2023/24 Premier League Roundup, Matchday 28: Spurs triumph over Villa whiles Liverpool and Man City draw at Anfield

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Premier League Roundup, Matchday 28

The Premier League has finished its 28th matchday, which included thrilling matches, standout player displays, and surprising results. Here is a recap of the Premier League events from matchday 28.

Manchester United 2-0 Everton

Everton’s streak of not winning in the Premier League has now reached 11 games after they lost 2-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Manchester United, under Erik ten Hag, have now won five consecutive matches against Everton. The game became less intense towards the end, with United relieved to break a streak of losses and stay in contention for a top-four spot. However, Everton continues to face familiar issues, and their four-point gap from the relegation zone seems increasingly fragile due to their struggles to score goals.

Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford.

Wolves 2-1 Fulham

In the second half, Wolves scored two goals to secure a 2-1 win against Fulham in the Premier League at Molineux Stadium. This victory extended their impressive home record against Fulham to 18 games unbeaten, winning 13 games and drawing 5 games. Despite Iwobi scoring a goal in stoppage time for Fulham, it was not enough as they remain in 12th place, trailing their opponents by six points. Wolves now move up to ninth place, just two points behind West Ham United in the race for a spot in the UEFA Europa Conference League.

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Wolves players celebrate during the Premier League match between Wolves and Fulham FC at Molineux.
Wolves players celebrate during the Premier League match between Wolves and Fulham FC at Molineux.

Crystal Palace 1-1 Luton Town

Oliver Glasner failed to achieve the feat of being only the second Crystal Palace manager ever to win their first two home Premier League matches, as the Eagles allowed a stoppage-time goal to draw 1-1 with Luton Town. Luton managed to score a late equalizer through Cauley Woodrow, breaking Palace fans’ hearts and earning a point towards securing their safety.

Bournemouth 2-2 Sheffield United

Bournemouth managed to secure a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United at the Vitality Stadium after falling behind by two goals. This result prevented Sheffield United from earning only their second Premier League away win of the season. √únal scored his first goal for Bournemouth, equalizing the match and denying the 20th-placed visitors a potential fourth league victory of the season.

Arsenal 2-1 Brentford

Arsenal secured a 2-1 victory against Brentford, extending their impressive winning streak in the 2024 Premier League to eight matches and claiming the top spot in the league. Towards the end of the game, Arsenal relentlessly attacked in search of a late goal, which eventually came from Kai Havertz heading in a cross from White. The Emirates stadium erupted with cheers as Havertz’s goal sealed the win and the fans played a crucial role in supporting their team to the top of the table.

Arsenal players celebrate during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal players celebrate during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Brentford FC at Emirates Stadium.

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur narrowed the distance between them and Aston Villa in the Premier League top-four to only two points after a convincing 4-0 victory at Villa Park. This win also marked the end of a streak of three consecutive losses against Aston Villa. Villa has now suffered three defeats in their last four home matches, allowing Tottenham to reduce the gap between the two teams to just two points while still having a game in hand.

Tottenham players celebrate during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park.
Tottenham players celebrate during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park.

West Ham 2-2 Burnley

Danny Ings, a substitute for West Ham, scored a late goal to secure a draw against Burnley at home. Burnley had the chance to win their first game of 2024 but squandered a 2-0 lead. David Moyes’ team believed they had scored the crucial goal five minutes before the end, but VAR ruled out the goal as Michail Antonio was offside in the build-up. However, Ings later redeemed himself by scoring a late equalizer, disappointing Burnley. Despite the draw, West Ham saw it as a missed opportunity, especially after other European contenders won their matches over the weekend.

Brighton 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Brighton secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the Premier League, extending their unbeaten streak at home to 12 games, with 6 wins and 6 draws, their longest ever in the top-flight. Despite facing some late challenges, Brighton managed to secure all three points, moving them closer to European qualification and just one point behind seventh-placed West Ham United. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest has only won one of their last 11 away matches in the Premier League, with 3 draws and 7 losses, conceding 24 goals during this period. This leaves them in a precarious position, just three points above the relegation zone.

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

Liverpool and Manchester City played to a 1-1 draw, preventing either team from taking the top spot in the Premier League table. This result means that Manchester City has only won once in their last 21 visits to Anfield. Liverpool’s unbeaten streak of eight matches across all competitions puts them just behind Arsenal in the PL title race based on goal difference. Meanwhile, Manchester City’s 21st consecutive unbeaten game leaves them one point behind the top two teams.

Liverpool players celebrate during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield.
Liverpool players celebrate during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield.

Chelsea 3-2 Newcastle

Cole Palmer once again demonstrated his importance to Chelsea by scoring a goal and providing an assist in a 3-2 victory against Newcastle at home. This win marked only the fourth time in their last 28 Premier League matches that Chelsea had defeated a team ranked higher than them in the table. Despite the win, Chelsea is still positioned in the lower half of the table, trailing Newcastle by one point in 10th place with a game in hand. Both teams will be competing in the FA Cup quarter-finals this weekend, with managers Pochettino and Eddie Howe preparing for their final chance at winning a trophy in the 2023/24 season.

Chelsea players celebrate during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea players celebrate during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.
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