Tottenham climbed seven positions in the table to become second in the Premier after their victory (2-1) against Brighton, in a match eight in which Everton lost their leadership status and Arsenal surpassed (0-1) to Manchester United.
Those of Jose Mourinho took the three points to take advantage of the day and see themselves up, although with many teams in one hand. The Londoners won thanks to Gareth Bale’s first goal on his return, shortly after taking the field, and an assist from Reguilón, a connection until recently from Real Madrid. The ‘spurs’ add 14 points to Liverpool’s 16.
Meanwhile, Everton failed to respond to the victory the day before for the ‘reds’ and lost sight of the lead on their visit to Newcastle (2-1). A double by Callum Wilson in the second half knocked out Carlo Ancelotti’s men, who could only cut the final discount in their second loss in a row.
The ‘blues’ fell last week to a Southampton that is still sweet at the start of the season by beating (3-4) Aston Villa. In Villa Park, the visitors went 0-4 but ended up asking for the time to see themselves in Champions League positions.
In addition, in a duel of ‘greats’ in no man’s land, Arsenal beat United thanks to a penalty converted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who incidentally cut their long scoring drought. Pogba’s maximum penalty on Héctor Bellerín put the visitors ahead in the 69th minute.
Cavani’s entry turned United without avoiding defeat and another stumble at Old Trafford, where they still do not know victory. United hangs out of the upper-middle zone, where Arsenal is with 12 points, since between the leader Liverpool (16) and the 13th Crystal Palace (10) there are only six points.