Although there were only two games taking place in the Premier League yesterday, and with both Arsenal and Tottenham looking to keep in touch with those at the top, there was still plenty of goals, including another contender for ‘Goal of the Season’. In the early kick off, Tottenham travelled to Watford, looking to repeat their 4 goal demolition of Southampton mid-week. The spectators didn’t have to wait long, as Tottenham carried on the goal scoring streak, netting another 4 to make it 8 goals in 2 games. England striker, Harry Kane, celebrated the new year combining with Tripper to score his 59th goal in 100 appearances, matching Arsenal and French international Thierry Henry. It was the same pair that combined minutes earlier, as Tripper’s weighted pass was expertly finished off by Kane. Just before half time Ali, who didn’t want to be left out, netted after Kabou mistimed his clearance, making it 3-0 at the break. Just after the restart Ali was in again, with his 5th in 3 games, finishing of Kane’s cross to make it 4-0. Kaboul did get Watford’s only shot on target and managed to pull back a consolation goal, making the final score 4-1 to Tottenham.
The Win took Tottenham into fourth. However, that was short lived, as Arsenal made short work of Crystal Palace in the later game, winning 2-0 and reclaiming fourth spot. In a clash that will be remembered for Oliver Giroud’s ‘Wonder’ goal, Arsenal kept the pressure on Manchester City in third place spot. In the 17th minute, Sanchez delivered a cross that was slightly behind the Frenchman, who somehow managed to still catch the ball with his left foot, which then looped over his head and in off the cross bar to score his 2nd goal in 2 games. After taking a 1-0 lead at half-time, Palace started to apply some pressure to keep Peter Cech on his toes. However, an Alex Iwobi header doubled the score and left Crystal Palace at the bottom, only two points off the relegation battle.