All but one game remains in round nine of the Premier League, that clash being Sheffield United vs Arsenal. The weekend saw the return of the English top-flight, with play resuming after the end of the recent international break.
Man City and Chelsea were the only top-six clubs to enjoy victories, with the Citizens beating Crystal Palace 2-0 and the Blues triumphing 1-0 over Newcastle. Elsewhere, Tottenham's woes continued as Spurs suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw with Watford, with a late VAR controversy saving them from a defeat.
All eyes were on Man United's clash with Liverpool, with many expecting Klopp's men to thrash the struggling Red Devils. Instead, it was the Merseyside giants that nearly lost, with a late Lallana equalizer earning them a point. Here are the standout stats from the weekend action.
Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool – the key figures from the Old Trafford draw
Many were expecting Liverpool to win, but the Reds were not able to pull off a victory. As a result, the Merseyside giants have now missed out on two records – the most consecutive wins in the Premier League (18) and most consecutive wins from the start of the season (9). They were just one win away from equaling those records.
Liverpool's run ends at 17 successive PL wins - also 1 short of Chelsea's best run of victories to start a PL season, 9 wins in 2005-06 pic.twitter.com/cG9zS0UcUz— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 20, 2019
The result means that Klopp is yet to win a single game at Old Trafford, a shocking statistic given the shift in power between Man United and Liverpool. Nevertheless, Van Dijk and Co. remain unbeaten.
Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City – Jesus reaches lovely feat
In the 2-0 win at Selhurst Park, Gabriel Jesus scored the opening goal shortly before half time. That strike saw him reach the half-a-century mark for the Citizens, becoming only the third player to achieve this feat at Man City under Guardiola.
Gabriel Jesus— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) October 19, 2019
th goal for @ManCity in all comps (110th app)
Scored goals in 64 starts
Third player to score + goals for club under Guardiola
Scored in 4 successive away apps for first time in City career pic.twitter.com/EuzWMsuLqp
Aston Villa 2-1 Brighton – Villans end four-year wait in Saturday's win
A stoppage-time goal from Matt Targett earned Aston Villa a 2-1 comeback victory over Brighton on Saturday. That strike also helped the Villans register back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time since May 2015.