Inside the Premier League: Race for First Place


Week 27 featured a multitude of exciting games in the English Premier League.

Man United 3:2 Arsenal

This past weekend, Manchester United beat Arsenal 3:2 to put them in fourth place—and only three points behind Arsenal.

Marcus Rashford, an 18-year-old rookie playing right midfield for Manchester United, scored two of the team’s three goals.

For the first goal, he slotted the ball into the top right corner of the net off of a cross from Guillermo Varela in the 29th minute. Three minutes later, teammate Jesse Linguard crossed the ball into the 6 yard box and Rashford headed it in.

Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) scored right before halftime to put Arsenal on the scoreboard.

Off a free kick, he headed the ball into the bottom right corner of the net through the hands of goalie David De Gea.

In the second half, Rashford passed the ball on the top of the box to Ander Herrera in the 65th minute, who then took a first touch shot at the net hitting the top right corner and solidifying the lead for Manchester United 3:1.

The last goal of the match occurred on a rebound after a save from De Gea. Mesut Ozil volleyed the ball over the keeper to make the score 3:2. Manchester United held the lead and took the three points.

Spurs 2:1 Swansea

In another exciting matchup this weekend, Tottenham came back from a goal down to win the game 2:1.

Alberto Paloschi (Swansea) put his team on the scoreboard in the 18th minute by shooting the ball into the top right corner of the net off of a corner from Jack Cork.

In the 69th minute, Nacer Chadli (Spurs) tied up the game 1:1 with a low shot into the bottom left corner off a corner kick from Kyle Walker.

Seven minutes later,off of a corner kick to win the game for the Spurs 2:1, Danny Rose (Spurs) hit the ball under the keeper into the center of the net.

In this exciting win, the Spurs solidify their spot in second place in the league,only a win behind first-place Leicester City.