English Premier League

2018/19 English Premier League – Round 25 – The title race gets tighter after Liverpool is held to a draw at West Ham

The title race is back on after Liverpool dropping points against West Ham. Chelsea gets back to winning ways, while Arsenal falls done to 6th in the league following a defeat to Manchester City. Manchester United finally covered up the distance and moves up to 5th.

February 2, 2019
Tottenham 1-0 Newcastle
Tottenham – Heung-Min Son 83’

Brighton 0-0 Watford

Burnley 1-1 Southampton
Burnley – Ashley Barnes 90+4(pen)
Southampton – Nathan Redmond 55’

Chelsea 5-0 Huddersfield Town
Chelsea – Gonzalo Higuain 16’ 69’ Eden Hazard 45+1’ 66’ David Luiz 86’

Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham
Crystal Palace – Luka Milivojevic 25’(pen) Jeffrey Schlupp 87’

Everton 1-3 Wolverhampton
Everton – Andre Gomes 27’
Wolverhampton – Ruben Neves 7’ Raul Jimenez 45’ Leander Dendoncker 66’

Cardiff City 2-0 Bournemouth
Cardiff City – Bobby Reid 5’(pen) 46’

February 3, 2019
Leicester City 0–1 Manchester United
Manchester United – Marcus Rashford 9’

Manchester City 3–1 Arsenal
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 1’ 44; 61’
Arsenal – Laurent Koscielny 11’

February 4, 2019
West Ham 1–1 Liverpool
West Ham – Michail Antonio 28’
Liverpool – Sadio Mane 22’

Heung-Min Son‘s 83rd-minute strike gave Tottenham access to all three points against a Newcastle side that had been boosted by the confidence of beating Manchester City earlier in the week.

Brighton could only manage a goalless draw at home against Watford. Four successive league matches without a win for Brighton, but a draw is an improvement from 3 consecutive defeats.

Burnley was award a late penalty to deny Southampton of an away win.

Gonzalo Higuain opened his goalscoring tab for Chelsea with two goals against Huddersfield Town. Chelsea did their best to make up for their disappointing ‘4-0’ defeat to Bournemouth by racking up the goals against bottom table Huddersfield Town. Considering that Huddersfield hasn’t won a match since November 25, 2018, with their best result within that period coming from a goalless draw against Cardiff City.

Crystal Palace helped themselves move further away from the dropzone by getting a home victory against relegation zoned Fulham. A quick return to losing ways for Fulham.

Wolves widen the gap between themselves and Everton by taking a 3-1 win at Goodison Park.

Bobby Reid scored early in each half to hand Cardiff a win against a Bournemouth side that was buzzing from their midweek victory against Chelsea.

A Pogba-Rashford connection gave Manchester United the only goal of the match to pick up three points against Leicester City. Manchester United moved up to 5th in the league as Arsenal got beaten at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City did their part to close in on the league title and bounce back from the shocking midweek defeat to Newcastle United by securing a ‘3-1’ victory against Arsenal

Liverpool’s lead at the top of the standings was reduced 3 points after a ‘1-1’ draw at the Olympic Stadium with West Ham. Despite having the majority of the possession, Liverpool can’t argue against the result when the balance in play is considered.

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