Tottenham Hotspur continued their recent dominance at White Hart Lane on Sunday defeating Arsenal, 2-0, to end the latter’s reign of dominance over their London rivals.
Looking to keep pace with EPL leaders Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino’s side received goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane to earn the win. Following a scoreless first half, Alli opened the scoring after 55 minutes, finishing off a rebound in the box.
Harry Kane doubled Spurs’ lead three minutes later from the penalty spot. Kane had drawn the foul from Arsenal defender Gabriel after the Brazilian tripped the forward. Kane proceeded to score his 27th goal in all competitions.
Sunday’s victory at the Lane, marked Tottenham’s 13th consecutive home win as they remain four points behind leaders Chelsea in the title race. Arsenal sits in sixth, now six points back in the top-four race.
Elsewhere, Chelsea rolled past Everton at Goodison Park, while Swansea earned a point at Manchester United. Eibar blanked Leganes in La Liga action, while Nice and PSG squared off in France. Lazio defeated rivals Roma 3-1 at the Olimpico in Italy, while Hoffenheim earned a late victory against Frankfurt.
Here is a rundown of all of Sunday’s European action:
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Chelsea made it three victories in eight days across two different competitions, defeating Everton, 3-0, on Sunday. Pedro’s 66th-minute strike opened the scoring for Antonio Conte’s side on the road. Gary Cahill doubled Chelsea’s advantage in the 79th minute following a set-piece situation. Willian capped the final score at 3-0, finishing off Cesc Fabregas’ assist just before stoppage time. Thibaut Courtois made four saves in the Chelsea net, while Everton slumped to their second-straight defeat against the Blues.
Swansea City snatched a point at Old Trafford on Sunday, playing out a 1-1 draw with Manchester United. Wayne Rooney’s 45th-minute penalty kick gave the hosts a 1-0 lead going into halftime. United was gifted the spot kick chance after Marcus Rashford was fouled by Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski. Glyfi Sigurdsson leveled the score for Swansea, curling home a 79th-minute free kick. It was the Icelandic international’s ninth league goal of the season. Fabianski made five saves, while David De Gea made three. United stays in fifth, a point behind the top four, while Swansea is two points from safety in 18th.
Here are all of Sunday’s Premier League results:
Manchester United 1 – Swansea City 1
Everton 0 – Chelsea 3
Middlesbrough 2 – Manchester City 2
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – Arsenal 0
Watford host Liverpool on Monday in the Round 35 finale.
SPANISH LA LIGA
Eibar snapped a three match winless run on Sunday, defeating Leganes, 2-0, at home. Kike Garcia’ 62nd-minute header proved to be the winning goal after the forward headed home David Junca’s cross. Four minutes later, the hosts doubled their lead as Sergi Enrich scored his 11th goal of the season. Leganes recorded one shot on goal, falling for the fifth time this month. The hosts remain in eighth place, while Leganes remains six points clear of the relegation zone.
Alaves extended their current unbeaten run to four matches with a 4-1 road win at Real Betis. Despite being down, 1-0, at halftime, the visitors came out firing in the second half, scoring three goals in the opening 13 minutes. Nenad Krsticic drew Alaves level, scoring from a long-range effort. Ruben Soriano’s left-footed finish put Alaves ahead, 2-1, in the 54th minute before Christian Santos added to the lead four minutes later. Aleksandar Katai’s third goal of the season stamped the final score at 4-1 in stoppage time. Betis stays in 15th, while Alaves is up to 10th.
Here are all of Sunday’s La Liga results:
Osasuna 2 – Deportivo 2
Real Betis 1 – Alaves 4
Eibar 2 – Leganes 0
Celta Vigo 0 –Athletic Bilbao 3
Sevilla travels to Malaga on Monday in the Round 35 finale.
Hoffenheim made it three consecutive matches unbeaten, defeating Eintracht Frankfurt, 1-0. A 90th-minute winning goal from Benjamin Hubner sealed three points for Julian Nagelsmann’s side as well as a Champions League berth. It was the 27-year-old’s second goal of the season, and Hoffenheim’s only effort on goal. Frankfurt recorded just two shots on goal, and ultimately dropped to 11th place with the road loss. Hoffenheim jumps back to third place, leapfrogging Borussia Dortmund.
Augsburg earned their second league win of April, rolling past Hamburg, 4-0, at SGL Arena. A brace from Halil Altintop had the hosts up 2-0 at halftime, as the Turkish international netted a pair of right-footed goals. Philipp Max added to Augsburg’s lead in the 76th minute before Raul Bobadilla capped the final score at 4-0 just before stoppage time. Augsburg keeper Marwin Hitz made four saves for the clean sheet, while the visitors sunk to their third straight defeat. Augsburg moves up to 13th, while Hamburg drops into the relegation playoff place.
FC Augsburg 4 – Hamburg SV 0
1899 Hoffenheim 1 – Eintracht Frankfurt 0
ITALIAN SERIE A
The Rome Derby took center-stage in Italy on Sunday as Lazio defeated rivals Roma, 3-1, at the Olimpico. Keita’s 12th-minute finish put Lazio ahead 1-0, as the Senegalese international finished off Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s assist. Daniele De Rossi’s 45th-minute penalty kick leveled the score for Roma in first-half stoppage time. Dusan Basta’s left-footed finish in the 50th minute put Lazio back ahead for good before Keita added his second of the match in the 85th minute. Frustration boiled over for Roma who saw Antonio Rudiger sent off in stoppage time after seeing a straight red card. Lazio stays in fourth place, while Roma remains second.
Palermo snapped a ten-match winless run on Sunday, defeating Fiorentina, 2-0, at home. Alessandro Diamanti’s 32nd-minute free kick proved to be the winning goal at the Ranzo Barbera. The visitors were reduced to 10-men in the 87th-minute as Davide Astori saw a second yellow card before Haitam Aleesami’s 90th-minute insurance strike stamped the final score at 2-0. Fiorentina slumped to their second defeat out of their last three matches. Palermo pulls to within 1 0 points of safety with four matches to play.
Napoli continued their push for a top-two finish, defeating Inter Milan, 1-0m at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri’s side received a 43rd-minute winner from Jose Callejon which sealed the three points. The Spaniard’s 11th goal of the season gave the visitors a lead at halftime despite Dries Mertens also hitting the post. The hosts only recorded two shots on goal, falling for the fourth time in the month of April. Napoli sits a point behind second-place Roma after the win, while Inter remains in seventh.
Here are all of Sunday’s Serie A results:
Roma 1 – Lazio 3
Bologna 4 – Udinese 0
Cagliari 1 – Pescara 0
Crotone 1 – AC Milan 1
Empoli 1 – Sassuolo 3
Genoa 1 – Chievo Verona 2
Palermo 2 – Fiorentina 0
Inter Milan 0 – Napoli 1
FRENCH LIGUE 1
Marseille extended their unbeaten run to eight matches after a 5-1 road win at Caen. A hat-trick from Florian Thauvin sparked Rudy Garcia’s team to a lopsided victory at the Stade Michel-d’Ornano. Thauvin opened the scoring after two minutes before Maxime Lopez made it 2-0 for Marseille three minutes later. Ivan Santini pulled Caen to within one after nine minutes, but that was the closest the hosts got. Lopez’s second goal on the day, came in the 27th minute from a right-footed effort inside the box. Thauvin doubled his tally on the day, finding the back of the net from a long-range effort. The hat-trick for Thauvin was completed in the 89th minute as the Frenchman scored his 15th goal of the season. Caen is now winless in their last eight matches, sitting just inside the relegation zone. Marseille stays in sixth, still alive for a Europa League spot.
Third-place Nice made it four league wins in April, defeating Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, at the Allianz Riviera. Mario Balotelli kicked off the scoring for the hosts, scoring from a long-range effort after 26 minutes. A minute into the second half, Nice doubled their advantage as Ricardo Pereira’s left-footed shot found the top left corner. Marquinhos pulled the Parisians to within one, heading home Thiago Silva’s assist, in the 64th minute. However, the visitors were reduced to 10-men in stoppage time as Thiago Motta saw a straight red card for a foul on Paul Baysse. Nice put the final nail in the coffin a minute later as Anastasios Donis headed home their third and final goal. Frustration continued for PSG as Angel Di Maria was also sent off for a violent foul on Arnaud Souquet. Nice pulled to three points behind PSG for second-place, while PSG suffer their first league defeat since Dec. 17.
Here are all of Sunday’s Ligue 1 results:
Caen 1 – Marseille 5
Dijon 0 – Bordeaux 0
Nice 3 – Paris Saint-Germain 1