Whether it’s Everton, Aston Villa or Leeds United, there have been several surprises in the Premier League this season. Perhaps the largest is another team.
Southampton FC provided the next Premier League surprise and secured the championship lead. At least until Saturday, the “Saints” will remain at the top in England.
The team of ex-Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl defeated Newcastle United 2-0 on Friday evening and took their fifth win of the last six games.
Liverpool for the top match
The goals for Southampton were scored by Che Adams (7th) and Stuart Armstrong (82nd). It was a deserved victory in a match that the Hasenhüttl team had continuously under control. With more ball possession and more scoring opportunities, Southampton took control of the action.
Due to the success, the surprise team now has 16 points on the bill. Everton could overtake Manchester United with a win on Saturday. Tottenham, Leicester and Liverpool could also overtake the “Saints”. But: Liverpool in particular has tough opponents this weekend. Manchester City challenges Jürgen Klopp’s team.