Lost last weekend at Goodison Park, Manchester United channeled that negative energy into a renewable source at Old Trafford today beating Norwich City by 3-2, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick. It was a breathtaking moment for the 'Red Devils' as hopes for the top-four place are still alive. In other results, Tottenham was punished by Brighton with a goal to nil at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. At St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton channeled a huge loss last weekend into something positive by beating Arsenal by a goal to nil, and relegation contenders Watford got stunted by Brentford in Vicarage Road at the 95th minute overturned a 1-1 result into 1-2 win.
And as individual players' performances are assessed in every league game, here are the top XI-rated players in today's Premier League (PL) game.
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Stunt Arsenal a week ago, Brighton again extended such a positive mindset in today's league game beating Tottenham at their home Stadium by a goal to nil. Opened the scoring opportunities against Arsenal, Leandro Trossard once again channeled such energy this week as the lone scorer. Marc Cucurella, Joel Veltman, and Pascal Groß were all on top of their game.
Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
After a humiliating result, last weekend against Chelsea, 'the Saint' and English shot-stopper Fraser Forster and Polish International Jan Bednarek were on top of their game securing all points at St. Marys today stalling Arsenal's top-four place hopes. Bednarek's heartwarming good inside the 18-box made that huge difference.
Watford 1-2 Brentford
In a moment, relegation contenders Watford thought a draw is on the table, but they got stunned by Brentford defender Pontus Jansson's head goal in the 95th minute ruling out a draw. Emmanuel Dennis and Christian Norgaard were the other two scorers. Christian Eriksen, Christian Norgaard, Pontus Jansson, and Kristoffer Ajer were the top-rated players in this match.
Manchester United 3-2 Norwich City
Keeping top-four hopes alive in the premier league after Tottenham and Arsenal's loss today, Manchester United bounced back from Everton's defeat a week ago thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick stalling Norwich City's survival hopes. Teemu Pukki and Kieran Dowell were exceptional in Norwich City team, named as the top players along with Anthony Elanga and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Today's EPL top XI-rated players.
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