PL Roundup| Spurs' title hopes take a blow while Man City thrash Crystal Palace 5-0

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PL Roundup| Spurs' title hopes take a blow while Man City thrash Crystal Palace 5-0

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SportsCafe Desk

05/07/2017

Tottenham Hotspurs were stunned by West Ham United when they defeated the away side 1-0 to all but deny them the chance of winning the title. Meanwhile, Manchester City routed Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium and won 3 points to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive.

West Ham dent Spurs’ title bid

The Spurs side who was eyeing their first title since 1961 suffered a body blow, despite dominating the majority of the game when Manuel Lanzini fired home in the 65th minute. Spurs attacked with Dele Alli, Harry Kane, and Son Heung-Min but all three were denied by the brilliant Hammers keeper Adrian. A win for Spurs could have reduced Chelsea's lead to a single point, but now the Blues army requires just 6 points from 4 games to be crowned the champions of England in Antonio Conte’s first season at the helm.

A win for Spurs could have reduced Chelsea's lead to a single point, but now the Blues require just 6 points from 4 games to be crowned the champions of England in Antonio Conte’s first season at the helm.

Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester took full advantage of their home support when they thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0. David Silva set the tone for the home side striking just 114 seconds into the game. But the Citizens side had to wait until the 49th minute to double their advantage when Vincent Kompany found the back of the net. After the second goal, the floodgates seemingly opened as Kevin De Bruyne got his name on the scoresheet in the 59th minute followed by Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi. The win saw City leapfrog Liverpool and move up to the 3rd place in the league standings, on goal difference.

After the second goal, the floodgates seemingly opened as Kevin De Bruyne got his name on the scoresheet in the 59th minute followed by Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Otamendi. The win saw City leapfrog Liverpool and move up to the 3rd place in the league standings, on goal difference.

Bournemouth 2-2 Stoke City

Bournemouth ensured their safety in the Premier League for at least another year as they drew 2-2 with Stoke City at home. The home side were trailing in the final minutes of the match before Ryan Shawcross scored an own goal and ensured a precious point for the Cherries.

Burnley 2-2 West Brom

Sam Vokes ensured that the hopes of survival in the top league of England stay intact for his side when he scored a brace at Turf Moor against West Brom. Burnley took the lead but faltered 10 minutes later and that resulted in the home side trailing but Vokes scored his second of the night to win a point for his side.

Hull City 0-2 Sunderland

The already relegated Sunderland made survival for Hull City tricky by inflicting a 2-0 defeat over the home side.

Leicester City 3-0 Watford

Leicester City continued their winning streak with a convincing 3-0 victory over a sloppy Watford side, to earn outgoing defending champions the 9th spot in the standings with 43 points.

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