Premier League leaders Manchester City and Chelsea played out a thrilling 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Cole Palmer scoring a stoppage-time penalty to level the match for the hosts. This was Chelsea’s second extraordinary match of the week, following their 4-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur. City, with Erling Haaland scoring twice, ended the weekend one point clear at the top of the table, alongside Liverpool and Arsenal.
Mohamed Salah reached a significant milestone for Liverpool, scoring twice to reach 200 goals in English football. He also became the first player in Liverpool’s history to score in each of their first six home league games of a season. Aston Villa matched a 40-year-old club record by securing their 13th consecutive home league win with a 3-1 victory over Fulham.
In other matches, West Ham United secured a 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest, ending their winless streak. Brighton & Hove Albion extended their winless league run to six games with a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.
The match between Chelsea and City was a thrilling encounter, showcasing the improvement of Mauricio Pochettino’s side after a slow start to the season. City opened the scoring with a penalty converted by Haaland, but Chelsea quickly equalized through Thiago Silva’s header. Raheem Sterling then put Chelsea in front before Manuel Akanji and Haaland scored to give City the lead. Nicolas Jackson equalized for Chelsea, and Rodri’s goal seemed to secure the win for City, but Palmer’s penalty in stoppage time earned Chelsea a point.
City’s Rodri acknowledged the difficulty of playing against Chelsea’s strong team and admitted that there were some mistakes in their performance. Meanwhile, Liverpool’s victory over Brentford propelled them into title contention, with Salah once again making a significant contribution.
Aston Villa comfortably defeated Fulham, maintaining their perfect home record along with Liverpool and Manchester City. Villa manager Unai Emery emphasized the need for improvement despite their success. West Ham’s late goal secured them a much-needed victory, lifting them to ninth in the table.
Brighton & Hove Albion had a player sent off, which allowed Sheffield United to equalize and earn a point. Brighton currently sits in eighth place, while Sheffield United is in 19th with only one win.
Overall, it was an eventful weekend in the Premier League, with thrilling matches and standout performances from top teams and players.
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