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Premier League Table: Brighton miss chance to go top

Brighton had the chance to move to the summit of the Premier League on Monday but had to settle for a draw with Crystal Palace.

 
10:04pm on Monday 27th September 2021
By
Martin Macdonald

Brighton failed to go to the top of the Premier League on Monday as they played out a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

A penalty from Wilfried Zaha seemed likely to be enough to decide the match in the London side's favour, but Albion hit back in the 95th minute when Neal Maupay converted following a free kick.

It means that Brighton remain sixth as just one point differentiates the leading six teams.

Previously, Arsenal defeated Tottenham 3-1 in the north London derby on Sunday as Nuno Espirito Santo's situation becomes even more difficult.

The Gunners blitzed their rivals in the first half as goals from Emile Smith-Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka earned them a 3-0 lead at the break.

A late consolation from Son-Heung Min meant little for the away side.

The result means that Arsenal move up to ninth in the table, having won three games in a row in the Premier League.

Spurs, meanwhile, have now lost three on the bounce and the pressure on manager Nuno Espirito Santo is increasing with many fans very unhappy with the new boss.

Earlier on Sunday, Nuno's former club Wolves defeated Southampton away thanks to a goal from Raul Jimenez.

Liverpool are outright leaders of the Premier League after earning a hard-fought 3-3 draw away at Brentford on Saturday evening.

In what was arguably the best game of the season so far in the English top flight, the Bees twice fought back from behind to make it 3-3 with 10 minutes to go.

Ethan Pinnock opened the scoring but goals either side of the break from Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah made it 2-1 Liverpool before the hour.

Vitaly Janelt then equalised before Curtis Jones thrashed a strike home to make it 3-2 to Jurgen Klopp's men.

Substitute Yoane Wissa would score with a lovely dink from close range in the 88th minute, however.

Liverpool are now on 14 points - one point ahead of Man City, Chelsea, Man Utd, Everton and Brighton all on 13.

In the early Saturday kickoff, Man City secured a massive result away at Stamford Bridge.

Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game as Pep Guardiola's side narrowly emerged victorious 1-0.

At the same time, Man Utd took on Aston Villa at Old Trafford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's week went from bad to worse as the Red Devils followed up their League Cup exit with a 1-0 loss at home in the Premier League.

Bruno Fernandes had the chance to equalise late on from the penalty spot, but blazed his attempt over.

Down at the other end of the table, Norwich remain the only team in the Premier League yet to record a point, as they went down 2-0 away at Everton.

West Ham secured a late win away at Leeds, too, thanks to a goal from Michael Antonio.

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