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Premier League results: Gameweek 7

Tom Gott
Chilwell scored for Chelsea
Chilwell scored for Chelsea / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images
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European football has come and gone and we're now gearing up for another round of Premier League action.

The David Moyes derby will kicked things off on Saturday when Everton drew 1-1 Manchester United, and the end to the weekend could be the real showstopper as Liverpool and Manchester City are set to come to blows once again.

Here's all you need to know about gameweek 7...


Saturday

Manchester United 1-1 Everton

Andros Townsend
Townsend scored the equaliser / Clive Mason/Getty Images

Manchester United failed to return to winning ways in the Premier League after being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the bold decision to leave both Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho on the bench, instead giving a chance to Anthony Martial alongside Edinson Cavani.

Both sides flexed their muscles and created chances in the first half – Martial and Cavani both good opportunities with headers, while Demarai Gray forced David de Gea into action. But Solskjaer was rewarded for his selection when Martial scored the opener shortly before half-time.

Mason Greenwood and Bruno Fernandes had also impressed in the first half, but Everton’s threat on the counter attack was ultimately the undoing of the hosts.

Andros Townsend, Demarai Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure, just as they have been all season, were excellent at breaking. It was Gray’s burst, twice winning possession from a weak Fred in quick succession, Doucoure’s vision and Townsend’s finish that secured Everton their equaliser.

Solskjaer had already turned to Ronaldo and Sancho by that point, opting to also bring Pogba on once the scores had been levelled. But there was no breakthrough – Sancho fired a tame shot straight at Jordan Pickford in United’s best chance to re-take the lead.

Everton could even have won it late on. Substitute Tom Davies was in acres of space and fed Yerry Mina for a tap-in, only for the Colombian to have strayed marginally offside.

You can read the 90min player ratings here.


Burnley 0-0 Norwich

Dwight McNeil
Burnley vs Norwich City = boring / Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

urnley vs Norwich City provided the exact amount of entertainment and goals we were all expecting on Saturday afternoon at Turf Moor: none.

Burnley were the better side in the opening exchanges and should've been rewarded for their dominance with a penalty in the 15th minute. Tim Krul's double punch to the face of Matej Vydra though went unpunished.

After that penalty appeal not a lot happened throughout the remainder of the first half. The home side did have most of the ball, but what the did with it was less than impressive. Opting to cross wildly into the box at every opportunity, but without any quality.

It wasn't fun.

We were given some hope that things might get a bit better in the second half by Mathias Normann, who saw a decent free-kick from the edge of the box well saved by Nick Pope.

Not long after Norwich created their best chance of the opening hour, with Max Aarons whipping a wonderful cross to the back post to an unmarked Ozan Kabak - who ballooned his subsequent header over the bar.

Moments later, the impressive Normann almost scored one of the goals of the season so far. The midfielder rouletted past one Burnley defender, jinked past another, and then unleashed a venomous effort on goal from the right hand side of the penalty. The effort looped over Pope in goal, but flicked off the crossbar thereafter.

After this chance the game reverted back to type, with both teams kicking the legs off each other and crossing the ball aimlessly into each other's penalty area.

It wasn't fun.

Until Burnley nearly scored a last minute winner through Lowton. The full-back rushed in at the back post to latch onto a cross, but headed just over the bar.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

Timo Werner, Mason Mount
Werner finally scored / Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Chelsea got back to winning ways as they secured a 3-1 victory over Southampton on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel chose to make plenty of changes to his lineup for this one, and the results were almost immediate as Chelsea took the lead just nine minutes in. Trevoh Chalobah found himself unmarked in the box to head home from close range from a corner.

Chelsea were on top for the remainder of the half and had the ball in the back of the net twice more. Romelu Lukaku had an effort ruled out for offside before VAR chimed in to strike off a Timo Werner header.

Southampton switched to a 4-3-3 at the interval to fill some of the holes on the pitch, and they came out with a renewed sense of purpose. Tino Livramento won his side a penalty on the hour mark and James Ward-Prowse made no mistake from the spot to tie things up.

However, Ward-Prowse's ecstasy faded 15 minutes later when Ward-Prowse was shown a red card for a nasty challenge on Jorginho.

That gave Chelsea the boost they needed and with just over five minutes to go, they got the second goal they had been looking for as Werner fired home from close range.

Chelsea snatched a third in the dying embers after a frantic goal-mouth scramble. After two hits of the post, Ben Chilwell thumped home a volley which needed goal-line technology to award.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Leeds 1-0 Watford

Diego Llorente
Leeds United finally won a game / Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Leeds held on to a 1-0 lead against Watford to secure an overdue first Premier League win of the season, with the only goal coming from centre-back Diego Llorente in the first half.

Llorente was quick to react in a moment of penalty area pinball in the 18th minute and that early strike proved to be the sole difference between the sides on the scoresheet.

Leeds dominated the game, controlling possession and peppering shots in the vicinity of the Watford goal – even if few actually found the target to challenge Ben Foster.

The front three of Raphinha, Daniel James and Rodrigo constantly had Watford on the backfoot and were well supported in attack by Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas from midfield. But the all-important quality was usually missing when it mattered most.

Watford were mostly quite poor and didn’t do anything near enough to properly challenge Leeds. But they did actually have the ball in the net at one stage when Illan Meslier dropped, literally, a clanger at a set piece. But the goal was ruled out for a foul on Leeds centre-back Liam Cooper.

Leeds went close to doubling their lead late in the game, with Juraj Kucka clearing one off the line for Watford and Tyler Roberts spectacularly turning the rebound onto the bar from a difficult angle.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Wolves 2-1 Newcastle

Hwang Hee-chan, Marcal
Wolves are turning things around a bit / Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Wolverhampton Wanderers moved into tenth place in the Premier League table on Saturday afternoon, clinching a 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Newcastle United at Molineux.

Wolves took the lead on 20 minutes with the first real chance of the game, when Raul Jimenez drove at the heart of the Magpies defence and threaded the ball through to Hwang Hee-chan, and the forward slotted his strike coolly beyond Karl Darlow.

The hosts should have doubled their advantage soon after, as Hwang terrorised the Newcastle backline and cut the ball across to Francisco Trincao, only for the Portuguese winger to hit the underside of the bar with his effort.

Bruno Lage's men were made to pay for that miss, as Newcastle levelled just before half-time with their first shot of the game. Goalkeeper Jose Sa met a through ball ahead of Joelinton and felt he was fouled by the forward, but the ball broke to the edge of the box where substitute Jeff Hendrick was waiting to rattle a controlled strike into the net.

Wolves appealed for a free-kick, but the referee was having none of it, and the two sides entered the break all square. Lage's side did regain their lead soon after the second half kicked off however, as Jimenez and Hwang combined for a second time, and the South Korean forward buried his effort on his left foot.

Newcastle struggled to create any great chances of note, despite chasing the game for the majority of the second half. Steve Bruce's men fell to yet another defeat, while Wolves secured a second consecutive victory.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Brighton 0-0 Arsenal

Robert Sanchez, Lewis Dunk, Gabriel Magalhaes
An entertaining 0-0 / Steve Bardens/Getty Images

A wasteful Brighton were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Saturday evening.

At a sodden Amex Stadium, the hosts dominated a sloppy Arsenal side. With Leandro Trossard dropping centrally to outnumber Arsenal's double pivot, Brighton picked their way through the supposedly in-form visitors throughout the first half.

As has often been the case this season, Brighton's biggest chances came from set pieces. Neal Maupay whipped in a cross from a half-cleared corner after 20 minutes which Aaron Ramsdale (perhaps understandably) spilled to the feet of Lewis Dunk who (less forgivingly) blazed over six yards out. Somehow the 6'7 Dan Burn went unnoticed in Arsenal's penalty area, from another corner, given all manner of space to steer a header over the bar from close-range.

Amid Brighton's waves of wind, rain and pressure, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brushed the outside of the post with a chance, sandwiched between those efforts, carved out by Bukayo Saka.

Brighton's proactive approach stifled Arsenal's passing game and sparked openings for themselves. However, in a return to their wasteful form of last season, Brighton didn't aim one of their numerous chances on target until the 80th minute.

Arsenal showed flickers of improvement as the contest drew to a close but struggled to even create the chances Brighton were at least wasting.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Sunday

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester

Jeffrey Schlupp, Wilfried Zaha, Joachim Andersen
Palace were good value for their point / Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Some smart substitutions from Patrick Vieira helped Crystal Palace come back from two goals down to grab a deserved draw with Leicester City on Sunday.

First half goals from Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho put the visitors in the driving seat, but Palace earned a well deserved point, courtesy of goals from Michael Olise and Jeffrey Schlupp.

The Eagles got off to a strong start but fell behind when Iheanacho capitalised on some indecision by Joachim Andersen. Leicester doubled their lead before the break, courtesy of the free-scoring Vardy who finished well.

After shuffling his pack, Vieira's side looked much better in the second half. First Olise pulled one back after Odsonne Edouard hit the bar. Then, ex-Leicester Premier League winner Schlupp came back to haunt his former side by heading home an equaliser.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Tottenham 2-1 Aston Villa

Son Heung-min
Son was on song in north London / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Tottenham finally gave their fans something to cheer about by securing a much-needed 2-1 Premier League win over Aston Villa.

Spurs took the lead just before the half-hour mark, despite not starting well. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is not known for his scoring but he got a goal here, combining cleverly with Son Heung-min before finishing well.

Villa pulled one back midway through the second half with Matt Targett's cross being stabbed home by Ollie Watkins - who toasted his recent England call-up with a goal.

It did not take long for Spurs to poke their noses back in front, though. Lucas Moura was the hero, tapping past Emiliano Martinez after incredible play by Son.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


West Ham 1-2 Brentford

Yoane Wissa
What a win for the Bees / Julian Finney/Getty Images

High-flying West Ham were given a reality check this weekend, with Brentford grabbing a last-minute winner to secure a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium.

The Bees dominated the first half and grabbed a deserved opener when Bryan Mbeumo tapping home the rebound after Sergi Canos' effort was well saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

After the break West Ham improved significantly and created a hatful of chances. They eventually got an equaliser when Jarrod Bowen guided a half-volley into the corner after Brentford failed to clear their lines.

The west Londoners would have the last laugh, though, when substitute Yoane Wissa' got a last-gasp winner to break West Ham hearts.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.


Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City

Liverpool and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw on Sunday, with all four goals coming in a hugely entertaining second half.

After a quiet start the game burst into life after the break with Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah all netting in what was one of the best 45 minutes of the season.

Mane broke the deadlock, racing onto Salah's through ball and lifting it over Ederson. Liverpool's lead did not last long with Phil Foden producing a superb touch and finish to level things up.

Soon after, Salah took centre stage, beating two City players before lashing home. Kevin De Bruyne's deflected effort - Joel Matips was the unlucky man - ensured the points would be shared before full time.

You can read 90min's player ratings here.

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