Top 5 Stories from Premier League Matchweek 32
After the long international break, the Premier League season continues to wind down. Let’s go through the top stories from this weekend’s action.
1. Man City one win away from securing title
City came into the weekend needing to secure a win and a Manchester United loss to officially secure the title. Their neighbors got a win as well as themselves setting up next week’s Manchester Derby as a chance to secure the title. Everton were on the receiving end of the loss this weekend, with City putting three past them. All goals were scored in the first half. City and Everton remain 1st and 9th, respectively.
2. Lukaku nets 100th PL goal in 2-0 Man United victory
Romelu Lukaku silenced critics on Saturday with his early goal for United against Swansea. Showing his true domination in the striker position, Lukaku played a dominant game from start to finish and even helped set up a goal for Alexis Sanchez assisted from Jesse Lingard. United remain 2nd and Swansea City drop to 15th position.
3. West Ham eases fan tension with 3-0 victory
In their last fixture, the Hammers were interrupted repeatedly by fans who ran onto the pitch and faced off with the players. Over the week, fans have been protesting the team management, and current performance in the table. This weekend, West Ham put on one of their best performances scoring all three goals in the first half. West Ham’s victory brings them to 14th and their defeated opponents Southampton remain in the relegation zone in 18th.
4. Spurs’ Dele Alli scores brace in London Derby
In a must win for Chelsea, Alli and the Spurs were determined to rout the Blues and put all hopes for a Top 4 finish to ashes. Despite Chelsea going up 1-0 midway through the first half, the Spurs tied it up at halftime. Alli’s second half brace sealed the victory and kept Tottenham 4th and Chelsea 5th with an 8 point gap between them.
5. Aubameyang nets brace in Arsenal win
As Arsenal’s tumultuous season winds down, it’s refreshing to see Arsenal’s big buys pan out. Aubameyang netted two goals late in the second half to help the Gunners to a 3-0 victory against relegation threatened Stoke City. What was groaning to see was Arsenal not able to break the deadlock of 0-0 until Aubameyang’s first goal in the 75th minute off a penalty. Arsenal remain in 6th while Stoke remain in 19th.
Matchweek 33 begins Saturday.
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