We look back at the action from the latest round of Premier League football.
Premier League Match Reviews 13th February
Manchester City tightened their grip on the Premier League title on another enthralling weekend of action. Let’s take a look.
Leicester City 3:1 Liverpool
Liverpool’s title defence reached a new low with a chaotic defeat to Leicester.
The champions looked in control when Mo Salah gave them a deserved lead on 67 minutes. But three goals in seven minutes by the Foxes turned the game on its head.
First, James Maddison equalised from a low free kick that evaded everyone to find its way into the goal. Then Alisson rushed out of his goal and collided with debutant Ozan Kabak, the ball fell to Jamie Vardy, who walked the ball into the open goal.
Harvey Barnes broke free to make it 3-1 and give the Foxes Champions League hopes a massive lift.
Crystal Palace 0:3 Burnley
An early double strike set Burnley on their way to a comfortable win at Selhurst Park.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Jay Rodriguez took advantage of slack home defending to put the Clarets 0-2 up after just ten minutes.
Palace struggled throughout and it was no surprise when Burnley made it three early in the second half. Matt Lowton started and finished a fine move with a superb volley, for his first Premier League goal in eight years.
Manchester City 3:0 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City’s march towards the Premier League title continued with a comprehensive victory over Tottenham.
Rodri opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 23 minutes, after a clumsy foul by Pierre Emile-Hojberg.
Ilkay Gundogan then continued his fine goalscoring form with two second half strikes. The first coming at the end of a fine team move, whilst the second was after a fantastic long ball from Ederson.
Brighton and Hove Albion 0:0 Aston Villa
The points were shared, as Brighton extended their unbeaten run to six games.
Brighton dominated the game, but couldn’t find a way past Emiliano Martinez in the Villa goal. Dan Burn, Alexis Mac Allister and Joel Veltman were all denied by the keeper, as the hosts racked up 26 shots at goal.
Villa were lacklustre throughout, but the point takes them to within four points of the Champions League places.
Southampton 1:2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves came from behind to inflict a sixth consecutive Premier League defeat on Southampton.
Danny Ings put Saints ahead in the 25th minute and the hosts looked in total control throughout the first half.
The game turned early in the second half, when Ryan Betrand was harshly adjudged to have handled in the penalty area. Ruben Neves equalized from the penalty spot and the turnaround was complete 13 minutes later. Pedro Neto produced some dazzling skill and a fine finish to give Wolves the three points.
West Bromwich Albion 1:1 Manchester United
A magnificent injury time save from Sam Johnstone denied Manchester United victory and gave West Brom a precious point.
The hosts took the lead through a second minute header from Mbaye Diagne. The equalizer came via a spectacular Bruno Fernandes volley on the stroke of half time.
Then came the late drama, Johnstone flung himself full length to push Harry Maguire’s header onto the post. Defeat would have been harsh on the Baggies who battled hard for their point, whilst United will see this as a missed chance to close the gap at the top of the table.
Arsenal 4:2 Leeds United
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first Arsenal hat-trick helped them to victory in a pulsating clash at the Emirates.
The striker gave the Gunners an early lead with a low drive, before making it two from the penalty spot. Hector Bellerin then fired home the third after a wonderful passing move from the hosts.
Aubameyang completed his hat-trick with a header at the start of the second half. Pascal Struijk and Helder Costa made the scoreline respectable for Leeds, but this was Aubameyang’s day.
Everton 0:2 Fulham
Fulham gave their survival hopes a massive boost with a superb win.
New signing Josh Maja was the Cottager’s hero with two close range strikes. The first came on 48 minutes when he turned home Ola Aina’s low cross.
The second arrived 20 minutes later, the stiker tapping home after Bobby Decordova-Reid fired against the posts.
Everton were below par throughout and this defeat puts a big dent in their Champions League hopes.
West Ham United 3:0 Sheffield United
West Ham continued their fine season with a comfortable win over bottom club Sheffield United.
Declan Rice opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Jesse Lingard was hauled down in the penalty area.
Issa Diop doubled the lead with a powerful header, before Ryan Fredericks sealed the win deep into injury time.
Chelsea 2:0 Newcastle United
Timo Werner ended his goal drought to cap a fine individual performance, as Chelsea made it four Premier League wins in a row.
The Blues took the lead when Werner’s cross found its way to Olivier Giroud and the Frenchman blasted the ball home.
Werner’s goal was a close range effort at the far post, after Giroud got a flick-on to a Chelsea corner.
The win moves Chelsea back into the top four, whilst Newcastle remain in 17th.