2018-19 Premier League: Week 15 Roundup

Manchester City remain top from Liverpool by two points after this first midweek round of Premier League season. 

Goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez saw Man City stay top after beating Watford 2-1 despite Abdoulaye Doucoure’s late consolation for the Hornets. 

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Liverpool meanwhile came from behind to beat second bottom Burnley 3-1 to keep pace with the Citizens, whilst Tottenham Hotspur recovered from Sunday’s North London derby loss to beat Southampton by same result, just hours after the Saints had confirmed Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager following Mark Hughes’ firing on Monday. 

Chelsea therefore drop to fourth after letting an early lead from Conor Coady’s own goal slip as Wolves ended a six match winless run after Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota struck back to win 2-1. 

Arsenal also slipped down a place to fifth after being held to a 2-2 draw by Manchester United who twice cancelled out the Gunners’ lead.

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Shkodran Mustafi headed Arsenal ahead from a corner after 26 minutes as his effort was cleared from just over the line, only for Matteo Guendouzi to then foul Anthony Martial minutes later and hand a dangerous free kick to United which was punched clear by Bernd Leno.

Ander Herrera however was alert to set up Martial to tap in an equaliser from the clearance to send both teams into half time at 1-1. 

Arsenal then collected their second in 68th minute when Marcos Rojo made a poor pass which Alexandre Lacazette intercepted before playing 1-2 with Henrikh Mkhitaryan before slotting past David De Gea to reclaim their one goal lead. 

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The drama however wasn’t over as United once again came back when a poorly delivered back pass to Leno was squeezed past the German by an alert Jesse Lingard to restore parity. 

Arsenal then dominated the last 20 minutes but failed to find a winner despite Mkhitaryan seeing an injury time goal ruled offside as both sides walked away with a point.

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Elsewhere, Everton remain sixth after a 1-1 draw with Newcastle as Bournemouth leapfrogged Man U with victory over Huddersfield to move seventh. 

Brighton saw off Crystal Palace 3-1 in the M23 derby after taking a three goal lead at break, only for Luka Milivojevic to score a late penalty for Palace and reduce the deflict. 

West Ham once again netted three goals as they saw off Cardiff City 3-1 to make it one loss in their last five, as they move to within five points of Everton despite sitting in 13th. 

Finally, Fulham remain bottom after drawing 1-1 with Leicester City as Claudio Ranieri faced the Foxes for first time since leaving them in February 2017. 

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