Sunday, April 5, 2015

It Happened in England: Sunday's Premier League Results

Two matches graced England this Easter morning. Here's what went down.

Burnley 0-0 Tottenham
Burnley continue to scrap out results at home against stronger opposition. Despite being out-posessed 60/40, Burnley managed more shots and better quality chances than their North London adversaries. The draw keeps Burnley only barely in the drop zone, while Spurs jump Southampton into seventh, which would qualify for the Europa League, but Spurs certainly had higher ambitions for this season.

Sunderland 1-0 Newcastle
Sunderland owned the first half of the Tyne-Wear Derby, but couldn't earn anything to show for it. Half an hour in they controlled nearly three quarters of the possession and had five corners, but never once made Tim Krul work to keep the goal empty. Jermaine Defoe, fresh from Toronto FC, gave the Black Cats their reward a minute after halftime with a screaming volley from well outside the penalty area. It probably would have been goal of the week if it weren't for Charlie Adam yesterday. Sunderland's derby win keeps them for points above the drop zone.

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