Sports - Football - Premier League - Week 28
The 28th week of the Premier League saw:
123 shots - most by Bournemouth = 22
14 goals - most by Bournemouth & Everton = 3 each
121 fouls - most by Bournemouth = 20
21 bookings - most by Bournemouth = 4
0 red cards
2 penalties - 0 scored (both missed by Bournemouth! See below for more details.)
Eddie Howe's relief.
Pep Guardiola in all competitions (19 games). Meanwhile Everton recorded their fifth consecutive home win, a comfortable and confident 3-0 against West Brom, keeping them in the chase for a European space.
Joshua King went from flop to top, missing a penalty but making up for it with a match-winning hat-trick to complete a thrilling comeback. The treble takes the Norwegian forward's total to seven goals in the last five top-flight games, becoming the first Bournemouth player to hit double figures in a top-flight campaign (11). Super sub Oumar Niasse scored two goals to secure a crucial win for Hull City in the relegation battle against fellow strugglers Swansea. The Tigers remain in the bottom three, one point from safety, three points behind the Swans in 16th.
Romelu Lukaku produced a fine turn and pass to set up Morgan Schneiderlin for his first Premier League goal in 511 days to double the lead against West Brom before sealing the win for Everton heading in Ross Barkley's cross to make it 3-0 at Goodison Park. That takes the striker's league total to 19 goals so far this season, making him top scorer, level with Harry Kane.
Ashley Barnes, who had a smashing game, in more than one way. Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can denied the Clarets the league double over the Reds, making it 2:1, the Merseysiders recording their first "ugly" win as boss Jürgen Klopp put it. Click here for my full LFC match report.
Click here for my full ByTheMin coverage of the game.
My Predictions - Actual Results
Man City 1:0 Stoke - 0:0
Bournemouth 1:2 West Ham - 3:2
Crystal Palace P:P Tottenham*
Everton 2:1 West Brom - 3:0
Hull City 1:0 Swansea - 2:1
Middlesbrough P:P Sunderland*
Arsenal P:P Leicester*
Southampton P:P Man United*
Liverpool 2:1 Burnley - 2:1 or click here for my LFC match report
Chelsea P:P Watford*
*P = postponed due to FA Cup ties
Click here for last week's Premier League Picks.
All pictures and stats taken from BBC match reports.