premier league matchday 35 roundup

Premier League Matchday 35 Roundup: Chelsea Thump Everton

The Premier League spent the past week trying to make up for the numerous games in hand.

Manchester City and Manchester United met in midweek for the Manchester derby which ended in a drab goalless draw. Both sides played it safe and failed to find the back of the net.

Elsewhere, an own goal from Robert Huth helped Arsenal to a 1-0 victory over high-flying Leicester.

The win saw Arsenal edge closer to the top four as Manchester City and United slipped up.

Middlesbrough beat Sunderland 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Marten De Roon, whilst Tottenham had to rely on Christian Eriksen to produce the goods against Crystal Palace.

Champions-elect, Chelsea dominated their game against Southampton with Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill and Diego Costa finding the back of the net (two goals).

Former Chelsea players, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand were on target for the Saints as the game ended 4-2.

Matchday 35 began on Saturday with Southampton welcoming Hull City to the St’ Mary’s Stadium. Both sides lacked cutting edge finishing as the game ended in a goalless draw.

Stoke City and West Ham also played out a similar result with the individual brilliance of both sides failing to find its way into the game.

West Ham currently sit seven points above the drop zone, but they’re not in any real danger of getting relegated, with just three matchdays left until the end of the season.

Sunderland were officially relegated on Saturday thanks to Joshua King’s late goal for Bournemouth which saw the game end 1-0.

The Black Cats have endured a torrid season under David Moyes, but they’ll be looking to secure Premier League promotion next season.

Tony Pulis’ West Brom were unable to keep Jamie Vardy on a leash as he scored the goal that helped Leicester to a 1-0 victory over the Baggies.

Leicester are well above the relegation zone; thus, they can be proud of their efforts after a torrid time under Claudio Ranieri’s guidance. They could finish in the top half of the table should they win their remaining games.

Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace had a bad day in the office as Burnley came to town to dish out a 2-0 defeat.

Ashley Barnes opened the scoring for Burnley in the 7th-minute, before Andre Grey found the back of the net in the 85th-minute. The likes of Zaha and Benteke were nullified by Burnley’s strong backline.

Manchester United were stopped in their tracks by Swansea at Old Trafford in a game which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Red Devils took the lead towards the end of the first half courtesy of a well-struck penalty from Wayne Rooney.

The second 45, though, saw Swansea’s star man, Gylfi Sigurdsson help his side to a draw with a superb goal in the 79th-minute.

Middlesbrough looked to build on their victory against Sunderland last time out, and they managed to do so with brio as they secured a 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Despite getting a point off City, Boro are still in need of six points to overtake Hull City in 17th-place.

Alvaro Negredo opened the scoring in the 38th-minute before Aguero pulled one back for City in the 69th-minute.

Callum Chambers managed to restore Boro’s lead eight minutes later, but what followed Chambers’ strike was a goal from Gabriel Jesus, who only just recovered from an injury.

Goals from Pedro, Cahill and Willian helped Chelsea secure a vital victory away at Everton on Sunday.

Pedro broke the deadlock in the 66th-minute after a goalless first half, before Cahill put the ball past Maarten Stekelenburg in the 79th-minute. Willian closed the scoring in the 86th-minute as Chelsea moved closer to the Premier League title.

Arsenal succumbed to a disheartening defeat away at White Hart Lane with goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane helping Tottenham to a victory in this season’s final North London derby.

Arsenal remain sixth in the league standings, six points adrift of Manchester City who occupies 4th-place.

Monday night’s fixture saw Liverpool travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.

Nordin Amrabat put up a superb display, but Watford still fell to defeat against the Reds with Emre Can finding the back of the net in the closing stages of the first half.

Premier League Table After Matchday 35​

premier league matchday 35 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 35 Games

Everton vs Chelsea

 

Tottenham vs Arsenal

 

Watford vs Liverpool

 

Middlesbrough vs Manchester City

 

Manchester United vs Swansea City

 

Crystal Palace vs Burnley

 

West Brom 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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