Watford breaks Liverpool’s invincibility

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Ismaila Sarr was the hero, scoring 2 goals over Liverpool. Credits: Getty Images

It was another busy weekend in the Premier League as teams at both ends of the league standings were scrapping for vital points.

There was a huge shock for Jurgen Klopp’s side, as they tripped over relegation contenders Watford.

Meanwhile, Wolves claimed a massive win in North London to put themselves into the race for a Champions League place.

As for Manchester City, they won the Carabao Cup over Aston Villa, and they have a game in hand to get closer to league leaders.

Watford 3 X 0 Liverpool

Before visiting Vicarage Road, Liverpool was unbeaten for 44-matches and looking to set a Premier League record of 19 wins on the bounce. However, their momentum was halted by the outstanding Watford.

The Hornets began the day in the relegation places, but their incredible 3-0 win lifted them out of the bottom three and could be the catalyst for their survival bid this season.

Ismailia Sarr scored twice for the home side. The Deadline Day Summer signing begins to show why he was the most expensive signing in Watford’s history.

Meanwhile, Troy Deeney wrapped up the win by scoring the third. That was also his first-ever goal against Liverpool.

It could have been even worse for the Reds, but Sarr missed a glorious chance to make it 4-0 as he fired wide when he burst through on goal. Liverpool managed just one shot on target in the defeat, which was the lowest number that they have recorded since Klopp has been in charge.

The title still looks to be heading to Anfield, but there will be no invincible season.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 X 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Jose Mourinho was left fuming with his side after they twice blew a lead before Wolves claimed a vital three points.

Steven Bergwijn put Spurs ahead before Matt Doherty leveled the scores. Spurs went back ahead through Serge Aurier, but Wolves once again hit back through Diogo Jota.

Things went from bad to worse for Spurs, as they gave away the advantage to the traveling side. Raul Jimenez scored the match-winning goal in the 73rd minute.

The result means that Wolves are now just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, while Spurs have dropped down to seventh after back-to-back defeats.

Bournemouth 2 X 2 Chelsea

Chelsea missed their chance to extend their advantage over the chasing pack as they were held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-threatened Bournemouth.

The Blues went ahead after a Marcos Alonso strike before Bournemouth turned the game on its head by scoring two goals in three minutes. Jefferson Lerma equalized before Joshua King put the Cherries ahead.

However, Bournemouth was denied the win in the 85th minute, when Alonso scored his second of the game.

Everton 1 X 1 Manchester United

There was more VAR drama at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, as the Toffees were denied a match-winning goal after Gylfi Sigurdsson was adjudged to have been offside.

The Icelandic midfielder was sitting down in front of David De Gea as the ball deflected into the United goal with seconds remaining, but it was swiftly disallowed.

Everton took the lead in the game after De Gea smashed a clearance straight at Dominic Calvert-Lewin. However, United equalized thanks to another goalkeeping error, as Bruno Fernandes’ effort was too strong for Jordan Pickford.

United remains in fifth, but they are just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and Wolves is sneaking by.

West Ham 3 X 1 Southampton

There was a huge win on Saturday afternoon for West Ham United, as they improved their survival chances with a 3-1 success over Southampton.

Jarrod Bowen scored his first goal for the Hammers to put them ahead before Michael Obafemi leveled the scores. Sebastien Haller put the Hammers back ahead before Michail Antonio ensured the three goals ten minutes into the second half.

West Ham moved up to 16th with the win, but they are only out of the relegation places on goal difference.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0 X 1 Crystal Palace

Brighton was made to rue their missed chances as they were handed a set-back in their survival efforts after being beaten 1-0 by local rivals Crystal Palace.

The Seagulls had 23 shots on goal, but Jordan Ayew’s goal was the only one of the game and ensured that Brighton remains locked in a relegation scrap.

Norwich City 1 X 0 Leicester City

Norwich improved their survival chances with a much-needed win at Carrow Road on Friday evening.

The only goal of the game was scored by Jamal Lewis, as the Canaries moved to within six points of Premier League safety. Leicester meanwhile missed the chance to close the gap on Manchester City.

Newcastle United 0 X 0 Burnley

Newcastle United and Burnley played out an uneventful 0-0 draw on Saturday afternoon. The result means that Newcastle will still be looking over their shoulders as they look to avoid being dragged into a relegation battle.

Manchester City secure Carabao Cup for the 3rd time in a row

City and Aston Villa both postponed their games, against Arsenal and Sheffield United respectively. The two teams were involved in the Carabao Cup, or League Cup final, which occurred in Wembley.

The match was a walk in the park in the first half for City, as goals from Aguero and Rodri secured a 2×0 advantage at the half-hour. However, the Villains took a goal into the break, as Tanzanian striker Samatta fired through.

Aston Villa saw Grealish miss a chance to equalize and take the game to extra time. City wins the trophy for the 3rd consecutive time and Guardiola adds another trophy to his already vast collection.

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