premier league matchday 21 roundup

Premier League Matchday 21 Roundup: Chelsea Secure Win Without Diego Costa

Despite Diego Costa’s absence, Chelsea put up a stellar performance as they thoroughly outclassed Leicester in a game which ended 3-0. A surprise brace from Marcos Alonso and a goal from Pedro was Chelsea maintain their lead at the top of the table.

Tottenham continued their impressive form when they came up against West Brom. Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick whilst Gareth McAuley scored an own goal to give Mauricio Pochettino’s men a 4-0 victory over the Baggies.

Spurs now sit in second-place, seven points behind Chelsea; they’re also level on points with Liverpool who were forced to share the spoils against Manchester United in Sunday’s mega fixture.

Burnley utilised their home advantage to full effect as they kept Southampton at bay and eventually secured the three points courtesy of Joey Barton’s free-kick, which was quite unexpected, to say the least.

New Boss Marco Silva rallied his troops as Hull City picked up a vital 3-1 win over Bournemouth. Junior Stanislas opened the scoring with a penalty in the 3rd-minute before a brace from Abel Hernandez and Tyrone Mings’ own goal saw Hull City grab the win.

Stoke City made their Europa League ambitions known as they secured a 3-1 win over Relegation strugglers Sunderland with Marko Arnautovic and Peter Crouch getting on the scoresheet. Jermain Defoe was responsible Sunderland’s consolation goal.

Paul Clement’s first game in charge of Swansea ended in an abrupt manner with his team scoring two own goals and Arsenal putting two past them as well courtesy of Giroud and Sanchez. The game ended 4-0 with Swansea still deeply rooted in the bottom three.

Elsewhere, Watford and Middlesbrough played out a drab goalless draw whilst a ‘Payet-less’ West Ham picked up a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace with Feghouli, Carroll and Lanzini all getting their names on the scoresheet for Bilic’s side.

Manchester City were below par as they travelled to Goodison Park only to succumb to a 4-0 defeat. Goals from Lukaku, Mirallas, Tom Davies and Ademola Lookman were enough to send Guardiola’s side back to Manchester empty-handed.

Liverpool failed to keep in touch with Chelsea’s title challenge as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United. Pogba gave away a penalty following a handball incident in the 18-yard-area. James Milner duly converted the spot kick, thus; giving Liverpool the lead. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the equaliser for the Red Devils as the game ended in a draw.

Premier League Table after Matchday 21​

Premier League Matchday 21 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 21 Games

Leicester City vs Chelsea

Manchester United vs Liverpool

Everton vs Manchester City

Swansea City vs Arsenal

Tottenham vs West Brom

West Ham vs Crystal Palace

Sunderland vs Stoke City

Hull City vs Bournemouth

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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