Arsenal vs West Ham -Premier League:- Arsenal moved a seven-point lead after a 3-1 win over West Ham as the Premier League returned on Monday, while Newcastle United climbed into second place thanks to a stunning 3-0 win at Leicester.
Liverpool made a winning return from the World Cup break to beat Aston Villa 3-1 and Harry Kane bounced back from his heartbreak in Qatar by scoring in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Brentford.
Arsenal’s momentum towards a first league title since 2004 could be hampered by a six-week mid-season break.
But Mikel Arteta’s men passed another test of their resolve after trailing 1-0 at half-time to a Saeed Bananarama penalty.
Two goals in five minutes from Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli turned the game in the Emirates’ favor before Eddie Nketiah stepped up to get the points off in the absence of the injured Gabriel Jesus.
I am happy with the result and the performance (Arteta said)
We scored at the right time and the crowd was incredible even when we conceded the goal. They kept believing. When we scored it went loud and we generated the momentum we needed.
Kane returned to the Premier League and helped Tottenham come back from a two-goal deficit with a brace in a 2–2 draw with teammate Brentford. However, Kane scored in the 65th minute. He headed in a cross from Clément Lenglet to score his Premier League record 10th goal for Tottenham on Boxing Day, the traditional day of the game in England, the day after Christmas.
Arsenal vs West Ham- Premier League Arsenal defeat West Ham / Arsenal fight back to extend Premier League lead to 7 points
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg equalized for Tottenham six minutes later. Vitaly Genault as well as Ivan Toni scored for Brentford.
no stop Newcastle
Newcastle’s charge to return to the Champions League was not halted by the break either as the Magpies scored twice in the first seven minutes at Leicester.
Miguel Almiron played a one-two with Bruno Guimarães and Chris Wood opened the scoring from the penalty spot before rounding off Danny Ward for his eighth goal in his last eight league games.
Joelinton headed in a corner in the 32nd minute as Newcastle made it six consecutive league wins – although their best in the competition since 2012.
“We can do anything,” said Newcastle manager Eddie Howe on the prospect of a title challenge.
“The season is still young enough for all the possibilities we have. because the fans believe we can do anything. Premier League Arsenal defeat West Ham
In their first Premier League fixture in mid-November, Tottenham was in danger of a damaging defeat after Vitaly Gentelt and Ivan Toni put Brentford in charge.
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But Kane netted a header in the 65th minute to start Tottenham’s recovery in their first game after missing a crucial penalty in England’s World Cup quarter-final defeat against France.
While you were sleeping: Arsenal hit back to extend their Premier League lead to 7 points, Tottenham drew 2-2 with Brentford and Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-1
Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points, showing how to fight back on Boxing Day, traditionally a busy time in English football.
Newcastle moved up into second place after a 3-0 win at Leicester on Monday, allowing their former champions Manchester City to move up to third.
Said Bananarama’s 27th-minute penalty gave David Moyes’ West Ham a 1–0 lead at half-time after the Gunners had a spot-kick disallowed by VAR on the stroke of the interval.
Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3–1
Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3–1 for their third straight league win and move into sixth place, one point behind Manchester United. Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk scored in the first half at Villa Park before Stefan Bajetic scored late in the second half.
Liverpool’s third consecutive win left the club five points clear of a Champions League spot.