Premier League roundup: A weekend of relentless football that had so much to offer to the fans starred an extravagant illustration of a brilliantly stitched profligacy, the sacking of the madman with a method that remained mainly invisible as the season progressed and the rousing return of a famed duo to their scintillating selves.
With the Premier League table hanging perfectly in the balance, let us quickly take you for a ride around this weekend’s dosage of Premier League.
The Saints caged the Canaries with a clinical display
In a display that witnessed two bottom-ranked teams of the upper and lower half of the points table collide with each other, Southampton prevailed over a dawdling Norwich City to condemn them deeper into the meat-grinder labelled as relegation. Riding on some clinical dominion, Livramento made the first match-defining move where his low ball from the right was flipped into the back of the net by Che Adams as the Saints surged ahead, a partial thanks to Lady Luck. Oriol Romeu blasted a screamer as Southampton completed the rout of a relegation-threatened Norwich.
The duo of Kane and Son put a punitive end to Marcelo Bielsa’s reign at Leeds
The man whose madness promoted Leeds from the Championship echelons to the glorious shades of Premier League couldn’t keep the team driving further as their record in the ongoing edition went from bad to worse. Spurs took an early lead through Matt Doherty who prodded home from point-blank range as Sessegnon teed him up with a gem. Kulusevski doubled the Spurs lead in just five minutes after Junior Firpo’s dawdle allowed the attacker to venture into the box and smash home a bullet. Harry Kane grabbed another screamer to his name, underlining his brilliance with a picture-perfect volley ringing the nets louder than the bells of the universe. The second half witnessed Leeds clawing desperately to find themselves in the game as Tottenham got a lot more violent, invoking challenges and bookings. Son Heung-Min completed the Leeds humiliation as he latched onto a screaming chip of Kane and calmly slotted it past an onrushing Meslier.
The Magpies scorched an underperforming Brentford in a lopsided encounter
Brentford was depleted of Josh Dasilva as a high challenge on Targett instantly caught the eye of the stickler and he showed no hesitations whatsoever to give him the marching orders. From there on it was a run for life for an ailing Brentford as Newcastle toyed with the Bees. Joelinton outleapt his marker to power home a thumping header from Fraser’s scouring cross. Newcastle doubled their lead just at the brink of half-time as a perfectly stitched counterattack from the Magpies saw Joe Willock putting one past Raya with the entire Brentford side lollygagging in pursuit of the surging Newcastle attacker.
The Eagles pranced in perfect harmony to that of the Clarets
Schlupp secured an early lead for Crystal Palace as he latched onto a pass from Lennon and comfortably poked it into the back of the net. However, the lead only stood for around a little more than half-hour as Milivojevic’s own goal saw Burnley restoring parity and from there it was a mere exchange of feints and obtuse haymakers.
The Devils were held by the high-flying Hornets away from their nest
Manchester United did everything correctly on the night barring the most important part of a matchup is to score a goal. Chances deluged for United with every player contributing significantly. However, Watford held on with an extended arm of assistance from Lady Luck as Manchester dropped two valuable points.
Aston Villa thumped the soaring Seagulls as they could hardly take flight
Matty Cash drew first blood for Villa after a wayward clearance of Digne’s cross. The rebound fell for Cash, who chested it down deftly and let fly a peach that left Brighton rooted to their spot. Ollie Watkins powered home Villa’s second as he clung onto a downtown delivery from Tyrone Mings, eluded a late challenge from Dunk and calmly put it into the back of the net.
The Blues of Manchester surged past the Toffees riding on late drama
It needed persuasive digging from Manchester City to secure a narrow win against Everton as they had to wait for 82 minutes before they could rattle the deadlock. Silva’s cross pinballed off Holgate and Keane and landed straight for Phil Foden who smashed home a pearler from close range.