Before this game, not much was riding on it except for an age-old rivalry and perhaps a desire for stability as the Premier League entered its business end. In other words, it did not seem like much more than the three points on offer at the start.
Yet, at the end of it all, the Liverpool vs. Manchester United game had become the most talked-about topic in the world. Indeed, no one could have predicted the outcome—not the teams, the coaches, or even the fans. At least, not until the second half.
Seven goals were scored, with two each for Jurgen Klopp’s forwards: Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Coady Gakpo. Liverpool had now made a statement for what was to come.
Still, at the other venues, there was plenty of drama. Arsenal continue to do it the hard way, coming from behind and striking in stoppage time. Meanwhile, Chelsea finally won a football game for the second time in the year 2023. Graham Potter still has his job, it would seem.
This weekend, some fascinating matches will go down.
Review Of Gameweek 26
The previous gameweek had it all: late drama, outstanding goals, and excitement.
In Saturday’s early kickoff, Manchester City did just about enough to overcome a tough Newcastle team 2-0.
Wesley Fofana powered home a second-half header to help Chelsea defeat struggling Leeds.
Reiss Nelson scored a last-gasp piledriver to earn Arsenal a vital 3-2 win against Bournemouth.
Aston Villa managed a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, and Brighton hammered West Ham 4-0.
Wolves earned an unusual 1-0 win against Tottenham as Southampton defeated Leicester City 1-0.
Nottingham Forest and Everton shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the City Ground.
Manchester United suffered their heaviest loss ever, 7-0, to a rampant Liverpool team.
Brentford enjoyed an excellent 3-2 win against their London neighbours, Fulham.
Preview Of Gameweek 27
This week’s football action pits some high-quality teams against each other.
Bournemouth will host a very confident Liverpool side in the gameweek’s early kickoff. The Reds will have one eye on their crucial Champions League encounter against Real Madrid.
Leeds United welcome the very entertaining Brighton, as Everton take on Brentford in their fight for survival.
Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City, while Tottenham take on Nottingham Forest.
Manchester City will be desperate for maximum points when they make the trip to Crystal Palace.
Manchester United will hope to return to winning ways against a mini-resurgent Southampton.
West Ham play Aston Villa, while Fulham battles the Premier League leaders, Arsenal, on Sunday.
Newcastle and Wolves will round off the weekend’s action on Sunday afternoon.
Predictions For Gameweek 27
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Bournemouth vs Liverpool (2)
Leeds United vs Brighton (2)
Everton vs Brentford (over 1.5 goals)
Leicester City vs Chelsea (over 2.5 goals)
Tottenham vs Nottingham Forest (over 1.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City (2)
Manchester United vs Southampton (1)
West Ham vs Aston Villa (under 3.5 goals)
Fulham vs Arsenal (goal/goal)
Newcastle vs Wolves (1X)