Manchester United are the MOST in-form team in the league despite their struggles, Villa Park is becoming a fortress under Unai Emery and Cole Palmer shows Man City what they're missing... 10 THINGS WE LEARNED from the Premier League weekend

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The last Premier League play earlier nan world break provided much superb intermezo and astonishing results.

Manchester United head Erik 10 Hag momentarily eased nan the club's turbulent shape by beating Luton 1-0 astatine Old Trafford to move wrong 3 points of nan apical four.

Chelsea and Man City played retired a classical English top-flight brushwood pinch Cole Palmer scoring successful stoppage clip astatine Stamford Bridge to salvage a 4-4 tie for nan hosts.


While, Tottenham were beaten for conscionable nan 2nd clip this play arsenic Wolves came from down to clinch a celebrated triumph complete Ange Postecoglou's broadside astatine Molineux.

Mail Sport looks astatine nan large talking points from different action-packed play of Premier League action. 

Manchester City and Chelsea played retired an breathtaking 4-4 tie astatine Stamford Bridge connected Sunday

Manchester United moved person to nan Premier League's apical 4 by beating Luton astatine Old Trafford

1. Are Manchester United really successful crisis?

Manchester United person been successful a bleak business since virtually nan commencement of nan season. They are bottommost of their Champions League group and astatine consequence of crashing out, while besides being eliminated from nan Carabao Cup and presently extracurricular nan Premier League's apical four.

To make matters worse, their guardant statement is not firing pinch conscionable 1 Premier League extremity betwixt forwards Marcus Rashford, Antony, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund and Anthony Martial.

Yet, aft beating Luton 1-0, Erik Ten Hag’s broadside are nan astir in-form complete nan past 5 Premier League games pinch 4 wins and 1 loss. 

Although these wins came against bottom-half opposition, their tally shows an expertise to get complete nan statement – pinch United being nan only remaining squad to not tie a lucifer this season.

2. Villa Park is turning into a fortress

Aston Villa extended their location winning streak to 13 games aft beating Fulham 3-1. Unai Emery has guided his broadside to 14 Premier League victories astatine Villa Park this twelvemonth which is arsenic galore arsenic they managed successful their erstwhile 2 seasons combined.

John McGinn produced a man of nan lucifer capacity against Fulham aft a well-taken extremity and won nan astir duels of immoderate Villa subordinate this play successful nan crippled (15).

England head Gareth Southgate, who was coming to watch Villa hit Brighton 6-1 earlier successful nan season, has fixed a motion to nan club’s shape by rewarding centre-back Ezri Konsa pinch his first elder England call-up.

Aston Villa extended their location winning streak to 13 games aft beating Fulham 3-1

Villa's superb location shape has placed them 5th successful nan convention standings heading into nan world break

3. Cole Palmer shows City what they're missing

For only nan 5th clip successful Premier League history and nan first clip since 2009, fans astatine Stamford Bridge witnessed 4 equalising goals successful a thrilling 4-4 draw.

Man City academy merchandise Cole Palmer - who joined Chelsea successful nan summertime for £43million - showed nan utmost composure to people nan game's last extremity from nan punishment spot successful stoppage clip and has besides been rewarded pinch a first elder England call-up. 

However, contempt younker moving done nan Chelsea squad, Thiago Silva became nan club’s oldest goal-scorer astatine nan property of 39.

Cole Palmer scored a stoppage clip equaliser for Chelsea against his erstwhile broadside successful an end-to-end match

4. The Nunez/Salah link-up is unmatched

Step speech Son Heung-min and James Maddison because Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah person created nan astir chances erstwhile combining (19) and assisted much times than immoderate different duo successful nan convention this season.

Throughout his Liverpool profession truthful far, each 7 of Nunez’s convention assists person been for his guardant partner Salah.

The Egyptian reached nan 200-goal people successful English shot pinch a brace successful nan 3-0 triumph complete Brentford and joined Thierry Henry and Alan Shearer by either scoring aliases assisting successful 15 consecutive Premier League location games.

5. Sheffield United's fortunate goals record

Only Burnley person scored less goals than Sheffield United this play and arsenic a broadside struggling to score, it ever helps if nan guidance do it for you.

The Blades earned a coagulated constituent astatine Brighton astatine nan play and were helped by an Adam Webster ain goal, soon aft Mahmoud Dahoud was sent disconnected for nan hosts.

This is nan 3rd clip this play Sheffield United person benefitted from an ain goal, accounting for 30 per cent of their goals successful full and placing them arsenic nan Premier League’s top beneficiaries of ain goals.

Sheffield United claimed a constituent against Brighton via Adam Webster's ain extremity which is nan 3rd clip they person benefitted from an ain extremity this season

6. Good group portion transportation still earns Premier League points

The modern crippled is dominated by an ever-growing accent for slick open-play football. 

But, beardown dead-ball transportation remains an evergreen talent, tin of turning a crippled connected its head.

In West Ham’s 3-2 triumph complete Nottingham Forest, their comeback from 2-1 down was completed courtesy of 2 James Ward-Prowse corners that were converted by headers from Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek.

Since nan commencement of nan 2020/21 Premier League season, Ward-Prowse has a singular 17 dead-ball assists and is joined by only 1 different player, Aaron Cresswell, successful achieving complete 10.

West Ham's play triumph against Nottingham Forest was completed courtesy of 2 James Ward-Prowse corners

7. Bukayo Saka is incredibly difficult to stop

After assisting successful Arsenal's 3-1 triumph complete Burnley, Bukayo Saka has now scored aliases assisted against each 24 teams he has faced successful nan Premier League.

The winger’s header assisted Leandro Trossard, who nodded successful whilst colliding pinch nan back-post to people nan 1000th extremity astatine nan Emirates successful each competitions.

Arsenal’s star-boy has developed a beardown relationship pinch Trossard and has assisted each of nan Belgian’s 3 convention goals this season. Their chemistry whitethorn beryllium cardinal pinch nan Gunners first prime striker Gabriel Jesus retired pinch a hamstring problem.

8. Super sub Sarabia shows really it's done

Coming disconnected nan chair is simply a accomplishment and substitutes everyplace tin watch nan tapes of Pablo Sarabia this play aft he starred successful Wolves’ 2-1 triumph complete Tottenham Hotspur to spot really it’s done.

The Spaniard was introduced successful nan 87th infinitesimal and scored 4 minutes later. If nan equaliser wasn’t enough, Sarabia past sent Mario Lemina done for nan winner. 

He becomes nan latest introduced substitute to registry a extremity and assistance successful a azygous Premier League game.

Pablo Sarabia starred for Wolves astatine nan play aft coming disconnected nan chair to people and assistance successful location triumph complete Spurs

9. Dominic Solanke's hotshot form

After scoring doubly astatine nan play to earn Bournemouth a 2-0 triumph complete injury-riddled Newcastle, Solanke brought his convention tally to six goals pinch Erling Haaland and Callum Wilson being nan only strikers to person outscored nan Cherries star.

His double was nan first clip he has scored 2 successful a convention crippled since facing Leicester successful 2020, while Solanke has already matched his convention tally from past year.

Dominic Solanke scored doubly against Newcastle to lucifer his convention goals tally from past season

10. Sean Dyche has improved Everton

Everton recorded an awesome 3-2 triumph astatine Crystal Palace, pinch a precocious victor from Idrissa Gueye, which near them four points amended disconnected than this clip past season.

Wins complete Brentford, West Ham and Bournemouth person besides helped amended their grounds arsenic good arsenic points earned against Sheffield United and Brighton.

The Toffees person besides benefited from an accrued attacking threat pinch Abdoulaye Doucoure having scored four, Dominic Calvert-Lewin successful a bully vein of shape and summer-signing Jack Harrison providing a extremity and 3 assists successful six games.

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