English Premier League, Match Day 35

Here is a brief recap of match day 32’s Premier League action. Title contenders Chelsea were looking for a win over Sunderland to put them 2 points behind Liverpool in first. It looked that way when Sameul Eto’o opened the scoring in the twelfth minute, but Sunderland equalized in the 18th minute. Surprisingly, there wasn’t another goal until Fabio Borini scored a penalty to snatch the three points and break Jose Mourinho’s record winning streak at Stamford Bridge. Over at Villa Park Southampton faced relegation threatened Aston Villa. Well, there really isn’t whole lot say other than they tied 0-0. Tottenham Hotspurs dominated against Fulham and put them in grave danger of being relegated. The Hotspurs opened the scoring in the 35th minute, but Steve Sidwell equalized two minutes later. Then in the second half Tottenham netted two more. In the 77th minute Steve Sidwell missed a penalty and Tottenham secured the win. Cardiff who were looking to escape the relegation zone played 10th place Stoke City. In the 45th minute  Marko Arnautovic scored a penalty. Then in the 51st minute Cardiff won a penalty which Peter Whittingham scored to tie the game up and snatch a point for Cardiff. Swansea, who are were only three points clear of the relegation zone, were looking for three points away from home against Newcastle United. It was going very well for the Swans when Shola Ameobi opened the scoring for Newcastle in the 23rd minute. Then just before halftime Wilfried Bony netted to tie the game at 1-1. Swansea had the momentum going into the second half and Wilfried Bony scored a penalty in stoppage time of the 90 minutes to secure a vital three points. Two middle of the table teams battled it out at Upton Park when West Ham United faced Tony Pulis’ Crystal Palace. The only goal of the game came when Mile Jedinak scored fromed the penalty spot. Arsenal destroyed Hull City away from home 3-0 with Lukas Podolski netting a brace and Aaron Ramsey scoring his first goal of 2014. Title contenders Liverpool traveled to Carrow Road to play relegation threatened Norwich City. The game looked like it would be an easy win for Liverpool when they were winning 2-0 at halftime, but Gary Hooper pulled Norwich back into the game when he scored in the 54th minute. Then Raheem Sterling scored his second of the match to make it 3-1 in the 62nd minute. Robert Snodgrass then pulled his team back in the game with a goal in the 77th minute, but Liverpool managed to hold on to the lead and the win put them 5 points clear of second place Chelsea with only three games remaining in the season. David Moyes who was struggling with Manchester United faced Everton who were fighting for a Champions League spot. The game was a disaster for Man U and they loss 2-0. That was the last straw and David Moyes was fired shortly after. On Monday Manchester City desperately needed three points against West Brom to stay in the title race. Lucky for them West Brom are near the relegation zone and were fairly easy opponents. They won 3-1 putting them 6 points behind Liverpool in first. That’s all for today, but make sure you look next weekend for more Premier League action.

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