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Super Sunday Recap
It was the last EPL matchday for year 2018 as we saw 4 matches went down. Two home wins and two away wins was recorded as no draw was witness. Two players saw red and one own goal was scored on the day. Chelsea, and both Manchester teams round up the year with maximum match points. Let take a look at the review of the Sunday games. Manchester United Vs Bournemouth Manchester United hosted Bournemouth in their last of the premier league tie in 2018 under the watch of Solskjaer at the theater of dreams. The Red Devils were ready to increase Bournemouth nightmare after falling 5-0 to Tottenham Hotspur on boxing day. Manchester United started on a firing note in the first 5 minutes as Marcus Rashford injected a brilliant dribble to assist Paul Pogba with the first goal. The cherries were denied an equalizer by David De Gea. Another move down the right saw Ander Herrera assist Pogba yet again to make it 2-0 for United. The United keeper raised to the occasion as he made a firm block as he try to keep a clean sheet. United increase their goals tally once again but this time it was Anthony Martial who send the ball to the part of Marcus Rashford who buried the ball in the net. United 3rd goal saw Bournemouth conceding 8 goals within 4 days. The first half ended with some joy for the visitors as Nathan Ake nodded into the near post at the 45+2' after some fine work by David Brooks from a corner. The first half ended on a 3-1 scoreline. To the visitors relief the was very little on attack from United on the early period of the second half. The only early attacking moment came when Asmir Begovic coming off the line to denied Rashford a goal. In the last quarter Paul Pogba was up again as he assisted substitute Lukaku to his first goal under caretaker boss Solskjaer. Eric Bailly was shown a straight red in the last 15' of the game for a rough tackle. The game ended in a 4-1 victory in favour of United. """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""'""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""”"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Southampton vs Manchester City Manchester city win desperate need of a positive response to their recent poor form when they travel to the South coast to take on Southampton. The champions has lost 3 of their last 4 premier league matches and lost ground of league leaders Liverpool as a result. In the early minute David Silva threatened but his shoot was saved by Alex McCarthy. Five minutes later McCarthy was unable to stop Silva again as he drives in the ball into the net from a Bernardo Silva's assist. The saint began to be stable in the match as Ederson need to be at his best to denied Charlie Austin a goal at the 33th minute. Minutes later Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg level the scoreline to set the stadium on fire. Just before the break Southampton believe they should have been awarded a penalty as Zinchenko foul their player but at the other end Raheem Sterling low cross was unfortunately turn in by Ward-Prowse to restore City's lead. Inside first half stoppage time City double their advantage as Sergio Aguero found space between the center half to head home. Ten minutes into the second period Sterling was denied from close range by the face of McCarthy. Substitute Riyad Mahrez should have added the fourth goal but couldn't direct his shoot on the side of McCarthy. Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg Saw a straight red for a foul on Fernandinho on the 85' to reduce the home side to 10 men. City left Saint Mary with all three points. """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""'""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""”"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Burnley vs West Ham After winning once in their last 12 premier league game Burnley were hoping upturn in fortune when they play host to West Ham. The Hammers visited Turf Moor with a good form having won 5 of their last 6 games. It was just an answered prayer at the quarter hour mark as Burnley found themselves ahead from Chris Wood smart move,his 5th goal in 4 games against West Ham. Burnley dominance continued after the opener and on the 34' the home side had their second though a 19 year old Dwight McNeil to make it 2-0 on just his second Premier League start. On the second phase of the game Ashley Barnes was denied from point blank range by Lukasz Fabianski. The host continue to control the game not really giving West Ham an inch. In the final 10' Barnes had another chance but it was only a near post effort. Burnley maintained a clean sheet and ran off as 2-nil winners. That was a good way to end the year if I must say for . """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""'""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""”"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Unbeaten in 3 including a win over Manchester City, Crystal Palace were in good spirit as the welcome London rival Chelsea to their home. When the pair meet in a reverse fixtures early November the Blues emerged victorious in 15 consecutive premier league game between the two. Despite the lovely start in South London it took a while for either side to provide a real threat but it was only Olivier Giroud that hit the ball pass Vicente Guaita but the flag has already been raised for an offside. A foul on Hazard presented the visitors with a wonderful free kick opportunity and Williams top of the take on the responsibility but the ball reflected off a Palace player's head on to the upright to give Chelsea a corner. Chelsea kept the pressure on from the resulting set piece and Williams had another go almost catching the goalkeeper out from a close range. Moment later the visitors visited the woodwork again from Ross Barkley effort. Crystal Palace and Chelsea haven't been involved in a nil-nil draw since 1995 and minutes into the second stanza the deadlock was broken be the visitors from N'kolo Kante an unlikely goal scorer. On the half way run Giroud goal was again rule for an offside for the second time in the contest. Inside the final 10' of the game, we saw the home side trying to push for an equalizer to but Kouyate slam the ball over the bar. Chelsea close the year with valuable 3 points. 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