So with Matchday 28 over, we take a look back at the weekends action
Bournemouth vs West Ham
Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth finally did it. They finally ended the winless run and they did in style. They picked up a 3-2 home win against a very game West Ham side. Josh King fired The Cherries to the win by scoring a hat trick. King could’ve scored four goals, however he missed an early penalty. Immediately, after the missed penalty, The Hammers took the lead in the 10th minute, thanks to Michail Antonio. Sofiane Feghouli found Antonio in the box. A low shot found the back of the net to make it 1-0. Bournemouth found a way back into the game when King scores a beautiful goal. He flicks the ball over Jose Fonte then powers home a left footed shot to make it 1-1. The Cherries’ won and missed another penalty as Afobe’s shot is easily saved. Bournemouth took the lead early in the second half as Josh King scored his second in 48th minute, Fraser’s free kick found King unmarked six yards from goal who slotted home. There was some debate and confusion around this one and it took a consultation between the referee and his assistants before deciding that King was onside and the goal would stand, 2-1. West Ham thought they rescued the game late on when Sam Byram found Andre Ayew in the box and he tucked it home to make it 2-2. There was late drama as Josh King scored a late winner in the 90th minute. Randolph parried away Wilshere’s effort only for Josh King to side foot home to make it 3-2.
Bournemouth really needed this win, it was long over due after a brilliant display against United last week. The win takes Bournemouth onto 30 points, 6 clear of the relegation zone. West Ham stay 11th as they lose ground on the teams in the top half.
Everton vs West Brom
Ronald Keoman’s Toffees welcomed Tony Pulis’ Baggies to Goodison Park. The home side swept away their opponents here with ease, winning the game 3-0. Everton got their first in the 39th minute, as Lukaku’s pass found Ross Barkley. Barkley’s shot was saved by Ben Foster, Kevin Mirallas pounced on the rebound to make it 1-0. The Toffees, doubled their lead just before the break as they scored in added time. Morgan Schneiderlin finished off a brilliant bit of play from Lukaku once again. Lukaku held off the defence before picking out Schneiderlin and he chips Foster to make it 2-0. Everton rounded off the game with a goal from my Man of the Match, Romelu Lukaku in the 82nd minute. Lukaku gets away from his marker to head home to make it 3-0.
Lukaku was at the centre of everything in this one, he assisted both goals and scored to take him joint top on the Premier League Goalscorers chart with 19 goals so far this season. Everton move 7 points clear of West Brom in 8th, and they’re only 2 points behind Manchester United, although United do have 2 games in hand.
Hull City vs Swansea City
Hull faced off against Swansea here in what would be another relegation 6 pointer. Marcos Silva’s men got the better of Paul Clement’s side in this one with a 2-1 victory. The game seemed to running away from both teams in a 0-0 draw. Hull substitute Oumar Niasse bagged a brace after coming on for Alfred N’Diaye. It was barely 10 minutes before he marked his appearance with his first goal of the afternoon in the 69th minute. A right footed shot made it 1-0 to Hull. Niasse turned up again as he scored his second again another right footed shot this time straight down the middle as he made it 2-0 in the 78th minute. Swansea youngster, Alfie Mawson scored what could only be deemed a consolation goal in the 91st minute as he headed home from a Gylfi Sigurdsson corner to make it 2-1.
This is a massive win for Hull, the 3 points takes them to 18th just 1 point from getting out of the relegation zone. The victory also halts Swansea’s ascent from the bottom three as they are now also 3 points from the relegation zone.
Liverpool vs Burnley
Liverpool came into this knowing that Burnley have only picked up two points on the road all season so this should’ve been an easy win. However, Burnley made light work of their away record so far this season when they struck early in the 7th minute. Ashley Barnes meets Matt Lowton’s cross at the far post to make it 1-0. Liverpool began to grow into the game as the first half progressed. Gini Wijnaldum netted Liverpool’s equaliser in added time at the end of the first half. Wijnaldum capitalises after the ball deflects off a defender leaving to just tap the ball home to make it 1-1. Emre Can added a peach of a goal from 25 yards. A beautiful low curling shot found the bottom corner in the 61st minute to make it 2-1 to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
This win for Liverpool sees Burnley once again fail away from home. Liverpool extend their lead over 5th place Arsenal to 5 points although The Gunners have 2 games in hand.