After all the excitement of the FA Cup over the weekend, all the attention returned to the Premier League and, out of the games played last night, many eyes were on League Leaders Chelsea and their visit to Anfield. Sitting in 4th place and having been knocked out of both major cups in the last 7 days, Liverpool needed a dramatic improvement and that is what their fans got. With Georginino Wijnaldums 2nd half goal cancelling out David Luiz’s superb 1st half effort and Liverpool keeper Mignolet saving a late Costa penalty, Liverpool shared the points in a 1-1 draw.
Arsenal, who started the game in 2nd place behind Chelsea, looked to keep up the pressure as they welcomed Watford to the Emirates Stadium. Unfortunately for the Gunners fans, Watford didn’t read the script and two early goals in the first 15 mins to Younes Kaboul and Troy Denney gave the visitors the advantage that they kept, despite Arsenal’s best efforts in the 2nd half. A goal from Alex Iwobi gave them hope after finding the net from a Sanchez cross, but it was too little too late, and Watford took the points with a 1-2 victory.
With Arsenal dropping points, high-flying Tottenham had the chance to jump back into 2nd and close the gap on leaders Chelsea with a win over Sunderland. Tottenham dominated possession, but, for a team that has scored goals for fun lately, this was an uneventful game that ended 0-0. With the night’s other results, the point was still enough to take them into 2nd but they are now 9 points behind Chelsea.
As for the other games, Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce got his 1st Premier League win since joining the club with a 0-2 victory at Bournemouth, while Swansea City carried on their good form in 2017 with a 2-1 win at home to Southampton. Leicester City are still looking for an away win this year after going down 1-0 to Burnley and Middlesbrough and West Bromwich shared the points with a 1-1 draw.