Posted: 29 December 2018
Tottenham Hotspur were stunned by Wolverhampton Wanderers who came from behind to grab a 3-1 triumph in London, while Brighton managed a first-ever win over Everton in the English Premier League.
Watford 1-1 Newcastle United
Newcastle failed to hang onto a 1-0 halftime by allowing Watford to come back in the second half to force a 1-1 draw at the Vicarage Road in their final encounter of the year.
The Magpies found the breakthrough inside 29 minutes courtesy of a header from Salomon Rondon, but Abdoulaye Doucoure cancelled it out midway in the second stanza for a share of the spoils.
The result takes the Hornets on 27 points and one place up to ninth on 28 points, with Newcastle in 15th place and on 20 points.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolves pulled off the surprise of the weekend after coming from behind to grab a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium.
Tottenham went in front in the first half through Harry Kane and looked set to close the gap on leaders Liverpool after going into the break with the lead.
However, Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa decided otherwise with quick-fire goals to keep their Europa League chances alive by maintaining seventh place.
Brighton Hove & Albion 1-0 Everton
Jurgen Locadia proved key for Brighton once again as his goal secured a 1-0 win over Everton at the AMEX Stadium.
After a goalless first half, the Seagulls became strong in the second stanza to grind out their first-ever win over the Toffees.
Furthermore, it’s the host first win in five games to move slightly away from the relegation squabble.
Fulham 1-0 Huddersfield Town
Fulham secured their third win of the season in added time for a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town at Craven Cottage.
After struggling to get the breakthrough the duration of the match, the promoted side were set for a draw until Aleksandar Mitrovic came up trumps with the winner.
This came on the back of a missed penalty by Aboubakar Kamara after 82 minutes which was saved by Jan Lossl following a handball in the box by Chris Lowe.
Huddersfield remain at the bottom on 10 points with only two wins and at this stage look set for a return to the Championship.
Leicester City 0-1 Cardiff City
Cardiff left it late for a morale boosting 1-0 success over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
A stunning 30-yard injury time winner from Victor Camarasa was the difference in the end.
It’s a set-back for Leicester who had looked to end the year on a high days after scalp of champions Manchester City.
With this result, Cardiff creates a bit of leeway with the relegation crew, while the Tigers chances to move into the top-half suffer a bump.
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Author : Staff Reporter
Publish date : 2018-12-29 17:15:43