It’s here, the fun part of the weekend. The relegation battle is still tight as ever, Carlos Carvalhal is a leader of men and Manchester City have returned to running the league.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Arsenal
The weekend started with the North London derby and forced everyone in the US to wake up bright and early, especially the poor souls on the west coast. Arsenal kept it close, but that’s the best they can say, it always seemed like it was Tottenham’s game to lose. The scoring summary is just the single header from Kane on an amazing curved ball from Davies. Kane had a few more headed chances where they could’ve put the game away much much earlier. Arsenal also had their chances in stoppage time to tie it up, poor finishing from Lacazette is what eventually put the Gunners away.
Everton 3-1 Crystal Palace
Everton did what they’re supposed to do and took care of a 14th placed Crystal Palace, which is pretty remarkable for them. Sigurdsson opened up the scoring and they never looked back from there. Palace’s only goal was from the spot due to a glaring handball by Jonjoe Kenny, but it was only to destroy Pickford’s clean sheet as it did little else. Pickford actually was pretty upset about it, he used his body as a shield to protect the ball from Milivojevic in a funny, but quite petty way.
Stoke City 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
This will be the most underrated game of the weekend in my opinion, it had goals, drama and skill worthy of even the best Premier League matchups. Brighton’s first goal gave vibes of a prime Barcelona team, the link up play was a thing of beauty. However, it was not going to stop Stoke City, or more specifically Shaqiri who curled a shot into the goalkeepers right side to draw it level. The drama came when Stoke City’s Jese won a penalty kick and was quite upset that it wasn’t his to take, so Adam’s, the designated penalty taker, gave it a go. Of course it gets saved and right when Adam is going for the rebound he gets taken down, but no penalty this time. At the very end a goal line clearance from Brighton saves them the game, and the point. Stoke City are desperate, they sit currently at 18th place, somewhere a team with their quality should be far away from. And American Geoff Cameron was riding the bench, the lack of good new for USMNT fans continues, but hey Pulisic got a sponsorship!
Swansea City 1-0 Burnley
The upset of the week right here, I mean there was signs of it, but Burnley the 7th placed overachievers that gave Manchester United a hard time and drew with Manchester City, the league leaders, falls to Swansea City? Carlos Carvalhal has had an instant impact on his team for sure. The search for the next manager might be over, he picked them up from relegation zone madness, into 15th place, taking down Burnley at home. Carlos did it all with style giving us the gift of his wise quotes. This team is heating up and is just making the race to get out of the relegation zone even tighter.
West Ham United 2-0 Watford
Fans of ‘La Seleccion’ are gonna be happy their star striker, the little pea, is heating up at the right time as long as he can keep this on through the summer. He should be definitely fighting for the starting spot at this West Ham team that has stayed underachieving for the past couple seasons, and will take all the fire they can get. David Moyes might actually be doing something here, who knew, but they’re going up against Liverpool next week and that’s gonna be a rough one.
Manchester City 5-1 Leicester City
Sterling scored early to get Leicester City all shook, then Aguero pounced and put them four more goals underwater. At some point in there Vardy scored but there will be no party as it was a devasting defeat, albeit against the best team in the league by far. Not much else to say, it keeps looking more and more like its City’s league and we all just play in it.