Once again, Jürgen Klopp gets one on his rival Pep Guardiola- a rivalry that began when they were both in charge of the top-two German clubs. Even more noteworthy was the fact that his Liverpool, in the last few weeks, seemed to be on the decline, rusty and entropic. And yet, in a game that truly got going after 55 minutes, the Reds edged the Premier League champions on a dramatic afternoon.
Meanwhile, Tottenham continue to win matches the Antonio Conte way. They are never really exciting or dominant, just pragmatic. Now, they are keeping tabs on the leaders, Arsenal, who are doing enough to win.
It is probably too early to talk about teams poised for relegation. However, after Nottingham Forest’s splurge in the transfer market, they are languishing at the foot of the table. Indeed, the signs are not good in Nottinghamshire.
There are some top-class fixtures set for this midweek. And with the Arsenal vs. Manchester City clash postponed, the headline match is at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Tottenham.
Review Of Gameweek 11
While goals came almost at a premium, last weekend’s action did not lack excitement and drama.
Ivan Toney was in a class of his own as his brace helped Brentford defeat Brighton 2-0. In effect, they snapped back from a 3-game winless run.
Leicester City and Crystal Palace played out a bland goalless draw, as a troubled Wolves managed a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest.
A hotly contested encounter between Fulham and Bournemouth ended in a 2-2 draw.
Tottenham overpowered Everton 2-0 with Harry Kane on target as Southampton and West Ham settled for a 1-1 draw.
Manchester United were lackadaisical in their goalless draw with Newcastle. For most of it, Cristiano Ronaldo caught a lost figure.
Patrick Bamford missed a crucial penalty in Leeds’ 1-0 loss to Arsenal.
Mason Mount scored twice to help Chelsea overcome Aston Villa 2-0.
In the biggest game of the week, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah took advantage of Joao Cancelo’s slip-up to deal Manchester City their first loss of the season.
Preview Of Gameweek 12
Some exciting fixtures are set for this midweek.
Brighton will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they face a struggling Nottingham Forest side tonight.
Crystal Palace take on Wolves as Bournemouth will be confident against an out-of-sorts Southampton.
Liverpool will hope that it can get its season on track after last weekend’s big win against the Premier League winners when West Ham visit.
In a London derby, Brentford and Chelsea will have a crack as Newcastle square off against a stubborn Everton.
Manchester United host Tottenham tomorrow night. The Red Devils will need to play a perfect game to gain the points against the Spurs, who are effective during defense-offense transitions.
Fulham welcome Aston Villa to Craven Cottage as Leicester City and Leeds end the week’s action on Thursday.
Predictions For Gameweek 12
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Brighton vs Nottingham Forest (over 1.5 goals)
Crystal vs Wolves (under 3.5 goals)
Bournemouth vs Southampton (goal/goal)
Liverpool vs West Ham (over 1.5 goals)
Brentford vs Chelsea (2)
Newcastle vs Everton (1X)
Manchester United vs Tottenham (over 2.5 goals)
Fulham vs Aston Villa (1)
Leicester City vs Leeds United (over 2.5 goals)