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EPL action: Manchester City return to the top, Brentford stuns Chelsea

Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Burnley.

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan put Pep Guardiola’s side one point ahead of Liverpool, who defeated Watford earlier today.

Brentford stunned Chelsea with a 4-1 win over Stamford Bridge. A great attack from Antonio Rudiger gave Chelsea the lead, but Vitaly Janelt scored, with Christian Eriksen and Yoane Wissa also on the scoresheet.

Leeds went on through Jack Harrison, but they tied for 1-1 with Southampton when James Ward-Prowse scored a free kick.

Wolves defeated Aston Villa 2-1 with Jonny scoring for an own goal by Ashley Young. Ollie Watkins scored a late penalty for Villa.

Elsewhere, Brighton drew 0-0 against Norwich.

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Premier League Results

Brighton 0-0 Norwich

Burnley 0-2 Man City

Chelsea 1-4 Brentford

Leeds 1-1 Southampton

Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa

Pep Guardiola Manchester City

Premier League Live Updates

†all times East)

Full time – Brighton 0-0 Norwich: Tim Krul made some impressive saves, but Norwich is still heading for relegation.

Full-time – Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa: Jonny opened the scoring for Wolves before Ashley Young scored an own goal. Ollie Watkins got a late goal back from the penalty spot for Villa.

Full-time – Chelsea 1-4 Brentford: A fantastic win for Brentford, who fell behind with an excellent goal from Rudiger. Janelt scored a brace, Eriksen and Wissa also scored.

Full-time – Leeds 1-1 Southampton: Jack Harrison put Leeds ahead, but James Ward-Prowse tied the score.

Full time – Burnley 0-2 Manchester City: Manchester City return to the top of the Premier League, with goals from De Bruyne and Gundogan. City are one point ahead of Liverpool with eight games to go.

4:50 PM: Kai Havertz and Pontus Jansson need treatment after a headbutt.

GOAL – Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa (Watkins Pen.) Ollie Watkins gives Villa hope from the penalty spot.

OBJECTIVE – Chelsea 1-4 Brentford (Wissa) Incredibly, Brentford led 4-1 away to Chelsea with Wissa scoring.

4:41 PM: Jesus misses another chance when he hits the bar after being located by Bernardo Silva.

4:29 PM: Manchester City come close to scoring a third goal, but Jesus’ attempt is over.

4:24 PM: Kai Havertz has a goal disallowed for Chelsea, while Lukaku is on the pitch instead of Kante.

OBJECTIVE – Chelsea 1-3 Brentford (Janelt) Brentford is now leading 3-1 against Chelsea. Mbeumo and Toney do well in the build-up and then Janelt lifts the ball over Mendy.

4:16 PM: Ollie Watkins misses a good chance for Villa, who is 2-0 down against Aston Villa.

OBJECTIVE – Chelsea 1-2 Brentford (Eriksen) Brentford are now in the lead after an incredible start to the second half at Stamford Bridge. Brentford breaks downfield and Christian Eriksen finishes well. Chelsea respond by putting Reece James in place of Alonso.

OBJECTIVE – Chelsea 1-1 Brentford (Janelt) Chelsea’s lead didn’t last long, with Janelt leveling Brentford.

OBJECTIVE – Chelsea 1-0 Brentford (Rudiger) Antonio Rudiger puts Chelsea ahead with an impressive strike.

OBJECTIVE – Leeds 1-1 Southampton (Ward-Prowse) James Ward-Prowse equalizes for Southampton with a free kick early in the second half.

11:05 am: Burnley replaced Dwight McNeil with Maxwel Cornet at halftime. We are up and running again in most games.

10:50 am: Peace

It is rest in all games this afternoon. Here are the latest scores.

Brighton 0-0 Norwich

Burnley 0-2 Man City

Chelsea 1-0 Brentford

Leeds 1-1 Southampton

Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa

Manchester City will return to the top of the table as things stand.

OBJECTIVE – Wolves 2-0 Aston Villa (Young og) Wolves lead 2-0 against Aston Villa as the ball hits Ashley Young and goes into the net. Young came on for Lucas Digne, who was injured after 13 minutes.

OBJECTIVE – Leeds 1-0 Southampton (Harrison) Now Harrison has scored while sending the ball home from close range.

BRIGHTON MISS PENALTY – Brighton are awarded a penalty after a handball from Sam Byram. However, Neal Maupay sends the dot over the bar.

OBJECTIVE – Burnley 0-2 Manchester City (Gundogan) City are now 2-0 up and Gundogan comes on the scoresheet after some good work leading up to Sterling.

10:23 am: Jack Harrison puts the ball in the net for Leeds against Southampton, but is disallowed for offside.

10:19 am: Chelsea got off to a slow start against Brentford, with the visitors making themselves heard.

10:16 am: Burnley striker Wout Weghorst is shown a yellow card for catching Manchester City’s Rodri with an elbow.

OBJECTIVE – Wolves 1-0 Aston Villa (Jonny) Wolves are up front against Aston Villa as Jonny shoots home.

OBJECTIVE – Burnley 0-1 Manchester City (De Bruyne) Liverpool may not be at the top of the Premier League for long, with Kevin De Bruyne giving City the lead after a well-crafted move.

10:03 am: Leeds misses an inviting opportunity early on as Diego Llorente shoots wide against Southampton.

10 hours: We have started this afternoon’s Premier League matches. The main focus will be on Manchester City’s clash against Burnley, as Pep Guardiola’s side look set to return to the top of the table.

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Now that the international break is over, the focus is very much back on the title and Champions League races, with Burnley facing Manchester City and Chelsea taking on Brentford, between five games in the traditional time slot of 3pm BST.

Written by Ft7Ball

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