6 of the Best Moments From Another Weekend of Premier League Action as 2016/17 Nears Its Conclusion

Jamie Spencer

Only three short weekends of Premier League football remain now that May is here.

April concluded with an action packed Sunday as the battle for the top four took another turn, while Chelsea edged a step closer to reclaiming the title.

Here's a run through of six of the best moments from the last two days...

Best Goal - Gylfi Sigurdsson

Manchester United v Swansea City - Premier League
Manchester United v Swansea City - Premier League

After netting a superb free-kick to equalise and claim a point for Swansea on Sunday, Gylfi Sigurdsson has now had a direct hand in all of his team's last six goals against Manchester United.

The Icelander, who hadn't score in 10 games prior to this weekend, had David de Gea rooted to the spot as he whipped the ball over the wall and into the goal.

Best (Worst) Miss - Dele Alli

Despite collecting a second successive PFA Young Player of the Year award last month and enjoying an incredible season in front of goal, Dele Alli recently admitted that finishing remains the biggest part of his game that he feels needs improving.

Alli completely missed the target with a first half header when the whole of White Hart Lane expected him to score, while Christian Eriksen was also guilty of squandering a sitter. Fortunately for the pair, Spurs still managed a momentous 2-0 win.

Best Save - Petr Cech


The misses aside, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was the sole reason Arsenal weren't embarrassed in the north London derby as the power begins to shift even more from red to white.

With the score still tied at 0-0 early in the second half the veteran stopper made one particularly fine save to deny Victor Wanyama, tipping the ball over the crossbar.

Best Record Broken - St Totteringham's Day is No More

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal - Premier League

St Totteringham's Day, the day celebrated each year by Arsenal fans when Tottenham can no longer mathematically finish above the Gunners in the league, won't be seen in 2017.

Spurs' win in the derby means that for the first time since 1995 they are the best team in north London. This writer coined the term St Arseling's Day early last month - spread the word!

Best Match - Middlesbrough vs Manchester City


Nobody expected relegation destined Middlesbrough to do anything against Manchester City this weekend, but the beautifully fierce competitiveness of the Premier League ensured they at least threw a spanner into the spokes of their opponent's top four challenge.

Boro were even five minutes from a famous win after Calum Chambers' second half goal gave them a 2-1 advantage heading into the closing stages, only for Gabriel Jesus to hit back and save (some of) City's blushes.

Best Day - Sunday


Saturday was, in no uncertain terms, rubbish. From the neutral appeal of games on offer beforehand to the quality that was produced, nothing was especially good.

West Brom were the highest placed team in action on Saturday, while Burnley's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in the late kick-off actually doubled the number of goals scored in the previous four games combined.

The only real thing of note that happened was that Sunderland were finally relegated. Seeing as we've known it was coming since 2013, even that wasn't exactly a big deal in the end.

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