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MAN CITY WINNING RUN EXTENDS TO TWELVE

Premier League review from weekend 15th of January 2022 featuring Manchester City and Chelsea


Manchester City’s winning streak improved to 12 as they defeated Chelsea 1-0 increasing their lead at the top of the table.

City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne grabbed the winning goal as well as the highest rating of the game at 7.48. City now sit 11 points clear and are seemingly cruising to their 6th league title in 10 years, whereas Chelsea drop to third following Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Brentford.

With the postponement of the North London derby, Manchester United and West Ham both had the chance to steak their claim in the top 4. United came up against Aston Villa and despite going 2-0 up thanks to a brace from Bruno Fernandes, who ended the game with a rating of 7.48, they were only able to come out with a point. Starman Jacob Ramsey (7.98) picked up Villa first and then beautifully assisted the second with a low driven cross to be tapped in from inside the six-yard box by debutant Philipe Coutinho in his first Premier League game since 2017.

West Ham were also unable to capitalise, despite equalising twice. Firstly, through Jarrod Bowen, who continues his impressive form with a rating of 7.19, and then through Pablo Fornals. Jack Harrison bagged all three for Leeds and with that also bagged the Premier League’s highest rating of the weekend at 8.59.

The other end of the table saw Norwich beat Everton 2-1 and jump from bottom to 18th above Newcastle who were only able to come out with the point when they hosted Watford. Everton’s loss to Norwich was the final straw for Manager Rafa Benitez. After only 7 months in charge the Toffee’s parted ways with the Spaniard, despite their impressive start to the season Everton now see themselves in a fight for survival following just 1 win in their last 13 Premier League games.

Results

Liverpool 3-0 Brentford

West Ham 2-3 Leeds

Man City 1-0 Chelsea

Newcastle 1-1 Watford

Norwich 2-1 Everton

Wolves 3-1 Southampton

Aston Villa 2-2 Man Utd

Brighton 1-1 Crystal Palace

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Written by Callum Campbell-Aplin