Well it was another hootenanny of fun, controversy and goals in the Premier League this Saturday daytime – so let’s take you through some of the exciting stuff that’s been going on.
Leicester 3-1 Hull
Stoke 2-0 Middlesbrough
Swansea 3-2 Burnley
Watford 3-4 Southampton
West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace
West Brom’s Jonathan Leko shouldn’t be too red-faced for losing the ball to the former Tottenham winger. After Townsend nicked the ball off the Baggies youngster he still had so much to do. Riding challenges and beating players, he weaved his way into the box up the other end to blast a deflected shot into Ben Foster’s net.
FULL-TIME West Brom 0-2 Crystal Palace. The visitors move out of the relegation zone thanks to goals from Zaha and Townsend #WBACRY pic.twitter.com/5IyhJKAv52— Premier League (@premierleague) March 4, 2017
A goal as exquisite as it is valuable for the Eagles – who move up into 16th position.
Watford went ahead early against Southampton as Troy Deeney bagged his 100th league goal for the club in the fourth minute. By the end of the half Dusan Tadic and Nathan Redmond had put Southampton ahead.
In the 79th minute it was level again before a flurry of goals from the Saints’ Manolo Gabbiadini and Redmond settled the tie – all before a last-gasp consolation goal in the 94th minute from Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure.
What a corker.
After a whopping four-and-a-half months in the same position, United had an opportunity to escape sixth place against Bournemouth.
Their draw however, keeps them locked in until at least March 19 when they face Middlesbrough away – depending on results it could be longer.
Then Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings stamps on Ibrahimovic’s head, which Ibrahimovic then returned in kind with an elbow to Mings’s head. Both men stay on the field and moments later Surman receives a second yellow for a push on Ibrahimovic.
After brief confusion about how many yellow cards he’s handed out, Kevin Friend realises it’s Surman’s second and shows him a red.
Clarets striker Sam Vokes appears to handle the ball in the Swansea penalty area and a few moments later referee Anthony Taylor points to the spot for a Burnley penalty – which Andre Gray duly buries.
We’re sure Vokes didn’t mean for it to happen – but a handball leading to a penalty for your own team is something pretty special.