It was another great weekend for Premier League fans with clashes like Chelsea – Tottenham, Leicester – Manchester City and Arsenal – Everton. We’re here to give a summary of this weekend’s Premier League games for you to catch up.
Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham
The Premier League weekend started off with a big game, the London derby between Chelsea and Spurs. Olivier Giroud opened the score for the Blues when he shot the ball past Lloris after Barkley Hit the post. Marco Alonso doubled the score after half time with a shot from outside of the box. Tottenham did get a goal back after an own goal by Rüdiger, but it was not enough to get any points. It’s an important win for Chelsea, who solidified their top four position in the league.
Burnley 3-0 Bournemouth
Burnley did great business at home saturday, beating bournemouth 3-0. Vydra opened the score in the second half after missing a few opportunities in the first half. Bournemouth equalised five minutes later, however the VAR disallowed the goal due to a handball, a harsh decision by the VAR. Almost immediately after, Burnley got a penalty awarded on the other side of the pitch, doublign their lead, crushing Bournemouth’s hopes. The scoreline was decided by Dwight McNeil in the 87th minute with a great finish from a quick counter.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle
Patrick van Aanholt became the Eagles most scoring player in the Eagles’ Premier League history from a free kick just before half time. The score remained 1-0 for the rest of the match and Crystal Palace got their much needed win after an eight-game winless streak. Crystal Palace overtakes Newcastle, who dropped down to 14th, with this win.
Sheffield United 1-1 Brighton
This year’s Premier League sensation Sheffield failed to beat relegation candidate Brighton at home saturday. Stevens brought ‘The Blades’ 1-0 up after an ferocious shot from the wingback in 26th minute. Their joy did not last long as Neal Maupay scored the equalising goal four minutes later. He headed the ball past the Sheffield goalkeeper, getting the Seagulls a deserved point. Sheffield united are sitting in seventh position after this match, but are still in the race for a champions league spot.
Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa had no chance all game long against the Saints, who came up 1-0 after just eight minutes of playing because of Shane Long. Southampton had a lot of chances to double the lead, but it took a penalty in the 95th minute to finally seal the victory. Aston Villa will need to improve their game, sitting only point above the relegation zone
Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City
The final game of Saturday was another great game on paper as number two Manchester City visited number three Leicester City. Jamie Vardy, who has been on a scoreless drought since December, had a chance to bring ‘The Foxes’ up in the first half, but he was unfortunate to hit the post while one-on-one with Ederson. Manchester City was the better team and deservedly took the three points home after Gabriel Jesus put one past Schmeichel.
Manchester United 3-0 Watford
Manchester United keeps their Champions League hopes alive beating Watford 3-0. Fernandes scored the opening goal from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute after getting fouled by keeper Foster. Deeney scored an equaliser in the 52nd minute, but the VAR disallowed the goal after the ball hit Dawson’s shoulder. Martial got his tenth goal of the season from a rebound after he missed the first opportunity. Eighteen year old Greenwood scored the final goal with a shot in the top-left corner, his fifth Premier League so far. With this win, Manchester United overtakes both Tottenham and Sheffield and are now sitting in fifth position, three points behind Chelsea. Depending on whether Manchester City will or will not be banned from European football next season, this position may or may not secure Manchester United a Champions League spot next season.
Wolves 3-0 Norwich
Jota continued his great form after last Thursday’s hattrick in the Europa League match against Espanyol. The Portuguese striker scored the first two goal for the Wolves in the first half. Jota almost completed his second hat-trick of the week, but he was denied by the post. Raul Jiménez finished the rebound, bringing Wolves up 3-0
Arsenal 3-2 Everton
The game had barely started, when Calvert-Lewin scored from an overhead kick after Sigurdsson’s free kick in the very first minute. Saka’s great cross in the 27th minute was answered by Nketiah with a volley, scoring the ball past Jordan Pickford. Arsenal turned things around with an Aubameyang goal in the 33th minute. The Gunners thought they were going into half time with a lead, but Richarlison sent Arsenal players to the locker room with a bad mood after bringing Everton level from a corner. It seemed like Richarlison’s goal motivated Arsenal, as Aubameyang brought Arsenal up with a header after just 23 seconds. The score remained at the Emirates remained 3-2 for the home team, and with this win Arsenal overtakes Everton in the league table.