premier league matchday 20 roundup

Premier League Matchday 20 Roundup: Tottenham Bring Chelsea Down to Earth

Yesterday’s contest between Chelsea and Tottenham marked the end of the congested festive period.

The Blues travelled to White Hart Lane expecting to extend their winning streak to 14 games in a row but were stopped in their tracks by Spurs who thoroughly outplayed the league leaders and seemingly cracked the title race wide open.

Dele Alli bagged a brace which saw Spurs grab the three points as the game ended 2-0.

Olivier Giroud headed home Arsenal’s equaliser as the Gunners managed to come away with a draw win what seemed like a lost cause as Arsenal were 3-0 down moments before Alexis Sanchez clawed a goal back.

Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser were responsible for Bournemouth’s three goals. But a spirited display Wenger’s side in the late stages of the game saw Sanchez, Lucas Perez and Giroud help the Gunners to a 3-3 draw.

New boss Paul Clement would’ve been pleased with his new side’s progress with Swansea grabbing a 2-1 victory over fellow strugglers, Crystal Palace.

Goals from Alfie Mawson and Angel Rangel helped the Swans secure their fourth league win of the season whilst Crystal Palace had to rely on Wilfried Zaha to score a lofty consolation goal.

Walter Mazzari’s Watford were outclassed as goals from Ryan Shawcross and Peter Crouch led Stoke to a 2-0 win.

Adama Traore failed to make his mark in yet another league game for Middlesbrough. Leicester travelled to the Riverside Stadium on Monday in a bid to climb up the table but were met by a spirited Boro side.

Despite Boro proving to be the better team, they failed to convert their chances; thus, the game ended goalless.

Sergio Aguero played the part of super-sub as he came on to score what proved to be the match-winner for Man City. Gael Clichy had opened the scoring for Guardiola’s side before Aguero’s thunderous strike in the 62nd-minute.

Ben Mee scored a scrappy goal eight minutes later, but it didn’t seem to matter as the game ended 2-1 with Manchester City move to fourth place.

Everton utilised the second-half to full effect as they secured a win over Southampton on Monday. Enner Valencia, Leighton Baines and Romelu Lukaku as the Toffees scored three second-half goals to grab a 3-0 win over Southampton.

Liverpool were held by two Sunderland penalties as Klopp’s side had to settle for a 2-2 draw. Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Mane were cancelled out by a Jermain Defoe brace.

Manchester United had Mike Dean to thank as they picked up a 2-0 over West Ham courtesy of some ridiculous refereeing along with goals from Mata and Ibrahimovic.

Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring for Hull City as they looked to build on their one-goal advantage over Tony Pulis’ West Brom. But that was just about it for Hull as the next couple of goals were all from West Brom.

Chris Brunt got the Baggies back into the game in the 49th-minute, but second-half goals from Gareth McAuley and James Morrison saw West Brom grab a 3-1 win

Premier League Table after Matchday 20​


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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