Premier League Review: Chelsea Go Top; Liverpool Slip Up; Yaya’s Back

Chelsea’s sixth consecutive clean sheet helped them reach the top of the Premier League for the first time since they won the league in May 2015, following a 1-0 win away to Middlesbrough.

The solitary goal of Sunday’s fixture came from Diego Costa who finished from close range to become the first player to reach double figures in the league.

The weekend’s standout fixture saw United host Arsenal in the early kick-off on Saturday which resulted in a 1-1 draw. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to equalise in the 89th minute, cancelling out Juan Mata’s opener, to rescue a point for the Gunners.

Manchester City registered a narrow 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace thanks to Yaya Toure’s brace on Saturday afternoon. After the game the midfielder spoke of his happiness to be back in first team at Manchester City. “I am very happy, not for the goals just for coming back and playing. Thank you to the manager as well for letting me in the team today so yeah, very very delighted”. The former Ivory Coast International had not played a Premier League game this season before the victory at Selhurst Park.

Liverpool’s stint at the top of the league has not lasted long as Jurgen Klopp’s men played out a 0-0 draw away to Southampton at the weekend.

Harry Kane is back amongst the goals for Spurs as his strikes in the 89th and 90th minute snatched all three points against fellow Londoners West ham. Tottenham were 2-1 down going into the closing stages before Kane’s late goals, which means his side maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

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West Ham’s Michail Antonio celebrates after giving his side the lead against Tottenham on Saturday

David Moyes and Sunderland are finally off the bottom of the table thanks to goals from Jermain Defoe and Victor Anichebe against fellow strugglers Hull City.

There were wins for Bournemouth and Watford over Stoke and Leicester City respectively while Everton and Swansea drew 1-1 at Goodison Park.

The weekend was wrapped up on Monday night at the Hawthorns with West Brom putting four past Burnley, to see Tony Pulis’ side rise to ninth in the table.

William Dunne

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