Tue, Nov 6, 2:41pm by Staff Writer
It was another action packed weekend of English Premier League football with plenty of goals scored across the 10 games and title favourites Manchester City maintained their two point lead atop the standings with a 6-1 thrashing of Southampton at the Etihad Stadium.
City is priced at $1.36 to win back-to-back titles and flexed their muscle against an out of form Saints side.
The hosts netted four times in the first half through Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Raheem Sterling.
Wesley Hoedt’s own goal in the sixth minute was City’s first for the game and made for a poor afternoon for the Saints.
Sterling added a second goal in the second half, with Leroy Sane scoring in the 91st minute to cap off a memorable 6-1 win.
Southampton continues to struggle this season and has just one win from 11 starts. They are $5 to be relegated this season.
Title contenders Liverpool and Arsenal played out a 1-1 stalemate at the Emirates Stadium in a game that had it all.
The Reds were wrongfully denied a first half goal due to an erroneous offside flag by the linesman, but Arsenal had claims for a penalty that went unheard in an exciting first half.
James Milner scored a rocket midway through the second half to give the visitors an advantage, before Alexandre Lacazette answered in the 81st minute with a wonderfully worked goal to ensure his side would come away with a point.
Arsenal drops out of the top four after Tottenham secured three points on the weekend, but the Gunners have lost only twice in 11 league games this season.
They are $46 to win the title, while Liverpool has gone out to $4.50 after dropping two points in London.
Tottenham survived a late Wolves onslaught to win 3-2 at the Molineux on Sunday morning.
The visitors had all of the running for more than a hour, with goals to Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane.
Wovles were denied an early goal due to a bad offside call, but recovered with two second half penalties to Ruben Neves and Raul Jimenez.
The plucky Wolves outfit almost pinched a draw late on but were left to rue their poor defending early on.
Tottenham is $36 to win the Premier League, while Wolves are priced at $501.
Chelsea kept in touch with Manchester City atop the standings with a 3-1 win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are $12 to win the title and Alvaro Morata’s brace went a long way to securing the three points for the home side on Monday morning.
Adros Towsend pinched an equaliser early in the second half, but Morata’s 65th minute goal and a 70th minute sealer by Pedro was enough for Chelsea.
It has been a trying season for Palace, who are $6.50 to be relegated.
Newcastle got its first win of the season with a 1-0 win against Watford at home.
The Magpies scored through Ayoze Perez in the 65th minute to end a 10-match winless league run this season.
They are $6.50 to be relegated this season. Watford’s loss is their first in three games and they are in eighth spot on the table.
Manchester United pinched a late 2-1 at Bournemouth in a result that could rejuvenate the club ahead of a big fixture load during the next couple of months.
The Cherries’ Callum Wilson slotted a goal in the 11th minute and Anthony Martial answered in the 35th minute for the visitors.
The match looked set for a draw until Marcus Rashford scored the match winner in the 92nd minute to ensure United left Bournemouth with all three points.
The win moves them up to seventh on the table, behind the Cherries who are sixth, thanks to a superior goal difference.
United is $67 to win the title, while Bournemouth are priced at $501.
In an emotional week for Leicester City following the death of their chairman, the Foxes responded with 1-0 win at Cardiff.
Demarai Gray scored the only goal of the match for the visitors. Cardiff remains without a win this season and are $1.36 favourites to be relegated.
Everton produced a dominant 3-1 win against Brighton at Goodison Park to cement their spot in the top half of the table.
West Ham demonstrated their attacking prowess against Burnley at the Olympic Stadium, winning 4-2 in an entertaining affair, with two goals in the final 10 minutes proving decisive.
EPL Title Odds
Manchester City $1.36
Manchester United $67
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