Premier League : Arsenal and Liverpool crush their opponents while Chelsea and City sneak wins to maintain ascendency in table

Manchester City Vs. Southampton :
 
Manchester City snatched a sensational win in the last minute of injury time at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday night thanks to Raheem Sterling’s stunning strike, which sent the home fans delirious and crushed Southampton’s resolve in an enthralling contest. 
 
Southampton pushed City to the brink and threatened to end its Premier League winning streak, but the hosts continued to press until the final whistle looking for that decisive second goal to extend it to 12. but Southampton players remained resolute and the team’s efforts looked like they were to be rewarded with a hard fought point. 
 
However, City keep going until the end and never relent and Sterling curled in a superb winner in the last minute of injury time, past the despairing dive of Fraser Forster to give City the win and extend the lead back at the top of the league to eight points.
 
Chelsea Vs. Swansea :
 
Chelsea dominated the entire 90 minutes of Wednesday’s Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge, but were only able to turn that advantage into a narrow 1-0 win over relegation candidates Swansea City. A second-half effort by centre back Antonio Rüdiger, his first ever Premier League goal, proved the be the only difference on the scoresheet as Chelsea kept pace with the rest of the top five.
 
The busy fixture list prompted Antonio Conte into making a few changes to the usual lineup, including a switch back to the 3-4-3, rest for Eden Hazard, and a return for Cesc Fàbregas. But the most shocking change of all was César Azpilicueta on the bench for a Premier League match for the first time in almost two years. Azpilicueta had played every single minute of every single Premier League game for Conte, plus a few more — 74 straight starts in fact — but he was only on the bench with eventual goalscorer Rüdiger deputizing at right centre back.
 
 
Arsenal Vs. Huddersfield :
 
Arsenal made it seven wins from seven at home in the Premier League this season, and racked up the biggest win of the campaign thus far with a 5-0 hammering of Huddersfield last night. However, it wasn’t quite as one-sided as the scoreline suggests.
 
Arsenal opened the scoring in the third minute and the goal was a taste of what was to come. Lovely build up play saw Granit Xhaka feed Aaron Ramsey, and his clever flick sent Alexandre Lacazette through on goal. There’s a real confidence about the French international when he gets into positions like that, and his left-footed finish was excellent to put us ahead.
 
Stoke City Vs. Liverpool :
 
This was a triumph to warm the cockles on a bitterly cold night in the Potteries. Jurgen Klopp’s faith was repaid as Liverpool returned to winning ways in style.The test of their mettle was passed with flying colours as they delivered a performance which showcased the depth of Klopp’s squad.
 
Six changes, no problems, as the Reds put the frustration of those recent stalemates with Sevilla and Chelsea firmly behind them.
 
They had to dig deep after Sadio Mane’s ice-cool finish had broken the deadlock. But rather than wilt under pressure like they have done of late, they stood tall and repelled Stoke’s advances.
The Reds got a slice of good fortune when Mignolet somehow escaped with a booking after chopping down Mame Diouf when he was clean through. The sight of the Egyptian winger struck fear into Stoke’s tiring backline and they will be seeing him in their nightmares.
 
Salah extended his lead in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and took his tally for the season to 17 goals in all competitions with a deadly late double.

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