premire league matchday 32 roundup- Spurs

Premier League Matchday 32 Roundup: Chelsea Edge Closer to the Title

Chelsea travelled to Dean Court with hopes of maintaining their seven-point gap over Tottenham.

Eddie Howe’s men had been in respectable form prior to the match, so it was perceived to be a relatively tough tie.

Unsurprisingly, though, Chelsea secured a relatively easy win against the Cherries with the in-form Eden Hazard finding the back of the net just three minutes after Adam Smith gifted Chelsea the lead through an own goal.

Joshua King gave Bournemouth a way back into the game with a shot which was deflected into the top corner of the post thus allowing Eddie Howe’s side to go into the half time break with a glimmer of hope.

The second half saw Marcos Alonso score a sensational free-kick to put the game to bed as the Blues beat Bournemouth 3-1.

Chelsea’s closest challengers, Spurs beat Watford 4-0 on Saturday to keep pace with the league leaders even without Harry Kane.

Kane’s injury has prompted Mauricio Pochettino to give Vincent Janssen opportunities to prove his worth up front, and while played well against the Hornets, the real stars in Tottenham’s lineup against Watford were Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Heung-Ming Son and Christian Eriksen.

Alli opened the scoring for Spurs in the 33rd-minute before Eric Dier notched a goal six minutes later. Son latched on to a ball from Eriksen to add Spurs’ 3rd goal of the game.

Son completed his brace in the 55th-minute to send out a statement to league leaders Chelsea.

Middlesbrough played out a typical 0-0 draw with Burnley as they continue to slip deeper into the dreaded relegation zone. It remains to be seen if they will pull off a great escape, but at the moment, they look sure to go down.

West Ham managed to keep themselves out of the relegation saga, albeit temporarily, as they secured a 1-0 win at home to Swansea.

Cheikhou Kouyate hit one from range in the 44th-minute which went on to be the match-winner for the Hammers.

Manchester City put up a real Pep-style performance at home to Hull City as they played the Tigers off the park with accurate passing and good decision making.

Ahmed El-Mohamady scored an own goal in the 31st-minute to give City the lead before Sergio Aguero, and Fabian Delph struck home to take the Citizens’ tally to three goals.

Inter Milan loanee, Andrea Ranocchia scored for Hull in the 85th-minute, but the game had already been lost by then.

Liverpool were nearly held to a draw by Stoke City on Saturday as Jonathan Walters’ 44th-minute goal saw the Potters go into half time with the lead.

The second half, though, saw Liverpool’s Brazilian duo save the day as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino scored goals which were just two minutes apart from each other.

The win saw Liverpool maintain their place in the league standings (3rd), and Jurgen Klopp will be looking to build on the performance at the Bet365 Stadium in a bid to secure a top-four finish.

Jordy Clasie got his name on the scoresheet as Southampton secured a 1-0 win away at West Brom. The Baggies are in no danger of getting relegated; hence, their recent defeats have not clashed with their season expectations.

Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrik Mkhitaryan, and Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United to a much-needed win over rock-bottom Sunderland on Sunday.

Leicester City and Everton played out a six-goal thriller which saw Craig Shakespeare lose his first game in charge of the Foxes.

Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace whilst wonderkid Tom Davies, and Phil Jagielka scored to grab the three points.

Leicester’s only goals came courtesy of Islam Slimani, and Marc Albrighton as their superb run of form came to an abrupt end.

Monday night’s fixture saw Crystal Palace thump Arsenal 3-0 thanks to goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milvojevic.

Premier League Table after Matchday 32​

premier league matchday 32 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 32 Games

Bournemouth vs Chelsea

 

Tottenham vs Watford

 

Manchester City vs Hull City

 

Stoke City vs Liverpool

 

Sunderland vs Manchester United

 

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

 

Everton 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.

Leave a Comment: