Manchester City continued their unbeaten start to the season but West Ham look in real trouble.
Raheem Sterling scored yet another late winner for Pep Guardiola on Wednesday night, curling home a sublime effort from the edge of the box. City had taken the lead through Kevin De Bruyne’s free kick but were pegged back by Oriel Romeu’s goal after an excellent touch and cut back by Sofiane Boufal. City now have an incredible 40 points from 14 games but Pep Guardiola may have cause for concern having watched his side struggle through the last 2 games.
In a crucial game at the foot of the table Everton thumped West Ham under the watchful eye of Sam Allardyce. The 63 year old has signed an 18 month contract with the Toffees and would have enjoyed the performance of Wayne Rooney, who secured a hat-trick in their 4-0 win. However for West Ham the future looks rather more desperate. New manager David Moyes has failed to get his side going and instead seem to be slipping further into a run of results and form that they may not be able to turn around. They may not be bottom yet, but they should be the favourites to be at Christmas, a position that very few have gone on to recover from.
Arsenal continued their good form with a convincing 5-0 win over Huddersfield while Mohammed Salah and Liverpool saw off Stoke, the Egyptian forward scoring 2 of their 3 goals in the win. Stoke themselves are without a win in 4 and could find themselves in real trouble if they fail to beat Swansea on Saturday with games against Burnley and Tottenham coming up.
Spurs’ form is now a real cause for concern for Mauricio Pochettino who watched his side get outplayed by Leicester. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were once again at the centre of a Leicester win, both getting on the scoresheet before Harry Kane pulled one back. Spurs fans will be desperate for the return of Toby Alderweireld having failed to win or keep a clean sheet since his injury absence.
Chelsea, Man Utd and Burnley were the other victorious sides in this midweek schedule seeing of the challenges of Swansea, Watford and Bournemouth respectively. Burnley now find themselves in 6th just 3 points behind Arsenal in 4th with Utd and Chelsea occupying 2nd and 3rd.
West Brom had to settle for a point, surrending a 2 goal home lead to Newcastle. Teenager Sam Field took the Baggies headlines by scoring his first goal in Senior football for the club. Finally, Crystal Palace remain rooted to the bottom of the table after playing out a 0-0 draw away at Brighton.