Saturday’s Premier League review
The early kick off saw bottom placed Swansea City travel to Anfield to play a Liverpool team looking to keep in touch with Chelsea at the top of the league. In a goalless first half, both teams had opportunities, but were unable to capitalize. However, it was a different story in the 2nd half, with Swansea’s Fernando finding the net twice in the opening minutes, only for Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino to bring the hosts level with two goals of his own. With both teams having more chances, the winner came with 16 minutes left, when Gylfie Sigurdsson struck from close range to seal the win and lift Swansea off the bottom and hit a major blow to Liverpool’s title chances.
With Swansea’s victory, Crystal Palace slipped back in the relegation, with a 0-1 home defeat to Everton. In a game where the Toffee’s created chance after chance, they had to wait until the 87th Minute for Seamus Coleman to fire home and secure the three points.
West Ham United striker Andy Carroll continued his good form of late, scoring twice to help his team to a 1-3 win against Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Despite Middlesbrough dominating for most of the game, Carroll struck twice before half time, with Cristhian Stuani replying for the home team to make it 1-2 at half time, and it stayed that way until 4 minutes into injury time, when Calleri added a deserved third to take the points.
Stoke looked like claiming a surprise victory in their home match, with Manchester United trailing to a Mata own Goal, it was left to substitute Wayne Rooney to take the stage, with a sensational injury time free kick that made it 1-1 on the day, but also took him above Sir Bobby Charlton to become the club’s leading all-time goal scorer with 250.
The late kick off saw Tottenham come from behind to snatch a draw with title contenders Manchester City, at the Eithd Stadium. After a goalless first half, City took the lead through goals by Sane and De Bruyne shortly after the break. Tottenham, who are in a rich vein of form, quickly snatched a goal back through Alli and, with 13 minutes left, Son Heung-Min struck with his 9th of the season to earn a 2-2 draw and keep Tottenham in second place behind leaders Chelsea, who play on Sunday.