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5 talking points from the weekend

5 talking points from the weekend

Take a look at the big moments from round 23 of Premier League action

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Madness at Molineux, a nail-biting win for Liverpool, and vital victories for Newcastle and Southampton. Yep, it was another Premier League weekend filled with drama of the highest order. What else were you expecting?

 

But those are just the headlines. Find out more about the sensational top flight action with our round-up of the biggest moments…

 

1. Result of the weekend

Liverpool 4-3 Crystal Palace

On a nervy afternoon at Anfield, Liverpool earned three crucial points by (eventually) beating a determined Palace. It was the sort of tension-filled game that can take ten years off your life if you’re a fan, but title challenges are built on such important wins. While the Reds needed a huge slice of luck to take control (Julián Speroni’s howler gifted Mo Salah the home side’s third goal) Jürgen Klopp’s men remain in pole position for the crown.

2. Goal of the weekend

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United scoring against Brighton

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) v Brighton

Rejuvenated under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Rashford made it five goals in six Premier League appearances with a beauty against Brighton. Showing nimble footwork in the box to shake off an opponent, the striker then managed to curl an incredible effort around the goalkeeper from a tricky angle to put United on their way to a 2-1 win. Wonder what José Mourinho makes of all this…

 

3. Performance of the weekend

Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers) v Leicester City

It was a frankly bonkers match at Molineux on Saturday, as Wolves squandered the lead twice before scoring in the dying seconds to beat Leicester 4-3. Having already netted a brace during the game, the wily Jota missed a glorious chance to bag an injury time winner. Did the striker let that get to him? Of course not. The persistent Portuguese dusted himself off before hitting the target to claim the victory for his team.

 

4. Manager of the weekend

Wolverhampton boss Nuno Espírito Santo celebrating

Nuno Espírito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Passion. It’s what football is all about. Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno couldn’t contain himself after his side snatched the win against Leicester, running onto the pitch to celebrate with his players in a big pile-on. The referee was having none of it, however, sending the Wolves coach off for his actions. Not that Nuno seemed to care. The grin on his face after the match suggested he would do it all again with absolutely zero remorse.

 

5. Unexpected hero of the weekend

Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

When your main Harry is sidelined through injury, it’s handy that you’ve got another match winner with the same name in reserve. With time running out at Craven Cottage on Sunday, it looked as if Spurs were going to have to settle for a 1-1 draw against struggling Fulham. But then Harry Winks popped up to head in the winning goal – his first since 2016. With third-placed Tottenham now seven points clear of Arsenal in fifth, this was a massive goal.

 

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