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Gabriel has looked better in Arsenal's new 3 CB formation but it wasn't to be today as he committed the penalty that effectively ended the North London Derby as a contest.

Arsenal loaded up on defenders and after 45 minutes it looked like it might be enough to earn them a draw or even a smash and grab three points. Instead, the defense crumbled, first allowing Christen Eriksen to slalom through on the way to a Dele Alli goal and then with Gabriel fouling Harry Kane in the box leading to a second goal via penalty. The defense-first alignment also meant that Arsenal were at a disadvantage going forward as Spurs had the numbers on them when they attacked. Alexis Sanchez had a few solid opportunities but nothing that will have really threatened Hugo Lloris' net. The only bright side on the day was that Manchester United and Manchester City both dropped points to inferior opposition leaving Arsenal with a lifeline for a top four spot despite the loss.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 30 - 2:10 PM

Christen Eriksen broke open the Arsenal defense as he dribbled through the Gunners defense and caused a rebound that Dele Alli put home for the opener as Spurs beat Arsenal 2-0 in the final North London Derby at White Hart Lane.

For the first half it looked like Arsenal might have turned a new leaf as both sides had chances but both also held tight with a nil-nil scoreline going into the break. It was Christen Eriksen that broke the deadlock as he created a great opportunity. All Petr Cech could do was parry it and it fell to Dele Alli who slotted home for the opening goal. It didn't take long for Spurs to double their lead as Gabriel's naive defending saw Harry Kane draw and then convert a penalty. The result kept Spurs at four points behind Chelsea at the top and Arsenal remain behind Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United in the race for Champions League places.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 30 - 2:05 PM

Everton failed to score a goal for the second consecutive match following a 3-0 loss to Chelsea at Goodison Park.

It was the club's first loss at home in 2017, but the 3-0 scoreline may not truly represent how close the match was for the first hour. The Toffees had a clear defensive strategy to limit Eden Hazard's freedom down the wing, also putting a strong body on Diego Costa anytime he got near the ball. But the Toffees' wall slowly broke down until the 66th minute, when Pedro opened the scoring. With Chelsea holding a 1-0 lead, Everton threw its efforts into attack with Enner Valencia and Romelu Lukaku looking for an equalizer, but it soon got away from the Toffees who look certain to miss European qualification.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 11:54 AM

Chelsea turned a close match into a blowout with three goals in the last 25 minutes of the match in a 3-0 win against Everton.

It took 66 minutes for Chelsea to find a breakthrough against the Toffees at Goodison Park with Pedro smashing in a scintillating effort with his left foot from the top of the box. Then it was Gary Cahill who doubled the club's lead in the 79th minute as Everton looked to push forward for an equalizer. The defender pounced on a spilled effort from Maarten Stekelenburg in goal following an Eden Hazard free kick to double the Blues' lead. Then Cesc Fabregas and Willian combined for a beautiful one-two effort after just coming off the bench, with the Brazilian coolly finishing for the third and final goal. Antonio Conte will surely be pleased given it's the Blues first clean sheet since the end of January.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 11:49 AM

Alvaro Negredo led the charge for Middlesbrough in a 2-2 draw with former club Manchester City at the Riverside on Sunday.

The Spaniard once wore sky blue before he left for Valencia, returning to the Premier League to haunt his former club as it looks desperate for a Champions League berth. Negredo gave Middlesbrough the shock lead in the 38th minute, curling an effort off the post that sent the home faithful into a frenzy. After Sergio Aguero equalized from the spot after Maarten de Roon took down Leroy Sane in the box in the 69th, Negredo was back at it. He fought through a crowded penalty area following a free kick and shot a pass through to Calum Chambers for another lead in the 77th. But Gabriel Jesus was able to pull one back to steal a point for City, although a hard-earned point helps Middlesbrough keep pace with 17th-placed Swansea City.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 11:28 AM

Alvaro Negredo led the charge for Middlesbrough in a 2-2 draw with former club Manchester City at the Riverside on Sunday.

The Spaniard once wore sky blue before he left for Valencia, returning to the Premier League to haunt his former club as it looks desperate for a Champions League berth. Negredo gave Middlesbrough the shock lead in the 38th minute, curling an effort off the post that sent the home faithful into a frenzy. After Sergio Aguero equalized from the spot after Maarten de Roon took down Leroy Sane in the box in the 69th, Negredo was back at it. He fought through a crowded penalty area following a free kick and shot a pass through to Calum Chambers for another lead in the 77th. But Gabriel Jesus was able to pull one back to steal a point for City, although a hard-earned point helps Middlesbrough keep pace with 17th-placed Swansea City.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 11:26 AM

Manchester City failed to break away from rival Manchester United following a 2-2 draw with Middlesbrough on Sunday.

United's draw against relegation candidate Swansea City earlier in the day gave City hope that it could add to the one-point lead over its rivals for the fourth and final Champions League spot. But the Sky Blues had some trouble of their own with a relegation candidate in the Teessiders, led by former City striker Alvaro Negredo. Twice, they found themselves down a goal on Riverside, but City fans finally got their wish with a fluid attack featuring both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. Both strikers scored to come back from one-goal deficits with Aguero providing a perfect cross for Gabriel Jesus' header in the 85th minute to ensure a point after Aguero's 69th-minute penalty.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 11:19 AM

Manchester United squandered a chance to move to a top four position in the table, if only for a couple of hours, as they could only muster a 1-1 draw at home against Swansea City.

While United may be suffering from injury woes, they had plenty of talent in today's XI to get a win at home over a club currently in the relegation zone. However, while their attack managed to work their way into scoring range several times, they were short on an end product. They would take the lead though just before halftime in controversial fashion when Marcus Rashford was adjudged to have been fouled by the Swans keeper in the box, allowing Wayne Rooney to convert a penalty. Replays rather clearly showed though that Rashford took a dive. Despite the good fortune, United could not widen their lead and eventually capitulated late on. They now draw level with rivals Manchester City in the table, but the Citizens have their game to play today.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 9:18 AM

Swansea City were looking to find an equalizer against Manchester United and it was Gyfli Sigurdsson who once again saved the day, scoring from a free kick as the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

If Swansea manage to escape relegation, it all falls on the shoulders of the Icelandic international. It was a typical first half of an Old Trafford match this season, as it looked to remain goalless at the break, but United were awarded a dubious penalty and converted, forcing the Swans to answer back. They did so by effectively stifling United from adding to their lead and converted on one magic moment from Sigurdsson, who sent a beautiful curling free kick into the top corner. Another free kick in stoppage time nearly saw the Swans win it, but Fernando Llorente failed to get an accurate touch on the well-placed ball from Sigurdsson. The point has Swansea keeping pace with Hull over the weekend, still two points behind the Tigers for safety.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 30 - 9:06 AM

Crystal Palace looked to take advantage of playing at home against a side that hadn't won on the road all season, but today Burnley decided to end that run and defeated the Eagles, 0-2.

Sam Allardyce made it known that his side needs to get one more positive result before they can feel safe from relegation, but it did not come today. The Eagles had their fair share of time on the ball to find away past the Claret defense, but an early conceded goal followed by a missed chance for Luka Milivojevic underscored how the day would go. An equalizer looked in the cards in the second half, but Tom Heaton came up with a big save on what would have been a peach of a Damian Delaney goal, and the Eagles may have been sold short on a penalty chance when Wilfried Zaha went down in the box on 78 minutes. Burnley put an end to any comeback hopes a few minutes later with another goal. Maybe Palace are a bit low on energy after their third match in a week, and now have to travel to the Etihad next.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 29 - 2:45 PM

It may be the only time they do it all season, but today Burnley were able to win on the road, scoring early and again late to upset Crystal Palace, 0-2.

And with that, Burnley can surely rejoice in spending a second straight season in the top flight. In a season that completely depended on positive results at home, the Clarets took a step forward by getting their first road win in eighteen attempts. Ashley Barnes opened the scoring in the 8th minute, finishing from close range and assisted by Stephen Ward. Ward would pick up a knee problem that he tried to play through, but needed to call it a day just before halftime. The Clarets managed to avoid a potential penalty awarded to Palace and despite plenty of possession for the Eagles in the final third, Burnley kept things tidy, with James Tarkowski contributing to a clean sheet in his first league start. Andre Gray came on as a substitute in the latter third of the match, and sealed the points by finishing well after service from a George Boyd through ball.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 29 - 2:33 PM

One shot on target, one goal, and three points. It was vintage Leicester City as the Foxes beat West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

One Jamie Vardy shot on target was all it took to give the Foxes all three points at the Hawthorns. Craig Shakespeare's side couldn't produce a second shot on frame so it was a good thing that Kasper Schmeichel repelled all four Albion shots and Vardy was clinical with his. The win should see the Foxes safely through to another season of top flight football.
Source: Espnfc.com
Apr 29 - 1:21 PM

Stoke City failed to score for the fourth time in seven PL games, drawing 0-0 with West Ham at the Bet365 stadium.

There were a number of chances in the first half which were negated by opposition defences. Early on, Berahino threatened to end his 24 game barren run in the league but Winston Reid put in a great block to stop the striker. Later in the half, Jack Butland performed a spectacular save to keep out Andre Ayew's equally spectacular bicycle kick. Butland was again called to action in the second half, making a double save from Ayew and Lanzini. In spite of a combined 30 shots, both teams only mustered up four shots on target in all. The share of the spoils edges both sides closer to securing their Premier League status for next season.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 29 - 12:15 PM

Josh King's 2017 just keeps getting better, adding his 15th goal of the season in dramatic fashion, giving AFC Bournemouth a late winner in a 0-1 win over Sunderland.

King becomes the second Norwegian player to hit the 15 goal plateau in PL history, but more on that in a moment. King was at the center of several chances over the course of the match, notably in the 20th minute, when he sent a clever chip over the keeper before hitting the bar and then off the post. There was also a couple of penalty shouts that he was at the center of, but the referee was not having it. The breakthrough finally came in the 88th minute, when the Cherries were on the break. Ryan Fraser sent a pass low across the box and found King who tapped it in with the same confidence that has led to a dozen league goals in the calendar year. The three points lifts Eddie Howe's side into the top half of the table but there was one sour note, as Benik Afobe appeared to pick up a hamstring injury shortly before the hour mark.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 29 - 12:09 PM

Hull City won a point in dramatic circumstances at Saint Mary's in a 0-0 draw with Southampton.

It was a borefest in the first half, with little attacking of note. The home side received a few boos as they walked in for the interval, but in truth they failed to spur them into action. Manolo Gabbiadini was hauled off just before the hour mark, much to the disdain of fantasy managers across the globe. Southampton were wasteful from set-pieces throughout the encounter, lacking Ward-Prowse's speciality as he sat on the bench. The had forced Jakupovic into just one save before the earned a penalty in added time after N'Diaye knocked down Yoshida illegally. However, Hull's 'keeper got low to the left to save Tadic's penalty. The result meant that relegation rivals Sunderland have had their gloomy fate confirmed, while Marco Silva's men have edged closer to unexpected safety.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 29 - 12:04 PM




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