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EPL WEEKEND REVIEW

By Dennis Mungai

Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund scored his second Premier League goal but it was not enough to help his team win in a pulsating 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspurs. Hojlund gave his team the lead in the third minute but Richarlison equalized for Spurs before Marcus Rashford made it 2-1 for United before the break. A minute into the second half, Bentancur brought the game level again, after receiving an assist from debutant Timo Werner. The draw sees United move upto seventh in the table, eight points behind Spurs in fifth place.

Aston Villa missed the chance of going level on points with leaders Liverpool after playing out a barren draw with Everton. The result was Villa’s manager Unai Emery’s first ever barren draw in his career as a Premier League manager. The result sees Everton stay 17th, just a point above Luton Town, having played a game more. Villa drop to third, behind Man City on goal difference and two points behind Liverpool.

Kevin De Bruyne’s return to the Premier League proved to be the difference-maker as he inspired a 3-2 comeback win for Man City against Newcastle on Saturday night. Newcastle had taken a 2-1 lead but the Belgian’s introduction in the second half changed the game completely. Four minutes after coming on, he glazed through the midfield and rifled a shot into the bottom corner. He then created a superb assist with a cross for substitute Oscar Bobb to slot in the winner in the first minute of stoppage time. The win sees City move up to second place in the table ,2 points behind Liverpool.

Elsewhere, Chelsea moved into the top half of the table after a Cole Palmer penalty helped them beat Fulham 1-0. Raheem Sterling was fouled in the box towards the end of the first half and Palmer sent Fulham ‘keeper Leno the wrong way for his ninth goal this season. Chelsea are now unbeaten in four games and will be feeling confident ahead of their next fixture against Liverpool.

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