Premier League leaders Liverpool came from behind to beat West Ham United 3-2 at Anfield on Monday after it looked as though David Moyes’ side were onto the most unlikely of upsets in Week 27.
Jurgen Klopp’s men collected their 18th straight top-flight win after goals from Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane completed their comeback.
Issa Diop and Pablo Fornals scored after Wijnaldum’s opener to temporarily steer the Hammers in front, but the Reds again displayed a title-winning mentality to stay 22 points clear at the top.
Manchester City kept the pressure on the league leaders and won a crucial three points in the battle for second following their 1-0 win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
Kasper Schmeichel did his utmost to keep the Foxes clawing for at least a share of the spoils and even saved a Sergio Aguero penalty after Dennis Praet handled the ball inside the box.
However, Gabriel Jesus came off the bench to score a vital winner within three minutes of his introduction:
Bruno Fernandes netted his first Manchester United goal from the penalty spot as the Red Devils routed Watford 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday. He opened the scoring from the penalty spot and later fed Mason Greenwood for a third to settle the tie, with Anthony Martial scoring in between.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side moved up to fifth and stayed within three points of fourth-place Chelsea, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in a London derby clash earlier in the weekend. Frank Lampard got the better of Jose Mourinho in their first managerial meeting at Stamford Bridge, where the pair won a long list of awards alongside one another as Blues comrades.
Arsenal also emerged victorious at home and came from behind to beat Everton 3-2 thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace, bailing the Gunners out of a sticky situation following Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-minute breakthrough for the Toffees.
Norwich City took one step closer to relegation after the last-place outfit lost 3-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers to stay seven points from safety. Aston Villa in 17th own the longest active losing streak in England’s top flight, however, after they lost 2-0 away to Southampton to record their third straight defeat.