Liverpool were made to pay for not finishing off Everton when they were there for the taking. The Reds remain fourth, but in a matchday were only City and Tottenham Hotspur out of the top six won, it was definitely two points lost at Anfield.
David Moyes picked up his first win as West Ham United boss, although it wasn’t enough to see them climb out the relegation zone, it takes them level on points with West Brom.
Far from a goal-fest, with just 27 across the ten Premier League games – the same as last week. There was only one red card handed out and Leicester City are the club climbing the table – three wins on the bounce takes the Foxes up to eighth.
After another exciting and enthralling set of games in England’s top-flight, here are the statistics which stood out from the 16th round of fixtures.
Saturday was a great day for David Moyes, picking up his first win as Hammers boss. It was the Scotsman’s first home victory as a manager since December 17th 2016 when Sunderland beat Watford 1-0.
Marko Arnautovic scored the winner, his first for the club. It was not a good game for Antonio Conte, with Chelsea failing to attempt a single shot on target in the second half even though they had 71.8 per cent possession.
Paul Clement had Wilfried Bony to thank for all three points on Saturday. The Ivorian scored the winning goal and it’s the first time since December 2014 he has scored in consecutive Premier League games.
Bony was everywhere. Attempting three shots, winning five aerial challenges and he had 46 touches and completed two dribbles.
A single Scott Arfield goal was enough for the Clarets to see off Marco Silva’s side on Saturday. Despite only managing eight shots on goal to Watford’s 11, Sean Dyche’s team forced five of them on target to Watford’s two.
The game was turned in the 39th minute when Marvin Zeegelaar saw red. He is the tenth player the Hornets have had sent off since they returned to the Premier League in 2015, only West Ham have managed more.
It was another crazy game down at Selhurst Park as Christian Benteke missed a penalty with the game level, taking it against the wishes of his manager. Palace had 24 shots on goal, with the away side managing 11, five of which found their target.
Jermain Defoe found the net twice, scoring his 200th league goal – 20 of them have come with Cherries. The Eagles will be happy to see the back of the England striker, Defoe has scored nine times in his last ten appearances against them.
Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton
Steve Mounié, signed from Montpellier in the summer and it looked to be a shrewd move when he scored a double on his debut against Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season. Handed the start against the Seagulls, the Frenchman found the net twice in the first half, his first goals since Selhurst Park.
It was the first top-flight meeting between the two promoted sides and the Yorkshire side dominated the tie, winning 58.4 per cent possession. They also had 19 shots on goal, won 35 headers, 23 tackles and eight corners to Brighton’s one.
Tottenham 5-1 Stoke City
At half-time, Mark Hughes’ plan was working well, unlucky to be 1-0 down after Ryan Shawcross turned the ball into his own net. It is his sixth in the Premier League, Richard Dunne still leads the all-time record with ten, but there is still time.
Harry Kane scored a double after the break, making it 90 Premier League goals in 131 games, only Alan Shearer (113) achieved the feat faster.
The Potters won’t want to see Spurs again any time soon, they have conceded 17 times in their last four meetings.
Christian Eriksen would have been delighted to score Spurs’ fifth, it was his first since the Champions League win over Real Madrid at the start of November.
Newcastle were celebrating their 125th anniversary on Saturday, and they kicked off the game with a bang, Joselu grabbing his third of the campaign in just four minutes. It was the fastest goal the club had scored since Loic Remy found the net against Norwich in two minutes back in 2013.
After that, the fireworks turned into damp squibs. Riyad Mahrez equalised with a cracking effort from distance, four of his last seven goals have come from outside the box.
In his first 50 games for Leicester, Demarai Gray scored just once, but now under Claude Puel, he’s managed three in seven games and he gave the away side the 2-1 lead.
Dwight Gayle, who else, equalised. Since the start of the 2016/17 campaign, he’s scored over a quarter of Newcastle’s 101 league goals. Ayoze Perez’s late own goal ruined the Toon Army’s party.
Southampton 1-1 Arsenal
The Gunners travelled down to St Mary’s knowing they had failed to win back to back away games against Southampton since 1997. Charlie Austin’s third minute goal helped carry on that tradition.
It was his eighth goal in his last 11 league games, and his fourth in three. He and Dusan Tadic started quickly and they probably should have inflicted more pain on the away side.
Still without a Premier League start, it was Olivier Giroud to the rescue for Arsenal, his fourth of the season and the 17th time he’s scored off the bench, levelling the record set by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
Sitting fifth with 29 points, Arsenal are now closer to West Ham United in 18th than they are to Manchester City on top.
When Mohamed Salah fired the Reds ahead at Anfield, it looked set to be another three points for Jürgen Klopp’s men. Yet, despite their 23 shots on goal, only three found the target and they were made to pay for not putting the game to bed.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin won a penalty after Dejan Lovren pushed him in the back, only the second penalty in 80 years the Toffees had been awarded at Anfield.
Wayne Rooney tucked it away, his first goal in a Merseyside derby and Everton hung on for a tough point.
Since Klopp took over, Liverpool have lost 41 points from winning positions in the Premier League. That is more than any team in the top five leagues in Europe.
Derby day was concluded with an enticing battle at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho set out his team to frustrate their visitors, and for 40 minutes it worked. Until United switched off at a corner and David Silva was left unmarked to open the scoring.
The Argentine has four league goals this term, more than any other defender in the league. It was only the second time Mourinho has conceded two goals at Old Trafford. The last team to do it? Man City.
Another win takes City’s Premier League run to 14, more than any other club in a single league campaign.
Mourinho has now only won four times in 20 encounters with Pep Guardiola, losing more times against the Catalan boss than any other manager.