The English Premier League (EPL) league table continues to get intense with each passing matchday. This past weekend produced some interesting results.
Tottenham 0-1 Brighton
Tottenham were dealt a huge blow in the fight for fourth place in the Premier League as Leandro Trossard’s late goal gave Brighton and Hove Albion a stunning 1-0 away win. Spurs had the chance to stretch their advantage over Arsenal to six points ahead of the Gunners’ trip to Southampton later on Saturday. But they never showed any signs of doing that, Tottenham second-best throughout a largely uninspiring encounter that Brighton dominated.
Man Utd 3-2 Norwich City
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 50th club career hat-trick dug Manchester United out of a hole against lowly Norwich City as the under-par Red Devils won 3-2 at Old Trafford. The 37-year-old’s treble was his second in his past three Premier League appearances and took him to 21 goals for the season, going through the 20 barrier for a 16th consecutive campaign. Continue watching Ronaldo moved to 99 Premier League goals in his career, and United could only thank him for sparing them a potentially embarrassing afternoon.
Newcastle 2-1 Leicester City
Leicester City dropped all three points to Newcastle United on Sunday morning at St. James Park in a candidate for the worst match of the season. An Ademola Lookman first-half opener was cancelled by a Bruno Guimarães. A dire second half saw no goalmouth action until deep into injury time, when Guimarães headed home from close range to seal the win for the Geordies.
Watford 1-2 Brentford
Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
West Ham 1-1 Burnley