2018-19 Premier League: Week 25 Roundup

Liverpool’s lead at top of Premier League is down to two points after an exhilarating weekend in which gaps opened and closed throughout the table. 

West Ham came from a goal down to draw 1-1 after Liverpool had claimed the lead with a Sadio Mane turn in, only for Michail Antonio to slot in a Felipe Anderson pass shortly afterwards to secure a point apiece. 

Manchester City therefore can go top if beat Everton in midweek after they saw off Arsenal 3-1 through a Sergio Aguero hat trick, despite Laurent Koscielny’s equalising header for the Gunners.  

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Tottenham Hotspur remain two points behind City in third after Son Heung-min’s late strike proved the difference against Newcastle United. 

Chelsea thrashed rock bottom, Huddersfield to go fourth with Gonzalo Higuaín and Eden Hazard both netting braces, before David Luiz’s header sealed a 5-0 home win as the Blues bounced back from last Wednesday’s 4-0 beating by Bournemouth. 

Manchester United meanwhile moved up to fifth after Marcus Rashford’s 100th Premier League goal saw off Leicester City. 

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Down at foot of table, Fulham suffered a 2-0 loss at Crystal Palace whilst Bobby Reid’s double handed Cardiff an emotional home victory over Bournemouth, as the Bluebirds played at home for first time since the tragic crash concerning Emiliano Sala. 

That victory also ensured that Cardiff are now two points from safety after Burnley snatched a late draw against Southampton. 

Elsewhere, Wolves are now sitting comfortable in seventh after clinching a 3-1 win at Everton. 

Ruben Neves opened the scoring from penalty spot just seven minutes in after Matt Docherty had been brought down by Leighton Baines. Everton soon hit back when Cenk Tosun’s pass on the turn found Andre Gomes who smashed a shot into the net. 

Wolves then went on to seal victory through a Raul Jimenez header and Leander Dendoncker’s close range rebound volley. Even an appearance by a black cat just minutes after Dendoncker’s goal couldn’t bring more goals as Wolves held out for victory. 

Finally, Watford rose to eighth after Brighton held them to a goalless draw at the Amex. 


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