EPL Update [Round 28]


Several Premier League fixtures were postponed over the weekend due to FA Cup schedule conflicts.  Here are the rest of the Premier League games that took place:

Bournemouth 3-2 West Ham

It was a five-goal thriller at the Vitality Stadium, and Bournemouth came out on top despite missing two penalties.

Bournemouth’s dominance in the early exchanges were rewarded with two penalties in an action-packed first half,  but Josh King missed the first, and Benik Afobe, the second.

Michail Antonio gave the Hammers the lead after King’s earlier penalty miss.

But Bournemouth did not let their earlier disappointments consume them, as Josh King made amends by equalizing with a brilliant volley to draw the sides level before the break.

Josh King went on to score calmly his second at the restart of the encounter.

West Ham spurred into action, after the home team took the lead, got back in the game through their Ghanaian international substitute Andre Ayew, who pounced on Sam Byram’s cutback.

Josh King appeared to be determined to prevent his earlier penalty miss from counting as he completed his first Premier League hat-trick, lashing home the rebound from Jack Wilshere’s shot, to score the winner.

It was indeed a “ridiculous game.” No other tweet could have dubbed it better than the Hammers’ tweet. Bournemouth, the happy team, certainly, did not think so.

​Goals: King 31′, 48′, 90′; Antonio 10′, Ayew 83′.

Everton 3-0 West Brom

Ronald Koeman’s men sang familiar winning tunes on this one. Kevin Mirallas reacted first from a Ross Barkley rebound to put the Toffees in front.

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The Toffees’ second came through Morgan Schneiderlin, who scored his first goal in an Everton shirt with a cute dink over Foster just before half-time .

Romelu Lukaku rounded off the scoring with his 19th goal of the season, nodding in from an inch-perfect cross from Barkley, who had an impressive afternoon in front of England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of next week’s squad announcement.

Goals: Mirallas 39′, Schneiderlin 45′, Lukaku 82′

Hull 2-1 Swansea

An inspired substitution by Marco Silva ultimately decided this clash between Hull and Swansea.

After a slow first half with just three attempts on goal,  Silva replaced Alfred N’Diaye with Oumar Niasse just after the hour mark. Six minutes later, the Senegalese frontman proved a super-sub by firing the home side ahead, thanks to Abel Hernandez’ assist.

Niasse completed his double at KCOM nine minutes later, controlling a cross with his right foot before smashing it past Lukasz Fabianski.

Alfie Mawson scored Swansea’s late consolation in the 91’st.

​Goals: Niasse 69′, 78′; Mawson 91′

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