The final week of Premier League fixtures saw plenty of goals, action and excitement as there were many talking points.
Salah puts the seal on a brilliant season
Mo Salah helped Liverpool to seal a Champions League place after he scored the opening goal in Liverpool’s 4-0 win against Brighton. His 32nd goal placed him two clear of Harry Kane. His goal tally is a record for any player in a 38 game season in England. He beat Luis Suarez, Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo. He has had an amazing season.
England strikers look to be firing at the right time
Spurs and Leicester played out an entertaining 5-4 victory as Harry Kane scored the winner. Kane and Jamie Vardy were arguably the two best players on the pitch s they tormented the opposition defences. Marcus Rashford scored for Man United in their 1-0 victory against Watford. Rashford has been involved in 17 goals in his 18 starts this season. Gareth Southgate will hope their form lasts to the World Cup.
Fletcher should have played more for Stoke
Stoke got their first win in 14 games after a 2-1 win against Swansea. Darren Fletcher replced Joe Allen after 8 minutes. He made the most successful passes of anyone on the pitch and he helped Stoke protect a lead, something they have been very poor at.
Hope for Arsenal
Arsenal secured their first away win in 2018 in Arsene Wenger’s final ever game as manager of Arsenal. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal and he now has 10 goals and four assists in 13 games. He was Wenger’s last signing and may be the most important player for the next manager. The new manager will need to sort the defensive issues that have dogged Arsenal but if Aubameyang continues this form next season then he can propel Arsenal forward.
We may never see a season like Man City’s
Man City’s 1-0 victory against Southampton helped to break more records in their incredible season. Gabriel Jesus’ late goal meant that Pep Guardiola’s side are the first team to reach the 100 point barrier. They also have:
- Most Goals Scored (106 goals, beats 103 scored by Chelsea in 2009/10).
- Most Wins (32 wins, beat 30 wins by Chelsea in 2016/17).
- Most Away Wins (16 wins, beats Chelsea’s 15 wins in 2004/05).
- Most Away Points (50 points, beats 48 by Chelsea in 2004/05).
- Goal Difference (+79, beats +71 held by Chelsea in 2009/10).
- Points Ahead of Second (19 points ahead of United).
- Consecutive Premier League Wins (18 wins in a row).