By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
The Premier League has had over eight different clubs take top spot this season, and it is now Tottenham Hotspurs’ turn to enjoy the views from the top this week.
Jose Mourinho’s men put two past Pep Guardiola’s limping Manchester City on Saturday, November 21, 2020, and kept a clean sheet to go to the top of the league table.
A goal in each half from the in-form Heung-Min Son and Giovani Lo Celso – the latter’s first in the league in Tottenham colours – gave them the win but it was the display of sheer character, defensive solidity and true determination that was most eye-catching from this result.
Elsewhere, injury-hit Liverpool surprised many when they easily cruised past Leicester City, scoring three under the floodlights and managed to keep a clean sheet.
Liverpool opened the scoring through a Jonny Evans own goal, but Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino scored once each to make sure all the three points stay at Anfield.
Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 64 home games in the top-flight (W53 D11); the longest such run in the club’s history.
Liverpool are second on the log, level on points with league leaders Tottenham but the latter have a superior goal difference.
As Manchester City were losing to Spurs, their noisy neighbours Manchester United were beating West Bromwich Albion to get their first home win of the season, and Arsenal shared the points with newly-promoted side Leeds United, as neither side managed to score.
Here are the weekend’s results:
Sunday 22nd November
Fulham 2 – 3 Everton
Sheffield United 0 – 1 West Ham United
Leeds United 0 – 0 Arsenal
Liverpool 3 – 0 Leicester City
Saturday 21st November
Newcastle United 0 – 2 Chelsea
Aston Villa 1 – 2 Brighton and Hove Albion
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 0 Manchester City
Manchester United 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion.
There is some Monday Night Football today: Burnley host Crystal Palace and Wolves host Southampton.
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