Premier League matchday 23 roundup

Premier League Matchday 23 Roundup: Chelsea Drops Points

Chelsea dropped points but still maintained a good gap over their title rivals as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Liverpool at Anfield.

David Luiz caught Simon Mingolet off guard as he scored the game’s opening goal via a stunning free-kick which left Liverpool fans disheartened.

After much effort, Liverpool managed to get back into the game thanks to a goal from Georginio Wijnaldum.

Chelsea currently sits nine points above second-placed Tottenham who’s title hopes turned bleaker as they failed to capitalise on Chelsea’s slip-up to close down the gap between them and the league leaders.

Tottenham faced a resilient Sunderland side who managed to keep the likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen at bay as they played out a 0-0 draw with the Black Cats on Tuesday.

Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their recent slump when they take on Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Burnley continued their impressive home form at Turf Moor as they saw off the challenge of Leicester City with a 1-0 win.

The game looked poised to end as a goalless draw, but Sam Vokes’ 87th-minute strike helped Burnley grab all three points.

Burnley are currently exceeding their pre-season expectations as they sit 10th on the league table with 29 points after 23 games.

West Brom played out a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough away at the Riverside Stadium. James Morrison opened the scoring with a 6th-minute strike which was canceled out by Alvaro Negredo’s spot-kick in the 17th-minute.

Middlesbrough are in danger of being dragged into a relegation scrap as they sit just two points above Crystal Palace who currently resides in the bottom three.

Sam Allardyce picked up his first league win as Cyrstal Palace boss over Bournemouth on Tuesday as Big Sam’s side made the most of their opportunities to secure a 2-0 win away at the Vitality Stadium.

Goals from Scott Dann and Christian Benteke helped Crystal Palace pick up the three points as they attempt to climb out of the relegation zone.

Elsewhere at the bottom of the table, Swansea City claimed a hard-fought win over Southampton.

Paul Clement’s side grabbed a vital three points as they clawed their way to a victory at the Liberty Stadium courtesy of goals from Alfie Mawson and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Watford picked up a surprising result over Arsenal as the Gunners’ lull defence failed to deal with the threat posed by Troy Deeney.

Alex Iwobi scored Arsenal’s only goal of the game whilst Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney were on target for Watford as they secured a 2-1 win.

Manchester United failed to beat Hull as the Tigers held Mourinho’s side to a 0-0 draw.

Paul Pogba missed a glorious chance to score United’s opener in the first-half as Eldin Jakupovic prevented the Frenchman’s shot from going in. The Red Devils remain 6th on the league table, four points behind 5th-placed rivals, Manchester City who waltzed past West Ham on Wednesday night.

Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Yaya Toure were all on target for Manchester City as they secured a 4-0 win over West Ham at the Olympic Stadium.

The home side put up an appalling display as they failed to conjure up clear-cut chances which hurt their resolve immensely.

The performance of Manchester City’s front three was instrumental in the team’s win with the likes of Sane, Sterling and Gabriel Jesus working tirelessly to create chances during the tie.

Veteran striker Peter Crouch scored his 100th Premier League goal as Stoke City drew 1-1 with Everton. Crouch opened the scoring for the Potters before Ryan Shawcross scored an own goal six minutes before the end of the first-half.

Premier League Table After Matchday 23​

Premier League matchday 23 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 23 Games

Liverpool vs Chelsea

West Ham United vs Manchester City

Arsenal vs Watford

Swansea City vs Southampton

Burnley vs Leicester City

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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