Round 33 of the Premier League started off with another Spurs thrashing another team at home. This time, Bournemouth were the victims. They just couldn’t create chances under the pressure of Tottenham’s defence whereas their opponents kept 69% of possession and were able to create plenty of goal-scoring opportunities. Tottenham are now on a seven game win streak and are slowly edging closer to Chelsea.
The game started off with two early goals from Mousa Dembele and Heung-Min Son, both from inside the penalty area. Harry Kane added another goal after half time and Vincent Janssen finally scored his first Premier League goal from open play.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 4-0 BOURNEMOUTH
Mousa Dembele 16′ (1-0)
Heung-Min Son 19′ (2-0)
Harry Kane 48′ (3-0)
Vincent Janssen 92′ (4-0)
Crystal Palace were able to come back from behind against Leicester City at Selhurst Park. Both teams have enjoyed a good patch of recent form and both sides had already almost escaped the relegation battle.
Robert Huth started the scoring early on with a header that found the back of the net. Early into the second half, Jamie Vardy doubled City’s lead before the game turned around two minutes later. Yohan Cabaye got Palace back in the game with a left-footed shot which found its way past the goalkeeper. Christian Benteke finished the home team’s comeback when he scored from a Townsend cross.
CRYSTAL PALACE 2-2 LEICESTER CITY
Robert Huth 6′ (0-1)
Jamie Vardy 52′ (0-2)
Yohan Cabaye 54′ (1-2)
Christian Benteke 70′ (2-2)
Everton have temporarily jumped into 5th place ahead of Manchester United and Arsenal after they secure a home win against Burnley, who sit comfortably eight points clear of the relegation zone. Everton still have high hopes of Europa League next season.
The goals started coming in early in the second half when centre-back Phil Jagielka scored from a header following a corner before Sam Vokes equalised for Burnley just three minutes later from a penalty. Burnley centre-back scored an own goal in the 71st minute which put Everton ahead again before Romelu Lukaku finished the game off.
EVERTON 3-1 BURNLEY
Phil Jagielka 49′ (1-0)
Sam Vokes 52′ (1-1)
Ben Mee (OG) 71′ (2-1)
Romelu Lukaku 74′ (3-1)
Stoke City won for the first time in a while when they defeated Hull City 3-1. Stoke are now 11th while Hull are 17th, just two points safe of relegation.
Marko Arnautovic started the scoring early on with shot into the top right corner from the edge of the box. Hull City equalised early in the second half with a goal from Harry Maguire. Peter Crouch restored Stoke’s lead and Xherdan Shaqiri secured the win late in the game.
STOKE CITY 3-1 HULL CITY
Marko Arnautovic 6′ (1-0)
Harry Maguire 51′ (1-1)
Peter Crouch 66′ (2-1)
Xherdan Shaqiri 80′ (3-1)
Sunderland were able to grab a point late in the game before West Ham player Sam Byram was sent off in the 95th minute. Sunderland are still bottom of the table and are three points away from 19th placed Midlesbrough.
Andre Ayew started off the scoring very early on to give West Ham the lead. Whabi Khazri somehow then equalised after scoring from a corner. Yes, he scored from the actually corner kick. The incredible goal was cancelled out early into the second half when James Collins gave West Ham the lead again. Fabio Borini equalised again, this time in the 90th minute, giving Sunderland a point.
SUNDERLAND 2-2 WEST HAM
Andre Ayew 5′ (0-1)
Wahbi Khazri 26′ (1-1)
James Collins 47′ (1-2)
Fabio Borini 90′ (2-2)
Etienne Capoue was able to lead Watford to a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road when he fired a shot into the top left corner late in the second half. The win keeps Swansea two points deep in the relegation zone and lets Watford climb to the top half of the ladder.
WATFORD 1-0 SWANSEA
Etienne Capoue 42′ (1-0)
Manchester City were able to secure a comfortable win against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium which keeps City’s hopes of 3rd place alive. If they don’t finish in third spot, they will have to go through Champions League qualifications like they had to early on this season.
Vincent Kompany started the scoring with a header following the corner in the second half before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero secured the win late in the game.
SOUTHAMPTON 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY
Vincent Kompany 55′ (0-1)
Leroy Sane 77′ (0-2)
Sergio Aguero 80′ (0-3)
Here’s our tipping results so far:
|TOT vs BOU||Tottenham||Tottenham||Tottenham|
|CRY vs LEI||Draw||Crystal Palace||Crystal Palace|
|EVE vs BUR||Everton||Everton||Everton|
|STO vs HUL||Stoke City||Draw||Stoke City|
|SUN vs WHU||West Ham||West Ham||West Ham|
|WAT vs SWA||Watford||Watford||Watford|
|SOU vs MNC||Manchester City||Manchester City||Manchester City|
|WBA vs LIV||Draw||Liverpool||Liverpool|
|MNU vs CHE||Draw||Chelsea||Chelsea|
|MID vs ARS||Arsenal||Arsenal||Arsenal|
As you can see, I lead the competition with six points. Matt trails with five points and Allan is last with just four points.
Written by David Ward