Weekend Round-up: Premier League Matchweek 26

 

Matchweek 26

Tottenham moves up to 2nd place. Leicester City remain top of the table dispite a late lost to Arsenal. Liverpool smash Aston Villa and Chelsea shine against Newcastle. Here’s what happened during Matchweek 26 of the premier league campaign.
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Saturday

 

Sunderland vs. Manchester United

Final Score: 2-1

Starting XIs:

Sunderland – Mannone, Van Aanholt, O’Shea, Kone, Yedlin, Cattermole, Kirchhoff, M’Vila, Khazri, N’Doye, Defoe

Man Utd – De Gea, Borthwick-Jackson, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Carrick, Schneiderlin, Martial, Mata, Lingard, Rooney

Match Highlights:

3’ Goal: Khazri (Sunderland) Score: 1-0 Sunderland

Khazri celebrates his wonderful free kick goal. [Getty Images]

15’ Substitution: (Sunderland) Off- Kirchhoff On- Rodwell

38’ Yellow card: Yedlin (Sunderland)

38’ Substitution: (Man Utd) Off- Darmian On- Love

39’ Goal: Martial (Man Utd) Score: 1-1

45+1’ Yellow Card: O’Shea (Sunderland)

45+4’ Halftime Score: 1-1

46’ Yellow Card: Rooney (Man Utd)

58’ Yellow Card:  Mata (Man Utd)

 

De Gea and Martial both failed to deal with Lamine Kone’s header in the 82 minute. [dailymail.co.uk]

59’ Yellow Card: Carrick (Man Utd)

 

63’ Substitution: (Man Utd) Off- Lingard On- Depay

71’ Substitution: (Sunderland) Off- Defoe On- Borini

82’ Goal: De Gea, Own Goal (Sunderland) Score: 2-1 Sunderland

85’ Substitution: (Sunderland) Off- Cattermole On- Toivonen

86’ Substitution: (Man Utd) Off- Schneiderlin On- Keane

90+4’ Final Score: 2-1 Sunderland

 

 

 

Everton vs. West Bromwich Albion

Final Score: 0-1

Starting XIs:

Everton – Robles, Coleman, Mori, Jagielka, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Lennon, Barkley, Cleverley, Lukaku

West Brom – Foster, Evans, Olsson, Dawson, Chester, McClean, Fletcher, Yacob, Sessegnon, Berahino, Rondon

Match Highlights:

15’ Goal: Rondon (West Brom) Score: 0-1 West Brom

45+3’ Halftime Score: 0-1 West Brom

 

Rondon chests the ball into the goal after Olsson’s header. [Getty Images]

51’ Yellow Card: Fletcher (West Brom)

 

52’ Yellow Card: McClean (West Brom)

57’ Substitution: (West Brom) Off- McClean On- Brunt

58’ Substitution: (Everton) Off- Cleverley On-Kone

65’ Yellow Card: Barry (Everton)

72’ Substitution: (West Brom) Off- Rondon On- Anichebe

74’ Substitution: (Everton) Off- Lennon On- Deulofeu

76’ Yellow Card: Foster (West Brom)

82’ Substitution: (Everton) Off- McCarthy On- Osman

83’ Yellow Card: Brunt (West Brom)

90+2’ Substitution: (West Brom) Off- Berahino On- Sandro

90+5’ Final Score: 0-1 West Brom

 

 

Norwich City vs. West Ham

Final Score: 2-2

Starting XIs:

Norwich – Ruddy, Martin, Klose, Bassong, Brady, Redmond, O’Neil, Howson, Naismith, Hoolahan, Jerome

West Ham – Adrian, Byram, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble, Song, Obiang, Antonio, E Valencia, Payet

Match Highlights:

23’ Yellow Card: Collins (West Ham)

 

Noble scores a sublime equalizing goal in the 76th minute. [telegraph.co.uk]

32’ Yellow Card: Obiang (West Ham)

 

33’ Yellow Card: Naismith (Norwich)

45+3’ Halftime Score: 0-0

54’ Goal: Brady (Norwich) Score: 1-0 Norwich

62’ Substitution: (West Ham) Off- E Valencia On- Carroll

62’ Substitution: (West Ham) Off- Song On- Moses

65’ Goal: Hoolahan (Norwich) Score: 2-0 Norwich

70’ Substitution: (West Ham) Off- Antonio On- Emenike

74’ Goal: Payet (West Ham) Score: 2-1 Norwich

76’ Goal: Noble (West Ham) Score: 2-2

76’ Substitution: (Norwich) Off: Naismith On: Olsson

84’ Substitution: (Norwich) Off: Jerome On: Mbokani

85’ Substitution: (Norwich) Off: Hoolahan On: Dorrans

90+2’ Yellow Card: Howson (Norwich)

90+6’ Full Time Score: 2-2

 

 

Swansea City vs. Southampton

Final Score: 0-1

Starting XIs:

Swansea– Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Ayew, Cork, Britton, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Paloschi

Southampton– Forster, van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Clasie, Romeu, Targett, Long, Pelle

Match Highlights:

 

Shane Long’s header finds the back of the net in the 60th minute. [Getty Images]

33’ Yellow Card: Romeu (Southampton)

 

45+1’ Halftime Score: 0-0

60’ Substitution: Swansea- Off- Routledge On- Barrow

64’ Substitution: Southampton- Off- Romeu On- Cedric

64’ Yellow Card: Clasie (Southampton)

66’ Substitution: Swansea- Off- Rangel On- Naughton

60’ Goal: Long (Southampton) Score: 0-1 Southampton

72’ Substitution: Swansea- Off- Britton On- Gomis

74’ Substitution: Southampton- Off- Pelle On- Austin

86’ Substitution: Southampton- Off- Targett On- Yoshida

Long celebrates his game winner. [Getty Images]

90+3’ Final Score: 0-1 Southampton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bournemouth vs. Stoke City

Final Score: 1-3

Starting XIs:

Bournemouth – Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Surman, Stanislas, Gosling, Arter, Pugh, Afobe

Stoke City – Butland, Pieters, Muniesa, Wollscheid, Johnson, Imbula, Whelan, Walters, Afellay, Shaqiri, Diouf

Match Highlights:

9’ Goal: Imbula (Stoke City)

 

Imbula celebrates his first goal for the Potters. [BBC]

21’ Yellow Card: Diouf (Stoke City)

 

36’ Yellow Card: Pugh (Bournemouth)

45+1’ Halftime Score: 0-1 Stoke City

46’ Substitution: (Bournemouth) Off- Gosling On- Ritchie

46’ Substitution: (Stoke City) Off- Muniesa On- Teixeira

46’ Substitution: (Bournemouth) Off- Pugh On- King

52’ Goal: Afellay (Stoke City) Score: 0-2

53’ Substitution: (Stoke City) Off- Johnson On- Joselu

55’ Goal: Joselu (Stoke City) Score: 0-3

57’ Goal: Ritchie (Bournemouth) Score: 1-3

 

Afellay celebrates his goal. The Dutch winger played brilliantly, taking his goal is fine fashion. [Getty Images]

74’ Yellow Card: Surman (Bournemouth)

 

75’ Substitution: (Bournemouth) Off- Stanislas On- Iturbe

85’ Yellow Card: Francis (Bournemouth)

86’ Substitution: (Stoke City) Off- Afellay On- Ireland

90+2’ Yellow Card: Arter (Bournemouth)

90+4’ Yellow Card: Imbula

90+5’ Final Score: 1-3 Stoke City

 

 

 

 

Crystal Palace vs. Watford

Final Score: 1-2

Starting XIs:

Crystal Palace – Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Zaha, Jedinak, Cabaye, Mutch, Adebayor, Wickham

Watford – Gomes, Aké, Cathcart, Prödl, Nyom, Behrami, Watson, Capoue, Deeney, Ighalo, Amrabat

Match Highlights:

16’ Goal: Deeney, Penalty (Watford) Score: 0-1 Watford

 

Deeney had a brace today. His first goal came from the penalty spot. [independent.co.uk]

45+1’ Goal: Adebayor (Crystal Palace) Score: 1-1

 

45+2’ Halftime Score: 1-1

46’ Substitution: (Crystal Palace) Off- Wickham On- Lee

63’ Substitution: (Watford) Off- Amrabat On- Abdi

71’ Substitution: (Watford) Off- Capoue On- Suarez

73’ Substitution: (Crystal Palace) Off- Mutch On- Campbell

77’ Yellow Card: Suarez (Watford)

82’ Goal: Deeney (Watford) Score: 1-2 Watford

90+5’ Red Card: Souare (Crystal Palace)

90+5’ Final Score: 1-2 Watford

 

 

Chelsea vs. Newcastle United

Final Score: 5-1

Starting XIs:

Chelsea – Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Pedro, Willian, Hazard, Costa

Newcastle – Elliot, Aarons, Coloccini, Taylor, Janmaat, Shelvey, Tiote, Townsend, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Mitrovic

Match Highlights:

5’ Goal: Costa (Chelsea) Score: 1-0 Chelsea

 

Costa (right) celebrates with Willian (left) after Costa scored the opening goal. [espnfc.us]

9’ Goal: Pedro (Chelsea) Score: 2-0 Chelsea

 

17’ Goal: Willian (Chelsea) Score: 3-0 Chelsea

19’ Yellow Card: Taylor (Newcastle)

38’ Substitution: (Chelsea) Off- Terry On- Baba

45+2’ Halftime Score: 3-0 Chelsea

46’ Substitution: (Newcastle) Off- Wijnaldum On- Colback

59’ Goal: Pedro (Chelsea) Score: 4-0 Chelsea

60’ Substitution: (Chelsea) Off- Costa On- Traore

61’ Yellow Card: Shelvey (Newcastle)

67’ Substitution: (Newcastle) Off- Tiote On- Lascelles

70’ Substitution: (Newcastle) Off- Mitrovic On- Doumbia

Pedro (above) scores his second goal of the game after controlling a wonderful pass from Fabregas and curling it around Elliot. [telegraph.co.uk]

80’ Substitution: (Chelsea) Off- Willian On- Loftus-Cheek

83’ Goal: Traore (Chelsea) Score: 5-0 Chelsea

90’ Goal: Townsend (Newcastle) Score: 5-1 Chelsea

90+3’ Final Score: 5-1 Chelsea

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

 

Arsenal vs. Leicester City

Final Score: 2-1

Starting XIs:

Arsenal – Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Özil, Sanchez, Giroud

Leicester City – Schmeichel, Fuchs, Huth, Morgan, Simpson, Albrighton, Nante, Drinkwater, Mahrez, Vardy, Okazaki

Match Highlights:

36’ Yellow Card: Coquelin (Arsenal)

 

Vardy (center in black) scores from the penalty spot. [Getty Images]

45’ Yellow Card:  Koscielny (Arsenal)

 

45’ Goal: Vardy, Penalty (Leicester) Score: 0-1

45+3’ Yellow Card: Ramsey (Arsenal)

45+3’ Halftime Score: 0-1 Leicester City

46’ Substitution: (Arsenal) Off- Koscielny On- Chambers

49’ Yellow Card: Simpson (Leicester)

52’ Yellow Card: Fuchs (Leicester)

54’ Red Card: Simpson (Leicester)

57’ Yellow Card: Kante (Leicester)

58’ Substitution: (Leicester) Off- Mahrez On- Wasilewski

61’ Substitution: (Leicester) Off- Okazaki On- Gray

 

Danny Welbeck (right Arsenal player) scores the game-winning goal after being subbed on in the 83rd minute. [AP]

61’ Substitution: (Arsenal) Off- Coquelin On- Walcott

 

71’ Goal: Walcott (Arsenal) Score: 1-1

83’ Substitution: (Arsenal) Off- Oxlade-Chamberlain On- Welbeck

83’ Substitution: (Leicester) Off- Albrighton On- King

90+4’ Yellow Card: Wasilewski (Leicester)

90+4’ Goal: Welbeck (Arsenal) Score: 2-1

90+5’ Yellow Card: Welbeck (Arsenal)

 

 

 

 

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool

Final Score: 0-6

Starting XIs:

Aston Villa– Bunn, Richards, Okore, Lescott, Cissokho, Bacuna, Westwood, Gueye, Veretout, Gil, Agbonlahor

Liverpool– Mignolet, Clyne, K Toure, Sakho, Moreno, Milner, Henderson, Can, Coutinho, Sturridge, Firmino

Match Highlights:

16’ Goal: Sturridge (Liverpool) Score: 0-1 Liverpool

25’ Goal: Milner (Liverpool) Score: 0-2 Liverpool

Emre Can bossed Aston Villa’s midfield around the entire game and even got himself on the score sheet with a wonderful strike in the 58th minute. [thisisanfield.com]

42’ Yellow Card: Bacuna (Aston Villa)

45+3’ Half Time Score: 0-2 Liverpool

58’ Substitution: Aston Villa- Off- Agbonlahor On- Sinclair

58’ Goal: Can (Liverpool) Score: 0-3 Liverpool

62’ Substitution: Liverpool- Off- Sturridge On- Origi

63’ Goal: Origi (Liverpool) Score: 0-4 Liverpool

65’ Yellow Card: Westwood (Aston Villa)

65’ Goal: Clyne (Liverpool) Score: 0-5 Liverpool

66’ Substitution: Aston Villa- Off- Bacuna On- Lyden

66’ Substitution: Liverpool- Off- Coutinho On- Stewart

71’ Goal: K Toure (Liverpool) Score: 0-6

Sturridge (right) celebrates his first premier league goal since September. [telegraph.co.uk]

74’ Substitution: Liverpool- Off- Firmino On- Benteke

77’ Yellow Card: Veretout (Aston Villa)

84’ Yellow Card: Stewart (Liverpool)

85’ Substitution: Aston Villa- Off- Richards On- Hutton

90+4’ Final Score: 0-6 Liverpool

 

 

 

 

Manchester City vs. Tottenham

Final Score:

Starting XIs:

Man City – Hart, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Silva, Touré, Sterling, Agüero

Tottenham – Lloris, Rose, Wimmer, Alderweireld, Walker, Dembélé, Dier, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane

Match Highlights:

45+1’ Yellow Card: Dier (Tottenham)

45+1’ Halftime Score: 0-0

 

Harry Kane converts from the penalty spot after a controversial hand ball call against Raheem Sterling. [Getty Images]

47’ Yellow Card: Kompany (Man City)

 

54’ Goal: Kane, Penalty (Tottenham) Score: 0-1 Tottenham

56’ Yellow Card: Wimmer (Tottenham)

66’ Substitution: (Man City) Off- Fernando On- Iheanacho

72’ Substitution: (Tottenham) Off- Son On- Carroll

74’ Goal: Ihenacho (Man City) Score: 1-1

75’ Substitution: (Man City) Off- Clichy On- Kolarov

76’ Yellow Card: Carroll (Tottenham)

81’ Substitution: (Tottenham) Off- Alli On- Lamela

83’ Goal: Eriksen (Tottenham) Score: 1-2 Tottenham

89’ Substitution: (Tottenham) Off- Kane On- Chadli

90+4’ Final Score: 1-2 Tottenham

Iheanacho scores the equalizer, firing a left-footed shot into the top left corner. [Reuters]

Eriksen celebrates the game-winning goal on his 24th birthday. Tottenham are now in 2nd, above Arsenal on goal differential. [Reuters]

 

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