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Dele Alli tucked home a late equaliser for Tottenham in their home clash against Waford before lengthy intervention from VAR.

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Elsewhere on the day, West Ham fell by two goals to nothing at Everton, Aston Villa picked up a 2-1 win over Brighton at home, Wolves divvied the spoils at home with Southampton with a 1-1 tie, ...

The English Premier League continued this past Saturday following a week’s break with second placed Manchester City earning a comfortable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace to move 5 points closer to Liverpool, who will be in action on Sunday against Liverpool.

At the King Power Stadium, Leicester City marked the anniversary of former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's passing with an emotional 2-1 win over Burnley. Chelsea managed a hard-fought lone goal win over visiting Newcastle for their fifth successive win in all competitions, and the struggle continued for out of form Tottenham, who saved face with a late equalizer from Deli Alli to deny Watford their first Premier League win of the season.

Elsewhere on the day, West Ham fell by two goals to nothing at Everton, Aston Villa picked up a 2-1 win over Brighton at home, Wolves divvied the spoils at home with Southampton with a 1-1 tie, and Norwich held Bournemouth to a goalless a tie.

English Premier League Week 09 Standings

English Premier League Week 09 Standings

And on Sunday, Adam Lallana's late equaliser rescued a point for Liverpool at Old Trafford as Manchester United ended the leaders' flawless start to the Premier League season.

Sheffield United added to Arsenal’s road woes on Monday Night Football with a lone goal victory.

Everton 2-0 West Ham

Everton moved out of the bottom three after goals from Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave them a 2-0 win over West Ham to relieve the pressure on Marco Silva.

Toffees boss Silva labelled the visit of Manuel Pellegrini's side as a "must-win" game - and his players responded as confidence flowed following Bernard's 17th-minute opener from a tight angle.

Everton were good value for their victory, hitting the woodwork twice, but they had to wait until stoppage time to put the seal on a much-improved performance through substitute Sigurdsson's superb strike (90+2).

West Ham missed the chance to move up to third temporarily after a second straight loss, and after the later results, dropped to ninth - only two points ahead of Everton in 13th.

Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton

Matt Targett scored a stoppage-time stunner to complete a breathless Aston Villa comeback as they beat Brighton 2-1 at Villa Park.

Adam Webster's first Brighton goal handed the visitors the lead (12), but their hopes of victory took a blow when Aaron Mooy was sent off after two quickfire yellow cards (35).

Conor Hourihane's thumping effort minutes before the break was then ruled out by VAR, but Jack Grealish restored parity when he bundled home a cross from close range (45+3).

The clash between the two sides produced a remarkable 43 goal attempts, but it took until the final 10 seconds of second-half stoppage time for either side to force a winner and it was Villa who did so, with Targett lashing Grealish's lay-off into the back of the net (90+4).

Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

Bournemouth and Norwich both earned their first clean sheets of the season as they played out a drab 0-0 draw at the Vitality Stadium.

In a game including only three shots on target, Bournemouth came closest before half-time when Dominic Solanke turned Callum Wilson's clever reverse pass goalwards, but Tim Krul saved.

After the break, Teemu Pukki's low effort tested Aaron Ramsdale as Norwich began to take control, while Cherries substitute Arnaut Danjuma's shot was held by Krul at the other end.

The point keeps Norwich second-bottom but does get them off the mark away from Carrow Road, but Bournemouth will rue missing a fine chance to cement their top-half hopes with a sluggish performance.

Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle

Chelsea moved into the Premier top four as Marcos Alonso's late strike gave them a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea finally broke down a stubborn Toon as Alonso (73) struck a fierce low effort after being fed by Callum Hudson-Odoi on the left of the box, though Newcastle felt they should have been awarded a foul on Joelinton in the buildup.

The first half lacked any clear-cut chances as Chelsea struggled to break down a Newcastle side intent on playing on the counter, while in the second Tammy Abraham had three clear chances to score, either side of Alonso's winner.

Chelsea moved into the top four with the win, while Newcastle fall into the bottom three.

Leicester 2-1 Burnley

Leicester held on to their top four spot after coming from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.

On an emotional day when Leicester remembered late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died alongside four others in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium a year ago this month, the Foxes rallied as Jamie Vardy's 45th-minute header cancelled out Chris Wood's opener (26).

Sean Dyche's side were eventually denied an equaliser by VAR when Wood's close-range effort was ruled out for a foul on Jonny Evans by the New Zealander as Leicester held on for victory.

Tottenham 1-1 Watford

Dele Alli scored a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Watford but confusion surrounded it as a VAR review awarded the goal on the field but disallowed it on the big screen.

Alli's leveller (86) - after Abdoulaye Doucoure (6) had given Watford the lead - was reviewed by VAR for a potential handball and referee Chris Kavanagh signalled for a goal but the big-screen message, which is controlled by Stockley Park, stated that the goal had been ruled out.

The VAR controversy took centre stage but it could not mask another very flat performance from Tottenham, who had only mustered one shot on target before Alli's late reply - a goal which means Watford remain winless this season.

Alli's goal saved Spurs from a third straight loss in all competitions but this latest setback still leaves boss Mauricio Pochettino under pressure, with Tottenham falling further behind in the race for the top four.

Wolves 1-1 Southampton

Raul Jimenez equalised from the spot but had two first-half efforts ruled out by VAR as Wolves had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Southampton.

The Mexican striker twice put the ball in the net in the opening 45 minutes but VAR ruled his first strike out for handball and his second for offside in the build-up.

Southampton looked to have cashed in on those breaks when Danny Ings pounced on a mistake to fire them in front in the 53rd minute but Jimenez finally got his goal by converting from the spot eight minutes later after Matt Doherty was tripped.

James Ward-Prowse almost pinched it for the visitors with a late free-kick but the draw was enough to end Saints' run of three straight Premier League defeats.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City got back to winning ways with a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace, although they were made to sweat for the three points.

Pep Guardiola's side scored twice in 93 seconds after a stellar performance from Wayne Hennessey had kept them at bay for much of the opening period. Gabriel Jesus (39) nodded home his 50th Man City goal in all competitions before David Silva (41) tucked home through the goalkeeper's legs.

But Crystal Palace gave them some frights after the break, with Christian Benteke smacking the crossbar and Ederson forced into a superb save from a Wilfried Zaha shot with two minutes of normal time to play. For now, they remain 5 points behind Liverpool.

 Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool

Adam Lallana's late equaliser saved a point for an under-par Liverpool as they drew 1-1 at Manchester United on Super Sunday in a game littered with more VAR drama.

After a frantic opening lacking in clear-cut chances, the game exploded late in the first half with two crucial VAR calls. First, Marcus Rashford gave United the lead from close range (36) as Liverpool's cries for a foul on Divock Origi in the build-up were denied by VAR.

Then, as Sadio Mane looked to have equalised (44), VAR correctly ruled the strike out for a handball. Both decisions prompted wild celebrations from the home crowd, but Liverpool, who were looking for a record-equalling 18 straight Premier League wins, levelled late on through sub Lallana's back-post tap in (85).

The result moves United into 13th, seven points off the top four, while Liverpool see their lead at the top cut to six points following Manchester City's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Sheffield United 1-0 Arsenal

Arsenal's stuttering away form in the Premier League continued as Lys Mousset's first-half strike gave Sheffield United a 1-0 win on Monday Night Football.

Sheffield United were the better side at Bramall Lane and their victory was ultimately sealed when Mousset - making his first Premier League start for his new club - tapped home in the 30th minute.

Arsenal - who are unbeaten at home this season - have now lost two and drawn two of their last four away games in the league and the defeat brings their eight-game unbeaten run to an end, keeping them in fifth place in the table.

For Sheffield United, the result will go down as a famous win and they have jumped from 15th into ninth with 12 points from nine matches - level with Bournemouth, Burnley and Tottenham.

EPL Week 09 Scores At A Glance


Everton 2-0 West Ham

Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton

Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich

Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle

Leicester 2-1 Burnley

Tottenham 1-1 Watford

Wolves 1-1 Southampton

Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester City


Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool


Sheffield United 1-0 Arsenal

Game day reports from BBC and skysports were used in this compilation.

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