Tottenham Hotspur reclaimed the Premier League top spot with victory over Arsenal on Sunday but champions Liverpool’s rout of Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed Juergen Klopp’s aspect are beginning to hit their stride.
Harry Kane scored his 250th profession aim for membership and nation after laying on Son Heung-min’s tenth league aim of the season as Tottenham beat Arsenal 2-0 to achieve 24 factors from 11 video games.
Shortly afterwards Liverpool, of their first recreation with followers at Anfield since they gained the title, crushed Wolves 4-0 with Mohamed Salah, Georginio Wijnaldum and Joel Matip on goal.
A depressing day for Wolves was capped as Nelson Semedo scored an personal aim.
Liverpool joined Tottenham on 24 factors, though Jose Mourinho’s Spurs have a superior aim distinction.
Tottenham additionally welcomed followers back, 2,000 of them, for the primary time in 277 days — because of the federal government’s new Tier 2 COVID-19 restrictions — and so they had been handled to a few factors in opposition to an Arsenal aspect languishing in fifteenth place.
Kane has assisted eight of Son’s objectives this season and the duo, who’ve 18 objectives between them, are in irresistible kind.
“When I’m passing him through and he’s cutting inside and whipping them into the top bins it is an easy game for me,” Kane, whose aim got here from Son’s help, stated.
In their final three video games Tottenham have overwhelmed Manchester City, drawn with Chelsea and overwhelmed Arsenal with out conceding, but Mourinho is refusing to get carried away.
“We are top of the league for one more week, which is good fun,” the Portuguese stated.
Arsenal loved 69% possession in opposition to Tottenham but their ahead line continues to misfire.
They have managed solely 10 objectives in 11 video games and supervisor Mikel Arteta says the state of affairs shouldn’t be sustainable.
“We need to put the ball in the net, urgently,” Arteta, whose staff have misplaced 5 of their final seven league video games, stated. “You look at the stats, they’re all in our favour, but we have to put the ball in the back of the net.”
Liverpool boss Klopp stated he had “goosebumps” listening to followers singing the membership’s anthems on the Kop.
“As long as nobody tells me someone was injured then it’s been a perfect night,” Klopp stated after his aspect’s thirty first victory of their final 32 house league video games.
Salah was gifted an opener by a mistake from Conor Coady and didn’t look back after that.
Jamie Vardy scored a final-gasp winner to offer Leicester City a 2-1 victory over backside membership Sheffield United and transfer his aspect into fourth spot with 21 factors, one behind Chelsea who had taken over top spot on Saturday after beating Leeds United.
Sheffield United, so spectacular final season on their return to the top flight, have one level from 11 matches.
Crystal Palace scored 5 objectives in an away recreation within the top flight for the primary time as they thrashed struggling West Bromwich Albion 5-1 to maneuver into eleventh place.
Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke each scored twice though West Brom’s trigger was not helped by having Matheus Pereira despatched off within the thirty fourth minute when it was 1-1.