Premier League leaders Arsenal surrendered the lead to attract 1-1 at Southampton and drop factors for less than the second time this season whereas Newcastle United’s spectacular begin continued once they beat Tottenham Hotspur to storm the highest 4 on Sunday.
Aston Villa moved rapidly on from the midweek sacking of supervisor Steven Gerrard to thump Brentford 4-0.
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Leicester Metropolis continued their revival by thrashing Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 away to ease the stress on coach Brendan Rodgers however Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch confronted calls to go from his personal supporters after a 3-2 dwelling defeat by Fulham.
Granit Xhaka scored an outstanding early objective for Arsenal, who appeared untouchable for big elements of their journey to St Mary’s, however Southampton rallied within the second interval and Stuart Armstrong netted a deserved second-half equaliser.
The draw meant Arsenal’s four-point lead over second-placed Manchester Metropolis from final week was lowered to 2 factors after the champions beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 on Saturday.
“I’ve a sense that we misplaced two factors, particularly with the best way we began the sport and the probabilities we had,” Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta stated. “Once you look again on the possibilities, we should always have come out on prime.”
Arsenal have 28 factors from 11 video games to Metropolis’s 26.
Newcastle have already drawn with Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United this season and their solely loss was a stoppage-time defeat by Liverpool.
Sunday’s win at Tottenham despatched the clearest message but that they’ll problem for a Champions League berth.
Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron scored within the house of 10 minutes in north London — each targets owing one thing to errors by Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris.
Harry Kane pulled one again for third-placed Tottenham within the 54th minute along with his tenth objective of the season however Newcastle comfortably held on for the factors.
They’ve 21 factors from 12 video games, two fewer than Tottenham.
“Actual pleasure within the gamers immediately and nice to be a part of these scenes,” Newcastle supervisor Eddie Howe, who took over final yr with the membership heading in direction of relegation, informed reporters.
“Most likely the perfect efficiency since I’ve been right here.”
ASTON VILLA MOVE UP
Villa parted methods with Gerrard on Thursday an hour after their 3-0 defeat by Fulham however gave an emphatic response beneath caretaker Aaron Danks.
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They took the lead within the second minute when Leon Bailey hammered dwelling earlier than Danny Ings scored twice, together with a penalty, to make it 3-0 after solely 14 minutes.
Former Brentford participant Ollie Watkins added a fourth objective within the second half to spherical off a win that lifted Villa to 14th within the standings on 12 factors.
Leicester have been in a equally ruthless temper on their journey to Wolves, who sacked Bruno Lage at first of the month and are but to nominate a successor.
Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes struck within the first half for Leicester whereas James Maddison and Jamie Vardy, who scored his first objective of the season, accomplished the rout.
Leicester coach Rodgers was beneath critical stress after dropping seven of his first eight matches of the season however his aspect have now gained three of their final 5 and moved as much as sixteenth on 11 factors.
American Marsch is the most recent supervisor to really feel the warmth after sections of followers at Elland Highway chanted “You’re getting sacked within the morning” throughout Leeds’s defeat by Fulham.
However he stated he was nonetheless the fitting man to steer the membership regardless of his aspect sitting 18th within the standings.
“We’re unified right here, from the board to the workers and the gamers. We’re hurting, it’s painful,” he stated.
“I perceive the followers, their ire must be directed at me. However I’m centered on serving to this staff to get higher and enhance.”
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