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Premier League Drama: Manchester City held, late goals define Sunday action

The Etihad Stadium witnessed a Sunday spectacle as Manchester City, amidst a goal-laden day, found themselves held to a thrilling 3-3 draw against a resilient Tottenham Hotspur. The nail-biting clash saw Dejan Kulusevski’s 90th-minute header shatter City’s hopes of victory, causing a slip to third place in the Premier League table, trailing leaders Arsenal by three points.

Liverpool’s late surge propelled them to second place, edging past City by a point, overcoming a 3-2 deficit against Fulham to secure a thrilling 4-3 victory. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s decisive goal sealed the stunning comeback, leaving the Anfield crowd ecstatic.

Elsewhere, Chelsea clinched a tense 3-2 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion despite being reduced to ten men, while Aston Villa salvaged a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth with a late Ollie Watkins goal.

West Ham United and Crystal Palace played out a 1-1 draw, rounding off a day packed with drama across Premier League venues.


For Manchester City, the draw marked a concerning streak, having now gone three league games without a win for the first time in six years. Pep Guardiola’s side, despite their dominance, struggled against their perennial adversaries Tottenham.

Guardiola expressed frustration, citing refereeing decisions, stating, “Sometimes football is like life, you do not get what you deserve.” The manager rued a stoppage in play during a crucial moment, feeling aggrieved by the outcome.

Meanwhile, Arsenal maintained their lead atop the table with 33 points, followed closely by Liverpool on 31 and Manchester City on 30.

In an enthralling encounter at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea overcame Brighton in a pulsating battle. Enzo Fernandez’s brace and Levi Colwill’s goal secured a hard-fought 3-2 win for the London side, despite Conor Gallagher’s dismissal just before halftime.


Villa’s manager, Unai Emery, reflected on his team’s draw against Bournemouth, stating, “This point is not the best but it is not the worst.”

Amidst late goals, thrilling comebacks, and dramatic twists, Sunday’s Premier League fixtures left fans at the edge of their seats, setting the stage for an intensifying title race.

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