The 31st round of the English Premier league was completed on Wednesday. The league topper, Chelsea inspired with Hazard’s double have clinched three important point against Manchester City in a fight for the league title.
The Blues took a huge step towards the Premier League title at Stamford Bridge with a 2-1 win against the Citizens, following the last round shocking defeat to the Eagles. Hazard opened the scoring for the Blues in the 10th minute. Pep Guardiola’s side responded in the 26th minute trough Agüero. Less than 10 minutes later, Ferhandinho trips Pedro inside the penalty box and the main referee Mike Dean points to the penalty spot. Hazard shot, but his attempt was denied by Caballero, who unfortunately for him, bounced the back to Hazard’s feet, who had an easy job of sending in into the net for what proved to be in the end, the match winner.
With new three points on their account and 7 rounds before the end, Chelsea sit on the top having 7 points more than the second placed team, Tottenham Hotsput and 12 more than the third Liverpool who’ve played a game more.
Arsenal surprisingly easy in “Wenger out” mood on the stands, enrolled a home win against West Ham United. The Gunners celebrated with 3-0 after a goalless first half. In his 150th Arsenal appearance, the Germany international Ozil scored an opener in the 58th minute. Ten minutes later question of a winner at the Emirates was solved as Walcott struck for 2-0. Still, in the 83rd minute Giroud scored to seal the final, Arsenal 3, West Ham Utd 0, result.
With new three points in their account, following Tuesday’s 1-1 (Z. Ibrahimovic 90’+/ P. Jagielka 22′) draw of Manchester United with Everton, Arsenal jumped to the fifth place, having now a game less played and four points less than the fourth Man City, who holds the last place which leads into the Champions league competition next season, while the Hammers dropped further to the bottom (15) and likely could fight the survival battle until the end of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur, without Harry Kane and given the other results from the 31st round remained on the second place and increased the grip on the same in a dramatic win against the struggling side, Swansea City, who’s sitting on the 18th place which leads into the English Championship league.
Things went well for the Swans as they opened the scoring trough Routledge in the 11th minute and were holding the lead until the last moments of the game. First, Alli in the 88th minute levelled the score, before Heung-Min Son scored in the injury time, giving the Spurs the lead and shocking the home side. Three minutes later in the injury time, Eriksen sealed the final question of a winner by scoring the third goals for the Spurs.
Liverpool failed to take a chance of an “easy” home task, called Bournemouth, to enroll a win and to increase a chance of snatching the Champions league place for the next season. Afobe in the 7th minute stunned the fans at Anfield, giving his team a lead. The Reds responded trough Philippe Coutinho in the 40th minute. In the 59th minute Origi put the Reds into a lead, but the same remained unti the 87th minute when King scored an equalizer and left Klopp’s men without three points.
Other Premier league results
Burnley 1-0 Stoke
Leicester City 2-0 Sunderland
Watford 2-0 WBA
Man Utd 1-1 Everton
Hull City 4-2 Middlesbrough
Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace
Premier league table