Premier League Week 27 was one to remember with all the goal mouth action as well as the drama that had huge consequences at the top and bottom of the table.
Manchester United Vs AFC Bournemouth
Manchester United was held to a 1-1 draw by Bournemouth’s 10 men on Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
The Red Devils missed a huge chance against the south coast club to break into the top four after Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty while Paul Pogba fluffed several chances in the box to secure the victory.
The match was, however, full of ugly incidents which the referee could have easily brandished at least three red cards for.
A red card was only shown to Bournemouth’s captain Andrew Surman who got a second yellow for shoving Zlatan after the pictured incident above.
Leicester City Vs Hull City
Leicester City continued their remarkable turnaround with back to back victories for the first time this season after the controversial sacking of Claudio Ranieri.
Goals from Christian Fuchs and Riyad Mahrez, as well as, a Tom Huddlestone own goal helped the Foxes rally from a goal down to beat Hull 3-1, lifting them further away from the relegation zone.
Stoke City Vs Middlesbrough
Stoke City beat Middlesbrough 2-0 thanks to two fine first-half strikes from Marko Arnautovic.
The Teessiders, who started the Premier League campaign very well, have now dropped into the relegation zone and are having problems finding the back of the net being the lowest scoring side in the division with 19 goals at Premier league week 27.
Swansea City Vs Burnley
A five-goal thriller in Wales saw Swansea win by the odd goal in a thrilling 3-2 victory over Burnley.
Spanish striker Fernando Llorente was in the thick of the action and proved once again to be Swansea’s match-winner with two goals including a 90th-minute strike. Referee Anthony Taylor was center stage to the action after he controversially awarded a penalty to Burnley.
Watford Vs Southampton
EFL Cup finals losers, Southampton, shrugged off their Wembley disappointment to beat Watford 4-3 away from home.
The Saints found themselves trailing the game after four minutes as Watford captain Troy Deeney volleyed home for his 100th league goal for the club.
The goals soon began to pour in as Dusan Tadic equalised before Nathan Redmond gave the visitors a deserved half-time lead. Stefano Okaka brought back parity 11 minutes from time although it was short lived.
Manolo Gabbiadini pounced on a Heurelho Gomes error to score his sixth goal in four games to give Southampton the lead again before Redmond grabbed his second with a vicious shot.
West Bromwich Albion Vs Crystal Palace
West Brom looked out of sorts at home losing 2-0 to Crystal Palace as manager Tony Pulis faced his old club in what was the most boring game of Premier League week 27.
There were only five shots on target with the only notable action in the first half being Christian Benteke’s header which was cleared off the line by Chris Brunt.
Two second half strikes from Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend earned Palace a much sort after victory as they moved out of the relegation zone.
Liverpool Vs Arsenal
Liverpool put on a dominant first half performance to beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield moving up to third place in the Premier League while the Gunners dropped to fifth.
The biggest talking point leading up to the match was the absence of Mesut Ozil from the team due to illness and the exclusion of Alexis Sanchez in the starting line up.
Two first-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane gave Liverpool total control before the break before which Sanchez was introduced to the game.
Sanchez gave the gunners a lifeline by creating a goal as they sought to level matters. A quick counter attack by the reds, however, sealed victory for the Reds leaving Wenger to rue his decision.
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Everton
Tottenham Hotspur held off a late Everton push to win 3-2 at White Hart Lane to get a club record nine home wins in a row in a match dubbed as the battle of the Premier league’s hottest strikers, pitting Harry Kane against Romelu Lukaku.
The Spurs striker started brightly scoring two goals to give his side a comfortable two goal lead. Lukaku got a goal back to make events awkward for the hosts who looked like they were going to capitualte.
A smart Ben Davies freekick put through Dele Alli who made the most out of the opportunity to score, sending relief all around the stadium.
Everton went on to make things awkward again as Enner valencia scored to reduce the deficit although there was very little time remaining.
The result keeps Tottenham firm in second place while Everton finds themselves five points behind Man United on the race for a European spot.
Sunderland Vs Manchester City
Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane found the target as Manchester City won 2-0 at Sunderland in a routine victory.
City’s victory makes it four wins in a row for Pep Guardiola’s men, keeping their title hopes alive as David Moyes’ side are pushed closer to being the first team to be relegated from the Premier league this season.
West Ham Vs Chelsea
Premier League leaders Chelsea are set to face West Ham in a hotly anticipated London derby on the final game of Premier League Week 27 on Monday. Chelsea will be looking to increase the points difference between them and Tottenham while the Hammers are looking to get a European spot.
Premier League Week 27 has so far served us 33 goals with so much to talk about from referring decisions to possible managerial casualties. If the last fixture of the week will be anything like the rest, we are sure to see more than a few goals.