There was drama aplenty in the Premier League on Sunday as three of the division’s giants were in action, while there were some key contributions across the four matches.
In this piece, we round up the best of the Premier League highlights and the Premier League goals from Sunday November 29.
The most anticipated clash of the day was at White Hart Lane, where high-flying Tottenham Hotspur welcomed fierce rivals and strugglers Chelsea to North London as they looked to extend their considerable lead over their city rivals.
In the end, both sides may be content with a 0-0 draw; the Blues avoided another defeat as they steadily pull themselves away from the relegation zone, while Spurs continued an unbeaten league run that extends back to the first day of the season.
There were a handful of chances of note, but the key drama of the day came with the pre-match exclusion of Diego Costa and the Spanish striker’s petulant reaction during the match, when he learned that he wouldn’t be given the chance to make an impact.
At Upton Park, Mauro Zarate scored a fine effort to give West Ham United—looking to respond from their drubbing at the hands of Spurs last weekend—the lead over Tony Pulis’s West Bromwich Albion.
However, the Baggies, who themselves secured a victory over Arsenal last weekend, responded on 50 minutes when Winton Reid scored an own goal…although Rickie Lambert might try and claim it!
Any concerns Arsenal fans might have had about the impact of the loss of Francis Coquelin were realised when they relinquished control of the contest against newly-promoted Norwich City.
Mesut Ozil opened the scoring for the Gunners at Carrow Road, but the Canaries fought back through Lewis Grabban, who equalised just before the break.
Both sides had their chances during the second period, but neither were able to assert themselves as questions once again abound about the North Londoners’ title credentials.
Even worse for Arsenal, the Gunners lost Alexis Sanchez to injury during the fixture with what looks like a hamstring problem. Can Arsene Wenger’s side truly hope for the title if they’re without their talismanic Chilean forward?
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By contrast, Jurgen Klopp is flying at Anfield.
The German coach has only lost one match since replacing Brendan Rodgers, and he followed on from last weekend’s demolition of Manchester City with a 1-0 home victory over Swansea City.
It wasn’t pretty—the loss of Philippe Coutinho hit the Reds hard—but a 62nd-minute James Milner penalty was enough to see off the struggling Swans.
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