Manchester City have come from behind to beat Everton 3-1 and close the gap on the Premier League leaders. City hit back with goals from Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and Bernardo Silva after Everton took the first-half lead through Jack Harrison. This victory moved City into fourth place, just five points behind leaders Liverpool, with a game in hand.
Everton manager Sean Dyche was furious with the controversial penalty decision that led to Alvarez’s goal, saying “It has been by managers on Zoom calls to say it’s a farce but that’s the way it goes. That’s completely natural.” While City manager Pep Guardiola also suggested that the handball laws are confusing. He said, “I don’t know the rules. It’s a penalty here, not a penalty here. If you go to Europe the rules are completely different. Maybe one day they will clarify it.”
In the London match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace, substitute Noni Madueke secured a 2-1 win for Chelsea with a late penalty. This victory was a rare home win for Chelsea in the year 2023. Finally, Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their good form with a 4-1 win at Brentford, moving them up to 11th place in the Premier League.