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Weekend Football Review

The title race continues!

Premier League MW 37

Everton 2 vs. 0 Burnley

Mee scored an own goal in the 17th minute and Coleman added the 2nd three minutes later as Everton continued their brilliant end to the season. Burnley remain 15th with the loss while Everton move up one place into 8th. 

Bournemouth 1 vs. 0 Tottenham

Tottenham turned up at Bournemouth with a strong lineup as they looked to seal a Champions League place but Bournemouth were more than up to the task. Tottenham dominated the first half with Bournemouth’s young goalkeeper Travers making brilliant saves. Son was then sent off in the 43rd minute after lashing out following a foul. Foyth then came on and in the 2nd half was sent off in the 48th minute due to a two footed tackle. Tottenham down to 9 men and Bournemouth began to pile the pressure. It looked like Tottenham would manage a point but Ake scored a goal in the 91st minute to seal a win for the Cherries. Bournemouth move into 13th with the win while Tottenham drop into 4th as Chelsea move above them.

West Ham 3 vs. 0 Southampton

Arnautovic scored one goal in each half while Fredericks added a 3rd which sealed a comfortable win for West Ham in their final home game of the season. West Ham remain 11th while Southampton remain 16th. 

Wolverhampton 1 vs. 0 Fulham

Dendoncker scored the only goal in the 75th minute in what was a hard fought win for Wolves at home. Wolves assure a 7th placed finish for this season while Fulham are already bound for the Championship.

Cardiff City 2 vs. 3 Crystal Palace

Zaha scored in the 28th minute to give Palace the lead but Kelly scored an own goal in the 31st minute which brought matters level. Michy then scored in the 39th minute to restore Palace’s lead and Townsend scored a 3rd in the 70th minute. Bobby Reid did bring Cardiff up to two in the 90th minute but it was too little too late. The defeat means that Cardiff along with Fulham and Huddersfield will be returning to the Championship. Palace remain 12th in the table. 

Newcastle 2 vs. 3 Liverpool

Van Dijk scored in the 13th minute to give Liverpool the lead, Atsu then scored in the 20th minute to equalise for Newcastle. Salah then popped up in the 28th minute to restore Liverpool’s lead but Rondon equalised for Newcastle in the 54th minute. It looked like Newcastle and Benitez would end Liverpool’s hopes of a title but Origi came on to score the winner in the 86th minute. Liverpool remain 2nd with the win but with an eye watering 94 points which should have already ensured a title for Liverpool on another day. Newcastle drop into 14th. 

Huddersfield 1 vs. 1 Man United

Ole and his car continues to stutter to the finish line as they only managed a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield who are bottom of the table and had lost their previous several fixtures. McTominay scored in the 8th minute before Mbenza scored in the 60th minute to equalise for Huddersfield. United were actually decent in the opening stages but the players seemed to lose it as the game went on. Huddersfield manage a point in their final home game while United remain 6th and will be playing Europa League football next season.

Arsenal 1 vs. 1 Brighton

A 9th minute penalty by Aubameyang made it seem like Brighton would be in for a mauling but Arsenal chose to relax and Brighton held on to score their own penalty in the 61st minute thanks to Murray. Brighton then dominated the final moments of the game and could have won it but Leno made some brilliant saves. An Arsenal win would have made the race for the top four interesting while also piling the pressure on Tottenham and Chelsea but the draw means that Arsenal are still in the race but need miracles to happen on the final day. Brighton seal their safety as they remain 17th but clear of the relegation zone. 

Man City 1 vs. 0 Leicester

Kompany scored an absolute worldie in the 70th minute to take City back to the top on 95 points. At this point both Liverpool and City should be given trophies but the goal ensures that it will be a nervy ending to the Premier League. Leicester drop into 9th with the loss. 

La Liga MW 36

Sevilla lost to Leganes 0-3, Espanyol beat Atletico 3-0, Celta Vigo beat Barcelona 2-0, Real Madrid beat Villarreal 3-2, and Valencia thrashed Huesca 2-6. Barca have already sealed La Liga, Atletico still remain comfortable in 2nd, Real make 3rd their own, and Getafe remain 4th but will fight it out with Valencia and Sevilla. 

Serie MW 35

Juventus drew with Torino 1-1, Inter drew with Udinese 0-0, Atalanta beat Lazio 1-3, Roma drew with Genoa 1-1, Napoli beat Cagliari 2-1, and Milan beat Bologna 2-1. Juventus have sealed the title, Napoli open a 10 point gap in 2nd, Inter and Atalanta are 3rd and 4th but Milan and Roma are right behind them. 

Bundesliga MW 32

Leipzig drew with Mainz 3-3, Monchengladbach drew with Hoffenheim 2-2, Bayern beat Hannover 3-1, Dortmund drew with Werder Bremen 2-2, Schalke drew with Augsburg 0-0, and Leverkusen beat Frankfurt 6-1. Bayern open up a 4 point gap at the top of the table Dortmund remain 2nd, Leipzig are safe in 3rd while Frankfurt, Leverkusen, Monchengladbach, Wolfsburg, and Hoffenheim fight it out for 4th. 

Ligue MW 35

Marseille drew with Strasbourg 1-1, PSG drew with Nice 1-1, Monaco lost to St.Etienne 2-3, and Lyon drew with Lille 2-2. PSG are 1st and title winners as they begin to think about next season, Lille are 2nd, while Lyon, and St.Etienne should seal the top four. Monaco are 17th and now just 3 points above the relegation zone. 


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