6 of the Best Moments From Another Significant Weekend of Premier League ActionWith the Premier League season now well into it's final stages, the weekend's results may have done little to alter the picture at the top of the table, but things are becoming a little clearer at the bottom. As the top seven (minus Arsenal) all claimed three points, the bottom three all failed to win once again and in all honesty, the clubs from the North East already look to have one foot in the Championship. It may have been a fairly routine, Arsene Wenger protest-free weekend, but there...
With the Premier League season now well into it's final stages, the weekend's results may have done little to alter the picture at the top of the table, but things are becoming a little clearer at the bottom.
As the top seven (minus Arsenal) all claimed three points, the bottom three all failed to win once again and in all honesty, the clubs from the North East already look to have one foot in the Championship.
It may have been a fairly routine, Arsene Wenger protest-free weekend, but there were still plenty of keys moments to keep us talking until the next round of fixtures come along.
Dele Alli may have just hit his twenties, but he is comfortably one of the best players in the league and his goal against Watford on Saturday was nothing short of sublime. The midfielder's curling strike was a thing of beauty and means he has now has scored more goals (16) than the likes of Sergio Aguero and the irrepressible Eden Hazard.
Harry Kane who?
Best (worst) Miss
Alli may be able to ping one into the net from wherever he wants, but poor old Vincent Janssen can't even hit the damn target from a yard out.
With Kane waiting to make his return from injury on the bench, Janssen all-but waved the white flag and lost his place in the starting lineup by somehow kneeing the ball onto the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.
Still yet to score a league goal in open play this season, it's possible, on Saturday's evidence, that the Dutchman may never achieve that feat for Spurs.
It seems that Liverpool's goalkeepers take the blame for just about everything that goes wrong at Anfield. In fairness, Simon Mignolet can be pretty horrendous on his day, but the Belgian may have earned some of those points he's lost the Reds back by somehow keeping Saido Berahino's effort out.
Let's be honest, the Potters' forward is about as lethal as a banana these days and should have scored, but all credit to Mignolet for somehow getting across his goal and jumping at the ball to keep it out.
Easily the weekend's best game, Everton's 4-2 win over Leicester was a great spectacle and though there may have only been one goal in the second half, the opening 45 minutes were as good as it gets on these shores.
Craig Shakespeare's winning run may have come to an end, but with a number of first-team stars rested, the Foxes' boss will have been pleased to see his side go toe-to-toe with the Toffees, who were once again indebted to top scorer Romelu Lukaku who scored twice to take his league tally to a whopping 23 goals for the season.
Manchester United under Marouane Fellaini's captaincy:
100% win ratio
100% clean sheet record
Avg 3 goals per game pic.twitter.com/Lw48CrtihV
— Paddy Power (@paddypower)
April 9, 2017
The stats don't lie, this guy knows what he's doing...
QUOTE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "I'm getting better & better, I feel like Benjamin Button - I was born old I'll die young." pic.twitter.com/H3LY8KHSSC
— SPORF (@Sporf)
9 April 2017
He's a lion one week, and Benjamin Button the next. The mad old world that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic's continues to entertain us all and it turns out the Swede's not bad in front of goal either.
The striker scored once again against Sunderland on Sunday to continue his fine first season in English football and now has 17 league goals. He's yet to sign a new contract at Old Trafford, but here's hoping he does so we keep on getting these marvellous comparisons.