Pep Guardiola’s men finally take over the top leader, their local contender, Manchester United in the midweek after a very unlikely result in Old Trafford. They were stunned by Sheffield United’s form and defeated 1-2. Kean Bryan’s header gave the visitors the unlikely lead on the 23rd minuted. United responded on 64th minute through the former Blades’ man, Harry Macguire. However, ten minutes later, Oliver Burke restored the lead for Chris Wilder’s men for the shocking win this season. Meanwhile, The Citizens romped on West Bromwich Albion 5-0 on the road. Ilkay Gundogan’s brace followed by Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling gave the necessary win for Manchester City at the right time.
West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City 0-5
Goals: Ilkay Gundogan (6)(30), Joao Cancelo (20), Riyad Mahrez (45+1), Raheem Sterling (57)
WBA: Sam Johnstone – Ajayi, Dara O’Shea, Furlong, Cory Gibbs – Jake Livermore, Sawyers, Karlan Grant (Hal Robson-Kanu 64), Robert Snodgrass (Matt Phillips 59), Perreira – Callum Robinson (Kyle Bartey 40)
Man City: Ederson – John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Olexander Zinchenko, Ruben Dias – Ilkay Gundogan (Aymeric Laporte 52), Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva (Gabi Jesus 61) – Phil Foden (Ferran Torres 52), Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez.
Meanwhile, Liverpool’s six winless run finally ended in style in the midweek. They smashed Tottenham 3-1 on the road. Sadio Mane was the man of the match by scoring the last goal on 65th minute, made an assists for Firmino’s goal on 45th minute and was involved to the second goal when his strike was denied by Lloris before Alexander-Arnold found the bouncing ball into the back of the net. Spurs only replied once through Pierre Hojbjerg on 49th minute. Another notable game in the midweek was Thomas Tuchel’s debut with a goalless draw while hosting Wolves.
Tottenham Hostpur vs Liverpool 1-3
Goals: Pierre Hojbjerg (49); Roberto Firmino (45), Trent Alexander-Arnold (47), Sadio Mane (65)
Tottenham: Hugo Lloris – Joe Rodon, Eric Dier, Ben Davies – Serge Aurier (Harry Winks 46) Pierre Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele, Matt Doherty – Son Heung Min, Harry Kane (Erik Lamela 46), Steven Bergwijn (Gareth Bale 81)
Liverpool : Allison Brecker – Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Joel Matip (Nathaniel Phillips 46) – James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago (Curtis Jones 78) – Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino (Divock Origi 87)
Crystal Palace vs West Ham 2-3
Brighton vs Fulham 0-0
Newcastle United vs Leeds United 1-2
Manchester United vs Sheffield United 1-2
Chelsea vs Wolverhampton 0-0
Southampton vs Arsenal 1-3
Everton vs Leicester 1-1
Burnley vs Aston Villa 3-2