Monday, May 23

Premier League Gameweek 15: Results, preview & predictions

Gameweek 14 only wrapped up on Thursday night but as Jurgen Klopp often reminds us, there is no rest for the wicked in the Premier League.

Things kicked off with five goals in a thrilling London derby on Saturday lunchtime as West Ham saw off Chelsea, while only one late goal separated Liverpool and Wolves.

Sunday saw Ralf Rangnick get his spell as interim Man Utd manager off to the perfect start with a win over Crystal Palace, while Steven Gerrard’s fine start to life at Villa Park continued with a win over consistently inconsistent Leicester.

The curtain comes down on Gameweek 15 on Monday night when Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to face struggling Everton.

Follow along with 90min as the action unfolds…

Everton vs Arsenal

Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal played well in spells against Man Utd / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

When is kick off? Monday 6 December, 20:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Goodison Park

Rounding off this weekend’s Premier League action is Everton vs Arsenal on Monday evening. The Toffees are on a horrid run of form, making the much-improved Gunners favourites here.

If Everton do lose again, Rafa Benitez could be in serious danger of getting the boot.

Prediction: Everton 0-2 Arsenal

Man Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace

Ralf Rangnick

Rangnick is off to a winning start / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

There was huge anticipation at Old Trafford as Ralf Rangnick took charge of Manchester United for the first time as interim manager, and the home supporters went home happy after a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The German opted to stick with the same starting XI that Michael Carrick had picked for Thursday’s 3-2 win over Arsenal, but this time they came up against a well drilled, well organised Palace side managed by Patrick Vieira.

But after labouring to just two shots on target in the first 78 minutes of the game, United made the breakthrough through an unlikely source; midfielder Fred curling a sumptuous effort into the top corner from outside the penalty area.

That proved to be the difference, lifting United up to sixth in the Premier League.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

Leeds 2-2 Brentford

A dramatic injury-time equaliser from the returning Patrick Bamford earned Leeds a 2-2 draw against Brentford at Elland Road.

Tyler Roberts has received plenty of stick from Leeds’ fans in the past, but it was he who opened the scoring against a Brentford side missing Ivan Toney because of a positive Covid-19 diagnosis.

The Welshman got on the end of Raphinha’s excellent low cross for the game’s opener after 27 minutes, but the hosts failed to kick on – and the game turned on its head after Shandon Baptiste’s equaliser in the 54th minute.

He drilled into the bottom corner after latching onto Sergi Canos’ deflected strike, before the Bees wing-back gave Thomas Frank’s side the lead after lofting Bryan Mbeumo’s through ball over Illan Meslier.

But there was late drama to come as Bamford, returning after nine games out, netted in the 95th minute to earn Marcelo Bielsa a share of the spoils.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

Tottenham 3-0 Norwich

Heung-Min Son

It was the Son Heung-min show for Spurs against Norwich / Craig Mercer/MB Media/GettyImages

Tottenham returned to winning Premier League ways with a convincing 3-0 win over a lacklustre Norwich, inflicting a first Canaries defeat on Dean Smith in the process.

Lucas Moura is a player who can be absolutely brilliant or absolutely shocking for Spurs, and, fortunately for Antonio Conte, it was the former version who rocked up to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

Linking up with Son Heung-min, the Brazilian turned on a sixpence before firing a 25-yard rocket into the top corner of Tim Krul’s goal to open the scoring after just ten minutes.

Spurs’ advantage was then doubled in the second half by Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez, who poked home after Norwich failed to clear Son’s corner, and soon after it was three for Conte’s charges, as Son fired past Krul after good work from Ben Davies and Oliver Skipp.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Harvey Barnes, Patson Daka

Harvey Barnes kicked off the goalscoring at Villa Park / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Aston Villa’s clash with Leicester rounded off the action on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for the goals to start flowing in the Midlands.

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Good work from Patson Daka, handed a rare opportunity to start in the Premier League by Brendan Rodgers, eventually worked an opening for Harvey Barnes, and he superbly steered the ball past Emi Martinez into the far corner to give Leicester an early lead.

But one thing we’ve all come to learn is that Leicester can’t defend set pieces – and that was evidenced by conceding twice to Ezri Konsa, once just after Barnes had scored and again nine minutes into the second half.

The win pops Villa into the top ten in the Premier League standings, ahead of Leicester on goal difference.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

West Ham 3-2 Chelsea

Arthur Masuaku stunned Chelsea late on

Arthur Masuaku stunned Chelsea late on / Julian Finney/GettyImages

A month on from beating Liverpool and failing to win any of their next three domestic matches, an impressive West Ham claimed the scalp of another Premier League title contender when Arthur Masuaku scored a bizarre late winner that looked like a mishit cross.

Thiago Silva put Chelsea into the lead just under half an hour in, but that lead was erased by Manuel Lanzini from the penalty spot. Mason Mount made it 2-1 in the closing stages of the first half, but again the Hammers got back level through Jarrod Bowen.

Masuaku’s decisive goal came with three minutes of the 90 remaining and condemned Chelsea to only their second Premier League defeat of the season.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

Newcastle 1-0 Burnley

Callum Wilson got Newcastle their first win of the season

Callum Wilson got Newcastle their first win of the season / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Newcastle finally won a Premier League game at the 15th time of asking this season when a single Callum Wilson goal was enough to see off Burnley at St James’ Park.

Wilson was quickest to react to a spill from Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the closing stages of the first half and it proved to be enough for the three points because the Clarets didn’t really mount much threat of their own other than a lot of shots off target.

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Pope actually had to be on top form later on to prevent Newcastle extending their lead.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

Southampton 1-1 Brighton

Neal Maupay rescued a very late point for Brighton

Neal Maupay rescued a very late point for Brighton / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Southampton were denied victory in this clash of the Premier League’s south coast clubs by a dramatic and controversial 98th minute equaliser.

The Saints had led for more than an hour of play at St Mary’s thanks to a first half goal from Armando Broja, but they were unable to build on that lead and it left them vulnerable.

The reason for 10 minutes of stoppage time was Leandro Trossard’s lengthy treatment before being stretchered off late on, while Southampton appealed the equaliser because one of their players was down needing treatment when it was scored.

Wolves 0-1 Liverpool

Divock Origi spared Liverpool blushes

Divock Origi spared Liverpool blushes / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Liverpool dominated possession and had 17 shots against Wolves. But only five of those efforts were on target and but for a 94th minute winner from cult hero Divock Origi they were about to be embarrassed.

Liverpool should have scored several long before they did but were denied by a combination of heroic Wolves defending and wayward finishing.

Defeat was harsh on Wolves, who thought they had done enough to earn a point.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

Watford 1-3 Man City

Bernardo Silva is unplayable right now

Bernardo Silva is unplayable right now / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Manchester City will finish the weekend top of the Premier League thanks to their win over Watford combined with Chelsea’s defeat to West Ham earlier in the day.

Bernardo Silva was the star man again for the reigning champions, scoring twice in the 3-1 victory. Raheem Sterling got the first early on and it was 3-0 before Cucho Hernandez was able to pull back a consolation strike for Watford.

The Hornets have come crashing back to earth since thrashing Manchester United last month, with this now a third defeat on the spin.

You can read 90min’s player ratings from the game here.

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