham 1-0 Fulham

Sunday

West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

Leicester City 1-0 Wolves

Man City 1-1 Liverpool

Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa

EPL Week 08 Standings

English Premier League Week 08 Standings

Friday

Brighton 0-0 Burley

Brighton missed the opportunity to register a first home win of the season as Danny Welbeck squandered chances in a 0-0 draw with Burnley.

It was a familiar tale for Graham Potter and his Brighton side, who bossed large parts of the game and had 19 shots on goal but lacked the clinical finish.

Welbeck - on his first start for the club - was denied twice in the first half by Nick Pope while Neal Maupay, who returned to the side after being dropped for the defeat at Tottenham for "crossing a line" according to Potter, was subdued by Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

The result leaves Burnley, whose only shot on target came after 14 minutes, remaining winless this season with only one goal scored from open play in their seven Premier League matches.

Southampton 2-0 Newcastle

Southampton soared to the top of the Premier League for the first time in their history as Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong were both on target in a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle.

Just over a year on from the nadir of their 9-0 home defeat to Leicester, Ralph Hasenhuttl's side continued their resurgence in style as Adams' sweet seventh-minute volley sent Saints on their way.

Theo Walcott and Jan Bednarek both wasted good opportunities to double the home side's lead before Karl Darlow's superb save kept out Oriol Romeu's fierce drive.

But Armstrong pounced on a Sean Longstaff mistake to steer in a deserved second (82) as Southampton moved above Liverpool at the summit.

 

Saturday

Everton 1-3 Manchester Utd

Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to win 3-1 at Everton and ease the pressure on under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Everton had made the perfect start at Goodison Park as Bernard fired them ahead after 19 minutes on his first Premier League start of the season.

United levelled matters six minutes later thanks to Fernandes' powerful header, with the Portuguese then putting his side ahead when his cross - intended for Marcus Rashford - ended up in the back of the net.

Fernandes capped off a fine individual display when setting up substitute Edinson Cavani for his first United goal in injury time.

United have moved up to 14th after recording a seventh straight away win in the league - their best run for 27 years - while Everton missed out on the chance to go top after a third loss in a row.

Crystal Palace 4-1 Leeds United

Ebere Eze inspired Crystal Palace to a fine 4-1 win over Leeds United at Selhurst Park.

It was a case of deja-vu for Leeds, on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat having lost by the same scoreline to Leicester last Monday despite dominating possession.

Scott Dann's first strike since December 2017 gave Palace an early lead (12), as the centre-back rose to head beyond Illan Meslier from Eze's corner. Eze, making only his fourth league start since his £19.5m switch from QPR last summer, then produced a brilliant free-kick to extend Palace's lead (22).

That came after Bamford had seen an equaliser ruled out for offside by VAR, but the Leeds striker thrashed in his seventh Premier League goal of the season to reduce the arrears (27).

Helder Costa inadvertently stabbed Patrick Van Aanholt's cross past Meslier at his near post prior to the break (42) before Jordan Ayew sealed the victory with a cool finish from Wilfried Zaha's pass (70).

The result leaves Leeds in 15th and Palace in 7th.

Chelsea 4-1 Sheffield Utd

Chelsea continued their improvement with a fourth straight win as they fought back from a goal down to beat struggling Sheffield United 4-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea conceded for the first time in five games through David McGoldrick's clever flick from a Sander Berge strike (9), but Tammy Abraham levelled as his weak effort into the ground beat Aaron Ramsdale (23).

And Chelsea completed the turnaround as Ben Chilwell bundled home Ziyech's deep cross at the far post (34), though both Ramsdale and Max Lowe should have done more to keep the defender out.

Man-of-the-match Ziyech assisted Chelsea's third as Thiago Silva nodded in ahead of Ramsdale from a free-kick (77), before Timo Werner got in on the act, smashing home as the ball broke into his path (80).

Chelsea has the 5th spot while Sheffield remain bottom having taken just one point from a possible 33 since beating Chelsea 3-0 on July 11.

 

West ham 1-0 Fulham

Ademola Lookman had a terrible attempted Panenka penalty saved in the last minute as Fulham slipped to a 1-0 defeat at West Ham.

The game came to life in injury time as Tomas Soucek fired home but Fulham were given a reprieve in their last attack when VAR awarded a spot-kick for a foul on Tom Cairney.

After Aleksandar Mitrovic had missed their previous penalty at Sheffield United, the responsibly was taken by Lookman but his weak, chipped penalty was read by Lukas Fabianski.

Lookman was inconsolable at the full-time whistle as his team put in a determined showing but left without any points.

David Moyes' men did create the better openings with Sebastien Haller and Aaron Cresswell hitting the crossbar but all-in-all it was a limp performance from the hosts.

 

Sunday

West Brom 0-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane's 88th-minute header snatched a 1-0 win for a lacklustre Tottenham at West Brom, temporarily taking them to the top of the table.

Tottenham were short on creativity for much of the encounter at The Hawthorns, with West Brom the better side in the first half and having six shots to Spurs' one.

Tottenham improved after the break but still struggled to break down a well-drilled West Brom defence. However, a moment of hesitation from goalkeeper Sam Johnstone allowed Kane to nod home his 150th Premier League goal.

West Brom will feel aggrieved to have not taken something from the game, having matched Spurs throughout, but remain in 18th with three points and are without a victory this season.

Spurs hit the summit for the first time since August 2014 with the victory, before Leicester leapfrogged them later in the day.

Leicester City 1-0 Wolves

Jamie Vardy scored one penalty and missed another as Leicester went top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Wolves at the King Power Stadium.

Vardy converted from the spot following a contentious call that Max Kilman had handled Dennis Praet's cross, which referee Anthony Taylor only awarded after checking the VAR review monitor.

A more clear-cut decision gave Vardy the chance to double Leicester's lead before half-time against an out-of-sorts Wolves when Rayan Ait-Nouri wiped out James Justin, but Rui Patricio guessed right to keep out his poor spot kick and keep the visitors in contention.

Their second-half performance showed more attacking threat with Pedro Neto and Ruben Neves testing Kasper Schmeichel, but the Foxes, who could have secured victory late on through Harvey Barnes, saw out the game to go top of the Premier League.

Man City 1-1 Liverpool

Kevin De Bruyne put a first-half penalty wide as Manchester City failed to close the gap on Liverpool following a lively 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool set up for an early blitz and got the opener through Mohamed Salah's penalty after Kyle Walker left a knee on Sadio Mane (13), but City found rhythm and levelled as Gabriel Jesus poked under Alisson (31) following a wonderful touch for his sixth goal in seven Premier League games.

In a breathless first half, City were then awarded a controversial penalty by VAR after Joe Gomez handled De Bruyne's cross, but the Belgian gave us a collector's item as he struck the spot-kick wide (42).

Liverpool then retreated in a game of two distinct halves - Jesus' unmarked header wide the only clear-cut chance - and it remained level as Jurgen Klopp's side failed to move top of the Premier League, but kept their five-point lead over City, who have a game in hand.

Arsenal 0-3 Aston Villa

Ollie Watkins scored twice as an abject Arsenal were soundly beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa at the Emirates.

The visitors might have been ahead after just 47 seconds when John McGinn's strike was disallowed for offside upon VAR review with Ross Barkley deemed to have been in Bernd Leno's eyeline.

But the reprieve was short-lived as Bukayo Saka inadvertently stabbed Matt Targett's cross into his own net (25).

Watkins - a boyhood Arsenal fan - then took centre stage with two well-taken finishes (72, 75) to complete a fine away victory and a statement of intent from Dean Smith's men.

The result moves Villa up to sixth in the table while Arsenal slip to 11th.

Match day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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