By Wisdom Peter,
Premier League matches kicked off by 8.45 pm and 9.00 pm GMT+1, 29/01/2019.
It was an emotional day of tributes to the lost of unfound Emiliano Sala, as all the players put on black bands around their arms.
Matches began in sombre fashion with tributes being made to Cardiff City’s Argentine striker Emiliano Sala, 28, who has been missing since a plane carrying him to Wales from Nantes last Monday disappeared over the English Channel.
– Arsenal 2 – 1 Cardiff City
Arsenal continue maintaining their place on the fourth position as Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette struck second-half goals to earn a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Cardiff City in the Premier League at an emotional Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
Aubameyang slotted a 66th-minute penalty past Neil Etheridge after Bruno Manga had fouled Sead Kolasinac.
Unai Emery’s side then made their overwhelming territorial superiority count as Lacazette scored a beauty in the 83rd minute, dribbling past Cardiff skipper Sol Bamba before drilling a shot into the corner.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored a late consolation for Cardiff – espn.com
– Fulham 4 – 2 Brighton Hove & Albion
Fulham produced a remarkable second-half fightback, coming from two goals down to earn a 4-2 win at
home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday and three crucial points in their battle for Premier League
Fulham’s hero was their Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who rediscovered his scoring touch with a
couple of second-half headers that thrilled the long-suffering Craven Cottage faithful as their side rallied
from a 2-0 deficit at halftime.
Glenn Murray, like Mitrovic, also came out of a scoring drought for Brighton, scoring twice in the first 17
minutes, as Claudio Ranieri’s side stared at the prospect of finding themselves seven points from safety in the relegation zone.
Yet a superb 47th-minute strike from defender Calum Chambers, two typical headers from top scorer
Mitrovic and a headed clincher from substitute Luciano Vietto earned the win that puts Fulham, still 19th of the league’s 20 teams, on to 17 points from 24 games. Brighton remain 13th on 26 points – espn.com.
– Huddersfield 0 – 1 Everton
An early goal by Brazilian forward Richarlison gave 10-man Everton a 1-0 win at bottom team Huddersfield Town after the visitors had substitute Lucas Digne sent off in a dour Premier League clash on Tuesday.
Everton moved up to eighth on 33 points from 24 games while Huddersfield remained rooted to the foot of the table with 11 points after losing for the 10th time in their last 11 league games.
It was also a sour debut for Huddersfield’s new manager Jan Siewert, who took over from German compatriot David Wagner last week after catching the Premier League side’s eye as Borussia Dortmund’s reserve team coach – espn.com.
– Wolvehampton Wanderers 3 – 0 Westham United
Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez scored two superb late goals as they beat West Ham 3-0 in their Premier League clash at Molineux on Tuesday.
Visiting goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made a string offside saves to keep the home side out until the second
half when defender Romain Saiss got away from his marker to head home a Joao Moutinho corner in the 66th minute.
As West Ham’s challenge foundered, Jimenez secured all three points for Wolves by deftly volleying home
Moutinho’s free kick with the outside of his right foot with 10 minutes to go- espn.com.
– Manchester United 2 – 2 Burnley
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning start as Manchester United’s caretaker manager ended with a 2-2 draw at
home to Burnley on Tuesday, but his side avoided defeat in spirited fashion with two late goals- espn.com
Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood appeared to have set Burnley on course for a first away win against United since September 1962 and inflict a first defeat on caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(goal.com), but thanks to Pogba’s 87th minute Penalty goal and Victor Lindelof’s Stoppage Time goal.
Burnley’s goalie, Tom Heathen made the day seem hard for Manchester United, making a couple of good saves and becoming more confident even while United surged higher and threatening.
– Newcastle United 2 – 1 Manchester City
Newcastle dealt a blow to Manchester City’s title hopes, beating the reigning Premier League champions 2-1 at St. James’ Park on Tuesday night.
City were far from their rampant best but a goal after 24 seconds from Sergio Aguero had looked set to ease them on their way to a victory that would have put them within a point of leaders Liverpool.
Instead, Newcastle, struggling just above the relegation zone, hit back in the most unlikely fashion after halftime, with a goal from Salomon Rondon and an 80th minute penalty by Matt Ritchie – espn.com.