Chelsea won 2-1 at Watford and remain one point ahead of Manchester City. The defending champion beat Aston Villa with the same result outside. Another point back is the third Liverpool to win the city derby 4-1 at Everton Stadium.
Souček jumped on Fornals’ corner in the fifth minute and headed the game up. The 26-year-old Premier League defensive midfielder met for the first time since the opening round in August.
The second home goal shortly after the break did not pay off because of Antonio’s offside. Brighton survived another opponent’s chances and secured Maupay’s point with an acrobatic kick over the head just before the end.
“It’s frustrating for us, we wanted to win. I’m happy with the goal, but I would swap it for the win right away, ”Souček wrote on Twitter. Alongside him, right-back Vladimír Coufal also took part in West Ham’s basic line-up, while another Czech midfielder, Alex Král, stayed on the home bench.
Watford’s duel with Chelsea was suspended for half an hour in the first half because of the treatment of a fan in the stands who was stabilized after a cardiac arrest. Dennis reacted to guest Mount’s opening goal just before the break. The “Blues” triumph was decided by Zijach in the 72nd minute.
In the opening act, the Portuguese Dias and Silva gave Manchester City the lead with two goals. Shortly after the break, Watkins reduced, but Aston Villa couldn’t manage more against the favorites. Coach Gerrard and the team from Birmingham were left empty-handed for the first time after the two previous league victories 2-0.
Salah contributed two goals to Liverpool’s win. The top scorer of the competition improved to 13 hits per year. Other guest goals came from Henderson and Jota. Gray was reduced to 1: 2 for Everton. The duel with the former team did not work out for exercise bike Benítez.
|English Football League – Round 14:|
|Southampton – Leicester 2:2 (3. Bednarek, 34. Adams – 22. Evans, 49. Maddison)|
|West Ham United – Brighton 1: 1 (5. Souček – 89. Maupay)|
|Wolverhampton – Burnley 0:0|
|Watford – Chelsea 1:2 (43. Dennis – 29. Mount, 72. Zijach)|
|Aston Villa – Manchester City 1:2 (47. Watkins – 27. Dias, 43. Silva)|
|Everton – Liverpool 1:4 (38. Grau – 19. a 64. Salah, 9. Henderson, 79. Jota)|
|4.||West Ham United||14||7||3||4||25:17||24|
|12.||From a piece of crystal||14||3||7||4||19:20||16|