ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE, WEEK 15 MIDWEEK ROUND UP

 In Gary Mabbutt Blog

Everton manager Marco Silva was sacked after Liverpool destroyed their local rivals, Everton, with a resounding victory 5-2, Sadio Mane set up Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri’s openers against Everton, who then reduced the deficit with a 21st-minute scrappy chip in by Michael Keane from a pass by Alex Iwobi.

Origi then added his second just ten minutes later as he fired in from Dejan Lovren’s overhead long pass before Mane effectively sealed the win with an excellent strike following a double one-two on the counter with Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 45th minute.

Richarlison then pulled one back in first-half injury time when he headed Bernard’s cross from a poor clearance of Lucas Digne’s free-kick.

Georginio Wijnaldum then completed the Reds’ 5-2 Merseyside derby victory with an excellent 90th-minute strike from substitute, Roberto Firmino’s cut in and pass.

As for Everton, they slipped into the bottom three after Southampton edged Norwich 2-1 in a relegation six-pointer.

Second-half strikes from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison ensured that Leicester stays second as they comfortably dispatched a managerless and rock-bottom Watford 2-0.

Manchester City sits third after battering Burnley 4-1, as Gabriel Jesus scored two, before Rodri and Riyad Mahrez completed a clinical win despite Robbie Brady rescuing the Clarets a late consolation.

Tammy Abraham scored against one of his former clubs as Chelsea saw off Aston Villa 2-1 to stay fourth, only for Trezeguet to cancel out Abraham’s opener until Mason Mount lashed in the Blues eventual 48th-minute winner.

Wolves stay fifth after Leandro Dendoncker’s header and Patrick Cutrone’s late strike proved the difference beating West Ham 2-0.

Manchester United put in their best performance of the season, giving Jose Mourinho a miserable return to Old Trafford as the new Tottenham manager, with a 2-1victory. Marcus Rashford’s brace gave Manchester United their first win in three games in all competitions, Dele Alli scored the goal of the game, which was the only consolation for Spurs.

Sheffield United’s seven-match unbeaten run came to an end after Newcastle took victory through Allan Saint-Maximin’s header, plus a bizarre goal from Jonjo Shelvey which was initially ruled offside until VAR overturned the decision.

Neal Maupay’s late header handed Brighton their first-ever away win over Arsenal, winning 2-1, having initially seen Adam Webster’s opening strike cancelled out by Alexandre Lacazette’s header for the Gunners.

Crystal Palace overcame Mamadou Sakho’s first-half red card to beat Bournemouth through Jeffrey Schlupp’s 78th-minute strike.

I got six correct results in my predictions, starting to improve and move up the predictions league 🙂

Enjoy the rest of the week,

Gary

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