premier league matchday 37 roundup

Premier League Matchday 37 Roundup: Chelsea Clinch League Title

Only West Brom stood between Chelsea and the Premier league title on Friday night. And on a fair few occasions in the game, it seemed like it wasn’t just going to happen for the Blues, as West Brom’s resilience was evidenced in how they set themselves up to prevent Chelsea from scoring.

It wasn’t until the 82nd-minute when Chelsea’s long-awaited breakthrough came in the form of Michy Batshuayi who came on for Pedro in the 76th-minute only to score the match winner as well as the Premier League title winner.

The game ultimately ended 1-0 in Chelsea’s favour, which kick-started the celebrations as Antonio Conte’s side were crowned league champions.

Everton beat Watford 1-0 in their 37th-game of the season thanks to a goal from Tottenham transfer target, Ross Barkley, in the 56th-minute. Barkley, alongside Lukaku, has been at the heart of Everton’s great performances this season.

Both players look poised to leave Goodison Park in the summer, thus leaving Ronald Koeman with a lot of transfer business to do in the Premier League and beyond.

Manchester City struggled to secure a win over Leicester in what was nearly a repeat of the reverse fixture between both sides.

City’s place in the top four is now all but confirmed, but it’s worth noting that their shaky performance against Leicester wasn’t great by their high standards.

David Silva opened the scoring for City before the in-form Gabriel Jesus found the back of the net from the penalty spot in the 36th-minute.

Shinji Okazaki pulled one back for Leicester in the 42nd-minute, before Riyad Mahrez squandered a penalty in the 77th-minute which would’ve effectively put Leicester back in contention for the three points or even a draw, but in the end, City won 2-1.

Junior Stanislas and the in-form Josh King led Bournemouth to victory against a sturdy Burnley side, whose defence saved them from conceding more goals.

Stanislas opened the scoring for Bournemouth in the 25th-minute before Sam Vokes notched Burnley’s lone goal in the 83rd-minute. Josh King struck home in the 85th-minute to seal the 2-1 victory for his side.

Swansea City secured their Premier League status thanks to a 2-0 win over Sunderland and a corresponding win for Crystal Palace against Marco Silva’s Hull City.

Fernando Llorente opened the scoring in the 9th-minute before Kyle Naughton notched a goal right on the stroke of half-time.

Sunderland were unable to muster enough invention and motivation to stop Swansea in their tracks which resulted in them losing 2-0.

The already relegated Middlesbrough suffered a slender defeat at home to Southampton with the Saints proving too hot for Boro to handle.

Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring in the 42nd-minute before Nathan Redmond doubled Southampton’s lead in the 57nd-minute.

Shane Long was granted an opportunity to bag a goal from the penalty spot, but he failed to convert it thus leaving the scores at 2-0 in the 64th-minute.

Patrick Bamford notched Boro’s lone goal in the 75th-minute as the Championship-bound side lost 2-1.

Stoke City and Arsenal locked horns at the Britannia Stadium in what turned out to be a one-sided game.

After an uneventful opening 40 minutes, Olivier Giroud found the back of the net in the 42nd-minute before Mesut Ozil also got his name on the scoresheet 13 minutes later.

Peter Crouch pulled one back for Stoke in the 67th-minute, but goals from Sanchez and Giroud (brace) helped the Gunners to a 4-1 victory.

Crystal Palace condemned Hull City to the Championship with a 4-0 win on Sunday thanks to goals from Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic (penalty) and Patrick Van Aanholt.

West Ham suffered a similar result at the hands of Liverpool with Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho (brace) and Divock Origi leading the Reds to a 4-0 win.

Wayne Rooney scored as Manchester United lost away at White Hart Lane. Goals from Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane helped Spurs to a 2-1 victory.

Premier League Table after Matchday 37​

premier league matchday 37 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 37 Games

West Brom vs Chelsea

 

Tottenham vs Machester United

 

Manchester City vs Leicester City

 

Westham United vs Liverpool

 

Stoke City vs Arsenal

 

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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