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English Premier League Gameweek 27 – Tottenham and Manchester City continue push

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English Premier League gameweek 27 saw both Tottenham and Manchester city continue to collect points. Both teams’ wins puts pressure further on Chelsea as the final 10 games of the English Premier League season are on the horizon.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

While both Tottenham and Manchester City picked up victories, it was Liverpool’s win over Arsenal that took centre stage and headlines in the Premier League.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring in the ninth minute thanks to Sadio Mane’s assist. It was Firmino first goal since gameweek 22. Sadio Mane added a second just before halftime, and put Liverpool in the driver’s seat as the team looks for a spot in next season’s Champions League.

Arsenal did pull a goal back just before the hour-mark thanks to Danny Welbeck, but Liverpool put things to bed with Georginio Wijnaldum’s brilliant late goal. Adam Lallana set up Liverpool’s counter-attack, finding Divock Origi streaking down the right flank. The Belgian’s low cross found Wijnaldum who slotted home for the win.

Liverpool sit fourth in the Premier League after the win. The Reds face Manchester City and Everton after gameweek 28’s match against Burnley. However, Liverpool’s fixture list eases greatly from gameweek 31 on.

Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth

Manchester United’s bid for a top four finish took another hit as the team drew 1-1 with Bournemouth. Jose Mouriho’s side are joint leaders in most draws this season (10), despite only losing three times.

Marcos Rojo’s opening goal was cancelled out by Joshua King’s penalty. Phil Jones fouled Bournemouth’s Marc Pugh which led to the penalty.

Manchester United kept 69% of the game’s possession and collected seven shots of target to Bournemouth’s one.

Tottenham 3-2 Everton

White Hart Lane saw a shoot out as Spurs held off Everton 3-2. Fantasy Premier League star Harry Kane continued his run of fine form with two goals before the hour-mark.

However, Everton stormed back with a goal from Romelu Lukaku. Just before Everton could make a further dent in Spurs’ lead, however, Dele Alli popped up to put away Harry Winks’ pass. Everton did pull another goal back through Enner Valencia; but it was too little, too late.

Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City

Manchester City downed Sunderland, which leaves the Black Cats six points away from safety. Meanwhile, Manchester City had few problems in sealing the victory. Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane were both on the score sheet as Pep Guardiola’s men kept their seventh clean sheet of the season.

Manchester City have a difficult run of fixtures to come. The team are still in the FA Cup and Champions League, and must still face Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and a resurgent Leicester.

Saturday March 4, 2017

Manchester United 1-1 Bournemouth

Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough

Leicester 3-1 Hull

Swansea 3-2 Burnley

Watford 3-4 Southampton

West Brom Albion 0-2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal

Sunday March 5, 2017

Tottenham 3-2 Everton

Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City

 

 

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