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EPL round-up: Man City's unbeaten run comes to an end, Liverpool hit new low after Fulham loss

March 9, 2021 By Ali M.
The Citizens fell to a surprise 2-0 loss at home in the Manchester Derby while Tuchel made Premier League history with Chelsea's 2-0 win over Everton.

Matchwek 27 in the English Premier League has come to a wrap and it has handed us an array of surprising results. This round kicked off with Arsenal's trip to Burnley, with the Gunners dropping two points thanks to a 1-1 draw after a Xhaka error and a controversial VAR decision. Reigning champions Liverpool hosted Fulham on Sunday but suffered another Anfield defeat, their sixth in a row, going 1-0 down against the Cottagers. Then there was the Manchester Derby, with Man United marching to an eye-catching 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium while Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 4-1 later that same day. Monday was all about Chelsea vs Everton, with the Blues triumphing 2-0 and maintaining their race to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Here's everything you need to know about the recent round of fixtures in the EPL.

Top five teams in the EPL until March 10, 2021

League leaders Man City will be in action as early as Wednesday, meaning the gap between Pep's first-placed side and second-placed Man United will change on March 10 bar a surprise home defeat in their Southampton clash.

English Premier League, Manchester City, Manchester United, Leicester, Chelsea, West Ham, Standings

EPL top 3 scorers

Mohamed Salah once again failed to score in the Premier League and while his tally of 17 goals keeps him in the lead for the Golden Boot race, his closest rivals are catching up. Bruno Fernandes is one, with the Portuguese netting his 16th of the season in the 2-0 win over Man City. Harry Kane, meanwhile, grabbed a brace over the weekend and is also on 16 goals.

English Premier League, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Golden Boot

EPL – top headlines

  • Liverpool have lost their last six home league games in a row. This is the first time this has occurred to the Reds since 1953-54 which was the last time they got relegated.

  • Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made history with the weekend win over City, becoming the first manager in Red Devils history to win his first three Manchester derbies on the road across all competitions. Furthermore, Ole is the only manager to have won more games (4) than he's lost against Pep (3).

  • For the first time since November 2020, Man City suffered a defeat, with the 2-0 Manchester Derby loss bringing an end to their 28-game unbeaten run.

  • Tottenham became the second club in Europe's top five leagues to cross the 100-goal mark for this season, with Harry Kane's second goal in the 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace helping the club reach this feat.

  • Speaking of Harry Kane, he and Son Heung-Min have assisted each other for 14 goals so far this term, smashing the record set by Shearer and Sutton (13) back in 1994-95.

  • Chelsea's 2-0 win over Everton saw Thomas Tuchel make history, with the German boss becoming the first EPL manager to register clean sheets in each of his first five home games.

Top matches to watch in the EPL: Mar. 13-15, 2021

Leeds vs Chelsea: Tuchel has transformed Chelsea's fortunes, taking them from a struggling side to a top-four team keeping clean sheets for fun. This game will put the Blues to the test as they will face Bielsa's Leeds, a team known for attacking from kick-off until the final whistle.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Next weekend will see the return of the north London derby. The last time these two sides met, Arsenal were beaten 2-0 by Mourinho's side. Both sides have gone through ups and downs this season but form is once again in Tottenham's favor as Spurs look to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive.

Man United vs West Ham: West Ham have been this season's surprise package, with the Hammers sitting in fifth and en route to qualify for Europe, be it the Champions League or Europa League. Man United are second and will look to slash Man City's lead at the top but must beat Moyes' tricky team.

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