During matchday, 30 both Liverpool and Manchester City got wins to make the title challenge interesting. However, the most interesting result had to be Arsenal’s win over Manchester United, which put the Gunners well in control of the top four race. It was a Saturday of comebacks as Newcastle came from two goals behind to beat Everton, while Southampton beat Tottenham 2-1 thanks to James Ward Prowse's late winner from a free-kick. Elsewhere Bournemouth, Cardiff City, Brighton and Leicester City got three points as well. Here is the Premier League Team Of The Week for Matchday 30 :-
Premier League Team Of The Week :- Neil Etheridge, Ainsley Maitland Niles, Sean Morrison, Lewis Dunk, Andrew Robertson, Dale Stephens, James Ward Prowse, Ruben Neves, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez.
Cardiff City boosted their chances of remaining in the top flight with a fine 2-0 win over West Ham United thanks to Neil Etheridge and Sean Morrison’s stunning display. Both of them were instrumental in helping Cardiff keep a rare clean sheet.
The Citizens know there is no room for complacency, with Liverpool hot on their heels and the Reds kept up their end of the bargain by coming from behind to beat Burnley 4-2 at Anfield on Sunday’s early kick off. Andrew Robertson played a crucial role in the victory by going forward to support the attack and falling back to defend. He is very good in his area and provides stability to the team on the left side.
Arsenal are now primed to end the campaign in the Champions League qualification places after the Gunners ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s unbeaten league run. Granit Xhaka’s long range effort and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty secured a 2-0 win for Unai Emery’s side. However it was 21 year old Maitland Niles who played a crucial part in the match and threatened United on the right flank.
Brighton and Hove Albion moved level on points with rivals Crystal Palace after beating the Eagles 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday’s early kick off. Dale Stephens was man of the match as he bossed the game from the start and provided an assist to Knockaert, who scored the winning goal. Stephens was crucial throughout the game and played well both in defense and in offense. He was supported in defense by centre back Lewis Dunk, who also had a great game.
The midfield also consists of James Ward Prowse, whose fantastic free kick in the dying minutes against Tottenham ensured a much needed three points for Southampton in their quest for Premier League survival. Ruben Neves also had an amazing weekend and he completes the midfield in the team of the week. He helped Wolves salvage a point against Chelsea at Stamford bridge.
On the right of this attacking line will be Ayoze Perez, who was the main man during Newcastle United’s fantastic comeback against Everton. He scored two goals and assisted the third for the Magpies in their 3-2 comeback victory.
Raheem Sterling was the hero as Manchester City tightened their grip at the top of the table with a 3-1 win over Watford. The England international scored a hat trick in thirteen minutes to ensure victory for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Finally we have Jamie Vardy to wrap up our best eleven from Matchday 30. The Leicester City man scored twice and staged a necessary 3-1 win against Fulham. The win for the Foxes was Brendan Rodgers’ first in charge of the club and saw them move into the top half of the table.