The Premier League has reached almost the end of the season with just one full match day left, on the final day.
Manchester City were officially crowned champions on Sunday as the trophy was handed over to them after their 0-0 draw against Huddersfield Town. Arsenal won 5-0 in Arsene Wenger’s last home match as Arsenal manager, while “top 4” sides Manchester United, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspurs all lost by a solitary goal margin against Brighton & Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea FC respectively.
Chelsea’s win over Liverpool meant they keep their Champions League dreams alive. At the bottom of the table Stoke City were relegated while West Ham United and Brighton ensured their Premier League survival.
Here are the goals of the week:
3) Ryan Fraser (AFC Bournemouth) vs Swansea City FC:
Swansea City dropped back into the relegation zone after losing to a solitary against AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. The solitary goal scored by Scotsman Ryan Fraser was a beauty. The Cherries received a free-kick towards the end of the first half just outside the Swansea penalty area. Ryan Surman and Nathan Ake stood over the ball to take the free kick. The former rolled the ball sideways into the path of an unmarked Ryan Fraser, and the Scot hit a first time right footed curler. The brilliant innovative set piece whipped passed the Swansea goal leaving everyone bewildered.
2) Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City) vs Crystal Palace:
Stoke City were relegated to the Football League after 10 long years in the top flight as they went down 1-2 to Crystal Palace at home. However, The Potters took the lead through a brilliant goal from Swiss superstar Shaqiri on the stroke of half time.
When they received a free kick just before half time, up-stepped the Alpine Messi from 25 yards out. The former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan winger curled an inch perfect free kick over the wall, into the top left corner. Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey could only watch the ball crashing into the net helplessly.
1) Mark Noble (West Ham United) vs Leicester City:
West Ham got the better of former Premier League champions Leicester City by 2 goals to the good. Their captain Mark Noble scored an extra-ordinary (second) goal against The Foxes to ensure their victory and survival in the top flight.
Noble’s goal is our Premier League Goal of the Week. While leading 1-0, A Joao Mario free kick in the 63rd minute was headed clear by substitute Leicester defender Aleksandar Dragovic. But the clearance fell kindly into the path of The Hammers’ captain. The Englishman hit a first time volley on the running ball, which flew passed the outstretched arms of Kasper Schmeichel and crashed into the bottom left corner.
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