League Round Up – Weekend 04/05/06 March 2017

7 March 2017

Chelsea jumped ten points clear on Monday with another win, this time 2-1 against West Ham in a score line that puts West Ham in a much better light than they deserved. Another wonder goal from the Belgium international Eden Hazard and a second from Diego Costa was enough to seal it despite an injury time goal from Lanzini.


Premier League

Saturday 4 March 

Manchester United 1-1 AFC Bournemouth
Scorers: Rojo 23 / King 40pen

Leicester City 3 – 1 Hull City
Scorers: Fuchs 27, Mahrez 59, Huddlestone (o.g.) 90 / Clucas 14

Stoke City 2 – 0 Middlesbrough
Scorers: Arnautovic 29, 42

Swansea City 3 – 2 Burnley
Scorers: Llorente 12, 90, Olsson 69 / Gray 20pen, 61

Watford 3 – 4 Southampton
Scorers: Deeney 4, Chuka 79, Doucoure 90 / Tadic 28, Redmond 45, 86, Gabbiadini 84,

West Bromwich Albion 0 – 2 Crystal Palace
Scorers: Zaha 55, Townsend 84

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal
Scorers: Firmino 9, Mane 39, Wijnaldum 90 / Welbeck 57

Sunday 5 March

Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Everton
Scorers: Kane 20,56, Alli / Lukaku 81, Valencia 90

Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City
Scorers: Aguero 42, Sane 59

Monday 6 March 

West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea
Scorers: Lanzini 90 /Hazard 25, Costa 50

Manchester United and Bournemouth drew out a ferocious and at times quite nasty 1-1 draw at Old Trafford as United again drew at home as the Cherries held on for an unlikely point following Andrew Surman’s sending off for a push on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Surman was unlucky as both Ibrahimovic and Tyrone Mings should have been sent off for two nasty incidents, firstly Tyrone Mings, 23, landed on the United forward’s head with his studs before Ibrahimovic, 35, caught his rival in the face with his elbow at a corner.

Both incidents were pretty horrific and red carders and Ibrahimovic has accepted a three-match ban for violent conduct for elbowing Mings. The Manchester United striker will miss Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Chelsea and Premier League games against Middlesbrough and West Brom.

Llorente scored twice including a last gasp goal as Swansea won an important tussle 3-2 against Burnley while Arnautovic also grabbed a double as his goals helped Stoke City to a victory over a lifeless Middlesbrough who drop into the relegation with this defeat.

Meanwhile Crystal Palace are on a roll at last, let’s hope it’s not a sausage roll as they were victorious against former Manager Tony Pulis’s West Brom team. Palace were worth their money and deserved the three points in a rare home defeat for the Baggies.

Liverpool stuffed Arsenal 3-1 and Leicester City won 3-1 at home in an important scrap at the bottom of the table to lift them to a more comfortable 5 points above the drop zone.

Spurs stay second as they beat Everton 3-2 while Southampton won 4-3 at Watford in a weekend packed with goals.



Blackburn Rovers 1 0 Wigan Athletic FT

Bristol City 0 0 Burton Albion FT

Derby County 2 1 Barnsley FT

Fulham 3 1 Preston North End FT

Ipswich Town 1 1 Brentford FT

Nottingham Forest 3 0 Brighton and Hove Albion FT

Queens Park Rangers 2 1 Cardiff City FT

Reading 2 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers FT

Rotherham United 0 2 Aston Villa FT

Sheffield Wednesday 5 1 Norwich City FT

Huddersfield Town 1 3 Newcastle United FT


Nottingham Forest scored two late goals to seal victory as Brighton missed the chance to go top of the table. Forest led in controversial fashion through substitute Zach Clough’s shot, to the dismay of the Seagulls, who felt Britt Assombalonga got the final touch from an offside position.

Osborn’s simple 89th-minute tap-in, after keeper David Stockdale made a mess of Liam Rosenior’s backpass, settled the nerves at the City Ground following a run of three defeats in Forest’s previous four Championship matches. Ben Osborn and Clough’s late injury-time penalty sealed victory in a game much tighter than the score line might suggest.

Newcastle moved five points clear at the top of the Championship with a 3-1 victory at third-placed Huddersfield.

Matt Ritchie put the Magpies in front from the penalty spot and Daryl Murphy made it two with a tight finish. Aaron Mooy pulled one back from the spot but Dwight Gayle tapped in after substitute keeper Joel Coleman’s slip.

Sheffield Wednesday romped home 5-1 against an out of sorts Norwich while Blackburn Rovers helped their chances of survival with struggling Wigan by an only goal.


League One

Bolton Wanderers 1 1 AFC Wimbledon FT

Bradford City 1 0 Peterborough United FT

Bury 1 2 Gillingham FT

Millwall 2 1 Milton Keynes Dons FT

Northampton Town 2 1 Charlton Athletic FT

Oxford United 0 2 Bristol Rovers FT

Rochdale 3 3 Sheffield United FT

Scunthorpe United 0 2 Fleetwood Town FT

Shrewsbury Town 0 0 Coventry City FT

Southend United 1 1 Port Vale FT

Swindon Town 0 1 Chesterfield FT

Walsall 2 0 Oldham Athletic FT

Bradford’s promotion push is back on track with a win over Peterborough. Striker Alex Jones scored the winner as Bradford ended a run of four home games without a win with a hard-fought victory over the Posh.

Leaders Sheffield United could only draw 3-3 away at Rochdale in a thriller while in the game of the day second placed Scunthorpe played third placed Fleetwood in a tight match. Fleetwood did their chances of promotion to the giddy heights of the Championship no harm at all with a 2-0 win.

Bolton could only draw although Millwall won again as they pull away in 6th from Southend who could only draw with Port Vale.


League Two

Accrington Stanley 1 0 Barnet FT

Blackpool 3 1 Morecambe FT

Cambridge United 1 1 Colchester United FT

Cheltenham Town 0 0 Mansfield Town FT

Crawley Town 0 0 Doncaster Rovers FT

Grimsby Town 1 2 Wycombe Wanderers FT

Hartlepool United 3 1 Exeter City FT

Newport County AFC 0 4 Leyton Orient FT

Plymouth Argyle 2 0 Carlisle United FT

Portsmouth 0 1 Crewe Alexandra FT

Stevenage 3 0 Notts County FT

Yeovil Town 0 4 Luton Town

League Two leaders slipped up again with another draw, 0-0 away at Crawley Town while second place Plymouth beat third placed Carlisle 2-0 to increase their lead over Carlisle to 7 points. Luton are out to nab the final 3rd automatic promotion spot after another big win, 4-0 at struggling Yeovil Town.


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