After another round of exciting fixtures in the EPL this weekend, we run a quick recap of all games played.
West ham 1:1 Newcastle
Newcastle continued to impress managing to secure a valuable point against high flying West Ham United, A Craig Dawson header opened the scoring at the 32nd minutes from a free kick, But the visitors equalized in added minutes of first half extra time to secure a draw at the London stadium, the draw was a significant blow in West Ham’s chances of securing a place in next seasons Uefa Champions league at the same time a good result for the Magpies who moved further away from the drop zone.
Arsenal 2:1 Brentford
Arsenal defeated Brentford at the emirates thanks to goals from young wing duo Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, After a first half in which Arsenal dominated possession without creating much goal mouth action except for two penalty claims in which Arsenal felt should have gone their way but didn’t.
The victory places the Gunners level on point with London rival West Ham united in their quest for a spot in next seasons Uefa champions league.
Fun fact: only Mo Sarah, Raheem Sterling and Diogo Jota have managed more goals in the league than Emile Smith Rowe.
Aston Villa 0:1 Watford
Watford strengthens their chances of survival with a victory at the Villa Park.
Aston Villa dominated most of the fixture but it all came to nothing in the 78th minute when Emmanuel Dennis powered home Ismailla Safe cross in a counter attack against the run of play.
This victory places Watford in 18th place four point below safety.
Fun fact: The goal was the first Watford goal in four games ending a goal drought.
Brighton 0:3 Burnley
Burnley secured a 3 to nothing victory against Brighton away at the Amex, January arrival Wout Weghorst scored the opener in the 21st minute mark before Josh Brownhill scored the second and Aaron Lennon guaranteed the victory with over 20 minutes to go. Tho victory levels Burnley with fellow relegation strugglers Norwich city on 17 points each.
Crystal Palace 0:1 Chelsea
Hakim Ziyech scored a late goal to give Chelsea victory over Crystal Palace after his goal earlyer in the second half was canceled due to Striker Lukaku being offside in the build up to the goal.
It was an up and down game in which Chelsea struggled to exert authority do most of, the best chances in the first half fell to Crystal Palace, Both midfielder Oliseh and winger narrowly missing good chances to give palace the lead in the first half.
Ziyech thought he had given Chelsea the lead when a save from a Lukaku shot fell at his mercy to slot home. A VAR check led to the goal being disallowed for offside.
Late in the game substitute Marcos Alonso cross found Ziyech unmarked at the back post which he finished with aplomb to secure victory and keep their distance away from the chasing park.
Fun fact: Lukaku only managed 7 touches in 90 minutes of the game.
Liverpool 3:1 Norwich
Liverpool came from behind to secure a 3:1 victory over Norwich keeping their hopes of winning the EPL alive.
The Reds dominated the first half of the game and created good chances but were shocked when a deflected shot from Milot Rashica wrong footed Allison finding its way into the bottom corner just before the interval.
Jurgen Klopp took actions at about the 60th minutes making offensive changes and in no time they had turned the game around.
An improvised finish from Sadio Mane and Mo Salah goal had taken Liverpool ahead, and later on January arrival Luiz Diaz sealed the win with a chipped finish over the Norwich goal keeper.
The win means Liverpool are now six point behind city with a game in hand.
Fun fact: Mo Salah now has 150 goals in a red shirt, only the 10th player to achieve this milestone.
Southampton 2:0 Everton
Southampton continued their impressive run of results defeating Everton by two goals.
After an interplay from Oriol Romeu and Che Adams Scottish winger Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring just after the interval with a short from about 15 yards out. Shane Long’s late goal sealed the win as Southampton are now unbeaten in five games in all competition.
Fun fact: Shane Long header was only his first goal this season.
Manchester city 2:3 Tottenham
A stoppage time winner from Harry Kane secured victory for Tottenham over the league leaders.
City had to come from behind twice to level the game, first Gundogan pouncing when French goalie Hugo Lloris dropped a Raheem Sterling cross after Kulusevski had given Spurs the lead as early as the fourth minute.
Mahrez got the second equalizer as late as 90+2, but they couldn’t hold on to the result when Kane scored a 90+5 minute winner to ensure Tottenham completed a league double over the league leaders.
The result means City lead at the top has been cut down to six points with Liverpool having a game in hand.
Leeds 2:4 Manchester United
Manchester united secured victory at Elland road to maintain fourth place on the league table.
United opened the scoring when Harry Maguire converted a Luke Shaw corner in the first half, the lead was extended after Victor Lindelof interplay with Jadon Sancho resulted in Sancho delivering a cross which Bruno Fernandes converted before the interval.
Following the interval Leeds restored parity scoring 2 goals in the space of a minute first from a cross from Rodrigo which somehow found its way into the net and then from substitute Raphinha.
Ralf Rangnick made two substitutions bringing on Elanga and Fred, both substitutes ended up on the score sheet to give united the win.
Fun fact: Harry Maguire header was Unites first goal from a corner kick this season after over 150 attempts.
Wolves 2:1 Leicester city
Wolves defeated Leicester city 2:1 to maintain their push for a place in Europe next season.
It took only nine minutes from Ruben Nerves to put Wolves ahead applying a precise finish from a Raul Jimenez pass.
Four minutes before the break Leicester equalized, Lookman sliding in to meet a cross to level the score going into the half time break.
After a nice interplay between Kilman, Ait Nouri and Dendoncker, Podence fired home a shot to give Wolves the win.