The PREMIER LEAGUE – Round 33
And just like that, Manchester United is back in contention
for the ‘top four! : Tottenham’s defeat in Brighton, Arsenal’s defeat at Southampton, and a Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick against Norwich City.
Tottenham dropped three points in their last 5 league games.
Brighton is unbeaten in three league games.
Arsenal loses three in a row.
Cristiano Ronaldo scores three.
TOTTENHAM 0-1 BRIGHTON
SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 ARSENAL
MANCHESTER UNITED 3-2 NORWICH CITY
WATFORD 1-2 BRENTFORD
NEWCASTLE 2-1 LEICESTER
WEST HAM 1-1 BURNLEY
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE STANDINGS
1| Manchester City (31) – 74 points
2| Liverpool (31) – 73 points
3| Chelsea (30) – 62 points
4| Tottenham Hotspur (32) – 57 points
5| Manchester United (32) – 54 points
6| Arsenal (31) – 54 points
7| West Ham United (33) – 52 points
8| Wolves (32) – 49 points
9| Leicester City (30) – 40 points
10| Brighton (32) – 40 points
11| Brentford (33) – 39 points
12| Southampton (32) – 39 points
13| Crystal Palace (31) – 37 points
14| Newcastle United (32) – 37 points
15| Aston Villa (31) – 36 points
16| Leeds United (32) – 33 points
17| Everton (30) – 28 points
18| Burnley (31) – 25 points
19| Watford (32) – 22 points
20| Norwich City (32) – 21 points
Brighton was back to North London and back to another victory.
Leandro Trossard’s 90th-minute goal decided the game.
Brighton followed a 2-1 win against Arsenal with a 1-0 win against Tottenham.
That is a consecutive victory for a Brighton team that was on a streak of seven games without a win in the league [6 defeats and one draw.]
Arsenal’s advantage dissipates.
Jan Bednarek scored the only goal of the match in the 41st minute for Southampton to stretch Arsenal’s losing streak to three. Arsenal was beaten by a Southampton side that was coming from a 6-0 defeat to Chelsea in the last round and had been without a win in the five league games leading to this fixture (4 defeats and a draw).
A Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick got Manchester United the three points at home against relegation-zoned Norwich City. All three goals were needed to get Manchester United the maximum points as Norwich managed to come back from two goals down to even the score.
Brentford beat Watford to the three points after Pontus Janson scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of the final injury time. The 2-1 victory was Brentford’s third win in a row.
Before scoring the late winning goal, Guimaraes scored in the 30th minute to cancel a 19th minute lead Ademola Lookman had given Leicester City. Bruno Guimaras’s game-winning goal came in the fifth minute of the final injury time to hand Newcastle United a back-to-back win.
Newcastle followed a 1-0 win against wolves with a 2-1 win against a Leicester City side that beat them 4-0 in the reverse fixture.
Had Maxwel Cornet converted a late first-half penalty into a goal, Burnley would’ve picked up three points instead of sharing points with a West Ham side that needed more than a point for the European ambitions.