2021-22 Premier League: Week 21 Roundup

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Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League following New Year 2022 action.

Second-half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Rodri saw Manchester City come from behind to defeat ten-men Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, after the Gunners had taken a 31st minute lead through Bukayo Saka before Gabriel was red carded in the 59th minute.

Second-placed Chelsea came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to third-placed Liverpool after quick-fire goals from Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic cancelled out the Reds’ opening goals scored by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

City therefore hold a ten-point lead over Chelsea with Liverpool a further single point behind Thomas Tuchel’s Blues.

Manuel Lanzini’s brace helped fifth-placed West Ham move to within a point of fourth-placed Arsenal, as David Moyes’ Hammers defeated Crystal Palace 3-2 away at Selhurst Park on New Years Day.

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Down in the relegation zone, Norwich remain rock bottom behind Newcastle after the pair saw away trips to Leicester and Southampton respectively cancelled, owing to a mixture of positive Coronavirus cases and injuries.

Burnley again remain two points adrift of safety after late goals from Stuart Dallas and Daniel James condemned Sean Dyche’s Clarets to a 3-1 defeat at Leeds, having initially equalised through Maxwel Cornet to cancel out Jack Harrison’s opener.

Watford remain just outside of the relegation zone despite delivering a stubborn defensive display, which was eventually undone as Davinson Sanchez’s last-gasp header handed Tottenham a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.

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Elsewhere, Alexis Max Allister’s brace fired Brighton to their first-ever away win against Everton at Goodison Park in a 3-2 victory, although Anthony Gordon delivered a second-half brace for the hosts on their return to action after a two-week absence.

Goals from Yoane Wissa and Mads Roerslev saw Brentford come from behind to defeat Aston Villa 2-1 in West London, after Danny Ings had fired the Villains ahead in the 16th minute.

Finally, Joao Moutinho’s half-volley from Phil Jones’ clearance of Adama Traore’s cross fired Wolves to a narrow away win at Manchester United.

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