premier league matchday 36 roundup

Premier League Matchday 36: Premier League title now Within Chelsea’s Reach

Chelsea are now one win away from lifting the Premier League having condemned Middlesbrough to relegation on Monday night.

The Blues secured a 3-0 win over hapless Middlesbrough who could only register one shot on target as opposed to Chelsea’s six.

Slowing down was not an option as Chelsea continued to push for a bigger scoreline even when they were comfortably in the lead.

Diego Costa continued his return to form with the opening goal of the game before Marco Alonso moved into the 18-yard-area from the left flank before putting the ball past Brad Guzan from a tight angle.

Nemanja Matic closed the scoring in the 65th-minute after latching on to a ball from midfield maestro Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea have three games left to play, and a victory in just one of them will affirm Antonio Conte’s side’s status as Premier League champions.

However, should they secure victory against in all of their remaining games, then they’ll end the season with the highest wins tally in Premier League history.

Tottenham lost their grip in the title race as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat away at West Ham.

The game began in a drab manner, with Tottenham being in control, but they failed to find a way past West Ham’s backline, which came back to haunt them as Manuel Lanzini scored the game’s lone goal in the 65th-minute.

It’s fair to say they’re now out of the title race with the likeliest outcome being a Chelsea clinching the title.

Manchester City thumped Crystal Palace 5-0 in the most one-sided game of the weekend.

David Silva opened the scoring in the 2nd-minute before Vincent Kompany doubled City’s lead in the 49th-minute with a thunderous effort which rattled the woodwork.

Kevin De Bruyne scored the 3rd goal whilst Sterling got his name on the scoresheet for the 4th.

Nicolas Otamendi headed home City’s 5th goal courtesy of an assist from Kevin de Bruyne.

Sunderland showed that they still have some fight left in them despite succumbing to relegation in the previous matchday.

The Black Cats secured a 2-0 win away at Hull City courtesy of goals from Billy Jones and Jermaine Defoe.

Hull currently sit 17th in the league standings, one point behind Swansea City, and four behind Crystal Palace.

Fernando Llorente led Swansea City to a 1-0 win over in-form Everton at the Liberty Stadium thanks to a ball in from Jordan Ayew.

As things stand, the Swans are set to secure Premier League survival, but should they fail to win any of their remaining games, then they could be playing Championship football next season.

Stoke City held Bournemouth to a 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium in a game which had little significance on the League table. Lyst Mousset put Stoke In front through an own goal before Junior Stanislas drew things level.

Mame Biram Diouf managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 73rd-minute, but Ryan Shawcross’ late own goal ensured both sides shared the spoils.

A brace from Sam Vokes helped Burnley secure a point against West Brom who’s goals came through Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson as the game ended 2-2.

Goals from Wilfried Ndidi, Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton were enough to help Leicester win 3-0 at home to Watford on Saturday, whilst Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Southampton at Anfield.

Arsenal secured a 2-0 win over Manchester United with United’s main focus being on the Europa League.

Granit Xhaka and Ex-United man Danny Welbeck were on target for the Gunners as they look to make a last ditch attempt to secure Qualification into next season’s Champions League.

Premier League Table After Matchday 36 ​

premier league matchday 36 table

Highlights of Premier League Matchday 36 Games

Chelsea vs Middlesbrough

West Ham vs Tottenham

Arsenal vs Manchester United

 

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

 

Liverpool vs Southampton

 

Swansea City vs Everton

Leicester City vs Watford

 

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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