Matchday 38: Highlights of every Premier League gameMay 30
One of the most unpredictable Premier League seasons in years continued with nine games on Matchday 11.
Read on, or jump to a specific game using the links below, for match reports and highlights.
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Saturday 5 December
Sunday 6 December
Sheffield Utd 1-2 Leicester City
Monday 7 December
Saturday 5 December
Burnley 1-1 Everton
A hard-fought contest ended in a draw that does not do much for either side as Burnley held Everton 1-1 at Turf Moor.
The hosts took the lead within minutes of the kick-off when Robbie Brady blasted home from distance but Dominic Calvert-Lewin slid home the equaliser in the dying moments to restore parity.
There were chances for either side as England goalkeepers Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford made huge stops for their sides - the former rescuing a point for Burnley in the 91st minute with a reflex stop from close range as Gylfi Sigurdsson took aim at the bottom corner.
But it remained a goal apiece after 90 minutes, leaving the Clarets with just a single win from their opening 10 games while Everton miss out on the chance to climb into the top four.
Man City 2-0 Fulham
Manchester City cruised to a comfortable win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon thanks to a brilliant performance by Kevin de Bruyne.
The Belgian was effortlessly fluent in possession, unlocking Fulham's populous defence with a number of eye-catching passes including a perfectly weighted through ball for Raheem Sterling's opener.
De Bruyne added a goal of his own late in the first half when Sterling was felled in the box - and could have completed a hat-trick were it not for the crossbar and Fulham keeper Alphonse Areola.
As it transpired, two goals would be enough against a Fulham side who offered next to nothing in attack as City cantered to victory on Saturday evening.
West Ham 1-3 Man Utd
Second-half goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford saw Manchester United come from behind to beat West Ham 3-1.
The Hammers led at half-time through Tomas Soucek, and could have been further ahead but for some dubious finishing.
However, the 2,000 West Ham fans inside the London Stadium, at the first Premier League match to have supporters present since March, went home disappointed after Bruno Fernandes, a half-time substitute, turned the match in the visitors’ favour.
Fernandes had a hand in all three goals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it five away wins out of five this season.
Chelsea 3-1 Leeds
Olivier Giroud, Kurt Zouma and Christian Pulisic sent Chelsea top of the Premier League as the Blues handed Frank Lampard a 3-1 win over Leeds and old rival Marcelo Bielsa.
Giroud bagged his fifth goal of the week in fully vindicating boss Lampard giving the France hitman his first league start of the campaign.
Zouma then headed home from Mason Mount’s corner as the Blues battled back from ex-Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford’s early opener for Leeds.
At the death Pulisic turned in Timo Werner’s low cross to seal another fine result for the Blues.
Sunday 6 December
West Brom 1-5 Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire Crystal Palace to a 5-1 demolition of 10-man West Brom.
The star forward grabbed a brace on his comeback after recovering from coronavirus, as Palace scored five away from home in the Premier League for the first time.
Christian Benteke also netted twice after Darnell Furlong’s own goal put the visitors ahead at The Hawthorns.
Conor Gallagher levelled in the first half before Matheus Pereira’s controversial first-half red card allowed the Eagles to take control.
They climbed to 11th but inflicted more Premier League misery on the Baggies, who remain in the bottom three.
Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester
Sheffield Wednesday fan Jamie Vardy broke Sheffield United hearts with a late winner for Leicester at Bramall Lane.
Vardy, who took great delight in scoring in this fixture last season when the Foxes also won 2-1, kept his cool when through one-on-one and beat goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a confident right-foot finish.
It gave Brendan Rodgers’ side a first victory in five games in all competitions and a first in three Premier League matches, moving them to within a point of leaders Chelsea.
For the Blades, it was more misery. Chris Wilder’s side have made the worst ever start to a Premier League season and remain rooted to the bottom of the table with only one point from 11 matches.
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane powered Tottenham back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 north London derby win over Arsenal, whose miserable start to the season continued.
Son and Kane set each other up for first-half goals, meaning they have now combined for 12 goals this season, their lethal partnership stretching Spurs’ unbeaten record in the league to 10 games, going back to the opening day of the season.
In front of 2,000 fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the South Korean opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a wonder strike, curling in from 25 yards, before Kane became the highest scorer in the history of north London derbies when he netted his 11th goal against the Gunners on the stroke of half-time.
Liverpool 4-0 Wolves
Liverpool celebrated the return of fans to Anfield with a comfortable 4-0 win over Wolves in a Premier League match former Red Conor Coady will want to forget in a hurry.
This was the first time the 2,000 fans inside the ground had seen the Reds in the flesh since ending their 30-year wait for the title in the summer and they did not go home disappointed.
Goals from Mohamed Salah – whose 84th in the Premier League matched the number scored by Cristiano Ronaldo – Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and a Nelson Semedo took Jurgen Klopp’s side back level on points with leaders Tottenham.
Monday 7 December
Brighton 1-2 Southampton
Southampton extended their unbeaten run against south coast rivals Brighton to eight games and moved into fifth place in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at the Amex Stadium.
As 2,000 Seagulls fans were welcomed back for the first time following a nine-month absence, Southampton fought back after going a goal behind to secure all three points in a game which included two penalties.
Brighton took the lead from the spot, with Pascal Gross sending goalkeeper Alex McCarthy the wrong way after James Ward-Prowse handled the ball in the area.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men then found the equaliser just before the half-time whistle with Ward-Prowse making up for his earlier error to pick out Jannik Vestergaard, who headed home the corner.