Everton picked up their first win since being relegated with 10 points by beating Nottingham Forest 1-0, while Burnley earned home points for the first time this season by beating Sheffield United, who were bottom on the day after a 5-0 rout.
Early goals from Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard gave Arsenal victory over Wolves at the Emirates, but Mikel Arteta’s side had to withstand a late onslaught from the visitors.
Arsenal have led the league table since April, when they were five points ahead of eventual champions Manchester City.
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It was a good week with good results. We are on top and we need to keep improving and moving forward, said Arsenal captain Odegaard. The schedule is difficult, but almost the whole season is difficult.
Anthony Gordon scored the only goal in Newcastle’s deserved 1-0 win over Manchester United, which lifted the team to fifth in the standings with 26 points.
The Red Devils dropped to seventh place after an unconvincing performance by the visitorsround Everton found themselves bottom of the table – thanks to a Burnley win and a 10-point sanction for breaching Premier League financial stability rules.
Sean Dyche’s team responded with a win, secured by a powerful strike from Dwight McNeil in the 67th minute and resolute defense as Forest threw everything at the attack.
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Burnley hardly had the best opportunity to pick up their first points at Turf Moor since promotion, and they took itAll goals were scored in the second half.
French striker Neil Maupay melted the ice on a frosty day in the capital, scoring from close range in the 49th minute. Ben Mee scored from a corner in the 56th minute and although Luton got back into the game thanks to Jacob Brown’s goal, Brentford’s Shandon Baptiste made the difference for the win.
The defeat left Luton in 17th place with nine points, a stone’s throw away from the relegation zone. Everton moved up to 18th with seven points, ahead of Burnley on goal difference, while Sheffield United have five points.