The shock of the weekend was of course struggling Sheffield Wednesday’s mauling of Southampton. Unexpected as it was exhilarating for the Hillsborough fans. That was Southampton’s fifth loss in 7 games, and it comes straight after their heavy midweek 4-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Chelsea showed the style in the second half to easily beat Derby, who have lost 3 out of their last 5 games. it would’ve been a heavier defeat as Chelsea also hit the woodwork 3 times.
Ipswich surprisingly won at Old Trafford, their first coming after only 3 minutes. They snuck in a second before United attempted a fightback, without success. It was Ipswich’s first win after three losses. On the other hand it was United’s first loss after three strong wins. Perhaps an aberration
Wolves kept coming back against Tottenham, but didn’t have time to reply to Spurs’ 88th minute winner.
Forest continue on their stylish way, easily accounting for Manchester City. It was a visually great performance to watch as Forest stay clear in second spot. They have not lost in 12 games now, the only team to take a point off Sunderland. It was City’s fourth loss in a row.
Leeds produced another super commanding performance, brushing away a pitiful WBA. Their early season hiccups have completely disappeared as it was their eighth game without loss.
It was Arsenal’s fifth win in the last six games, while Stoke have lost their third on the trot.
Meanwhile Coventry are winless in 12 matches.
As usual Sunderland win convincingly and lead the division. Who will stop them?