Salah double aids Reds
The weekend was full of goals and unrivaled Premier League action with only one match failing to provide any goals for on watching supporters. All teams were involved in the entertainment and where better to start the round up than the game between Liverpool and Crystal Palace. Salah and Co know winning the title won’t be easy as the pressure mounts.
In a game that produced a lot of attacking prowess and flair, it was Palace who took the lead through a Townsend effort on the 34th minute before Salah equalised for Liverpool on the 46th minute. The game was thoroughly enjoyable as both teams attacked (nothing beats a good game of attacking football). Palace created opportunities to take the lead but it was Firmino who put Liverpool ahead in the 53rd minute before James Tomkins levelled for palace in the 65th minute. Salah put the Reds ahead after relentless attacking pressure.
The game would eventually end 4-3 to Liverpool. Both teams did their fans proud (I seriously doubt you’ll find anyone in the country who didn’t enjoy that game) and Liverpool would appear to have at least a finger on the trophy at this stage.
In the early kick off between Wolves and Leicester, the match also produced the same score-line as above with Wolves winning the game 4-3. Jota put in a man of the match display for Wolves and is fully deserving of the hat-trick he scored in a nail-biting encounter. Wolves had the advantage with an early 2 goal lead through Jota (4th minute) and Ryan Bennett (12minute).
For a moment it looked like they would run away with the match, however, Leicester are no slouches and did well to level the game on two occasions. Unfortunately for Leicester they were undone right at the death as Jota completed his hat-trick in injury time to earn Wolves a very lucky 3 points. Although both managers would have been happy with the draw, it is Jota and Wolves with the pearly whites on show.
Tottenham have a growing injury crisis and without Kane in the side the struggle for goals was evidenced for all to see in their game against Fulham. As much as I like Fernando Llorente, his best years are behind him and he’s certainly no replacement for a striker of Kane’s calibre. Still without a signing being made Spurs were able to smash and grab all 3 points thanks to Harry Wink’s late header.
Fulham had been ahead thanks to an own goal by Tottenham striker Llorente (what is he like!!) and had some good passing play especially with new signing Ryan Babel. Spurs kept their heads and did not capitulate but were rewarded when Dele Alli equalised early in the second half before Wink grabbed the winner much to Ranieri’s annoyance. If Spurs are really to mount any type of title challenge, surely Daniel Levi needs to bring out the cheque book and buy talent.
There were wins also for Manchester City who beat Huddersfield away 3-0, Manchester United beat Brighton 2-1 and Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 to close the gap in the race for the top four. The goalless match came in the game between Watford and Burnley whilst Bournemouth beat West Ham 2-0 and Southampton won 2-1 against Everton.
Jota what the doctor ordered!!!