Another weekend of Premier League football is ‘done and dusted’ A few days that gave differing emotions to supporters at the top and bottom of the league.
On Friday Night… Chelsea clinched their 6th League title thanks to late Michy Batshuayi goal as the blues triumphed 1-0 at West Brom. At the same time Everton beat Watford 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to Ross Barkley goal.
Saturday saw Man City matched up at home to Leicester in the early kick off. The Sky Blues came out on top 2-1 thanks to goals from Silva and De Jesus. Okazaki got the Foxes goal, but the big talking point was a Mahrez penalty being ruled out. The Algerian hit the back of the net despite slipping. However, he had touched the ball with both feet and so the goal was ruled out. At 3pm… Bournemouth entertained Burnley with the Cherries winning 2-1. Southampton won 2-1 at already relegated Middlesbrough, whilst another team already condemned to the drop.. Sunderland were facing relegation battlers Swansea. The Welsh club came out on top with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Llorente and Naughton. Saturday’s fixtures were completed at the Britannia Stadium as Arsenal furthered their Champions League qualification hopes with a convincing 4-1 victory.
Sunday saw 3 big games with differing fortunes on offer. In the early kick off… Crystal Palace faced Hull City in a huge relegation crunch with The Tigers needing to win to avoid the drop. The pressure seemed to get to the northerners as Palace beat them comfortably 4-0. The goals coming from Zaha, Benteke, Milovijovic and Van Aanholt. Next up was West Ham on a high from their recent win against Spurs entertaining Liverpool. It turned out to a comfortable afternoon for the Merseyside club as they ran out 4-0 winners with a brace from Coutinho and goals from Sturridge and Origi. Finally in the 4.30pm kick off – Tottenham bid an emotional fond farewell to White Hart Lane. The club are moving to an adjacent stadium for the beginning of the 2018/19 season after many years at The Lane. The game saw the lilywhites come out on top against Manchester United after a dominant display saw them take a commanding 2-0 lead thanks to goals from wanyama and Kane. However, their nerves jangling when Rooney pulled a goal back, but to Spurs relief it was nothing to worry about as they reached the fulltime whistle with a 2-1 win.
Tonight.. Chelsea start a week of games in what is effectively a dead rubber against Watford at Stamford Bridge. It will surely be a night of celebration after they kicked off the weekend in such style.