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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 33 ROUND UP

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 33 ROUND UP

Middlesbrough 1 v 2 Arsenal

Arsenal kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top four of the Premier League with a narrow victory at second-bottom Middlesbrough. Alexis Sanchez’s excellent free-kick gave Arsenal the lead just before half-time, Middlesbrough responded soon after the restart when Alvaro Negredo volleyed in Stewart Downing’s cross, however, Mesut Ozil secured the much-needed three points for Arsenal after a lovely team move that ended with Ramsey teeing up Ozil to score at the near post. The win moves the Gunners up to sixth, seven points behind fourth-place Manchester City and with a game in hand. Middlesbrough remains deep in relegation trouble, six points from safety.


West Brom 0 v 1 Liverpool

Roberto Firmino scored a winner for the second weekend running as Liverpool beat West Brom to go third in the Premier League. The Brazil striker headed in at the end of the first half after Lucas Leiva had glanced on James Milner’s free-kick. Late on, Alberto Moreno missed an empty goal from 40 yards after Albion keeper Ben Foster had gone up for a corner. Despite that miss, Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a fifth win in seven games, sending West Brom to a third straight defeat.

Click here for the goal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp_ot3zbhew

Man United 2 v 0 Chelsea

Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League now stands at only four points and the title race is wide open again after they were well beaten by Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chelsea had only lost three games in their first twenty-eight games this season and now they have lost two in their last four, the pressure is telling on this Chelsea side, who also could not handle the pressure of being Champions last season when they were lucky to finish tenth in a wretched season. Now with virtually the same players, the pressure is on again and they are capitulating, could they hand the title to Spurs on a plate???

Marcus Rashford paired with Jesse Lingard up front finished coolly after seven minutes and Ander Herrera detailed to do a brilliant man-marking job on Eden Hazard saw his shot deflected off Kurt Zouma four minutes after the break. Chelsea were second best throughout and Tottenham now only trail them by four points with six games to go and have the superior goal difference.

Click here for the action – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r33SZveKo8

Tottenham 4 v 0 Bournemouth

And the Spurs go Marching ‘On’ !!!

Tottenham made it seven top-flight wins in succession for the first time since 1967 and continued their pursuit of leaders Chelsea with a dominant victory over Bournemouth. The game was essentially won in a three-minute period in the first half in which Mousa Dembele fired Spurs ahead from close range following a corner before Son Heung-Min doubled the lead with a darting run and neat finish. Harry Kane, making his first start in a month, made sure of the three points with a low finish just minutes into the second half. Vincent Janssen capped off Spurs’ afternoon by scoring just his second Premier League goal of the season in injury time, just minutes after coming on as a substitute. Mauricio Pochettino’s side is now four points behind Chelsea. Bournemouth, who managed one shot on target, are now without a win in four matches and remain seven points above the bottom three with six games left to play.

All Spurs fans click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_vuUB-q6n0

Crystal Palace 2 v 2 Leicester City

Crystal Palace edged further towards Premier League survival as they fought back from two goals down to claim a draw with Champions Leicester at Selhurst Park. The Foxes took the lead on six minutes when Robert Huth rose to head in Christian Fuchs’ long throw. Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare had opted not to rest the majority of his starts before Tuesday’s Champions League return against Atletico Madrid and was vindicated when Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy combined to make it 2-0. Crystal Palace got one back through Yohan Cabaye who reacted quickest to Schlupp’s blocked shot to sweep home. Christian Benteke completed Palace’s comeback on 70 minutes, overpowering Yohan Benalouane to convert Andros Townsend’s cross.

Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ9fZvnMM1A

Southampton 0 v 3 Man City

Manchester City strengthened their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as a slick second-half display saw an off form Southampton. Vincent Kompany headed David Silva’s left-wing corner past keeper Fraser Forster’s for his first goal in 20 months. Leroy Sane drilled in Kevin de Bruyne’s pass after a quick counter, with Sergio Aguero’s far-post header sealing it. Pep Guardiola’s side is third, seven points clear of fifth-placed Everton.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvQcRkDMIk

Watford 1 v 0 Swansea

Swansea defender Alfie Mawson made a costly error as his side were beaten by Watford at Vicarage Road to remain two points adrift of Premier League safety. After an uneventful first 40 minutes, Mawson took too much time on the ball in a dangerous area and Etienne Capoue, on his return from injury, nicked the ball off the young defender and fired home at the second time of asking. Swansea, now win less in six Premier League games, face a continued battle to survive, but Walter Mazzarri’s Watford looks to have earned another season of Premier League football.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvQcRkDMIk

Everton 3 v 1 Burnley

Romelu Lukaku scored for a ninth successive home game as Everton beat Burnley to make it eight straight Premier League victories at Goodison Park. Phil Jagielka scored for the third game in a row as he headed the home side in front shortly after half-time. But Sam Vokes equalised with a penalty after being brought down by Joel Robles. Ross Barkley had a key role as Everton regained the lead with a shot that was deflected in via Michael Keane and Ben Mee. Lukaku’s emphatic finish confirmed Everton’s dominance.

Click here for the highlights – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvQcRkDMIk

Stoke 3 v 1 Hull

Xherdan Shaqiri’s superb strike sealed a first Premier League win in six games for Stoke City as Mark Hughes’ men proved too strong for relegation-threatened Hull. Shaqiri scored from 30 yards delivering an unstoppable shot beyond the reach of Eldin Jakupovic., Marko Arnautovic had earlier put the hosts into an early lead with a thumping strike before spurning two glorious chances to add to his tally. Harry Maguire hauled Hull level with an untidy finish, but a double substitution by the hosts provided key as Jon Walters crossed for fellow replacement Peter Crouch to restore the lead.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvQcRkDMIk

Sunderland 2 v 2 West Ham

Substitute Fabio Borini scored a 90th-minute equaliser as Sunderland drew with West Ham to keep their faint hopes of Premier League survival alive. Andre Ayew opened the scoring for the Hammers, prodding past Jordan Pickford after a scuffed Andy Carroll volley fell to him in the penalty area. Sunderland finally broke their scoring duck, with Wahbi Khazri’s corner flying straight in for the Black Cats’ first goal in more than 11-and-a-half hours. James Collins headed in from a Robert Snodgrass corner to put the visitors in front before Borini levelled from the edge of the box.

Click here for the goals – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvQcRkDMIk

My best week this season in my predictions with eight correct results and two correct scores, I am in the same form as Spurs and might just make a claim for the predictions title!

My Week 34 predictions:

Bournemouth 1 v 2 Middlesbrough
Hull 2 v 1 Watford
Swansea 2 v 1 Stoke
West Ham 1 v 2 Everton
Burnley 1 v 2 Man United
Liverpool 2 v 1 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 2 v 1 Southampton
Crystal Palace 1 v 2 Spurs
Arsenal 2 v 1 Leicester
Middlesbrough 2 v 1 Sunderland
Man City 2 v 1 Man United

Just a last note, Spurs could win the FA Cup and the Premier League this season, I might just put one pound on this outcome!

It is FA Cup Semi-Finals this week and I will be at Wembley on Saturday for the Spurs v Chelsea game, Arsenal play Man City on Sunday.

My predictions,

Spurs 2 v 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 1 v 2 Man City

Leaving a Spurs v Man City FA Cup Final. (even better would be a Spurs v Arsenal final)

Have a good week

Gary

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEEK 33 ROUND UP
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Middlesbrough 1 v 2 Arsenal, West Brom 0 v 1 Liverpool, Man United 2 v 0 Chelsea, Tottenham 4 v 0 Bournemouth, Crystal Palace 2 v 2 Leicester City, Southampton 0 v 3 Man City, Watford 1 v 0 Swansea, Everton 3 v 1 Burnley, Stoke 3 v 1 Hull, Sunderland 2 v 2 West Ham. See Gary Mabbutt's predictions.
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