Barclays Premier League Results (GW 32)
Another weekend of Barclays Premier League draws to a close as all twenty teams were in action. If you weren’t able to catch up with the action, we have it all covered. Here we will recap the weekend’s action.
Chelsea secure all three points at Villa Park
Chelsea picked up an easy win away from home by scoring four goals against Remi Garde’s Aston Villa. Chelsea opened the scoring with Ruben Loftus-Cheek four minutes from the half hour mark. New signing, Alexandre Pato opened his account for Chelsea on his debut, as he struck a well placed penalty in the goal on the halfway point of the game. Pedro scored two goals in the 46th and 59th minute respectively to secure all three points for the Blues. With this victory, Chelsea moved to the top half of the table. Final score at Villa Park, Aston Villa 0-4 Chelsea.
Manchester City comfortable winners at Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth conceded four goals as Manchester City ran riot at the vitality Stadium. Fernando opened the scoring for the away side as early as the 6th minute with a neat finish. Kevin De Bruyne marked his comeback with a goal, which was assisted by David Silva. Sergio Kun Aguero scored the third for City with a header and Alexander Kolarov placed the icing on the cake in the 90th minute with a goal of his own. Full time at Vitality Stadium AFC Bournemouth 0-4 Manchester City.
Arsenal score four at home
Arsenal ran out comfortable winners at the Emirates as they scored four well worked goals against Watford City. Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring for the home side in the 4th minute. Alex Iwobi made it 2-0 at the 38th minute mark with an exquisitely placed finish underneath Gomes’ hands. Hector Bellerin joined in the action as he scored Arsenal’s third, whilst Theo Walcott added the fourth goal in the dying minutes of the game. Full time at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal 4-0 Watford City.
Norwich City secure crucial victory at home
Norwich City was able to secure a very important victory at home as they defeated Newcastle United in an enthralling game of football. The home side opened the scoring in the 45th minute, courtesy of Timm Klose. Aleksander Mitrovic equalized for the away side in the 71st minute, but Mbokani restored the lead for Norwich City in the 74th minute. Newcastle United equalized courtesy of Mitrovic, but Martin Olsson’s 90th minute winner secured all three points for the Canaries. Full time at Carrow Roadm Norwich City 3-2 Newcastle United.
Stoke, Swansea settle for a draw
Stoke City and Swansea City battled it out for a draw at the Britannia Stadium. Ibrahim Afellay opened the scoring for the home side in the 13th minute. Bojan Krkic doubled the advantage for Stoke City, seven minutes from the hour mark. Swansea came back in the game as Gylfi Sigurrdsson pulled one goal back for the away side. Eleven minutes from time, Alberto Paloschi equalized for Swansea, with a good finish. Full time at Britannia Stadium, Stoke City 2-2 Swansea City.
West Ham, Crystal Palace share points
In a well contested game, Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney opened the scoring in the 13th minute, but the lead was shortly cancelled out by Manuel Lanzini. Dimitri Payet gave the lead to the home side with a scintillating freekick. The goal was arguably the best struck set piece this season. In the 75th minute, Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle pulled back a crucial equalizer for the away side. The game at the Boleyn Ground ended as West Ham United 2-2 Crystal Palace.
Liverpool hold Tottenham Hotspurs at home
Liverpool and title contenders Tottenham Hotspurs fought out for a well contested draw at Anfield on Saturday. Brazilian superstar Phillipe Coutinho opened the scoring with a neatly placed finish, which was assisted by Daniel Sturridge. Harry Kane equalized for the away side with a goal of the highest quality. Harry Kane, taken his league goal tally to 22, now has the highest number of goals for Spurs in a single season of English football. Full time at Anfield, it finished Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs.
Leicester City marches on
Leicester City moved seven points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League table with another victory. Wes Morgan’s sole strike in the 38th minute proved enough for the Foxes to secure all three points at home. Full time scores Leicester City 1-0 Southampton.
Manchester United beat Everton at home
Anthony Martial’s sole strike proved enough for Louis Van Gaal’s side to secure all three points at Old Trafford. Martial’s goal was the 1000th goal scored by Manchester United at home, as they become the first ever in league history to achieve this feat. Daley Blind and Chris Smalling displayed an amazing performance at the back as they didn’t allow Everton’s danger man, Romelu Lukaku to do much. Full time at Old Trafford, it finished Manchester United 1-0 Everton.