premier league matchday 33 roundup

Premier League Matchday 33 Roundup: Chelsea’s Gap Cut Short by United

Chelsea travelled to Old Trafford with high expectations only to be met with a massive dose of disappointment as Jose Mourinho’s tactical brilliance led Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over the league leaders.

Chelsea failed to muster up any goalscoring opportunities as United utilised a man marking system which prevented Chelsea’s creative players from having any sort of impact on the game.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring in the 7th-minute with a well-placed finish. The first half ended with United leading 1-0.

The second 45 saw Ander Herrera find the back of the net to add to Chelsea’s misery.

Chelsea now sit atop the Premier League table with a four point gap following Tottenham’s stellar victory over Watford on Saturday.

Having beaten Watford 4-0 in the previous week, Spurs replicated that scoreline as they welcomed Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth to White Hart Lane looking to keep pace with Chelsea.

Moussa Dembele was left unmarked as Christian Eriksen swung in a corner which the Belgium international converted in the 16th-minute.

Heung-Min Son doubled Tottenham’s lead in the 19th-minute after latching onto a neat flick from Harry Kane who scored Spurs’ third goal just three minutes into the second half.

Vincent Janssen came on as a sub to score his first league goal of the season as Mauricio Pochettino’s men marched to a 4-0 victory.

Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City held Crystal Palace to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park on a fine Saturday afternoon.

Robert Huth opened the scoring for Leicester in the 6th-minute which gave the away fans something to cheer about.

Neither side registered another goal in the first 45 as most of the game’s action was to be witnessed in the second half.

Jamie Vardy doubled Leicester’s lead in the 52nd-minute, but goals from Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke saw the Eagles snatch a draw as their bid for Premier League survival continues to gain pace.

Manchester City thumped Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium with a beautiful display of attacking football.

Vincent Kompany opened the scoring in the 55th-minute before goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero helped completed the rout for City.

Swansea City were sucked right back into the drop zone following their 1-0 loss away at Watford.

The Hornets grabbed the three points courtesy of Etienne Capoue’s 42nd-minute strike which left Swansea in 18th-place in the league standings

Romelu Lukaku got his name on the scoresheet yet again as Everton beat Burnley 3-1.

After a goalless first half, Phil Jagielka scored in the 49th-minute, before Sam Vokes scored a penalty three minutes later.

An own goal from Ben Mee saw the Toffees regain control of the game before Lukaku stepped up to close the scoring in the 74th-minute.

Sunderland and West Ham played out an entertaining 2-2 draw which saw Sam Byram get sent off. Goals from Andre Ayew and James Collins nearly gifted the Hammers maximum points, but Wahbi Khazri and Fabio Borini helped Sunderland to a 2-2 draw.

Relegation-threatened Hull succumbed to a 3-1 defeat away at Stoke courtesy of goals from Marko Arnautovic, Peter Crouch, and Xherdan Shaqiri. Harry Maguire scored Hull’s lone goal.

Liverpool triumphed away at Tony Pulis’ West Brom with a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Roberto Firmino found the back of the net in the 45th-minute to held the Reds to maximum points against a side they failed to beat earlier in the season.

Arsenal got back to winning ways in Monday night’s fixture against Middlesbrough.

The Gunners had previously been going through a rough patch but having managed to secure a 2-1 win over Boro, they could restart their bid for a place in the top four.

Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with a freekick before Alvaro Negredo pulled one back for Boro. The match winner came courtesy of Mesut Ozil in the 71st-minute.

Premier League Table After Matchday 33​

premier league matchday 33 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 33 Games

Manchester United vs Chelsea

Tottenham vs Bournemouth

 

WBA vs Liverpool

Southampton vs Manchester City

 

Middlesbrough vs Arsenal

Everton vs Burnley

 

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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