Wasn’t that a wild way to spend a Saturday?
Goals, blowouts, thrillers and offside-beyond-added-time winners were on the menu for a crazy seven or so hours of Premier League action.
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Three players scored braces, one scored for both his team and the opposition, and the day ended with Leicester City leading the table.
Let’s dig in again.
Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace — RECAP
Sergio Aguero scored a pair of goals, Fabian Delph ripped in another and David Silva capped off the scoring as Manchester City briefly took the Premier League lead with a demolition of the visiting Eagles, who are dealing with a run of five games without a win.
Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City — RECAP
Plenty of excitement for a 1-1, as the desperate Villans certainly aren’t quitting despite their plight nine points back of Premier League safety. As for the Foxes, their lack of finish is a fresh-enough problem, but kept them from taking more than a one-point lead atop the table.
Newcastle United 2-1 West Ham United — RECAP
Speaking of wasteful, Newcastle United absolutely pounded West Ham United for 45 minutes, only to have to hold on for dear life when Nikica Jelavic took advantage of a poor back pass from an under-pressure Chancel Mbemba. Still, the Magpies are out of the drop zone depending on whether Swansea beats Watford on Monday.
Chelsea 3-3 Everton — RECAP
For every bit of bad luck Chelsea’s suffered this year, they picked up a point in truly astounding fashion on Saturday. After Ramiro Funes Mori seemingly put Chelsea to bed with a late goal to make it 3-2, John Terry made amends for his own goal when — well offside — he scored in the eighth of seven minutes of stoppage time.
Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 Sunderland — RECAP
Spurs are rolling, and Sunderland failed to build on a fortunate midweek win. Christian Eriksen had a pair of goals for Spurs, who will finish the week in fourth place with 39 points.
Southampton 3-0 West Bromwich Albion — RECAP
Tony Pulis‘ Baggies won’t like the stat line that reads “Shots on target: 0” after Southampton thoroughly outclassed the visitors to St. Mary’s on Saturday. James Ward-Prowse scored a thrilling free kick, then added a penalty kick before Dusan Tadic salted it away.
Bournemouth 3-0 Norwich City — RECAP
This six-pointer between newly-promoted clubs is firmly in the Cherries’ pockets. Alex Neil won’t be happy with his Canaries, who drop below Bournemouth and sit just four points clear of the relegation zone.