2021-22 Premier League: Week 12 Roundup

Chelsea remain top of the Premier League following a dramatic return to domestic action featuring 36 goals and a managerial sacking.

N’Golo Kante netted for Chelsea against his former team as Thomas Tuchel’s Blues ran riot in a ruthless 3-0 away win at Leicester City to stay top for a sixth consecutive matchweek.

Manchester City remain second after Raheem Sterling, Rodri and Bernardo Silva all found the net in a 3-0 home win over Everton.

Liverpool moved up to third after thrashing Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield as Trent Alexander provided two assists, whilst Sadio Mane produced one goal and assist apiece after recovering from a rib injury.

West Ham slipped to fourth after their winning four-match run was halted with a surprise narrow defeat away at Wolves, as Raul Jimenez fired in a 58th minute winner from Daniel Podence’s cut-back pass.

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Down in the relegation zone, Allan Saint Maximin rescued Newcastle a vital point in a crazy 3-3 draw at home to Brentford, despite the Magpies’ new manager – Eddie Howe missing his debut match after testing positive for Coronavirus.

Norwich fought back through Teemu Pukki and Grant Hanley to defeat Southampton 2-1 in Dean Smith’s first match as their manager, which saw the Canaries move off the foot of the table at Newcastle’s expense and now sit three points from safety.

Smith meanwhile made Premier League history by becoming the first manager to face the same opposition in consecutive matches with two different teams, having been in charge of Aston Villa who lost to the Saints two weeks ago.

James Tarkowski provided two assists as third-bottom Burnley twice fought back to snatch a 3-3 draw at home to Crystal Palace, in which Christian Benteke netted a brace for the Eagles to take his goal tally this season to four goals.

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Elsewhere, Emmanuel Dennis provided two assists and a goal as Watford stunned Manchester United 4-1 at Vicarage Road, as Utd’s Harry Maguire was red carded in the 69th minute which culminated in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being sacked less than 24 hours later.

Steven Gerrard’s reign as Aston Villa manager got off to a positive start with a 2-0 win over Brighton at Villa Park, with Ollie Watkins and Tyrone Mings finding the net in a late five-minute spell to end a five match losing streak.

Finally, Tottenham came from behind through Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon to defeat Leeds 2-1 to clinch their first domestic win under Antonio Conte.

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