Another round in the 202/21 Premier League season has gone by, bringing about damaging results for some of England's biggest clubs. League leaders Man City continued their march to the title, beating Fulham 3-0 to remain 14 points ahead of Man United. Speaking of the Red Devils, they hosted fellow top-four hopefuls West Ham and edged out the Hammers 1-0 to remain a point ahead of Leicester. Chelsea, on the other hand, dropped points over the weekend, registering a goalless draw against Bielsa's Leeds. Meanwhile, the standout fixture of the weekend was the North London Derby and it saw Tottenham squander the opportunity to gain ground on fourth-placed Chelsea as they threw away a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at Arsenal. Here's everything you need to know about the recent round of fixtures.
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There will be no change in the top four this weekend as Man City, Man Utd, Leicester, and Chelsea will not be in action in the upcoming round. West Ham can move level on points with Chelsea should they win on Sunday but cannot leapfrog them due to the Blues' superior goal difference. A victory for Tottenham could see Spurs enter the top five should the Hammers slip up.
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Nothing has changed in the Golden Boot race as Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, and Bruno Fernandes all failed to score in the recent round. Of the three, only Kane will be in action in the Premier League this weekend and could overtake Liverpool's Egyptian superstar.
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David Moyes' West Ham traveled to Man United on Sunday and came away with a disappointing 1-0 defeat. This means the Scottish manager has now overseen an away Premier League game at Old Trafford 14 times without winning, only one short of Harry Rednknapp's record (15).
The Red Devils registered a clean sheet in the victory over the Hammers, their fourth shutout in a row. This is the first time Solskjaer has achieved this and this is a first for Man United overall since January 2018.
Alexandre Lacazette scored the winning goal in Sunday's North London Derby, slotting past Lloris with ease from a penalty. This saw the Frenchman become the first Arsenal player to score in three consecutive home clashes with Spurs since Adebayor in October 2018. Additionally, Mikel Arteta became the third consecutive Gunners boss to win his first EPL home clash with Spurs, following in the footsteps of Wenger and Emery.
Tottenham's 2-1 loss at the Emirates Stadium was Mourinho's ninth defeat of this season, equaling his record for most losses in a single campaign (nine at Chelsea during 2015/16).
Sergio Aguero returned to the scoresheet for Man City in the Premier League, netting in the 3-0 win over Fulham and ending his run of 641 minutes (13 appearances) without a goal.
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West Ham United vs Arsenal: After beating Tottenham, Arsenal will be gunning for another crucial Premier League win. Unfortunately, they will be in for a tough test, visiting David Moyes' high-flying West Ham. The Hammers are fifth in the table and are three points away from going level with fourth-placed Chelsea. Can Arteta secure another crucial triumph?
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur: Will Spurs suffer back-to-back defeats? Mourinho must avoid this as they face another tricky opponent in the race to qualify for Europe, this time visiting Aston Villa. Dean Smith's side are undeniably one of the harder teams to beat in England this season and given Son's North London Derby injury, the Special One could be without one of his main attackers.
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