Newly crowned world club champions Manchester City dropped out of the top four as Tottenham Hotspur claimed a third successive league victory by beating Everton 2-1 at home in a thrilling encounter.
After the triumph in Saudi Arabia, Tottenham moved above the champions into fourth place with 36 points from 18 matches, three behind leaders Arsenal, who will face third-placed Liverpool (38 points) in the day’s main match at Anfield on Saturday.
Aston Villa are second with 39 points, trailing Arsenal on goal difference, after a surprise 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Friday ended their 15-match winning streak.underneath him.
Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool last weekend was seen as a positive sign for Ten Hague’s fickle team, but all the negativity has returned to the London Stadium.
Goals from Jarrod Bowen and Mohamed Kudus in the second half secured the win for West Ham, who moved above United into sixth place. Bowen scored from close range in the 72nd minute after an excellent combination with Lucas Paqueta, before Koudous put the match beyond doubt six minutes later.
United, who dropped to eighth place, againBut Everton fought back and squandered numerous chances before Andre Gomes’ clinical strike from close range in the 82nd minute led to a chaotic finale in which both sides had chances.
Everton, who were stripped of 10 points for breaching Premier League financial rules, remain in 16th place with 16 points, two more than Forest.
Luton have 12 points.It comes a week after Luton captain Tom Lockyer suffered a cardiac arrest during the game against Bournemouth but has already been discharged from hospital.
Seventh-placed Newcastle have lost three of their last four Premier League games and crashed out of the League Cup after losing to Chelsea in a penalty shootout.
At Craven Cottage Stadium, Rebecca Welch became the first female referee in the Premier League, and although the day was a momentous occasion for her
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