2019-20 Premier League: Week 15 Roundup

Liverpool continue to march towards the title in a midweek which saw history made, as Amazon Prime aired their first ever round of Premier League matches. 

Sadio Mane set up Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri’s openers against Everton, who then reduced the deficit with a 21st minute scrappy chip in by Michael Keane from a pass by Alex Iwobi. 

Origi then added his second just ten minutes later as he fired in from Dejan Lovren’s overhead long pass, before Mane effectively sealed the win with an excellent strike following a double one-two on counter with Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 45th minute.

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Richarlison then pulled one back in first-half injury time when he headed Bernard’s cross from a poor clearance of Lucas Digne’s free-kick. 

Georginio Wijnaldum then completed the Reds’ 5-2 Merseyside derby victory with an excellent 90th minute strike from substitute, Roberto Firmino’s cut in and pass. 

As for the Toffees, they slipped into the bottom three after Southampton edged Norwich 2-1 in a relegation six pointer, which cost Marco Silva his job at Goodison Park. 

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Second-half strikes from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison ensured that Leicester stay second as they comfortably dispatched a managerless and rock-bottom Watford.

Manchester City sit third after battering Burnley 4-1 as Gabriel Jesus became the first player to score and pick up a brace on Amazon Prime, before Rodri and Riyad Mahrez completed a clinical win despite Robbie Brady rescuing the Clarets a late consolation. 

Tammy Abraham scored against one of his former clubs as Chelsea saw off Aston Villa to stay fourth, only for Trezeguet to cancel out Abraham’s opener until Mason Mount lashed in the Blues eventual 48th minute winner. 

Wolves stay fifth after Leandro Dendoncker’s header and Patrick Cutrone’s late strike proved the difference against West Ham. 

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Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho enjoyed a miserable return to Old Trafford with Tottenham as Marcus Rashford’s brace gave Manchester United their first win in three games in all competitions.

Sheffield United’s seven match unbeaten run came to an end after Newcastle took victory through Allan Saint-Maximin’s header, plus a bizarre goal from Jonjo Shelvey which was initially ruled offside until VAR overturned the decision. 

Neal Maupay’s late header handed Brighton their first ever away win over Arsenal, having initially seen Adam Webster’s opening strike cancelled out by Alexandre Lacazette’s header for the Gunners. 

Finally, Crystal Palace overcame Mamadou Sakho’s first-half red card to beat Bournemouth through Jeffrey Schlupp’s 78th minute strike. 

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