Premier League matchday 15 roundup

Premier League Matchday 15 Roundup: Arsenal Maintain Title Challenge

​Arsenal kept pace with Chelsea at the top of the table as they secured a 3-1 win over Stoke City.

​The Potters took the lead right in the 29 minute as Charlie Adam converted a penalty, from then on, Arsenal huffed and puffed till they were able to draw things level in the 42 minute as Walcott struck home.

Second-half goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi sealed the win for the Gunners who temporarily occupied top spot before Chelsea played against West Brom on Sunday.

​Diego Costa proved to be Chelsea’s saving grace once more as he nicked the only goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over West Brom. Chelsea now boasts of a three-point lead over 2nd placed Arsenal, a gap that could be closed down as the month progresses.

​Everton traveled to Vicarage Road to taste defeat as Watford picked up a hard-fought 3-2 victory over the Toffees. A brace from Lukaku wasn’t enough to cancel out Okaka’s two goals and Sebastian Prodl’s 59th-minute strike.

​Similar scenes were seen at Turf Moor with Burnley picking up a surprise 3-2 win over Bournemouth. Jeff Hendrick opened the scoring for the home side before Stephen Ward put Burnley two-goals up.

Benik Afobe pulled one back for Bournemouth, but George Boyd delivered the final blow in the 75 minute. Charlie Daniels gave the Cherries a glimmer of hope with a last minute goal, but the game ended before a comeback could be completed.

​Hull City played out a 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace in what turned out to be a cracker of a match. Goals from Robert Snodgrass, Diomande and Jake Livermore earned Hull a point as they canceled out Strikes from Benteke, Zaha and Frazer Campbell.

​Fernando Llorente scored two goals as Swansea picked up a stellar win against fellow strugglers Sunderland. Sigurdsson also got his name on the scoresheet.

​Elsewhere, the King Power Stadium hosted the biggest surprise of the weekend as Leicester City grabbed a 4-2 win over Manchester City. Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick and Andy King also nicked a goal. City’s consolation goals came courtesy of Aleksander Kolarov and Nolito.

​Manchester United picked up only their fourth home victory in the League this season against Spurs. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored a sublime goal to help his side to a 1-0 win.

​A similar result was witnessed at the St’ Mary’s Stadium as Sofiane Boufal scored a sensational long-range goal to give Southampton a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

​The last game of the weekend saw Liverpool play out a 2-2 draw with West Ham as the Hammers looked to salvage a point to keep them out of the bottom three.

​Adam Lallana opened the scoring with a deftly executed strike in the 9 minute of play before Dimitri Payet scored a trademark free kick to put things level. Michail Antonio doubled West Ham’s lead but a goal from Divock Origi saw the game end as a draw.

Premier League Table after Matchday 15​

Premier League matchday 15 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 15 Games

Watford vs Everton

 

Arsenal vs Stoke City

 

Swansea City vs Sunderland

 

Hull City vs Crystal Palace

 

Burnley vs AFC Bournemouth

 

Leicester City vs Manchester City

 

Chelsea vs West Brom

 

Manchester United vs Tottenham

 

Liverpool vs West Ham United

 

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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