WATFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road on November 24, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

6 of the Best Moments This Weekend as Premier League Football Returned With a Bang

The Premier League returned to action over the weekend after a pause for the November international break, with 18 of the 20 clubs in action across nine games up and down the country on Saturday and Sunday.

6. Best Save

Goal line technology proved its worth during Huddersfield's crucial home win over Wolves on Sunday when Terriers midfielder Philip Billing hooked the ball away to stop the visitors from levelling the score at 1-1 in the second half.


The ball had beaten goalkeeper Jonas Lossl after being directed goalward by Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, only for Billing to intervene at the last second and clear the danger. The cameras showed the ball was less than 2cm from fully crossing the line.


Huddersfield later added a second goal to secure the result and the three points.  

5. Best Free Kick

Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring for Liverpool against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, his seventh in the Premier League this season no less. But when the Reds got a free kick 25 yards from the goal, the Egyptian was trumped.


Not by Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino, but by home grown star Trent Alexander-Arnold. This is a player who was still a teenager less than two months ago, but showed incredible confidence and maturity as he revealed another side of his game.


The England international whipped the ball up and over the defensive wall to make it 2-0, with Liverpool soon going on to make it 3-0 and wrap up a comfortable win.  

4. Best 'Got Away With it'

Tottenham defender Juan Foyth might consider himself a lucky man after a misjudged penalty area challenge on Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard at Wembley on Saturday evening did not result in referee Martin Atkinson pointing to the spot.


Foyth, who gave away two penalties on his league debut for Spurs earlier this month, got the wrong side of the Belgian and hacked at his legs without touching the ball. Had Chelsea been given a penalty at that stage, only trailing 1-0, the game could have been very different.


20-year-old Foyth has a lot to learn if he isn't to be a liability for this Spurs team.  

3. Best Own Goal

The flying volley scored by Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma on Sunday would have been talked about as one of the goals of the weekend had the otherwise impressive Colombian international not put it into his own net.


All credit to Lerma for desperately trying to intercept an Arsenal pass and break up the Gunners' attack, but he got a sweet connection on the ball and inadvertently rifled it past his own helpless goalkeeper, who could do little but flail an arm. 


Lerma almost atoned for his error with a goal at the right end, only to see his effort hit the post as Bournemouth fell to a 2-1 defeat.  

2. Best Assist

Born in May 2000, Fulham prodigy Ryan Sessegnon gave the Premier League a taste of why he is so highly rated after a marvellous run and cross proved crucial in the Cottagers winning only their second Premier League game of the season on Saturday.


The teenager turned Southampton full-back Cedric Soares inside out on the left, before drilling an inch perfect ball across the face of the penalty area that Andre Schurrle couldn't fail to convert to put Fulham 2-1 up.


As it happened, Sessegnon's weak defensive header later handed the Saints the chance to make it 2-2, but the Cottagers eventually prevailed 3-2.  

1. Best Goal

Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong may have narrowly ended up on the losing side this weekend, but the Scotland international deserves credit for what was the very best goal scored in the Premier League on Saturday or Sunday.


This was only a third Premier League start for the former Celtic star since making the switch to English football in summer. He'd already opened the scoring for the Saints against Fulham, with his second a real stunner of a first-time hit from the edge of the penalty area.


Unfortunately, Southampton failed to kick on and were beaten 3-2 in the end.