Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 26
This was one of the best weekends we’ve had this year in the season. Thrilling finishes and crazy upsets, so let’s go over the top stories from the weekend Premier League action.
1. Watford stun Chelsea 4-1, Bakayoko sent off
The Monday match looked to be a Chelsea win on paper. But from minute one it was anything but. Chelsea were stagnant, and it didn’t help midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko was sent off in the 30th minute for two yellow cards. Watford striker Troy Deeney scored a penalty just before halftime. Chelsea tied up the game through a Eden Hazard goal in the 82nd minute but two minutes later Watford went on a scoring drive of three goals in 6 minutes. Chelsea and Watford remain in their original positions despite the result, 4th and 11th respectively.
2. Arsenal smash Everton 5-1, Aubameyang debuts
What a game for Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey. The midfielder put in a Man of the Match performance with a hat trick. Newcomer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his first goal for Arsenal. Laurent Koscielny also contributed a goal. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Arsenal’s other recent signing contributed three assists to the effort. Arsenal remain in 6th, but Everton drop to 10th with the loss.
3. Spurs and Liverpool play thrilling 2-2 draw, controversial penalty decision
Once again Liverpool hero Mohamed Salah put in a great performance with a brace. But the resilience of Spurs frontman Harry Kane saved the day. Salah scored a stoppage time goal to give Liverpool the lead at 2-1. Harry Kane scored the equalizer only a few minutes later. During the game, there was a questionable call on a penalty. The referees didn’t have a clear understanding of the sequence of events before awarding the decision. Liverpool and the Spurs remain 3rd and 5th, respectively.
4. Burnley draw with Man City
In what could be considered an upset, Burnley continue their amazing comeback season in drawing with the league leaders. City did strike first in the first half but late in the second half, Burnley equalized and kept the result. City remain on top and Burnley remain 7th.
5. Man United beat Huddersfield 2-0
Manchester United rebounded from their 2-0 loss to Spurs last fixture. With the stage set at Old Trafford, it was a great chance to put on a strong performance to keep second spot. Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring midway through the second half. Newcomer Alexis Sanchez scored his first goal after his penalty attempt was blocked but put the live ball quickly past the goalkeeper. United remain 2nd while Huddersfield dropped to the relegation zone in 19th position.
Matchweek 27 begins Saturday.
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