Roundup of the latest midweek Premier League action as Manchester City remain top of the table, whilst three matches fell foul of the latest Coronavirus wave to batter England.
Man City remain top after ruthlessly thrashing Leeds United 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium, in which Kevin De Bruyne fired in a brace as Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez both provided one goal and assist, whilst Jack Grealish, John Stones and Nathan Ake also found the net.
Comeback goals from Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold saw Liverpool remain one point behind Man City in second, following a 3-1 win over second-bottom Newcastle who had taken a seventh minute lead through Jonjo Shelvey.
Chelsea stay third but slipped four points behind City after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Everton, as Mason Mount’s opener was cancelled out by the Toffees’ Jarrad Branthwaite in a four-minute spell.
Arsenal climbed above West Ham into fourth place as second-half goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Emile Smith Rowe wrapped up a 2-0 win over the ten-men Hammers, after Vladimir Coufal had been red carded in the 67th minute for two separate fouls.
Down in the relegation zone, Norwich remain rock-bottom after losing 2-0 at home to Aston Villa as Ollie Watkins set up Jacob Ramsey’s opener before scoring himself to seal an away victory.
Burnley remain third bottom after their home match against Watford at Turf Moor was postponed following a Coronavirus outbreak for the Hornets.
Elsewhere, Jordan Ayew’s 65th minute close-range strike from Odsonne Edouard’s shot saw Crystal Palace snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Southampton, after Wilfried Zaha’s second-minute opener was overturned by James Ward-Prowse and Armando Broja to put the Saints ahead at half-time.
Romain Saiss’ first-half injury-time volley from Ruben Neves’ chipped pass saw Wolves snatch victory at Brighton in a closely fought contest, despite referee – Tony Harrington suffering communicational issues with VAR Officials.
Finally, Brentford and Leicester’s home matches against Manchester United and Tottenham respectively were postponed following Coronavirus outbreaks for both visiting clubs, although all four clubs eventually experienced outbreaks by the conclusion of this matchweek.