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Arsenal strengthens leadership in English Football League

At the Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta's men achieved their seventh victory in eight games (they only lost in early September against Manc


At the Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta’s men achieved their seventh victory in eight games (they only lost in early September against Manchester United), with goals from Thomas Partey after 20 minutes, the Brazilian Gabriel Jesús (49) and the Swiss Granit Xhaka (67).

Harry Kane, from the penalty spot, scored the only goal for the Gunners (m. 31) in the northern derby of this capital.

beat Crystal Palace 2-1, with a decisive goal by Conor Gallagher in the 90th minute, to see off Saturday in fifth place, the last one to access European competitions.

A perforation by Frenchman Odsonne Edouard in the seventh minute forced the Blues to react, although they did not equalize until close to half-time through Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (m. 38).

equaled for the second time in a row this time 3-3 against Brighton, fourth in the table, in a match in which Belgian Leandro Trossard made headlines by scoring three goals.

Trossard started with a double by scoring in minutes four and 17, to which the Brazilian Roberto Firmino responded with another number of goals to tie the match (m. 33 and 54).

Already in the second half, Adam Webster, with his own goal (m. 63), gave advantage to German coach Jurgen Klopp, but in 83 Trossard appeared again to leave the Reds 11 units behind the lead, although with a clash less.

Results of the ninth day:

Saturday:

-Tottenham. 3-1.

-Bournemouth-Brentford. 0-0.

-Crystal Palace-Chelsea. 1-2.

-Fulham-Newcastle. 1-4.

-Liverpool-Brighton. 3-3.

-Southampton-Everton. 1-2.

-West Ham-Wolves. 2-0.

Sunday:

-Manchester City-Manchester United.

-Leeds United-Aston Villa.

Monday:

-Leicester City-Nottingham Forest.

Positions table:

Team PJ PG PE PP GF GC Pts.

1-Arsenal 8 7 0 1 20 8 21.

2-Manchester City 7 5 2 0 23 6 17.

3-Tottenham Hotspur 8 5 2 1 19 10 17.

4-Brighton & Hove Albion 7 4 2 1 14 8 14.

5-Chelsea 7 4 1 2 10 10 13.

6-Manchester United 6 4 0 2 8 8 12.

7-Newcastle United 8 2 5 1 12 8 11.

8-Fulham 8 3 2 3 13 15 11.

9-Liverpool 7 2 4 1 18 9 10.

10-Brentford 8 2 4 2 15 12 10.

11-Everton 8 2 4 2 7 7 10.

12-Bornemouth 8 2 3 3 6 19 9.

13-Leeds United 6 2 2 2 10 10 8.

14-Aston Villa 7 2 1 4 6 10 7.

15-West Ham United 8 2 1 5 5 9 7.

16-Southampton 8 2 1 5 8 13 7.

17-Crystal Palace 7 1 3 3 8 11 6.

18-Wolverhampton 8 1 3 4 3 9 6.

19-Nottingham Forest 7 1 1 5 6 17 4.

20-Leicester City 7 0 1 6 10 22 1.

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