Premier League round 32 review
This weekend the English teams were back in action after Euro 2020 qualifiers. Nigerian players were also back from finishing the 2019 AFCON qualifiers. We review the games they were involved in over the weekend.
Leicester City beat Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium to record their third win in a row and fourth in five games. Wilfred Ndidi was once again a rock in midfield, while Kelechi Iheanacho spent all but a couple of minutes on the bench for the Foxes.
Wes Morgan scored the opening goal in the 11th minute while Jamie Vardy got the second one in the 82nd minute. Dominic Solanke was on the pitch for the Cherries the last half an hour while Jordon Ibe watched the game from the bench. Iheanacho came in for Vardy in the 90th minute.
After announcing a three-year deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United had a tough game against Watford at Old Trafford. The first half an hour of the match was even before Marcus Rashford netted the first goal for United in the 28th minute.
Watford tried to respond but couldn’t find a way through United’s defence. In the 72nd minute, Anthony Martial doubled the lead for the hosts. Isaac Success Ajayi came off the bench for Watford to play the last ten minutes of the game. The Hornets scored a consolation goal on the 90-minute mark courtesy of Abdoulaye Doucouré. Success provided the assist.
Everton travelled to the London Stadium to face West Ham. And they were 1:0 after only five minutes and a goal by Kurt Zouma. Half an hour later Bernard got the second and final goal for the Toffees.
With this win, Everton overtake West Ham in the standings and are now a single point in front. Ademola Lookman watched the game from the visitor’s bench.
By losing to CrystalPalace on Saturday, Huddersfield and Philip Billing are now officially relegated to the Championship. Fulham will also be officially down if they lose their next match. After a tough last-minute loss to Chelsea, Cardiff are still fighting to avoid relegation with Burnley, Southampton and Brighton.
With six matches to go Liverpool are at the top of the summit by two points over Manchester City who have a game in hand over them. The title will be decided by these two teams as Tottenham, United and Arsenal will be fighting for the two Champions League spots.
Arsenal take on Newcastle on Monday night and will go third should they win.