Yet another thrilling day in the Premier League saw little Leicester City go 8 (Yes, eight!) points clear at the top of the table after a solid 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace, and poor Aston Villa struggle further after a 1-0 loss at the hands of Swansea.
Here are five things learnt from the day’s action:
Aston Villa are DOOMED.
Oh, Aston Villa. One of the only teams in the Premier League to have not been relegated since the formation of the league. However, it seems that their time is up. This was all but confirmed this weekend after they lost yet again, this time at the hands of Swansea. It is pretty much unanimous that Villa are going down this season, and it should be time for the club to look to the future in the Championship.
Leicester City can do this!
Who’d have thought it, mid March, and Leicester City are top. The unlikely top club furthered their hopes to become champions this weekend after a solid 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Vardy and Mahrez, like so many times this season, combined to create the winning goal for the foxes.
Fabregas is decent at free kicks:
Time after time this season, WILLIAN has been the free kick taker. However, the experienced Spaniard decided that he’d try his hand at a set piece against West Ham United this weekend, and saw his effort fly into the top left-hand corner of the goal. This goal, along with his late penalty, earned the blues a point against an in-form Hammers side.
Has the Pardew effect worn off for Palace?
At the end of 2015, Pardew’s Crystal Palace side saw them in 6th place in the Premier League, and the club were enjoying some good times under the Englishman. However, since the turn of the year, Palace haven’t won one game, and this has seen them tumble down the table, and potentially into a relegation scrap. Scary Stuff!
Everton can’t buy a home win in the league!!
In cup matches, Everton seem to ease to good results, the latest being an impressive 2-0 win against Chelsea in the FA Cup Semi final. However, this is not the case in the league for the Toffees. In fact, they haven’t won a home game at all in 2016, which has seen Spanish gaffer Roberto Martinez under fire. Their next home game is against Southampton on the 16th April, where the Merseyside club will hope to change their fortunes!