Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 28
After a break from Premier League football to cover the European circuit, we got right back into some hot action over the weekend. Let’s recap the top stories.
1. Mourinho gets last laugh over Conte
These two managers were in a war of words leading up to this fixture. Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho, former manager of Chelsea, prided himself over Chelsea manager Antonio Conte for weeks prior. Conte certainly added his share of jabs. When it came to the players, there’s never been a better rivalry than the Red Devils and the Blues. Chelsea’s Willian kicked things off but Lukaku managed to equalize. A controversial offside call against Chelsea changed the whole game, as that paved the way later for a Jesse Lingard header to give United a 2-1 lead and win. United remain 2nd while Chelsea drop to 5th.
2. Liverpool’s front three put on show in 2nd half
West Ham never really stood a chance against Liverpool, especially with how the team performed up front. The second half was a sequence of scoring brilliance from the attackers as Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and Sadio Mane all scored. West Ham could only get one goal in the match in the 59th minute. Liverpool remain 3rd while West Ham drop to 13th.
3. Brighton fight off the drop with 4-1 victory
Brighton came into the weekend trying to put some separation between themselves and relegation. Swansea, finally having some footing to put on a campaign, came in with the same intentions. In the end, Brighton exposed Swansea from the mid first half all the way to the 90th minute. Brighton rose to 12th while Swansea drop to the relegation zone in 18th.
4. Huddersfield sink West Brom further at the bottom
Huddersfield haven’t put on a convincing campaign to stave off relegation. Despite the win they sit only 3 points off potential spots as far down as 18th. Regardless, the 2-1 win was a good sign the recently promoted side does want to continue their Premier League run. West Brom are nearly sunk with the loss as they remain at the bottom of the table. Huddersfield rose to 14th with the win.
5. Spurs beat Crystal Palace 1-0
Once again the Spurs called upon their superstar Harry Kane for the win. The score was 0-0 all the way till the 88th minute. Tottenham rise to 4th with the win and Crystal Palace drop to 17th.
Thursday’s fixture of Arsenal vs. Manchester City will begin Matchweek 29.
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