Saturday’s action produced goals galore in the Premier League. There were some big results in the race for the top-four spots in the English top-flight and at the bottom of the table. Here is what happened in Saturday’s games:
Son shines for Spurs in a narrow win over Newcastle
Tottenham recorded a 1-0 victory late on against Newcastle at Wembley, as Son broke the away team’s resistance.
The game was anything but boring prior to the late winning goal. Tottenham’s Lucas Moura headed wide of goal when well placed. Erik Lamela also headed against the woodwork, while visiting striker Salomon Rondon headed an effort against the far post.
Newcastle defender Fabian Schar also cleared a Christian Eriksen effort of his own goalline. The home side did finally make the breakthrough with just seven minutes left on the clock. Substitute Fernando Llorente nodded the ball down to Heung-Min Son and the South Korean saw his shot from the edge of the Magpies area trickled under the arms of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
The Magpies ‘keeper should have done better with the effort, which was Son’s second in as many games for Spurs since his return from the Asia games.
The victory moves Tottenham up to second place in the table, four points behind league leaders Liverpool. Spurs remain one of the favourites to clinch a top-four spot this season. Newcastle are now just two points above the relegation zone.
Chelsea hammer sorry Huddersfield
The Blues took just 16 minutes to open the scoring, as N’Golo Kante found new signing Gonzalo Higuain in the area and the Argentinian fired home an effort past Jonas Lossl at the near post.
Chelsea doubled their lead in first-half stoppage-time, as Eden Hazard scored from the penalty spot after Cesar Azpilicueta was upended in the penalty area. Hazard doubled his tally on 66 minutes, rounding Lossl before firing home.
Three minutes later, Higuain scored his second of the game, as the striker’s effort from 20 yards out deflected home. Brazilian centre-back David Luiz completed the scoring with just four minutes left on the clock, heading home from a corner kick.
The victory moved Chelsea back into the top-four above fifth-place Arsenal by three points. Huddersfield are now 13 points away from safety and looking doomed to life in the Championship next season.
Bluebirds record a vital win against Bournemouth
Cardiff recorded a 2-0 win over Bournemouth in what was the Bluebirds first home match since the disappearance of striker Emiliano Sala. There were tributes prior to the game for the Argentinian.
The Bluebirds took the lead on five minutes. Bournemouth centre-back Steve Cook was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box and Bobby Reid made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Reid doubled his tally in the first minute of the second period. The 26-year-old latched on to an Aaron Gunnarsson through ball and rounded Asmir Begovic before firing into an empty net.
The victory was a much-needed one for the Bluebirds, who are now just two points from safety. The Cherries remain tenth place in the Premier League table.
Saturday’s other Premier League results
Brighton 0-0 Watford
Burnley 1-1 Southampton
Crystal Palace 2-0 Fulham
Everton 1-3 Wolves
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