2019-20 Premier League: Week Nine Roundup

Adam Lallana secured that Liverpool's unbeaten start to the Premier League season continues, despite dropping points for the first time this season. (Image credit: Kevin Quigley)

This weekend saw the Premier League return from its international break as Liverpool continue to lead the way, despite dropping points for the first time this season. 

A late tap-in from Adam Lallana rescued Liverpool a point against Manchester United, who had led from a tap-in of their own from Marcus Rashford in a feisty North-West Derby.

Manchester City however cut their gap to Liverpool down to six points after quick-fire strikes from Gabriel Jesus and David Silva secured victory over Crystal Palace, who round out the top six.

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Leicester reclaimed third as a Jamie Vardy header and Youri Tielemans strike saw the Foxes come from behind to beat Burnley, who had initially led through Chris Wood’s 26th minute header from a Dwight McNeil cross. 

Chelsea went fourth for the first time this season after a Marcos Alonso effort saw them edge past Newcastle, who slid into the relegation zone after Everton dispatched West Ham 2-0 to end a four match losing run.

Arsenal consequently dropped to fifth after losing at Sheffield United to a 30th minute flick in by Lys Mousset from a Jack O’ Connell’s knockdown header. 

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Down at the bottom, Watford remain in last place after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s opener got cancelled out by a controversial late strike by Dele Alli in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham.

Norwich stay second bottom after keeping their first clean sheet of the season in a goalless draw at Bournemouth.

Aston Villa came from behind to beat Brighton through comeback goals from Jack Grealish and Matt Targett, having been behind to Adam Webster’s 21st minute header before Aaron Mooy was then sent off for a late tackle on Grealish.

Finally, Wolves overcame two controversial VAR decisions to earn a 1-1 draw with Southampton. 


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