English Premier League

Football in England : the Premier League and the FA Cup quarter finals.

PREMIER LEAGUE

Brighton were the big winners.
The 6 teams who played over the weekend made minimal gains.

Tottenham moved up two positions to 6th place, a point away from West Ham.

Aston Villa and Arsenal make a positional switch in the standings.
Aston Villa dropped a position after defeat to Tottenham.
Arsenal moved up a position after a point against West Ham.
Leeds United moved up a position after win at Fulham.

Brighton helped the cause to survive the relegation battle with a win against Newcastle.

 

 



LEADING GOALSCORERS
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 17 goals
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 17 goals
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – 16 goals


Leeds United had a goal ruled out by VAR, but went on to leave Fulham with the win. Leeds United won their first in four league games by beating Fulham.

Leandro Trossard sent Brighton to the break with a 1-0 lead after scoring the opening goal of the game in the final minute of the first half additional minutes. It didn’t take too long after the restart for Danny Welbeck to double Brighton’s lead. Before the 70th minute, Neal Maupay added the third goal to get Brighton a 3-0 win over Newcastle United. Brighton created a 4-point gap between the two teams while pushing Newcastle closer to the relegation battle.

It might not be a fitting consolation but Tottenham tried to make up for the North London derby defeat and their Europa League exit with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

West Ham players scored 5 of the 6 goals in their match against Arsenal. After taking a 3-0 lead, West Ham players scored own goals to get Arsenal a goal away from the equalizing goal. Alexander Lacazette was the only player to get on the scoresheet for Arsenal.




FA CUP – QUARTER FINALS

Southampton eliminated Bournemouth to ensure that the winner of the FA Cup will be a Premier League team.

Everton made it competitive but Manchester City found the needed goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation time to grab a place in the FA Cup semi final.

Oliver Norwood’s own goal in the 24th minute gave Chelsea the winning goal of the match to advance to the FA Cup semi final. Hakim Ziyech doubled the lead in the final minute of regulation time.

Kelechi Iheanacho opened the scoring to give Leicester City the lead, and closed the scoring to kill the game off for Leicester to advance to the FA Cup semifinal with a 3-1 win against Manchester United.

 

 

Semi-Final fixtures.

Chelsea vs Manchester City

Leicester City vs Southampton

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