2019-20 Premier League: Week 19 Roundup

Liverpool continue to lead the way at the Premier League summit as  various battles continue to twist and turn throughout the table. 

Fresh from their FIFA Club World Cup triumph, Liverpool marked their domestic return in style with a four goal mauling of title rivals – Leicester.

Roberto Firmino headed the Reds in front from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross just after the half-hour mark, before James Milner added a second from the penalty spot in the 70th minute after Caglar Soyuncu was adjudged to handball Alexander-Arnold’s corner.

Alexander-Arnold then set up Firmino’s second just four minutes later before adding a goal himself just a further four minutes later, sending Liverpool 13 points clear of the Foxes. 

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Manchester City missed a chance to go second after Matt Doherty’s last gasp winner earned fifth-placed Wolves a comeback win, having initially fallen behind to a Raheem Sterling double after Ederson was red-carded for a late foul on Diogo Jota. 

Chelsea stay fourth despite suffering a 2-0 home defeat to Southampton after strikes from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond, either side of half-time proved enough for the Saints.

Tottenham climbed to sixth after second-half strikes from Harry Kane and Dele Alli completed a comeback win over Brighton, who had led through Adam Webster’s header shortly before half-time. 

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Down in the relegation zone, Norwich slid to rock-bottom after Conor Hourihane’s effort midway through the second-half sent Aston Villa six points clear of the Canaries. 

Watford finally moved off the bottom with a valuable point at Sheffield United, who cancelled out Gerard Deulofeu’s opener through a George Baldock penalty. 

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Elsewhere, Carlo Ancelotti enjoyed a successful home debut in charge of Everton as Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s late header was enough to edge past a resilient Burnley. 

Mikel Arteta enjoyed a promising bow as Arsenal manager after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rescued the Gunners a point at Bournemouth, who had initially led through Dan Gosling’s tap-in from Jack Stacey’s pullback. 

Anthony Martial netted a brace as Manchester United came from behind to dispatch Newcastle 4-1 at Old Trafford. 

Finally, Jordan Ayew set up Cheikhou Kouyate’s equaliser before scoring Crystal Palace’s winner, as the Eagles came from behind to beat West Ham who initially led through a 57th minute curler from Robert Snodgrass. 

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