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Five talking points from this weekend's Premier League action

:Headline: Five talking points from this weekend's Premier League action:
Edinson Cavani lifted Manchester United with his brace this weekend while Manchester City got back among the goals at the expense of Burnley.
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Tottenham returned to the top, Sheffield United remain rooted to the bottom and Manchester City got back in the groove.

Meanwhile, Chris Wilder found himself accused of selfishness by Jurgen Klopp.

Here, the PA news agency looks at five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend.

Klopp takes aim at Wilder

Jurgen Klopp called Chris Wilder "selfish" after Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Brighton (Peter Powell/PA).

Liverpool boss Klopp had already made clear his frustration over fixture scheduling and Premier League clubs not being able to make five substitutions this term prior to his side's 1-1 Saturday lunchtime draw at Brighton – but as he did so again in a heated post-match interview at the Amex Stadium; a new element was a dig at his Sheffield United counterpart Wilder. Asked about clubs voting against the five-substitute rule, Klopp called Wilder "selfish" before adding: "they have three subs and one point if I am right." It seems unlikely the two bosses will be on each other's Christmas card lists.

More misery for the Blades

Chris Wilder's Sheffield United remain winless in the Premier League this term after a 1-0 loss at West Brom (Lindsey Parnaby/PA).

If that made for a less-than-enjoyable start to the weekend for Wilder, things got worse later in the day when his bottom-placed side were beaten 1-0 at West Brom, who had been the only other side in the division yet to win this season. That made it nine defeats in 10 games for the Bramall Lane outfit and things really are starting to look worrying now in the troubled follow-up to their impressive 2019-20 campaign.

Tottenham on top again

The team currently leading the division are Jose Mourinho's Tottenham, who moved back above Liverpool on goal difference on Sunday following a 0-0 draw at his old club Chelsea. The Portuguese played things down afterwards, insisting his side are not in the title race, describing them as "not a horse... just a pony". It remains to be seen how they fare over the full distance – but what Mourinho, a three-time Premier League winner with the Blues, might achieve with Spurs is an increasingly interesting question.

Cavani makes an impression

Also on Sunday, Edinson Cavani gave the clearest demonstration yet since his his move to Manchester United last month that he can still make a significant impact. Having come off the bench at half-time at Southampton with his side 2-0 down, the 33-year-old Uruguay striker proceeded to tee up a Bruno Fernandes goal and then add a brace of headers as the visitors sealed a 3-2 win.

City find their shooting boots

Manchester City also showed some notable goalscoring form as they thrashed Burnley 5-0 on Saturday. The rout, in which Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick and Benjamin Mendy and Ferran Torres also netted, was a considerable boost for Pep Guardiola's men, with them having previously scored only 10 goals across the opening eight games of their league campaign.

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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd19124336251140
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7Everton1710252821732
8Arsenal209382620630
9Aston Villa1792631181329
10Chelsea1985633231029
11Southampton198562724329
12Leeds UnitedLeeds198293235-326
13Crystal Palace206592436-1223
14Wolverhampton WanderersWolves196492129-822
15Burnley185491022-1219
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2054111934-1519
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton193882229-717
18Fulham1826101527-1212
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2025131548-3311
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd1912161032-225
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3Swansea CitySwansea24137429131646
4Brentford23128337211644
5Reading2513573728944
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8Bristol City25123102727039
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10Blackburn RoversBlackburn25106940281236
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12Barnsley25104112732-534
13Luton TownLuton2596102127-633
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2694132937-831
15Millwall2561272124-330
16Cardiff CityCardiff2485113028229
17Queens Park RangersQPR2569102331-827
18Coventry CityCoventry2468102234-1226
19Birmingham CityBirmingham2568111830-1226
20Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2567122029-925
21Derby CountyDerby2567121625-925
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham2255122332-920
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2367101523-819
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