Victories for Manchester United and Chelsea before they clash next Sunday at Old Trafford

Week 32 Report:

Tottenham Hotspurs vs  Watford

Tottenham Hotspur managed to stay on Premier League leaders Chelsea’s tail with a 4-0 home win over Watford.

Goals by Dele Alli, Eric Dier and a Son Heung-min double earned Mauricio Pochettino’s side their 11th successive home victory.

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Spurs had already struck the bar, through Vincent Janssen, when Alli curled in from range on 33 minutes.

Dier doubled the lead from the edge of the penalty area, and Son becomes the first South Korean to register 10 goals in a PL season when he beat Heurelho Gomes to score on 44 minutes.

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Son converted Kieran Trippier’s cross 10 minutes later and Spurs moved to within four points of Chelsea. Watford remain 10th.

 

Manchester City vs Hull City

Manchester City jumped up to seven points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal with a 3-1 home victory over Hull City.

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic made a save against each one of  David Silva, Leroy Sane and Yaya Toure before finally being beaten on 31 minutes by Ahmed Elmohamady’s own goal from Jesus Navas’s cross.

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Marco Silva’s side threatened with the counter-attack plays but fell further behind when Raheem Sterling set up Sergio Aguero’s 16th goal of the season.

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Fabian Delph’s astonishing strike ensured Man City tightened their grip on fourth place, despite Andrea Ranocchia netting a consolation for Hull City late on.

Hull stay 17th, two points clear of the relegation zone.

Stoke City vs Liverpool

Substitutions at the end of half time from Liverpool help to turn the game around. Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, both substitutes, scored within 126 seconds of each other to earn Liverpool an amazing comeback victory at Stoke City.

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Jonathan Walters’ header saw Stoke in front with his seventh Premier League goal against them, after a cross by Xherdan Shaqiri just before the end of half-time.

Liverpool almost went 2-0 down when Charlie Adam failed to capitalise on Georginio Wijnaldum’s poor back-header.

Dejan Lovren hit the post from a corner by Coutinho, who became the Premier League’s highest-scoring Brazilian when he equalised.

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Firmino secured the victory for Liverpool with a powerful volley from 25 yards.

Liverpool stay third, five points behind Tottenham Hotspur, while Stoke drop to 13th.

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AFC Bournemouth  vs Chelsea

Chelsea moved a step closer towards the Premier League title with victory at AFC Bournemouth, extending their lead back to 7 points over second placed Tottenham Hotspurs.

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Adam Smith’s own goal, Eden Hazard’s 14th of the season and a Marcos Alonso free-kick restored their seven-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur, who had earlier started the day with a 4-0 win over Watford.

Chelsea led as early as on 17 minutes at Vitality Stadium when Diego Costa’s off-target shot hit Smith to go in.

Only three minutes later it was 2-0 as Hazard paced on to N’Golo Kante’s through-ball and beat Artur Boruc.

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Joshua King’s deflected shot gave the Cherries some hope before half-time.

But Chelsea sealed their 3 points through Alonso’s free-kick midway through the second half.

The defeat drops AFC Bournemouth to 15th, seven points above the relegation zone.

Sunderland vs Manchester United

Manchester United boosted their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League by beating 10-man Sunderland 3-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in top form as he struck a superb curling goal from Ander Herrera’s pass.

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A foul on Herrera resulted in a red card for Sunderland’s Sebastian Larsson just before half-time.

Man Utd went 2-0 up quickly after the break, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan slotting in a perfectly placed shot after a fine team move.Later on,  Ibrahimovic tied up with Marcus Rashford to fire in a late third goal.

The win leaves United four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City with a match in hand, while Sunderland remain bottom, 10 points adrift of safety.

Also in the last game on Sunday Everton defeated Leicester City 4-2 at their home ground while coming back from a 2-1 scoreline.

Arsenal is yet to play their fixture tomorrow at Crystal Palace.

 

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