On this week’s postponed matchday, Tottenham take a much-needed victory over Brighton to stay in the race for the top four, Liverpool go within a point of Manchester City for the top spot in the league and Everton score a dramatic goal in extra time to put distance between themselves and relegation.
Brighton (0) vs. Tottenham (2)
It was a bounce-back for Tottenham after a heartbreaking loss to Manchester United on the weekend. Cristian Romero opened the scoring for the Spurs eight minutes before the halftime whistle. Harry Kane scored the second goal for the Spurs. His goal at Amex Stadium is his 95th goal on an away ground. It gives him the Premier League record for most away goals. Brighton continued their struggles. They are winless in five matches and have only won once in seven matches.
Arsenal (0) vs. Liverpool (2)
Liverpool took advantage of a misstep by their rivals at the top of the table, Manchester City. Their victory over the high-flying Arsenal squad puts them within a point of City. It was the marquee match of the postponed matchday and of the week ahead. Both teams had something important to play for but it was the offensive prowess of Liverpool that got the better of Arsenal. Both of Liverpool’s goals were scored by their secondary offensive weapons in Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. Despite the defeat, Arsenal remains in the fourth spot in the table with two matches in hand on United.
Everton (1) vs. Newcastle (0)
Everton scored a dramatic last-minute goal to put distance between themselves and relegation. They faced a formidable opponent in Newcastle that was recently defeated by Chelsea after a double-digit undefeated streak. Everton went down to ten men in the 83rd minute and had to dig deep to be victorious. Alexander Iwobi, the hero of the match, scored in the 90 + 9′ in the bottom corner putting Everton three points clear of Watford.