2019-20 Premier League: Week 13 Roundup

Liverpool continue their march towards the Premier League title on a crazy weekend, which saw Jose Mourinho’s return plus a thriller at Bramall Lane.

Sadio Mane gave Liverpool an early second-half lead at Crystal Palace before Wilfried Zaha restored parity in the 82nd minute with a solid finish from Andros Townsend’s pass.

Roberto Firmino then secured victory for the Reds three minutes later as he lashed in from close range, following Virgil van Dijk’s blocked effort from a corner.

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Leicester however remain eight points behind after Jamie Vardy assisted in Ayoze Perez’s opener before scoring himself in a penalty re-take, due to encroachment on first effort as the Foxes saw off a spirited Brighton performance to take a two goal away win.

There however was a change for third as goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez saw Manchester City come from behind to beat Chelsea, who initially led through N’Golo Kante’s scrappy opener.

Wolves moved up to fifth after first-half goals from Joao Moutinho and Raul Jimenez secured an eighth unbeaten league game, despite Bournemouth pulling one back through Steve Cook’s header after Simon Francis was sent off following two separate fouls.

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Down at the bottom, second-half strikes from Todd Cantwell and Dennis Srbeny saw Norwich move off the bottom in a stunning win at Everton.

Southampton meanwhile twice blew their lead as Alexandre Lacazette’s brace rescued Arsenal a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw, leaving the Saints second-bottom.

Watford suffered a three goal battering from Burnley, sending them back to last place.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United meanwhile were held by Manchester United in a crazy six goal thriller at Bramall Lane.

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John Fleck put the Blades ahead from a rebound before Lys Mousset then added their second with a powerful shot past David De Gea in the 52nd minute.

Brandon Williams then reduced the deficit with a stunning 72nd minute strike across into bottom right corner, giving the Red Devils hope of a comeback which was completed seven minutes later through close range strikes from Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

Oli McBurnie however broke the Red Devils’ hearts as he turned in Callum Robinson’s 90th minute pass to secure a point apiece from this crazy encounter as the Blades now sit sixth.

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Tottenham got off to a winning start under Jose Mourinho in a 3-2 win over West Ham, despite conceding twice from 3-0 up as Michail Antonio and Angelo Ogbonna struck to reduce the Hammers’ margin of defeat

Finally, Conor Hourihane scored then assisted Anwar El Ghazi as Aston Villa beat Newcastle to move four points clear of the relegation zone. 

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