2019-20 Premier League: Week 32 Roundup

Premier League champions, Liverpool received a rude awakening in an thrilling round of action as races for Europe and survival continue to throw surprises. 

Outgoing champions, Manchester City gave Liverpool a guard of honour pre-match but it was Kevin De Bruyne who struck first for City, scoring from the penalty spot after Joe Gomez had fouled Raheem Sterling.

Sterling added a chipped in second from Phil Foden’s pass before the latter then scored himself, following a nice one-two with De Bruyne on the cusp of half-time.

City then completed a four goal rout midway through the second-half when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deflected Sterling’s chipped shot into his own goal, whilst Riyad Mahrez had a fifth chalked off by VAR in stoppage time. 

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Kelechi Iheanacho’s 51st minute goal wasn’t enough for Leicester as they fell to defeat at Everton, who secured the win through early first-half goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson. 

Chelsea also suffered a surprise defeat at West Ham after Andriy Yarmolenko struck a late winner, despite Willian scoring twice for the Blues in a five goal thriller. 

A brace from Bruno Fernandes alongside Mason Greenwood’s opening strike proved enough for Manchester United to stay fifth, as the Red Devils battered Brighton in a dominant away performance. 

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Down in the relegation zone, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a brace as Arsenal thrashed rock-bottom Norwich in a four goal display at the Emirates, with Granit Xhaka and Cedric Soares scoring the opening and closing goals respectively. 

Bournemouth’ struggles continue as they fell to a brutal 4-1 home loss against Newcastle, despite Dan Gosling netting a 94th minute consolation against his former team.

Aston Villa round out the relegation spots after losing a tight contest against Wolves through Leandro Dendoncker’s 62nd minute effort, as the latter stay sixth but now sit three points off third.

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Elsewhere, Watford continue to linger above the relegation zone after Danny Ings netted a brace as Southampton snatched a solid 3-1 away win at Vicarage Road. 

Sheffield United ended a four match winless run in all competitions, as they stunned Tottenham in a 3-1 home win to climb to seventh. 

Finally, Ben Mee’s strike from Ashley Westwood’s free-kick proved enough for Burnley to edge past Crystal Palace in a tight encounter at Selhurst Park. 

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