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Manchester City move to the top of the table with win over Brighton

Tue, Oct 2, 11:18am by Staff Writer

The English Premier League produced plenty of goals during matchday seven as well as a top of the table clash between Chelsea and Liverpool.

The Reds have surrendered top spot on the table after a 1-all draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

They are $3 to win the Premier League this season and are equal on points with Manchester City, with both teams having six wins and a draw this season.

Liverpool fell behind to a 25th minute goal to Eden Hazard. They had wasted tw golden opportunities to equalise before Daniel Sturridge netted in the 89th minute.

It is Chelsea’s second successive draw and they are $11 to win the league.

Manchester City jumped to the top of the table after a 2-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday morning (AEST).

City had a staggering 80 per cent possession for the match as Brighton struggled to find the ball.

In the end the hosts had 28 shots to Brighton’s four, but only eight of them were on target.

Goals to Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero sealed a result that was never in doubt.

Manchester City has shortened to $1.67 to win the Premier League.

Goals aplenty across the weekend

The biggest upset of the weekend featured West Ham United and Manchester United.

The Hammers shocked their more fancied visitors after a Felipe Anderson goal in the fifth minute.

United looked sloppy for much of the game, as they lacked width to attack from and had few true goal scoring chances.

An own goal by Victor Lindelof just before half time was unfortunate, but the United defence was sloppy in shutting down a slow West Ham attack and was punished.

The visitors pegged one back through Marcus Rashford to make the score 2-1 with 20 minutes to play. Marco Arnautovic replied almost instantly with a wonderful goal and the game ended 3-1.

United are in 10th spot on the table with 10 points from seven games. West Ham has had a good three weeks, picking up seven points and moving into 14th spot. United is $101 to win the Premier League title.

Arsenal left it late to defeat Watford, but an own goal by Craig Cathcart and strike by Mesut Ozil sealed the result.

Watford had the better of the chances in the game, particularly in the second half. The match looked destined for a stalemate until Cathcart back heeled a shot through the goal.

The Hornets then attempted to chase the goal and were exposed on counter attack, with Ozil finishing the play.

The Gunners move to fifth on the table, with 15 points and are $81 to win the title. Watford is just behind them in sixth spot with 13 points.

It was a return to winning form for Everton who knocked three goals past a hapless Fulham side on the weekend.

Gylfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty shot in the 52nd minute, but score two goals in the win.

Cenk Tosun was the other goal scorer for the Toffees who won 3-0.

Fulham had 49 per cent possession but just six shots on goal for the match, none of which were on target. They languish in 17th spot on the table with five points.

Everton has moved up to 11th with nine points and that was their second win of the season.

Tottenham continued the weekend’s theme of multiple goals win with a 2-0 victory against Huddersfield.

The Terriers continue to struggle for goals and this weekend’s match was no exception.

Harry Kane’s 25th minute goal was followed soon after by a 34th minute penalty and the result was put beyond doubt.

Tottenham sit in fourth spot on the table, tied on points with Arsenal.

Huddersfield is at the bottom of the league standings with just two points from seven games.

Bottom teams continue to struggle

Joining them in the bottom three is Newcastle who is also without a win this season. They were defeated by Leicester at St James’ Park by a 2-0 scoreline.

Jamie Vardy scored in the 30th minute and some slick finishing from Harry Maguire in the 73rd minute put the result beyond doubt.

Newcastle struggled to retain possession, with just 41 per cent possession and one shot on target for the game.

Leicester moves up to eighth spot on the table with that result and have four wins this season.

Wolves continue to be the most impressive newly promoted team after achieving a 2-0 win against Southampton.

Two goals in the last 10 minutes to Ivan Cavaleiro and Jonny sealed the result, after a less than impressive performance from the hosts.

Saints continue to struggle this season and have just one win from seven starts.

Cardiff continued its winless start to the season as Burnley pick up consecutive wins after a 2-1 victory in Cardiff.

Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes scored for the visitors, with Josh Murphy equalising on the hour mark for Cardiff. All three goals were scored in the second half.

Bournemouth cemented its spot in the top 10 with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace. A Junior Stanislas goal in the 87th minute sealed the win for the Cherries. Palace sits in 13th spot on the table.

EPL Title Odds

Manchester City $1.67

Liverpool $3

Chelsea $11

Tottenham $34

Arsenal $81

Manchester United $101

Relegation Odds

Cardiff $1.22

Huddersfield $1.30

Newcastle $2.75

Burnley $3

Fulham $3.50

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