The 28th match-week of English Premier League 2018-19 came to a conclusion on Wednesday and brought with it some breathtaking action, last-gasp goals and the usual dose of excitement and drama.
Match-week 28 of Premier League witnessed plenty of excitement and emotions. Liverpool, returned to their winning ways after a huge victory over Watford, while it was a comfortable week for teams like Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United and Man City too, who secured all three points. Here are some results from the week gone by, and some of the key talking points.
8. Huddersfield Town 1-0 Wolves
— Wolves (@Wolves) February 26, 2019
A stoppage-time winner from Steve Mounie helped Huddersfield beat Wolves 1-0 to clinch their first Premier League win in three months. Mounie forced home a rebound in the first minute of time added on to halt the Terriers’ run of five straight defeats and secure them just their third win of the season. Huddersfield, who had taken only one point from their previous 14 matches, also secured their first points under boss Jan Siewert. Huddersfield remain bottom of the table, still 11 points from safety.
7. Newcastle United 2-0 Burnley
FULL-TIME: Newcastle United 2 Burnley 0
It's another 2-0 victory and another clean sheet for the Magpies, who have beaten Burnley thanks to first-half strikes from Fabian Schär and Sean Longstaff!
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 26, 2019
Newcastle have pulled seven points clear of the Premier League relegation places with a 2-0 win against Burnley at St James’ Park. Newcastle took the lead on 24 minutes with a stunning 25-yard strike from Schar which flew into the top corner of the net off in the inside of the post. They got the second goal of the night on 38 minutes when Matt Ritchie’s cross from the left dropped over Salomon Rondon in the middle and fell to the feet of Longstaff who took a touch before drilling a low angled drive into the far corner of the net.
6. Southampton 2-0 Fulham
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 27, 2019
Southampton gave their fans a performance to cheer about on Wednesday night at St Mary’s, as the Saints lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a win over Fulham. They scored with their first legitimate attempt on goal in the 23rd minute when Rico’s attempted punch from a corner dropped perfectly to Romeu on the edge of the area and he fired a half-volley through a crowd of players and into the net. The Saints Saints grabbed the second goal of the game on 41 minutes when Rico could only parry a curling Nathan Redmond attempt into the path of Ward-Prowse and he slid the ball into the net.
5. Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 27, 2019
Arsenal’s top four push looks to be building up ahead of steam as they dismantled Bournemouth 5-1 at the Emirates. The Gunners were fluid and ruthless in attack as Mesut Ozil opened the scoring before Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it two in the first half. Having given themselves a glimmer of hope with Mousset’s goal, a sluggish start to the second half from the visitors gifted Arsenal a third when Laurent Koscielny’s deflected effort got the better of a desperate Boruc, who clawed the ball out but only after it had crossed the line.
4. Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester United
3⃣ important points in the bag 👊
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 27, 2019
Romelu Lukaku’s dual strike helped Manchester United to an easy victory over a lethargic Crystal Palace side. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team took the lead in the 33rd minute when Lukaku curled a shot past Vicente Guaita after more good play by Shaw. Two minutes after half time Paul Pogba headed Diogo Dalot’s cross over the bar before Lukaku scored his second goal of the evening in the 52nd minute when he cleverly clipped the ball over Guaita. Roy Hodgson’s team did score in the 65th minute when Joel Ward fired a close-range shot past David de Gea after Schlupp had created the opening. United put the seal on their victory when Ashley Young finished off a fine move by the visitors with seven minutes left.
3. Liverpool 5-0 Watford
GET IN THERE!! 👊https://t.co/OFdB0TEORe
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 27, 2019
Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk both scored twice as Liverpool returned to winning ways with a dominant performance against Watford to stay top of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s side were 2-0 up in 20 minutes at Anfield as Senegal forward Mane headed the first before doubling the lead with an outrageous back-heel, Trent Alexander-Arnold providing both assists. Mohamed Salah hit the post before Divock Origi beat Ben Foster at his near post to make it 3-0. Van Dijk scored two late headers as Liverpool eased to their biggest win of the season and stayed one point clear of Manchester City.
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2. Manchester City 1-0 West Ham United
FULL-TIME | We edge past the Hammers thanks to @aguerosergiokun's second half penalty! 👏
— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 27, 2019
A second-half penalty from Sergio Aguero proved enough for Manchester City as they defeated West Ham 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium. City’s pressure paid nicely just short of the hour whenas substitute Bernardo Silva entered into the box and appeared to go down easily under a challenge from Felipe Anderson. Stuart Atwell had no doubts and Sergio Aguero calmly rolled home past Lukasz Fabianski.
Despite the controversy, the lead was deserved and it almost felt like game over from there as the match petered out somewhat.
1. Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 27, 2019
Chelsea registered a 2-0 win in a rather dull London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. An opening goal from Pedro was added to by an own goal from Kieran Trippier as Spurs leave the Bridge red-faced. hosts who edged the keenly-contested London derby with Pedro scoring 13 minutes into the second half, before a late howler of an own goal from Kieran Trippier sealed the points. The win keeps Chelsea in sixth position, three points off Arsenal in fourth but with a game in hand, while Spurs remain third but are now nine points adrift of leaders Liverpool after a second successive defeat.