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- Total no.of goals scored Round 15 = 27
Hazard brace helped Chelsea to clinch a victory
Chelsea 3 (Eden Hazard 21′ & 74′ PEN; Alvaro Morata 33′) – Newcastle United 1 (Dwight Gayle 12′)
Eden Hazard’s brace helped Chelsea to claim their fourth consecutive home match victory in this Premier League season.
A defensive mix-up resulted in an early lead for the visitors Newcastle United that was scored by Dwight Gayle (12’). Since then, Chelsea continuously attacked the visitors’ defense.
On 21 minutes, Eden Hazard equalised the scoreline for Chelsea after an earlier poor clearance was occurred by the visiting defender Florian Lejeune.
On 33 minutes, Chelsea earned the 2-1 lead after Alvaro Morata found the net with a header. That time, an awful defensive response delivered a ball for Victor Moses who produced a cross for Morata that resulted in the goal.
On 73 minutes, Newcastle conceded a penalty after Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) committed a foul on Moses inside the penalty box. Hazard made no mistake to score from that penalty as the defending champions secured three points.
Liverpool thrashed the Seagulls
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (Glenn Murray 51′ PEN) – Liverpool 5 (Emre Can 30′; Roberto Firmino 31′ & 48′; Philippe Coutinho 87′; Lewis Dunk 89′ OG)
Liverpool thrashed the hosts Brighton & Hove Albion (BHA) with a 1-5 margin.
On the half-an-hour mark, Emre Can produced the 0-1 lead for Liverpool through a header from a corner.
On the very next minute, Roberto Firminho extended the lead for the visitors from Philippe Coutinho’s pass.
Three minutes into the second half, Firminho scored his second goal that was assisted by Mohammad Salah.
On 51 minutes, Shane Duffy (BHA) was fouled by the visiting skipper Jordan Henderson inside the penalty box which resulted in a penalty for the hosts. Glenn Murray comfortably converted that into a goal.
On 87 minutes, Coutinho made the scoreline 1-4 for Liverpool from a clever free-kick. His grounded shot from the set-piece found the net after running under the defensive wall.
Two minutes later, hosts’ centre-back Lewis Dunk scored an own goal after his header found the net.
Everton beat Huddersfield Town
Everton 2 (Gylfi Sigurdsson 47′; Dominic Calvert-Lewin 73′) – Huddersfield Town 0
Hosts Everton beat Huddersfield Town by a 2-0 margin.
Inside two minutes in the second half, Gylfi Sigurdsson broke the deadlock for the hosts from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s brilliant pass.
Dominic extended the hosts’ lead to 2-0 on 73 minutes after Wayne Rooney raised a through ball for him.
Leicester added three points through Gray’s early goal
Leicester City 1 (Demarai Gray 6′) – Burnley 0
Demarai Gray’s early goal produced three points for the hosts Leicester City as they beat Burnley by a 1-0 margin.
In just the 6th minute, Gray scored the only goal of the match. Burnley goal-keeper Nick Pope attempted to stop Riyad Mahrez’s cross with a dive but his fumbling resulted in a goal after the ball travelled to onrushing Gray.
Later, the hosts tried to extend their lead while Burnley attempted to level the scoreline but both failed.
Stoke beat Swansea
Stoke City 2 (Xherdan Shaqiri 36′; Mame Diouf 40′) – Swansea City 1 (Wilfried Bony 3′)
Host Stoke City clinched a victory from an early one-goal deficit against Swansea City.
In just 3 minutes, Wilfred Bony put the visitors 0-1 ahead from Martin Olsson’s cross.
On 36 minutes, Xherdan Shaqiri equalised the scoreline for the hosts which was assisted by Joe Allen with a through a pass.
Just four minutes later, Stoke City took the 2-1 lead which was scored by Mame Diouf. Peter Crouch’s header found Diouf who made no mistake to score from the close range. The scoreline was sustained until the end of the game.
10-man Tottenham drew against Watford
Watford 1 (Christian Kabasele 13′) – Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Son Heung-Min 25′)
10-man Tottenham Hotspur drew against the hosts Watford.
Christian Kabasele put the hosts 1-0 ahead on 13 minutes with a header from a corner.
On 25 minutes, Son Heung-Min levelled the scoreline for Tottenham after Christian Eriksen raised a cross for him.
On just seven minutes of the second half, Tottenham received a huge blow after Davinson Sanchez was directly sent off due to hitting Richarlison (Watford) with the elbow.
Since then, Watford tried hard to take the advantage but failed to achieve the success.
West Brom held to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace
West Bromwich Albion 0 – Crystal Palace 0
Alan Pardew started his journey with West Bromwich Albion (WBA) with a goalless draw against Crystal Palace.
Both teams had several good chances to open the scoreline but ultimately failed on their attempts.
Arsenal handed first home defeat in this PL season after 10-man Manchester United beat them
Arsenal 1 (Alexandre Lacazette 49′) – Manchester United 3 (Antonio Valencia 4′; Jesse Lingard 11′ & 63′)
In the high-voltage encounter, 10-man Manchester United beat the hosts Arsenal by the 3-1 margin while Paul Pogba was sent off on 74 minutes. It was Arsenal’s first home defeat in this Premier League season.
Just inside 12 minutes, Manchester United earned the 0-2 lead over the hosts. At first, Antonio Valencia opened the visitors’ scoreline on just 4 minutes of the match.
A defensive error caused United’s second goal which was scored by Jesse Lingard on 11 minutes.
On just four minutes of the second half, Arsenal reduced their trail (1-2) after Alexandre Lacazette opened their account from very close range.
On 63 minutes, Lingard scored his second goal in this match from Paul Pogba’s pass.
On 74 minutes, Paul Pogba was punished through a direct red card after his harsh foul on the hosts’ right-back Hector Bellerin. However, that made no further damage on the scoreline.
Arsenal played much dominant football, but United’s goalie David de Gea rescued the visitors with his brilliant efforts.
Bournemouth-Southampton match ended with a 1-1 draw
AFC Bournemouth 1 (Ryan Fraser 42′) – Southampton 1 (Charlie Austin 61′)
The match between the hosts AFC Bournemouth and the visitors Southampton ended with a 1-1 scoreline.
On 42 minutes, an opposition defensive blunder created a chance for the hosts which resulted in a goal for Bournemouth that was scored by Ryan Fraser.
Just after an hour mark, Charlie Austin equalised the scoreline from Nathan Redmond’s cross.
Manchester City claimed their 13th consecutive PL victory after beating hammers
Manchester City 2 (Nicolas Otamendi 57′; David Silva 83′) – West Ham United 1 (Angelo Ogbonna 44′)
Hosts Manchester City continued their impressive winning form after beating West Ham United by the 2-1 margin. It was City’s 13th consecutive Premier League victory.
Just before the half-time, Angelo Ogbonna (44′) put the visitors 0-1 ahead through a header from the following corner. However, that lead not lasted long.
On 57 minutes, Nicolas Otamendi levelled the scoreline for the hosts. After an excellent fast run into the box, Gabriel Jesus made a pass for Otamendi who reacted with the equalizer goal.
David Silva struck the winning goal for the hosts on 83 minutes with an excellent response. Kevin De Bruyne brilliantly raised a ball over the visitors’ defenders for David Silva who just used his toe to drive that into the goal.
- Points Table at the end of round 15
|12||Brighton & Hove Albion||15||4||5||6||−5||17|
|17||West Bromwich Albion||15||2||7||6||−9||13|
|19||West Ham United||15||2||4||9||−19||10|
(Note: GD = goals differences)
- Key Round 15 Stats
West Bromwich Albion vs Crystal Palace – Since 1950, Crystal Palace became the first team in the English top-flight to fail to score in 10 consecutive away games.