Three Key Talking Points from the Premier League Weekend

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Bukayo Saka. Man City are just one point behind the top two after a Kevin De Bruyne-inspired victory at Crystal Palace.

Arsenal have the upper hand in the Premier League title race after a 3-0 win at Brighton, allied to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Manchester United, allowed the Gunners to end the weekend on top thanks to their superior goal difference. Defending champions Manchester City are just one point behind the top two after a Kevin De Bruyne-inspired 4-2 victory at Crystal Palace.

At the bottom of the table, Everton and Luton ended long waits for a win to enliven the battle to beat the drop. These are the three talking points from the Premier League weekend.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were utterly dominant for 45 minutes but led only 1-0 through Luis Diaz’s goal. Stunning strikes by Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo turned the game on its head against the run of play before Mohamed Salah’s penalty at least salvaged a point for Liverpool.

Despite a poor season for Erik ten Hag’s men, Liverpool have now failed to beat United in three meetings this season. And the German believes the Red Devils raise their game against their bitter rivals.

“It’s more difficult for us away at United,” said Klopp when asked about Arsenal’s upcoming visit to Old Trafford. In 11 trips to away to United as Liverpool manager, Klopp managed only two victories.

“He’s certainly having a huge impact on the team,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta. Victory lifted Everton four points clear of the relegation zone for now, but they could be handed a second points deduction of the season this week for breaching financial rules.

Luton’s first win in 12 games, thanks to a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, means the five sides between 14th and 18th are separated by just five points with Brentford and Crystal Palace pulled into the relegation battle.

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