Manchester City saw their lead in the Premier League title race reduced in a dramatic weekend of action, with implications across various battles throughout the table.
Stuart Dallas’ brace helped 10-men Leeds United to a shock 2-1 away win at league leaders, Manchester City despite Ferran Torres’ equaliser after Liam Cooper was red carded for a foul on Gabriel Jesus.
Manchester United consequently cut their deficit to City down to 11 points as Mason Greenwood grabbed a goal and assist in a comeback 3-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur.
Jesse Lingard’s brace and a strike from Jarrod Bowen proved enough for West Ham to stay fourth, as David Moyes’ Hammers clung on for a dramatic 3-2 victory over third-placed Leicester after Kelechi Iheanacho struck twice for the Foxes late on.
That win consequently meant that Leicester, West Ham and Chelsea are now split by two points, after Christian Pulisic’s brace in a ruthless 4-1 away victory at Crystal Palace ensured that Thomas Tuchel’s Blues stay fifth.
Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield United now sit on the brink of relegation after Alexandre Lacazette struck either side of Gabriel Martinelli’s effort to give Arsenal a 3-0 win and their first Premier League victory away at Bramall Lane.
West Brom sit eight points from safety after Matheus Pereira’s penalty was followed up by strikes from Matt Phillips and Callum Robinson to claim a 3-0 home win over Southampton.
Fulham lost ground in their battle for survival after losing at home to Wolves on Friday evening, as Adama Traore’s 92nd minute strike gave the visitors a last-gasp win in a scrappy contest at Craven Cottage.
Elsewhere, Allan Saint Maximin came on off the bench to produce an assist for Jacob Murphy’s equaliser then scored the 64th minute winner as Newcastle came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor and move six points clear of the drop.
Trent Alexander-Arnold rifled in a 91st minute winner as Liverpool fought back to end their six match losing run at Anfield and sit sixth, after Mohamed Salah had cancelled out Ollie Watkins’ clinical opener for Aston Villa.
Finally, Brighton moved seven points clear of the relegation zone after holding Everton to a goalless draw at AMEX Stadium.