2018-19 English Premier League: Week 19 Round Up | Liverpool tops the Table

Round 19 of English Premier League 2018-19 had all the stuff on Boxing Day. 


The Premier League matches provided us with plenty of high voltage stuff this term. Lots of tremendous goals, great drama, and the odd surprise result. It’s hard to remember match-day of football, so full of action.

 

Liverpool 4-0 Newcastle United

Liverpool extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to six points by beating Newcastle United 4-0 at Anfield. Goals by Dejan Lovren, Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot, Xherdan Shaqiri, and substitute Fabinho, ensured Jurgen Klopp’s side will start 2019 at the top of the table.

 

Manchester United 3-1 Huddersfield Town

Manchester United made it two wins out of two in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s caretaker regime with a 3-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day at Old Trafford. Nemanja Matic gave United the lead and Paul Pogba added a couple goals in the second half to seal a win that had the crowd singing the praises of the new boss.

 

Leicester City 2-1 Manchester City

Manchester City slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat by Leicester City on Wednesday. City went in front after 14 minutes when Bernardo Silva finished with his left foot after being played through by Sergio Aguero. But four minutes later Leicester were back on level terms after Marc Albrighton met Jamie Vardy’s cross with his head from close range. Later in the match, Ricardo Pereira’s superb late strike condemned the champions to a second successive Premier League loss.

 

Brighton 1-1 Arsenal

Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Brighton side as the Gunners lost ground on the sides above them in the race for the top four. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike gave the Gunners a lead inside seven minutes, but Lichtsteiner’s error allowed Jurgen Locadia to equalize for Brighton late in the first half to deny the Gunners all three points.

 

Watford 1-2 Chelsea

Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea gained a hard-fought win at Watford to reclaim fourth place in the Premier League table. The Belgian opened the scoring for his 100th Blues goal. Chelsea’s lead only lasted two minutes until Roberto Pereyra equalized from the edge of the 18-yard box. But Hazard grabbed his second of the match in the second half when he converted a penalty after Foster had bundled him over.

Also Read: Five Lesser known facts about Hazard

 

Crystal Palace 0-0 Cardiff City

Crystal Palace were left frustrated following a match in which they saw chance after chance narrowly missed or heroicly prevented in a thoroughly frustrating 0-0 draw with Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City. Andros Townsend bounced an effort off the crossbar during a frantic start by the hosts, before Luka Milivojevic rattled the post with sweetly struck freekick after the break.

 

Fulham 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Romain Saiss earned Wolves a point with a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage. Ryan Sessegnon gave Fulham the lead just 15 minutes from time after a poor Rui Patricio punch, but 10 minutes later Saiss earned Wolves a point when he tapped home from Ivan Cavaleiro’s cross.

 

Burnley 1-5 Everton

Lucas Digne scored twice as Everton secured their first win in six Premier League games by thumping Burnley 5-1 at Turf Moor. At one minute and 39 seconds, Yerry Mina’s goal for Everton was the quickest Premier League goal on Boxing Day since 2014 when both Harry Kane and Adam Johnson both scored within the first minute.

 

Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 Bournemouth

Tottenham moved past Manchester City into second place in the Premier League following a 5-0 win over Bournemouth at Wembley. Christian Eriksen set Spurs on their way with his goal on 16. Heung-min Son then scored the first of his two goals on 23 to double the lead early on before Lucas Moura got in on the act on 35. Harry Kane struck on 61 before Son wrapped up the rout against Eddie Howe’s battered Bournemouth side.

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