Football Saturday in the 28th round of the Premier League did not turn out well for the two London giants, who only drew after the lead. Tottenham squandered a 3:1 lead against Southampton last time out, and Chelsea led at home against Everton until the 89th minute.
Due to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, the shortened program of the 28th round concluded on Saturday with the match between Chelsea and Everton. The London Blues took the lead twice, but the Liverpool Blues managed to equalize a second time for a valuable point in the fight for survival. After three consecutive wins in all competitions and progressing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Chelsea’s run has come to a halt.
He became Everton’s hero in the 89th minute Ellis Simms, who penetrated across half the field and with a diagonal shot for the final 2:2 checkmate the Chelsea goalkeeper. The debut of the 22-year-old Simms in the English championship, with which he canceled the harshest penalty, which was successfully executed by Kai Havertz in the 76th minute.
In the 69th minute, he was too late to realize that he would have cleared Abdoulay Doucoure’s shot on the goal line in time. Before that, Joao Felix scored the first goal of the match in the 52nd minute with an accurate shot.
Tottenham have slipped up in consolidating their place in the Champions League. Spurs led 3:1 away from the last Southampton, and in the last quarter of an hour, the hosts drew 3:3.
Ivan Perišić made it 3-1 for Tottenham in the 74th minute, but the game was not over yet. Hope worldlings, who are fighting for Premier League survival, poured in Theo Walcott after three minutes, and then the referee’s addition brought the harshest penalty for Southampton. VAR confirmed the foul on Maitland-Niles, the reliable penalty taker was James Ward-ProwseSouthampton’s driving force and trump card for survival.
Newcastle are two points behind with two games in hand
Newcastle’s 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest on Friday increased the pressure on the Londoners, who are still two points ahead of magpieswhich played two games less.
The big throw of Leeds in the wolf’s den
As many as six goals were scored in Wolverhampton, where Leeds celebrated an important victory in the fight for survival, beating the hosts 4:2. The guests led 3:0 after an hour of play, but… wolves they did not give up and came close to 2:3 before Rodrigo dispelled all doubts in the 97th minute. Aston Villa thrashed Bournemouth 3-0, only to seal the win with two goals in the final ten minutes.
ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP – 28TH ROUND
NOTTINGHAM FOREST – NEWCASTLE 1:2 (1:1)Dennis 26.; Isak 45., 93./11-m
ASTON VILLA – BOURNEMOUTH 3:0 (1:0) Douglas Luiz 7., Ramsey 80., Buendia 89.
BRENTFORD – LEICESTER 1:1 (1:0) Jensen 32.; Barnes 52. RK: Baptiste 92./Brentford
SOUTHAMPTON – TOTTENHAM 3:3 (0:1) Adams 46., Walcott 77., Ward Prowse 93./11-m; Porro 45th, Kane 65th, Perišić 75th.
WOLVERHAMPTON – LEEDS 2:4 (0:1) Jonny 65., Cunha 73.; Harrison 6., Ayling 49., Kristensen 62., Rodrigo 97. RK: Jonny 82./Wolverhampton
CHELSEA – EVERTON 2:2 (0:0) Felix 52., Havertz 76.; Doucouré 69., Simms 89.
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.: ARSENAL – CRYSTAL PALACE
Postponed due to FA Cup quarter-finals:
LIVERPOOL – FULHAM BRIGHTON – MANCHESTER UNITED MANCHESTER CITY – WEST HAM