Another fantastic weekend of football in the Barclays Premier League. This season really is going from strength to strength. The season was seen with contempt when the announcement of the Winter World Cup (the first one ever in history) was announced, however the Premier League has been exhilarating all year and we hope here at Terry Kneeshaw Art that, long may it continue.
Liverpool kicked off the weekend against Chelsea, both teams that have been struggling for form recently and both teams desperate for points to mount a second half push in the season. The points were shared as they played out a 0-0 draw, you could feel the tension in the stadium and in the players it seemed.
Leicester City hosted Brighton. One team in form and the other searching for a way to pick up points, they fought out a 2-2 draw and the points were shared. Leicester picking up a much needed point however will feel disappointed after conceding a late equaliser.
Bottom of the league club Southampton played Aston Villa, Southampton that are going through a managerial change and are in the semi final of the Carabao Cup ended up losing the game 1-0 after a late header from Ollie Watkins took all 3 points back to Birmingham.
Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest faced off on the South Coast. Sharing the points 1-1 in a major match for both sides, both towards the bottom of the table and couldn't afford to lose a game against relegation rivals.
Crystal Palace hosted high flyers Newcastle United. Newcastle that have one eye on their semi final clash in the Carabao Cup against Southampton. The points were shared however Crystal Palace will be worried about Wilfried Zaha that limped off with an apparent hamstring injury.
Manchester City hosted struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers to the Etihad Stadium. As you would expect, Manchester City ran out comfortable winners 3-0 on the back of another 3 goals for golden boot leader Erling Haaland, he now is 2 goals ahead of the last years golden boot winners on 25 goals for the season and they still have 18 games to play.
Leeds United welcomed Brentford to their stadium and the points were shared in a tightly fought game. The match ended 0-0 and i think both mid table sides will of been happy for a point.
The game of the weekend was between top of the table Arsenal and high flyers and title contenders Manchester United. Rejuvenated under Erik Ten Haag, Manchester United posed a great threat to Arsenal and with inform Marcus Rashford it was always going to be a tough match at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal won the game 3-2 on the back of 2 goals from Eddie Nketiah and a fantastic strike from young starlet Bukayo Saka. The win makes Arsenal's lead at the top of the table to 5 points with a game in hand over second place Manchester City.
Fulham hosted Tottenham Hotspur in the final game of the weekend. One goals separated the teams. The goal being scored by Harry Kane who ties the Tottenham all time goal scoring record amounting 266 goals alongside the legend Jimmy Greaves.