Monday 22 May 2017

Chelsea superior

Week 31 - In midweek matches Eden Hazard scored both goals for Chelsea as they got the better of Manchester City 2-1 at Bridge while Tottenham overturned a 1-0 loss with 2 minutes remaining to win 3-1 at Swansea and Bournemouth opened and closed the scoring as they drew 2-2 at Liverpool. Manchester United needed a last gasp penalty to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Everton while Arsenal eased past West Ham 3-0 at the Emirates and 2 goals gave Leicester a home win over Sunderland. Hull City moved out of the relegation zone with a 4-2 victory at home to Middlesbrough while 10-man Watford held on to beat West Brom 2-0 at Vicarage Road and Stoke lost 1-0 at Burnley. Southampton came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 3-1 with 2 late goals at St Mary’s.
Week 32 - Tottenham took Watford apart 4-0 at White Hart Lane with 2 goals from Son but Chelsea maintained the gap at the top with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth while Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at Stoke and Manchester City overpowered Hull City 3-1 at the Etihad. Ten-man Sunderland lost 3-0 at home to Manchester United and Southampton scored the only goal of the match at West Brom while Leicester City’s winning streak under Craig Shakespeare came to an end at Everton as Romelu Lukaku netted twice in a 4-2 victory for the Toffees while West Ham United picked up 3 points with a goal at home to Swansea and there was a goalless match between Middlesbrough and Burnley at the Riverside. On Monday evening Arsenal slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.    
Week 33 - Tottenham reduced the points deficit at the top with an emphatic 4-0 victory at home to Bournemouth as leaders Chelsea were beaten 2-0 at Manchester United while Manchester City won 3-0 at Southampton and a single goal gave Liverpool all 3 points at West Bromwich Albion. Leicester City let a 2-goal lead slip as they drew 2-2 at Crystal Palace and Sunderland earned a 2-2 draw with a last-minute goal at home to West Ham United while there were 3-1 wins for Everton and Stoke City at home to Burnley and Hull City respectively. Swansea lost 1-0 at Watford while on Monday evening, after Brighton and Hove Albion had gained promotion to the Premier League, Arsenal laboured to a 2-1 win at struggling Middlesbrough.
Week 34 - While Chelsea and Arsenal were booking their places in the FA Cup final at the expense of Tottenham and Manchester City respectively, Crystal Palace came from a goal down to beat Liverpool 2-1 with a Christian Benteke brace at Anfield and Manchester United won 2-0 at Burnley. Ten-man Middlesbrough were battered 4-0 at Bournemouth while Hull City who were also reduced to 10 men early in the match rallied to a 2-0 home win over Watford and Swansea enjoyed the same result at home to Stoke City while Everton played out a goalless match at West Ham. Newcastle United were promoted to the Premier League on Monday and on Tuesday a Diego Costa double helped Chelsea to a 4-2 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge while on Wednesday a late own-goal gave Arsenal all 3 points against Leicester at the Emirates and there were also 1-0 wins for Tottenham at Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough at home to Sunderland. In the Manchester derby on Thursday evening United, who were reduced to 10 players late on in the match, held hosts City to a goalless draw.
Week 35 - Sunderland were officially relegated after losing to a late goal at home to Bournemouth while at the top of the table Chelsea powered 3-0 past Everton at Goodison Park and Tottenham put 2 past Arsenal at White Hart Lane to guarantee finishing above their north London rivals for the first time in 22 years. Manchester City twice fought back to draw 2-2 at Middlesbrough while Manchester United drew 1-1 at home to lowly Swansea and Burnley stunned Crystal Palace 2-0 with their first away win of the season. A single goal gave Leicester City a win at West Brom and there were goalless draws for Hull City at Southampton and West Ham at Stoke. Liverpool maintained their 3rd spot in the table with a spectacular goal at Watford on Monday evening.   
Week 36 - The weekend began on Friday evening with Tottenham’s title hopes suffering a hammer blow as they lost 1-0 at West Ham. Crystal Palace were pounded 5-0 at Manchester City while Watford lost 3-0 at Leicester City and there were 2-2 draws for West Brom at Burnley and Stoke City at Bournemouth. While Swansea City were winning 1-0 at home to Everton, Hull City slipped into the relegation zone after losing 2-0 at home to already relegated Sunderland and on Sunday Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Southampton and Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates. On Monday evening Chelsea brushed Middlesbrough aside 3-0 relegating their guests in the process and on Wednesday Arsenal were victorious 2-0 at Southampton.
Week 37 - On Friday evening Chelsea secured the Premier League title with a 1-0 win at West Brom with 2 matches remaining while Everton were 1-0 winners at home to Watford. Arsenal brushed hosts Stoke City aside 4-1 with a brace from Olivier Giroud while Manchester City got the better of Leicester City 2-1 at The Etihad and Southampton enjoyed the same result at Middlesbrough. Bournemouth picked up a 2-1 home win over Burnley and Swansea took a vital step towards safety with a 2-0 victory at Sunderland. On Sunday Hull City were relegated after being taken apart 4-0 at Crystal Palace while Liverpool strengthened their claim for a Champions League place with 2 goals from Philippe Coutinho in their 4-0 thumping of West Ham United at the London Olympic Stadium and Tottenham moved out of White Hart Lane with a 2-1 win over Manchester United. On Monday evening a much changed Chelsea side defeated Watford 4-3 in front of a celebrating crowd at Stanford Bridge while on Tuesday Manchester City moved into 3rd place with a 3-1 win at home to West Brom while a double from Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates gave Arsenal victory over Sunderland. Manchester United played a goalless match at Southampton on Wednesday and on Thursday Harry Kane took Leicester to the cleaners with 4 goals as Tottenham slaughtered their hosts 6-1 with Son Heung Min also netting twice.
Week 38 - Ten-man Arsenal beat Everton 3-1 at the Emirates, but Manchester City buried Watford 5-0 at Vicarage Road with a double from Sergio Aguero to finish 3rd and Liverpool defeated relegated Middlesbrough 3-0 at Anfield to secure 4th spot and deny Arsenal a place in the Champions League for the first time in 20 years. Newly crowned champions Chelsea came from behind in front of their jubilant crowd to slaughter Sunderland 5-1 with Michy Batshuayi netting a late brace in John Terry’s final match for the Blues while Tottenham annihilated hosts Hull City 7-1 with Harry Kane claiming a hat-trick and the Golden Boot. Bournemouth earned a 1-1 draw at outgoing champions Leicester while Manchester United ended their season with a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace and West Ham came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Burnley as did Swansea to win at home to West Brom. A single goal gave Stoke a win at Southampton.

Manchester City
Manchester United
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Leicester City
Stoke City
Crystal Palace
Swansea City
Hull City