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Liverpool scraped past Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League standings to seven points.
Second-placed Manchester City will be in action on Monday, when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Arsenal suffered a shock loss against West Ham United, and Chelsea narrowly beat Newcastle United. Here are Saturday’s full results:
West Ham 1-0 Arsenal
Brighton 0-1 Liverpool
Burnley 2-1 Fulham
Cardiff 0-0 Huddersfield
Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford
Leicester 1-2 Southampton
Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle
Premier League Standings (Team, Played, Goal Difference, Points)
20 Huddersfield 22, -24, 11
A converted penalty from Mohamed Salah early in the second half was enough for the Reds, who didn’t play up to their usual standards but kept a clean sheet for the win.
The Seagulls created few chances, and the penalty handed Salah a golden opportunity to secure the lead and eventual win.
Liverpool’s defence continued its exceptional play, and it has been the driving force behind the team’s league-leading form:
B/R Football @brfootball
Liverpool goals allowed in the Premier League after 22 games:
Something’s different about Liverpool this season 🔒 https://t.co/mMsNaZhKYy
Declan Rice bagged the only goal for West Ham at the London Stadium in their 1-0 defeat of Arsenal. The Hammers easily handled the visitors, who played drab and uninspired football and barely mustered any chances.
The loss was the club’s first away to West Ham in over a decade:
FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer
Arsenal lost at West Ham for the first time since 2006.
They’ve almost gone 2 months without a Premier League road win 😳 https://t.co/F4YWRQOzlb
With Mesut Ozil not in the squad and Aaron Ramsey on the bench, creativity was once again a major issue, inviting even more questions about manager Unai Emery and his decision-making.
Chelsea had to work hard against Newcastle, who found an equaliser through Ciaran Clark shortly before half-time.
Pedro had opened the scoring, and Willian restored the advantage after the break following an assist from Eden Hazard. The Belgian has enjoyed quite the season, per HLN‘s Kristof Terreur:
Kristof Terreur 📰🎥 @HLNinEngeland
Everything balanced for Eden Hazard now:
⚽️ 10 goals
🎯 10 assists
Burnley secured a vital win over Fulham at Turf Moor in the fight against relegation despite failing to register a shot on goal. Own goals from Fulham’s Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi canceled out Andre Schurrle’s opener.
Fulham weren’t the only team to see a 1-0 lead overturned to a defeat either, with Crystal Palace beaten 2-1 at home by Watford despite taking the lead through a Craig Cathcart own goal. Cathcart made amends himself on 67 minutes before Tom Cleverley scored the winner seven minutes later.
Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town served up one of the worst matches of the season, while Leicester City fell to their second defeat in their last three league matches against 10-man Southampton.
The Saints lost Yann Valery to a second booking after being put 1-0 up by a James Ward-Prowse penalty, but they went on to score again through Shane Long shortly after and held on for the win. Wilfred Ndidi scored Leicester’s goal in the 58th minute.