Premier League leaders Liverpool lost their invincible status in Week 28 when Watford walloped the Reds 3-0, while Wolverhampton Wanderers climbed level in fifth after upsetting Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in north London.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were on the cusp of breaking Manchester City’s record of 18 Premier League wins in a row (set in 2017-18) but were slain at Vicarage Road thanks in large part to an Ismaila Sarr brace. The hosts’ record signing then set up captain Troy Deeney to cap a momentous Watford win.
The Merseysiders went 44 top-flight games without a loss and last recorded a Premier League defeat against Manchester City in January 2019, but Klopp kept a positive outlook:
Three points was enough to take the Hornets out of the relegation zone and up to 17th on goal difference, while City could cut Liverpool’s lead down to 19 points in their next fixture.
The Citizens’ clash with Arsenal was postponed due to their involvement at Wembley Stadium on Sunday when they narrowly defeated Aston Villa 2-1 to lift their third straight Carabao Cup.
Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 away from home in what could be a decisive result in the race for Europe. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side climbed two points above Spurs into sixth place, level with Manchester United in fifth and only three pints below the top four.
Chelsea’s recent slump in form continued with a 2-2 draw away to Bournemouth, leaving Frank Lampard’s side with one win in their last six league outings.
Bournemouth’s home draw sees them drop into the bottom three, while Norwich City’s shock 1-0 win over Leicester City on Friday gives the bottom-place outfit a glimmer of hope in the hunt for survival.
Premier League Table
Here's a look at the Premier League table after Matchweek 28.