premier league matchday 29 roundup

Premier League Matchday 29 Roundup: Arsenal Continue to Falter Amid Wenger Out Shouts

Arsenal suffered a disheartening defeat away at West Brom in the opening fixture of the weekend’s Premier League action.

The Gunners were expected to grab the win with the game being viewed as a must-win tie due to Arsenal’s poor results from their recent fixtures, but Tony Pulis’ West Brom triumphed, thus making the Wenger’s situation at Arsenal somewhat untenable.

Allan Nyom kicked the game off in a spirited manner as he charted down the left flank to swing a ball into the 18-yard-area, but his cross was not met by any of his teammates.

The Baggies’ breakthrough came in the 12th-minute when an unmarked Craig Dawson headed home from a corner-kick. Alexis Sanchez equalised for Arsenal 3 minutes later with a ferocious close-range shot.

Hal Robson-Kanu came on off the bench to double West Brom’s lead before Crag Dawson added to Arsenal’s bad afternoon with his second goal as the game ended 3-1.

Everton thumped Hull City at Goodison Park in what turned out to be a one-sided affair as Marco Silva’s side failed to pose a real threat to the Toffees.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring with his first league goal for Everton. The Toffees continued to attack but to no avail as they took a 1-0 lead into half time.

Tom Huddlestone got sent off in the second half thus making the game easier for Ronald Koeman’s side as they doubled their lead 5 minutes after Huddlestone’s sending off courtesy of a beautifully worked goal by Enner Valencia.

Romelu Lukaku scored a brace in the closing stages of the tie to seal a 4-0 victory for his side.

Crystal Palace have seemingly begun to gel under Sam Allardyce as their recent 1-0 victory over Watford indicates.

It was a hard-fought game which Watford eventually lost thanks to Troy Deeney 68th-minute own goal.

As things stand, Crystal Palace are out of the relegation zone with a 4 point gap over Hull City who sit in 17th-place.

Chelsea were without Eden Hazard as they travelled to Stoke in what turned out to be a difficult encounter for the Blues.

Willian opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 13th-minute with a superb freekick which proved to be the main highlight of the tie.

Stoke City scored an equaliser, though, courtesy of Jonathan Walters’ penalty in the 38th-minute.

Chelsea ultimately won the game 2-1 thanks to their captain Gary Cahill as he headed the winning goal in the 87th-minute.

Rock-bottom Sunderland played out a goalless draw with Burnley whilst Bournemouth pulled further away from the drop zone with a 2-0 win over Swansea.

Benik Afobe’s 31st-minute effort took a deflection off Alfie Mawson and was eventually given as an own goal to the Swansea defender.

Afobe still got his name on the scoresheet, though, as he found the back of the net in the 72nd-minute to give the Cherries the important three points.

Manchester United beat Middlesbrough to move out of 6th-place and into 5th in Boro’s first game since Aitor Karanka’s sacking. Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia scored as United grabbed the three points against Middlesbrough. January signing Rudy Gestede scored Boro’s consolation goal.

Vardy and Mahrez scored in the same league game for the first time since last season as Leicester beat West Ham 3-2.

Riyad Mahrez and Robert Huth scored a two-minute double salvo within the 5th and 7th minute. West Ham pulled one back through Manuel Lanzini’s 20th-minute freekick.

Jamie Vardy bagged a goal in the 38th-minute to take Leicester’s tally up to 3 goals before Andre Ayew scored in the second half.

Goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli saw Spurs secure a victory over Southampton with James Ward-Prowse scoring Southampton’s lone goal.

Manchester City and Liverpool played out an entertaining 1-1 draw which saw James Milner nick a penalty for Liverpool against his old side. City’s goal came courtesy of Aguero as the Citizens maintained their place in the top four.

Premier League Table after Matchday 29​

premier league matchday 29 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 29 Games

Stoke City vs Chelsea

 

Manchester City vs Liverpool

 

Tottenham vs Southampton

 

Middlesbrough vs Manchester United

 

West Borm vs Arsenal

 

Everton vs Hull City

 

West Ham 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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