A bumper day of Premier League action took place on Saturday 1st February.
Highlights from every match, from Sky Sports, are below.
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Crystal Palace v Sheffield United (0-1)
Sheffield United climbed up to fifth spot in the table, thanks to a 1-0 away win. They got the winner thanks to an own goal from Guaita who dropped the ball into his own net just before the hour mark, in a match that Palace otherwise just shaded.
Liecester City v Chelsea (2-2)
Chelsea took the lead, before Leicester pegged them back and went in front at King Power Stadium, before Rudiger scored his second header of the match to share the points. Leicester had great chances to bag all three points, but lost further ground on Liverpool. Top four slots for both of these sides are perhaps most assured from a point apiece.
Liverpool v Southampton (4-0)
It took Liverpool until the second half to get in front at home to a solidified Southampton, who looked a little unlucky not to get a goal from this opening 45 minutes.
It did not take long for the reds to get on the scoresheet in the second half, and once in front, they looked outstanding. Champions elect, they moved 22 points ahead at the top of the table, a Premier League record.
West Ham v Brightopn (3-3)
This was match of the day for entertainment value, as David Moyes’ West Ham saw 2-0 and 3-1 leads overturned by battling Brighton in this relegation crunch match. The game finished 3-3, with West Ham in the bottom three.
Bournemouth v Aston Villa (2-1)
In another relegation battle – there’s going to be plenty this season, with all of the bottom ten sides looking within the danger zone – Bournemouth bagged a vital three points against Villa, despite going down to ten men. Villa are one point over the drop zone at present. Bournemouth are one point above them.
Newcastle v Norwich (0-0)
Both these sides could have done with three points, and both had their chances, but it finished a bore draw, after Newcastle set up very defensively to host the bottom side.
Watford v Everton (2-3)
Watford will be wondering what they have to do to get out of trouble, after taking a 2-0 lead in the first half, only top concede twice in first half stoppage time, before watching their visitors from Merseyside collect a second half winner. They were tantalisingly close to getting out of the bottom three here. Turning victory into a defeat can’t become a habit.
Man Utd v Wolves (0-0)
United fans got to see their new big signing, Bruno Fenandes, make an instant impression at Old Trafford. He looked a decent purchase as they played out a 0-0 draw with Wolves in a cagey afffair. Neither side really committed to getting three points, which is perhaps a testament to the current fortunes of these two clubs: Wolves are on the rise, United are in the doldrums. A point respectfully shared, in what was a pretty dull match.
Premier League Table – Saturday 1 February 2020
Below is how the table looked at the conclusion of Saturday’s matches: