Manchester City continued their fine form with a 2-0 away win at Leicester while Bournemouth pick up a huge 3 points with a big home win against Huddersfield.
Gameweek 12 was very much the top half of the table against the bottom half in Premier League and the results very much showed it.
Man City’s win at Leicester equalled their best start to a Premier League season, matching the 34/36 points they picked up in the first 12 games of the 2011/12 season (and we all know how that ended). Leicester has proved a difficult place to go in recent seasons and the clinical way in which Guardiola’s men despatched of the former Premier League Champions is just another indication of how hard they will be to stop.
The chasing pack of Man Utd and Chelsea both scored 4 in convincing wins over Newcastle and West Brom. Liverpool comfortably beat Southampton with Mohammed Salah again leading the charge with two goals, taking him to the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts and Arsenal’s victory in the North London Derby pulled them back into the mix amongst the top 4.
Elsewhere Bournemouth, despite going down to 10 men early in the second half. Eddie Howe’s side started the day just 1 point and 1 place outside the relegation zone but their convincing 4-0 win against Huddersfield moved them up 4 places to 13th. Callum Wilson returned to the Starting XI netting his second Premier League hat-trick, reminding everyone just how deadly he can be when he’s fit and firing.
Burnley continued their impressive start to the season with a 2-0 win over Swansea whilst David Moyes first match in charge of West Ham ended in 2-0 defeat at Watford. Everton’s draw at Crystal Palace and Brighton’s draw with Stoke meant that Bournemouth were the only side in the bottom half of the table to record a win this weekend.